• Please welcome our new GRASP advisor, Ms. Dixon! Valena Dixon is a former public administrator and communications executive with accomplishments in human services, community relations, and career and employment services. She most recently held leadership positions in the areas of communications and youth and family services for the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority. Her career has also included positions in employment and youth services for the Urban League of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Housing Authority; and she is a former educator with Reading, Pennsylvania public schools and Mobile, Alabama public schools.

    Ms. Dixon will be available to Open High School students and families on Wednesday afternoons beginning Wednesday, September 30, from 1pm to 4pm.

    Please email her at open@grasp4va.org to schedule your appointment.


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