Real Estate and Rental Information About the Exchange and Eisenhower Valley

Learning About The Contributions Of African Americans

To highlight the contributions of African Americans, Black History Month was created to devote one period during the year. It represents an opportunity for all, not just African Americans to learn about and appreciate the numerous contributions of Black Americans. That conversation, however, is changing at some local schools. Karen Joostema, Director of Communications at Madeira said, "It’s part of Madeira’s curriculum…not specifically for Black History Month. [Students] taking Modernism will be researching a Harlem Renaissance poet of their choice, analyzing their lives and work. Juniors have also read Frederick Douglass’ Narrative and Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon to interrogate the promise, failures, and continuing work in the U.S. on race and civil rights." According to the Alexandria Gazette Packet, "The school’s curriculum, says Joostema incorporates studies of the contributions of all cultures including those of African Americans, seamlessly throughout the year. “AP (Advanced Placement) seniors will be finishing up Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, working to understand how Ellison viewed the struggles of race and class in the middle of the twentieth century and how he viewed himself as part of the American literary tradition, as voiced in his response to Irving Howe, “The World and the Jug,” she said. “Sophomores have just finished reading a short story from the Kenyan writer Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o along with a play from the white South African playwright Athol Fugard. Ninth graders read Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings to explore how identity, one’s sense of self, are shaped by race, class, gender, and geography."

Properties in Exchange At van Dorn

Welcome to 4860 Eisenhower Ave #484, a terrific top floor Kennedy model with two covered garage parking spaces located in Alexandria's amenity-rich Exchange at Van Dorn. This beautiful home features an open floor plan with classic hardwood floors everywhere but the kitchen. The spacious living room showcases a relaxing gas fireplace. Just off the living room is a delightful balcony just calling your name! The kitchen includes tile floors, 42-inch cabinetry, a stainless refrigerator and microwave, and a raised breakfast bar that is open to the formal dining room. Located on opposite sides of the living area, the bedrooms have tons of privacy and offer en-suite baths. The owner's suite is complete with a large walk-in closet and a second closet. There is also a full-sized washer and dryer located in the unit for easy convenience. Residents at The Exchange at Van Dorn enjoy a free shuttle to Metro, a pool, fitness center, basketball courts, a clubhouse, tot lots and much more. It is also just minutes from I-495, Old Town Alexandria, Cameron Run Regional Park and National Harbor. [4860 Eisenhower Ave #484, Alexandria, VA]

Welcome to 4860 Eisenhower Ave #191, a beautiful 2-bedroom plus den condo in the always sought-after Exchange at Van Dorn community. This is the largest model in the community with over 1200 square feet of living space. This home is move-in-ready and features gleaming hardwood floors in the dining and living rooms, and fresh neutral paint. The tasteful kitchen has 42-inch cabinets, and a stainless refrigerator. Elegant crown molding adds a dignified touch to the separate dining and living rooms. The living room also includes classy built-in shelving for your expansive book collection and a door leading out to the spacious patio. This is the ideal spot to enjoy a cup of coffee or read one of your favorite books from your collection. The spacious owner's suite offers a walk-in closet, a second closet, and bath. A full-sized washer and dryer are located in the unit for easy convenience. Residents at The Exchange at Van Dorn enjoy a free shuttle to the Metro, a pool, fitness center, basketball courts, a clubhouse, tot lots and much more. Just minutes from 495, this community is a short drive to Fort Belvoir, The Pentagon, Old Town Alexandria, Cameron Run Regional Park, and the National Harbor. [4860 Eisenhower Ave #191, Alexandria, VA]

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