SPRINGFIELD AND FRANCONIA EXCHANGE. A Human Services
Community Lunch Series -is FREE and open to
the community. Regions IV & V Department of Systems Management for
Human Services coordinates quarterly luncheons which are held at the First
Baptist Church of Springfield, 7300 Gary Street, Springfield, VA. 22152.
This is an ongoing event that takes place every other month. Same location
.Same time. We invite presenters to talk and discuss issues that are of
interest and of needs in our community. It is mostly attended by service
providers from community and faith based organizations. Participants are
encouraged to share program materials at the resource table and to network
with other representatives from agencies and community-based organizations.
Feedback from participants guides the planning for these presentations.
The brown bag luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by a panel presentation
between 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.
A flyer is mailed approximately two weeks before the event, which specifies
the topic, organizations and presenters. To confirm or to add your name
on the mailing list or email list, please, call Paulette Whiteside
at 703-324-7130 or email her at Paulette.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Announcements are also made to county employees via the county's Internal
CENTRAL FAIRFAX FORUM- Building Our Community One Piece at a Time.
CFF is a coalition of non-profit human service organizations, government
agencies and other interested groups in the central Fairfax County community.
(Regions 4& 5) .We meet every month on the fourth Monday.
To serve as a catalyst to help the community
focus on specific issues by bringing together different groups and individuals
to search for strategies to address concerns and unmet needs.
Build understanding and cooperation among members and the community we
serve. Bring together schools, neighborhoods associations, business, faith
and community based organizations, and police to work together toward
Educate, train and advocate for the changing needs of the diverse central
Fairfax county (Human Services Regions IV and V).
Increase participation of diverse community organizations involved in
meeting the basic needs of Central Fairfax County residents.
Activities and Accomplishments:
Training targeting volunteers and staff from community
and faith based organizations such as 'Dealing with Difficult Behaviors",
"Dynamics of Culture", "Emergency Housing", "Immigration","
Growing your Money" etc.
For more information call Tilly Blanding at 703-324-5252 or email
NEIGHBORHOOD COLLEGE. Building a Strong Community. A unique six-week
community Leadership program to learn how to work with other residents
and local government to strengthen your neighborhood and promote a strong
sense of community. The Neighborhood College features engaging, hands-on
activities to help improve your organizational and problem solving skills.
It is tailored to specific needs and challenges in local communities in
Fairfax County. Through a combination of lectures, group discussions and
field work participants will learn:
How to identify and access Fairfax County Resources
How to influence the decision making process
How to build community partnerships
How to operate effectively as a local leader
The Regional Manager and Regional Community Developer plan and implement
this project with partners in the community. This valuable course is free
to community residents. For information call Paulette Whiteside at
703-324-5285 or email her at Paulette.email@example.com
COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS WITH OTHER REGIONS, COUNTY AGENCIES AND COMMUNITY
ORGANIZATIONS. Regions 4 & 5 participates in collaborative projects
with staff from other regional offices, other county agencies and community
and faith-based organizations on various initiatives such as Gang Prevention
Community Dialogs, Springfield Community Resource Team ( CRT), Chantilly
Mews Housing Development initiative, Sully District and Fair Oaks District
Community Police, Poverty Simulation, Chantilly and Westfield Schools-Community
Coalitions, Yorkville Initiatives, Fairfax County Department of Recreation
Focus Groups and other events in the community.
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