Region 4 Initiatives

Neighborhood Colleges - Building a Strong Community

A unique six- to eight -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
  • Local demographics
  • Cultural competency
  • How to build community partnerships
  • How to operate effectively as a local leader

The Regional Director and Regional Community Developer plan and implement this project with partners in the community. This valuable course is free to community residents. For more information call 703-324-5245


Collaborative projects with other regions

Region 4 participates in collaborative projects with staff from other regional offices, other county agencies, and community- and faith-based organizations on various initiatives such as the Region 4 Cross County Team, Western Fairfax Community Day, Yorkville Community Day, Yorkville Community Coalition, Sully District and Fair Oaks District Police, Chantilly and Westfield Schools, community coalitions, and other events in the community:

  • Chantilly Mews Community Day
  • Robinson High School Black History Program
  • Faith community project with the Lamb Center
  • Community civic associations
  • Mott Community Center Youth Day
  • Robinson High School Ethics Day
  • United Community Ministry (UCM) Training
  • McLean Community Connections

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