Neighborhood College Now Accepting Applications


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935, FAX 703-324-2010

April 6, 2004

 

Neighborhood College Now Accepting Applications
Annandale, Bailey's Crossroads, Falls Church, Merrifield,
Pimmit Hills and Seven Corners Residents Encouraged to Apply

 

The Region Two Neighborhood College community leadership program is now accepting applications for the class of 2004. Residents will learn how to work with fellow residents, community organizations and local government to strengthen their neighborhood and promote a strong sense of community. Residents of Annandale, Bailey’s Crossroads, Falls Church, Merrifield, Pimmit Hills and Seven Corners are encouraged to register for this leadership program.

Space is limited for this free seven-week program, which will meet weekly on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m., April 28 through June 9, at the Bailey’s Community Center, 5920 Summers Lane in Falls Church. A light dinner will be provided each evening. One additional Saturday session will be held on May 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The deadline to register is April 21. To register or for more information on the Neighborhood College program, contact Karla Bruce, regional community developer for Region Two of the Department of Systems Management for Human Services by e-mail at Karla.Bruce@fairfaxcounty.gov or by phone at 703-533-5701, TTY 703-803-7914.

The Neighborhood College program features engaging activities to improve organization and problem solving skills. Through a combination of lectures, group discussions and practical experiences, residents will learn about the local government and how it works; how to participate in the decision making process; how to work effectively in a diverse community; how to build community partnerships; and how to effectively operate as leaders in the community.

Neighborhood College is an award-winning community leadership program offered by the Fairfax County Department of Systems Management for Human Services, with support from the Department of Community and Recreation Services, the Woodrow Wilson Library and Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library.

 

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