Fall 2005 South County Neighborhood College “Building a Strong Community”


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

Aug. 24, 2005

 

Fall 2005 South County Neighborhood College
“Building a Strong Community”

The Fairfax County Department of Systems Management for Human Services, Region 1, in partnership with the Mount Vernon Police Station, will host the Fall 2005 South County Neighborhood College beginning on Sept. 14 at the South County Government Center, 8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria. Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings, Sept. 14 through Nov. 2, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Residents will learn how to collaborate with others who live or work in southern Fairfax County to strengthen their neighborhood and build a strong sense of community. Through a combination of panel presentations, hands-on activities, group discussions and field work, the Neighborhood College will provide the opportunity to learn more about:

  • How local government works in Fairfax County.
  • Fairfax County services and how to access them.
  • The history and current demographics of the area.
  • Community resources.
  • Accessing and using information related to community interests/concerns.
  • Cross-cultural dynamics.
  • Building community partnerships.
  • How to operate effectively as a local leader.

Classes are free and light meals will be provided; however, class size is limited. The deadline for registration is Sept. 9. For additional information, reasonable ADA accommodations or to register, interested residents should contact Maria Franco-Nativi at 703-704-6700, TTY 711, or by e-mail at Maria.Franco-Nativi@fairfaxcounty.gov.

To request this information in an alternate format, call the Office of Public Affairs at 703-324-3187, TTY 711

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