Neighborhood and Community Services

703-324-4600 TTY 711
12011 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035
Lloyd Tucker
Director

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Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) promotes the well-being of individuals, families and communities by providing a variety of recreation, educational and developmental programs and services; by facilitating community engagement to identify areas of need and enhance countywide capacity for serving those needs; and by connecting residents with a continuum of county- and community-based resources that promote equity and create positive outcomes for people of all ages and abilities.

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News and Information

June 20, 2024 is Play All Day VA

June 18, 2024
Celebrate the summer solstice - the longest day of the year - with a Day of Play at Fairfax County community centers! Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services invites the community to celebrate the Longest Day of Play on Thursday, June 20, 2024, and discover all that’s offered right here within our community. Organized by the Virginia Recreation & Park Society (VRPS), Play All Day VA aims to promote the importance of PLAY for all ages, abilities and interests through local parks and recreation facilities and free or discounted recreational programming. NCS is offering a a variety of free programs on June 20. View this list to find the NCS Community or Senior Center closest to you. Stop by for activities such as pickleball, volleyball, a nature walk, billiards, stargazing and much more. Community Center membership is always free. Celebrated on the summer solstice, Play All Day VA is an opportunity for everyone to get out and discover all that NCS offers throughout the county. For more information, visit the NCS website or read this list of events happening on June 20, 2024. "We are very excited to participate in this year's Play All Day VA," said NCS Division Director Chris Scales. "This is a wonderful opportunity to show off our facilities, programs, instructors and community spirit at our centers. We hope that community members of all ages will visit, and most importantly, play." Community members also can participate by taking a selfie in one of our centers and tagging us on social media. Use #PlayAllDayVA and #fairfaxncs. Or just find a way to play outdoors and have fun on the longest day of the year. Parks and recreation departments statewide offer year-round opportunities for families and individuals to explore, play and engage in activities that promote health and wellness. The National Recreation and Parks Association says that living close to parks and other recreation facilities is consistently related to higher physical activity levels and park usage for other health benefits for both adults and youth." To learn more, visit VRPS' website. About NCS Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) promotes the well-being of individuals, families and communities by providing a variety of recreation, educational and developmental programs and services; by facilitating community engagement to identify areas of need and enhance countywide capacity for serving those needs; and by connecting residents with a continuum of county- and community-based resources that promote equity and create positive outcomes for people of all ages and abilities. About the Virginia Recreation & Park Society The Virginia Recreation & Park Society (VRPS) is a private, non-profit professional organization, founded in 1953 and incorporated in 1956. Its purpose is to unite all professionals, students, and interested lay persons engaged in the field of recreation, parks and other leisure services in the Commonwealth of Virginia, into one body. The members work together to promote and improve the profession in all its diversity.   
Rendering of renovated OMVHS
June 13, 2024
Fairfax County is seeking input on a new name and identity for Original Mount Vernon High School (OMVHS). A community meeting to provide feedback on proposed options will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 6 - 8 p.m. at the Gerry Hyland Government Center, 8350 Richmond Hwy., Suite 221, Mount Vernon, VA. The extensive Original Mount Vernon High School Renovation project began in Fall 2023. Teen and Senior programming at NCS' South County Community Center, located at OMVHS, was moved to nearby centers in Fall 2023. Renovations on the 85-year-old building are expected to be complete in the Spring of 2026. OMVHS, located at 8333 Richmond Hwy., Mount Vernon, is listed on the Virginia Historic Landmarks Register and the National Registry of Historic Places. The goal of the renaming project is to re-envision the site with a new name and identity that better reflects the vibrancy of the community. The new OMVHS facility will be designed to accommodate the programming needs of the community while supporting the vision of One Fairfax and the Fairfax County Strategic Plan. The proposed programs and future uses are organized in three groups: Core elements are the Teen and Senior Center, Gym, Early Childhood Education programs and non-profit programs, . Anchor elements are educational programs to support workforce development and financial literacy. Complementary elements are business incubation spaces as well as visual and performing arts programs that are in synergy with the core and anchor element programs. Additionally, the Welcome Center and the current library, which will be converted to an event space with this project, will be used by the community for gatherings and provide opportunities for community events. For more information, call 703-324-5800, TTY 711 or FairfaxCounty.gov search: “Original Mount Vernon High School.” To arrange meeting language interpretation services, childcare and transportation from Gum Springs Community Center, contact Maria Franco-Nativi at 703-704-6700, TTY 711, or e-mail maria.franco-nativi@fairfaxcounty.gov. See more meeting info on these flyers: English Spanish
Men, women, children and flags representing military families.
May 31, 2024
Fairfax County is proud to announce the Veterans and Military Families Commission, a new commission established by the Board of Supervisors that will provide services to county veterans and their families. Five commission at-large board members - Robert Magielnicki, Michael S. Donovan, Angela Howard, Penny Gross and Michael Halligan - were appointed by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. Thirteen more members representing FCPS, George Mason University and area military organizations, among others, have been nominated and will be confirmed at a future date.  The commission, coordinated through the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services, was established to identify the unique issues and challenges faced by Fairfax County veterans, active duty service members, military retirees and their families to connect them with services and supports, address gaps in services and opportunities, improve access to service systems, and enhance the institutional structures across the continuum of care for the military community.  The commission will seek advice and guidance from county staff to address the problems facing the military community that lives and works in Fairfax County. According to the Board Matter introduced in January 2024, Fort Belvoir is Fairfax County’s largest employer, and the county is home to more than 45,000 active-duty military, selected reserve members, and an estimated 65,000 veterans. More than 14,500 students in Fairfax County Public Schools are connected to the military, and 18 Fairfax County schools have been recognized as Purple Star Schools. Christopher Pulley, NCS' Veterans Coordinator and an Air Force veteran, said years of efforts have resulted in the establishment of the commission. "I can think of no better way to honor Military Appreciation Month in May than to formally announce this commission," said Pulley. "There are so many issues affecting today's veterans. Among them: affordable housing, food insecurity, affordable childcare, employment, mental health and medical treatment. " For more information, please visit the Veterans and Military Families Commission website. For additional resources, please visit the Fairfax County veterans page.

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This agency is a part of Fairfax County Health & Human Services (HHS). HHS is a network of county agencies and community partners that support the well-being of all who live, work, and play in Fairfax County.


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