Neighborhood and Community Services

Fairfax County, Virginia



703-324-4600 | TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Chris Leonard, Director


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 broad spectrum of county- and community-based resources and services to help them be safe, be healthy and realize their potential.

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News and Information

Athletic senior woman

December 2, 2019
The Herndon Senior Center wants to help make your weekend count! Starting January 3, 2020, the center will stay open an additional four hours (through 8 p.m.) on Fridays and Saturdays to accommodate members who work during the day. Herndon is one of 14 Senior Centers in Fairfax County catering specifically to adults ages 50 and over. Registered members enjoy a diverse program of social and recreational activities, including fitness, art, technology and many special interests. All Senior Centers also offer a weekday lunchtime meal and transportation options. During the extended evening hours, members can work out in the fitness center, enjoy a game of ping pong or billiards, or socialize over a game of mahjong or chess. They can also sign up for a wide variety of classes led by certified instructors or join specialized community groups which fit their interests. Fairfax County Senior Centers welcome prospective members to try out the facilities with a free visit. Senior Center membership fees for Fairfax County residents range from $24 to $48 annually based on household income. Non-county residents may purchase memberships for $100 per year.  The Herndon Senior Center is located at 873 Grace Street in Herndon and is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (extended to 8 p.m. beginning January 3). For more information, call 703-464-6200.     

Sharing Shoes Basketball Clinic

November 12, 2019
PVI head coach Glen Farello and PVI basketball players show off donated shoes during last year’s event. Registration Open for Sharing Shoes Basketball Clinic on December 1 For the second year, F.A.S.T., short for Fairfax Athletes Stand Together, is partnering with non-profit Sharing Shoes to collect new and gently used sneakers for local athletes. This campaign, culminating in a free basketball clinic on December 1, aligns with F.A.S.T.’s mission to provide those in need with quality-of-life essentials such as food and clothing. F.A.S.T. is a collaborative network of county government, community nonprofits and athletic organizations that support underserved populations in Fairfax County. The group began partnering with Sharing Shoes in October 2018 and helped collect and distribute over 300 pairs of shoes last year. “Shoes are a very important part of basketball and athletic activity. Our partnership vision is to provide every kid a chance to access athletic footwear to stay active,” said Chris Pulley, Community Outreach Specialist for NCS Athletic Services. Registration is now open for the second annual Sharing Shoes Basketball Clinic, scheduled for December 1, 2019 at Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax from 10:30 am-12:30 pm. The free clinic is open to kids in third through eighth grades, and registration is required. New and gently used basketball shoes will be collected during the event. In addition to helping collect the shoes, F.A.S.T. will work with the Chantilly Youth Association to distribute athletic footwear to Fairfax County athletes and those in need. To register for the basketball clinic and/or donate sneakers at the event, visit

Fairfax Prevention Coalition logo

November 1, 2019
Following a countywide design competition launched in July, the Fairfax Prevention Coalition has announced the winning design which will be used as a visual representation of the coalition. Created by 10th-grade student and Mott Community Center member Paolo Chavez, the design shows four interlocking hands under the words “Empowering, Strengthening, Communities.” The Department of Neighborhood and Community Services coordinated participation for the logo contest among rising first through ninth graders in the Technology Program offered at Fairfax County Community Centers. Altogether, 94 of the 117 contest submissions came from NCS Community Center youths. Learn more about the winning design and the Fairfax Prevention Coalition in the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board's news article.

About Health & Human Services

This is 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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