Neighborhood and Community Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

703-324-4600 | TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Chris Leonard, Director

WHAT WE DO

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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Locate Community Centers, Senior Centers, Teen Centers, Technology Programs and More!

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  • Create and manage an individual or family account for everyone in the household
  • Create one membership account that provides access to multiple NCS facilities
  • Obtain your official NCS Membership Card to make check-in at any NCS facility easier and faster

 

News and Information

Stuff the Bus

May 16, 2019
More than 56,000 residents in Fairfax County experience food insecurity, not having access to nutritious food on any given day. * Data from Feeding America  Each year, when the academic year ends and kids no longer receive school meals, local food pantries struggle to keep the shelves stocked as individuals and families in need search for even more assistance to obtain healthy meal options. To help alleviate the strain on our local food pantries, Fairfax County, in partnership with local grocery stores and community food pantries, is sponsoring a special "Summer Session" of the Stuff the Bus Food Drive. Collections will begin on Saturday, June 1, and run through Saturday, June 29, at various locations across the county - just look for the Fastran bus! All food and financial contributions will benefit a local food pantry serving the surrounding community.   SELECT A DATE AND DONATE! Hunger doesn't take a summer vacation ... and neither do we!  

2019 Summer Youth Programs

May 6, 2019
  In homes across the county, children and teens are preparing for finals, SOLs, prom, graduation and more! Yes, summer is coming, and it will be here before you know it! Parents: Are you looking for ways to keep your children engaged while school is out of session? Print our Summer Programs Flyer (English, Spanish)   The Department of Neighborhood and Community Services offers several out-of-school time programs to keep kids and teens of all ages and abilities involved during the off-season. Activities for all ages target personal development, leadership, service, fitness and health, and STEM activities that keep kids developing in all areas of their lives. Each program offers an affordable option for parents to ensure their children remain active, have extraordinary learning and leadership opportunities, and have the opportunity to explore new interests and develop new skills. Registration is now available! Select from the programs below for details.

How to get a grant

April 24, 2019
For many nonprofits the ability to author a winning grant proposal is a skill of paramount importance. Do you know what funders are looking for in a winning proposal? Can you craft a compelling and captivating story that illustrates the value and impact your services and/or programs provide? Are you aware of the common mistakes that sink grant proposals? In an effort to answer these questions and more, Fairfax County is pleased to present a FREE seminar entitled “Fund Your Mission: Best Practices for Grant Writing Success” with keynote presenters and grant writing experts Lynn O’Connell and Theresa Benincasa.   Monday, May 13, 2019 8 to 11:30 a.m.* Fairfax County Government Center – Board Auditorium 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035 *Coffee and Networking (8 to 9 a.m.); Seminar (9 to 11:30 a.m.) REGISTER TODAY!   What Will You Learn? What funders look for in a winning proposal Which funding type is right for your project Strategies and resources to improve your grant writing Who should attend? Nonprofit staff Members of community-based and/or faith-based organizations Anyone seeking to write grants or improve their success rates   For additional information and session details, please visit http://www.fairfaxcountypartnerships.org/resources/grant-training-may-2019.html.

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.