Neighborhood and Community Services

Fairfax County, Virginia



703-324-4600 | TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Lloyd Tucker, 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 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

Jim Scott

June 2, 2023
Fairfax County Neighborhood & Community Services is seeking public input on a new name for the Providence Community Center in Fairfax, VA. The center will be named in honor of former Providence District Supervisor James M. Scott. The public may vote on the following options through June 23, 2023:  Jim Scott Community Center at Providence  Jim Scott Providence Community Center  Jim Scott Community Center Online voting is available at Vote to Rename Providence Community Center Survey. Votes are due by Friday, June 23, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. Votes are limited to one vote per device during the voting period.  Additional votes are being collected in person at Providence Community Center and in the Providence district.  On October 22, 2022, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted to rename the Providence Community Center in honor of Mr. Scott and his legacy of community-first representation. NCS is coordinating this process in accordance with the Board’s renaming policy.  A public vote will be held June 1-23, 2023, to help select the best name for the Providence Community Center. James M. “Jim” Scott was a dedicated and respected public servant. First elected to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in 1971, Jim served as Providence District Supervisor for 14 years and then represented Fairfax County in the Virginia House of Delegates for 22 years. He championed formation of the School Age Child Care program, which provides Fairfax County children in kindergarten-sixth grade with high-quality before- and after-school educational care.  Rep Gerald E. Connolly, former Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, credited Jim as a “gentle but forceful advocate for all who feel powerless.”  For more information on Jim Scott or the renaming effort, visit the Renaming of Providence Community Center. 

Food pantry shelves

May 30, 2023
Fairfax County’s Department of Neighborhood and Community Services invites nonprofit safety net organizations to apply for $4 million in food distribution grants intended to aid the community in recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), this third investment aims to ensure our local food system remains strong and sustainable. Funding is for direct food assistance and infrastructure investments.  Community based organizations and Houses of Worship (501(c)3 organizations located in or serving Fairfax County) can apply for funding in two different lanes: Lane 1 is for the direct food assistance in the amount of $2.5 million and will be proportionately allocated according to regional need. Lane 3 is to provide $1.5 million in infrastructure investments such as refrigerated food storage, heavy duty shelving, cargo vans, lifts, etc.  Organizations may submit an application online; all applications are due by Sunday, June 11, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. For more information, visit Food Access Program.   

Open Hire Events

May 26, 2023
Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services is holding several Open Hire events in June. The events are hiring for multiple positions in recreation, before- and after-school care, and therapeutic recreation.     Tuesday, June 6, 2023 (5 - 7 p.m.) Pennino Building, Room 734 12011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035   See flyer for more information.   Saturday, June 10, 2023 (10 a.m. - noon) Gerry Hyland Government Center, Suite 505 8350 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria, VA 22309 See flyer for more information. Apply and interview on the spot for different positions. Qualified applicants may fill positions at other locations. Please bring multiple copies of your resume to the event. For more information about working with Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services, please visit NCS Jobs. 




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About Health & Human Services

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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