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

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. 

May is AAPI Heritage Month

May 16, 2023
May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and Fairfax County Neighborhood Services is proud to celebrate with two events on May 20. James Lee Community Center in Falls Church will hold the Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Festival on Saturday, May 20, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. This free, family event will feature  cultural performances, cultural foods, kids games and prizes, community resources and much more. At Mott Community Center, there will be an Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Community Celebration on Saturday, May 20, 12 – 4 p.m. This free event will feature food, games, crafts, music, dance and more. James Lee Community Center is located at 2855 Annandale Rd., Falls Church, VA. Mott Community Center is located at 1211 Braddock Rd., Fairfax, VA. AAPI Heritage Month is a national commemorative celebration of the contributions histories of Americans of Asian and Pacific descent. According to the U.S. Census, 20 percent of Fairfax County residents are of AAPI descent. The month of May was selected to commemorate the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to the United States (May 7, 1843) and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad, which was built mainly by Chinese immigrants and was completed in May of 1869.




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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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