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News and Information
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 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.
May 5, 2023
The Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services is currently accepting grant applications for organizations looking to create trauma-informed spaces. But what is a trauma-informed space? Trauma-informed design creates inviting indoor or outdoor spaces that promote safety, well-being and healing, particularly in settings that provide trauma-informed care. Places like waiting areas, staff offices and conference rooms offer opportunities for this sort of design. A trauma-informed space can be implemented in ANY type of service setting or organization; designing trauma-informed spaces is distinct from trauma-specific interventions or treatments that are designed to address the consequences of trauma. When creating this space, special attention is paid to making the spaces comfortable and inviting, safe, accessible, family-friendly and in tune with nature. This may be achieved through use of furniture, lighting, plants, layout, color, artwork, aesthetics signage and more. The Trauma-Informed Community Network offers a list of design tips for creating a trauma-informed space. Trauma-informed design projects may incorporate items such as comfortable chairs, rugs, children’s toys, a sound machine, plants, soft lighting, light cubes and paint. Fairfax County’s Trauma-Informed Spaces Grant Program supports community organizations that have experienced a negative economic impact as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants are intended to emphasize the development of trauma-informed spaces that may have taken a backseat to service delivery during the pandemic. Grant applications for ARPA Trauma-Informed Spaces are due by 5 p.m. on May 12, 2023. For more information, including eligibility requirements and the application form, please visit Trauma-Informed Spaces Grant Program. The below examples offer before and after photos of trauma-informed spaces. For questions on the ARPA grants or on creating a Trauma Informed Space at your organization, please email Fairfax-TICN@fairfaxcounty.gov or call Hallie Jackson at 571-585-2209. BEFORE AFTER BEFORE AFTER BEFORE AFTER BEFORE AFTER
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