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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UPCOMING EVENTS

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9:00AM, Thursday, October 29, 9-10 a.m.  Tai chi is an ancient Chinese martial…

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9:00AM, Thursday, October 29, 9-10 a.m. New Program!  Join this informational…

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10:15AM, Thursday, October 29, 10:15-11:15 a.m.  Low impact with moderate…

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10:30AM, Thursday, October 29, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join the discussion group to…

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11:00AM, Join us for safe and seated exercise to strengthen muscles and improve…

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11:45AM, Thursday, October 29, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Topic: Osteoporosis…

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12:00PM, Double, double toil and trouble. Fire burn and cauldron bubble! It's…

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12:00PM, Thursday, October 29, Noon-1 p.m.  A program aimed to engage and…

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1:15PM, Thursday, October 29, 1:15-2:15 p.m.  Come play this classic game. To…

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1:15PM, Thursday, October 29, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Limited Series! Seated yoga class…

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2:00PM, It’s time for some virtual B-I-N-G-O! Bring your own card or email us…

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2:30PM, Thursday, October 29, 2:30-3:30 p.m.  An energetic cardio dance class…

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2:30PM, Thursday, October 29, 2:30-3:30 p.m.   Expand your German learning…

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9:00AM, Friday, October 30, 9-10 a.m. Limited Series! Experience being a judge…

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9:00AM, Friday, October 30, 9-10 a.m.  Relax and strengthen your mind and body…

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10:30AM, Friday, October 30, 10:30-11:30 a.m. A strength, balance and fitness…

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10:30AM, Friday, October 30, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us as we discuss books…

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11:00AM, Join us for safe stretching exercises, because flexible muscles are…

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12:00PM, Friday, October 30, Noon-1 p.m.  Halloween Party! Dress up in your…

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1:00PM, Hey all you ghosts, goblins, witches and wizards. Put on your costume…

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1:15PM, Friday, October 30, 1:15-2:15 p.m.  Beginner level conversation and…

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1:15PM, Friday, October 30, 1:15-2:15 p.m.  Fun and energetic fitness class!…

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2:00PM, Bring your Halloween spirit to this fun Friday afternoon event with…

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2:00PM, Friday October 30, 2-3 p.m. Join Grammy Award-winning ensemble Third…

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9:00AM, Monday, November 2, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.   Available by appointment only…

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11:00AM, Monday November 2, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Workshop presented by VICAP (…

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9:00AM, Monday, November 9, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.   Available by appointment only…

News and Information

Artist's Rendering of the Sully Community Center

October 22, 2020
Construction on the new Sully Community Center in Chantilly is underway! Watch this video to get an update on construction as well as the services and features of the facility. The 30,000-square-foot Sully Community Center will serve as a multi-generational facility for the surrounding communities. It is being constructed on approximately 5 acres at the intersection of Wall Road and the Air and Space Museum Parkway in Chantilly, Va. Once completed, it will serve as the new home of the Sully Senior Center (currently operating in leased space in Chantilly), as well as provide a broader array of services, programs and activities for individuals of all ages and abilities. The project is scheduled for completion in 2022. For additional information, visit the Sully Community Center webpage .

A graphic that says Your input is needed.  Take the Community Funding Pool Categories Survey!

October 14, 2020
Fairfax County’s Consolidated Community Funding Pool is an allocation of funds earmarked by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to be administered to local nonprofits and community-based organizations as an investment in programs and services that strengthen the county’s ability to fill the human services needs of its residents. To determine how these funds should be allocated, Fairfax County, with significant community input, establishes categories that are reflective of the needs residents feel are most important in their communities. In preparation for the next funding cycle, we are seeking your insight on our current category areas: Financial Stability Food and Nutrition Health Housing Literacy/Educational Development/Attainment Positive Behaviors and Healthy Relationships Support/Community/Social Networks As we gather feedback from the community, your input is important. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and opinions by taking the Community Feedback Survey online . The survey will be available until Friday, October 30, 2020. All responses will be anonymous.

Gathering STEAM

October 13, 2020
Sam Ettaro interviews Pier Penic, Education Specialist for the Smithsonian. In a new partnership, the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services and Fairfax County Public Schools have teamed up to offer Gathering STEAM, an asynchronous course for students in grades 7-12. Each course explores a topic in science, technology, engineering, arts, or math and engages students in an entertaining television show format.  Gathering STEAM is an authorized afterschool program and is currently available through three Fairfax County public schools and on NCS Connects, the county’s virtual platform for youth and teens. Each course includes a 30-minute video and a complete lesson plan with 5-8 follow-up activities. While live sessions are offered on occasion, the short courses are designed for students to walk through lessons on their own. The weekly series is hosted and produced by Sam Ettaro, Clubhouse Coordinator at the Gum Springs Community Center Clubhouse in Alexandria and one of several Information Technology Educators for NCS. The pilot episode features a discussion about a collaboration between the Clubhouse Network and the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. Guest Pier Penic, K-12 Education Specialist for the Smithsonian, talks about the “Peace Warriors for the Arts” project, inviting involvement from students.  Penic explains, “Peace Warriors for the Arts is an opportunity for teen clubhouse members around the world to use all aspects of technology to explore, educate and create a platform for global understanding through an African lens. Not only are they learning about a global culture, but they will have the opportunity to work with team leaders and mentors. Also, teen members can select three or more art projects to complete during the school year.” Web TV interviews such as the one with Penic are used as the foundation for the activities laid out in Gathering STEAM. In this case, students start by watching the interview and learning more about the museum, then move on to activities where they explore African culture through the lens of artistic expression. Previous course topics include careers in filmmaking featuring an interview with the Chairman of the Board for the Stan Lee Foundation, and an exploration of the Red Sea. New episodes are available every Thursday. Interested in Gathering STEAM? We’re looking for more partner schools! FCPS schools and students may contact settaro@fcpsschools.net to request the Google Classroom link.

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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