Neighborhood and Community Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

703-324-4600 | TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Lloyd Tucker, 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 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

VCE Drinking Water Clinic

August 17, 2022
Do you live in Fairfax County and have a well, spring or cistern? Learn about your water quality through the statewide Virginia Household Water Quality Program. The Fairfax County Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE), within Fairfax County’s Department of Neighborhood & Community Services, is hosting the 2022 Well Water Testing Clinic in September 2022. The clinic is open for registration through Sept. 2, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. Space is limited, so register early. Registrants will pick up water sample kits, which are $65 each, at the VCE Office in Fairfax at designated times on September 12 or 13, 2022. Participants will then collect water samples the morning of September 14 and drop off at the Extension Office. The samples are sent to Virginia Tech for analysis, and participants receive confidential results in about four weeks. A virtual meeting will be scheduled to help participants interpret the results. To register for the 2022 Well Water Testing Clinic, visit the VCE website. For more information on the program, see the flyer or contact Leann Lindsey.

Open Hire Event

August 16, 2022
The Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood & Community Services is hosting an Open Hire Event on Wednesday, August 31 to fill multiple Activity Facilitator and SACC Day Care Teacher positions located at various community centers and SACC program sites. Apply and interview on the spot for different positions. Please bring multiple copies of your resume to the event. The event takes place August 31 from 5-7 p.m. at the Pennino Building, 12011 Government Center Parkway, Room 206, Fairfax VA 22035. View the flyer for more information and position descriptions.

Youth working on bicycles

August 5, 2022
The Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services and the Hybla Valley Community Center have partnered with Trek Bicycle Shop in Alexandria to offer a unique learning program for youth. The Hybla Valley Bike Club, which began at the Community Center in June 2022, is an innovative and sustainable way to offer passive recreation to the community by intersecting recreation, education, health and workforce development. This is not your ordinary bike club; youth members go through four to six weeks of hands-on “Intro to Bike Repair and Rebuild” training. Each session is offered at the Trek Bicycle Shop on Belle View Boulevard and at the Hybla Valley Community Center. Upon successful completion of the sessions, youth can offer basic bike repair and assessment in their communities and at the center or have the potential to become employees at other local bike shops. The club’s first phase will culminate in an end-of-summer community bike ride and cookout taking place August 10 at Hybla Valley Community Center. The second phase will begin in the fall, when members will learn to use 3-D printers to create and build their own bike parts. In the future, with the assistance of partners at the onsite W.I.S.H. Center/Building Momentum, participants will learn how to weld and use computer technology to create parts. “This club complements the work of the NCS Youth Leadership Team, which offers innovative ways to introduce global citizenship, community wealth building and entrepreneurship,” says Hybla Valley Community Center Service Area Manager Crystal Woodley. “It’s rewarding and sustainable when we bring industry to the community.” Trek Bicycle Shop is creating opportunities for youth to not only learn, but to receive the skills that will make them employable to local bike stores. Trek is looking to employ youth as young as 16 years old who have experience gained by Hybla Valley Bike Club participants. Upon successful completion of the Hybla Valley Bike Club program, Hybla Valley Community Center will be placing six to eight youth participants throughout various bike shops and repair stores in Alexandria and Fairfax County.     For more information on the Hybla Valley Bike Club, contact Crystal Woodley at 703-324-9274 or Crystal.Woodley@fairfaxcounty.gov. Also contact Crystal if you are interested in donating bikes, tools or parts to this effort. 

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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