Neighborhood and Community Services

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

Open Hire Events in February 2024

February 14, 2024
NCS will hold a series of Open Hire events in various areas of Fairfax County in February. NCS is hiring for the following positions in Community-based Programs and Services and School Age Child Care. Please click the links on the location information to access a flyer and see complete job descriptions and pay information. Apply and interview on the spot for different positions. Qualified applicants may fill positions at other locations. Please bring several copies of your resume to the event. Saturday, February 24 Gerry Hyland Government Center, Room 505, 8350 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria, VA. Recreation Leader II Recreation Leader III Day Care Center Teacher 1 Day Center Assistant Teacher  Wednesday, February 28 Lake Anne Building, Suite 100, 11484 Washington Plaza W, Reston, VA  Day Care Center Teacher 1 Day Care Center Assistant Teacher  Pennino Building, 12011 Government Center Pkwy, Room 206, Fairfax, VA. Recreation Leader II Recreation Leader III Day Care Center Teacher 1 Day Care Center Assistant Teacher  
Black History Month 2024
February 12, 2024
To mark Black History Month, the Fairfax County Government and Cox Communications will present “Unite, Uplift and Celebrate: A Black History Month Celebration.” The program will take place on Friday, Feb. 23, 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA, 5:30 – 8 p.m. The theme of this year’s program is “The Value of Telling Our Stories.” Join us to hear more about the history and journey of Fairfax County community leaders. The program will include interactive activities, exhibits, live performances, remarks from county officials, refreshments, and enlightening discussion with a panel of local community leaders who are committed to sharing Black history in diverse ways. Black History Month is marked annually in February. Please visit the Fairfax County Government web page to see more Black History Month activities. See more details on the event program.
"Mama Serah" celebrates her 104th birthday with a cake at Lewinsville ADHC
February 21, 2024
Friends, family, Kenyan drummers, neighborhood Fairfax County firefighters and staff at Lewinsville Adult Day Health Care in McLean gathered there recently to wish Serah Wankijiku Mbugua a very special happy 104th birthday. Born in rural Kenya on Jan. 1, 1920, Mbugua – whom everyone at Lewinsville calls ‘Mama Serah” – has been a Lewinsville participant for 10 years. Even at her remarkable age, she still enjoys morning walks (with a walker), dancing, eating bananas and rice, and attending Lewinsville several days a week, where the staff consider her a local treasure. “Mama Serah is so happy, proud and joyful,” said Lewinsville ADHC nurse Max Powell. “She always has a smile on her face. Whatever Mama Serah wants, Mama Serah gets. She is the sheriff here.” Lewinsville staff was excited to celebrate the milestone birthday. They decorated the center in Kenyan colors, gave Mama Serah a tiara and presented her with a giant birthday cake (though they decided against 104 candles, Powell said). Mama Serah blew out the candles herself. Mbugua’s daughter, Nyambura, 68, said she does not know the secret to her mother’s longevity, adding that her grandmother lived to 104, so it may just run in the family. What she does know her mother comes home from ADHC well cared-for and “very, very happy.” Staff at Lewinsville said Nyambura and her husband, Quadri Mogaji, are very involved with Mama Serah’s care at the center. They need to be extra communicative because Mbugua, who came to the United States in 1998, does not speak much English. “We don’t have to worry about anything,” Nyambura said. “She is happy and safe when she is here. We love everyone at Lewinsville so much.” Lewinsville is one of four NCS Adult Day Health Care locations, along with Herndon Harbor, Lincolnia and Mt. Vernon. ADHC believes everyone should live their best life, regardless of physical or mental limitations. Keeping older adults with dementia and other cognitive conditions engaged physically, mentally and socially can have a great impact on their health – just look at Mama Serah. “We just love her,” says Marlese Clifton, Lewinsville’s nurse coordinator, adding the center was proud to celebrate Mama Serah’s Kenyan heritage and respects all clients’ cultures. “When I interview families who want to come here, one of the issues is when the client is home, they sleep a lot of the time. Then they come here are and safe and engaged – and they want to come here more days because of it.” Special guests at the celebration included firefighters from Fairfax County Station 44 in McLean and NCS Deputy Director Keisha Dotson, who offered best wishes on the milestone day. “What a blessing for such a long life,” she said. “I am so happy for Mama Serah has chosen the Lewinsville family.”    

Upcoming Events

Feb
23

5:30PM, Join us for “The Value of Telling Our Stories. " Enjoy local…
Feb
24

10:00AM, Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services is holding an Open…
Feb
28

5:00PM, Fairfax County NCS is hiring for positions in School Age Child Care (…
Feb
28

5:00PM, Apply and interview on the spot for different positions. Qualified…
Mar
02

10:00AM, Fight Hunger in Our Neighborhoods Drop off your food and cash…
Mar
09

10:00AM, Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services is holding an Open…
Mar
10

1:00PM, The NCS CareVan will be visiting the March Into Better Health event and…
Mar
20

5:00PM, Fairfax County NCS is hiring for positions in School Age Child Care (…
Mar
20

5:00PM, Apply and interview on the spot for different positions. Qualified…
Apr
13

10:00AM, Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services is holding an Open…
May
11

10:00AM, Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services is holding an Open…

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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