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, Monday, July 6, 9-9:55 a.m. This is a low impact exercise form that…

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10:00AM, Monday, July 6, 10:05-10:50 a.m.  Featured recipe! Sweet potato, blue…

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11:00AM, Monday, July 6, 11-11:50 a.m.   New limited series! To receive…

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12:00PM, Monday, July 6, Noon-1 p.m. A social time with friends - have fun, be…

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1:15PM, Monday, July 6, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Guest Artist! Join local artist, Sharon…

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2:30PM, Monday, July 6, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Exercises for your brain!  This class…

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9:00AM, Tuesday, July 7, 9-9:50 a.m. Please join this informational session on…

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10:00AM, Tuesday, July 7, 10-10:55 a.m. Low impact exercise to help with…

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11:00AM, Tuesday, July 7, 11:05-11:50 a.m. Patriotic Jeopardy - Test your…

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12:00PM, Tuesday, July 7, Noon-1 p.m.  A program aimed to engage and support…

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1:15PM, Tuesday, July 7, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Learn and practice relaxation…

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2:30PM, Tuesday, July 7, 2:30-3:30 p.m. An energetic cardio dance class that…

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9:00AM, Wednesday, July 8, 9-9:55 a.m. This is a low impact exercise form that…

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10:00AM, Wednesday, July 8, 10:05-11:05 a.m.  Stay Active and Independent for…

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11:15AM, Wednesday, July 8, 11:15-11:50 a.m. Join us for music and dancing!…

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12:00PM, Wednesday, July 8, Noon-1 p.m. Special event! Topic: Fairfax County…

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1:15PM, Wednesday, July 8, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Test your knowledge and skills! To…

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2:30PM, Wednesday, July 8, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Join a lively discussion with your…

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9:00AM, Thursday, July 9, 9-9:50 a.m. Please join this informational session…

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10:00AM, Thursday, July 9, 10-10:55 a.m. Low impact exercise to help with…

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11:00AM, Thursday, July 9, 11:05-11:50 a.m. Join the discussion group to learn…

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12:00PM, Thursday, July 9, Noon-1 p.m.  A program aimed to engage and support…

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1:15PM, Thursday, July 9, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Walk down memory lane and share an…

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2:30PM, Thursday, July 9, 2:30-3:30 p.m. An energetic cardio dance class that…

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9:00AM, Friday, July 10, 9-9:50 a.m. Relax and strengthen your mind and body.…

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10:00AM, Friday, July 10, 10-11 a.m.  Stay Active and Independent for Life. A…

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11:00AM, Friday, July 10, 11:10-11:50 a.m.  Special Event! Join us for a…

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12:00PM, Friday, July 10, Noon-1 p.m. A social time with friends - have fun,…

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1:15PM, Friday, July 10, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Fun and energetic fitness class!…

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2:30PM, Friday, July 10, 2:30-3:30 p.m.  Gardening ideas and tips! This class…

News and Information

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July 1, 2020
As Fairfax County moves into Phase Three of the Forward Virginia plan and gradually reopens facilities to the public, here’s what you need to know about Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS): NCS will be providing an abbreviated summer program for rising first- through sixth-grade children of working families from Monday, July 13 through Friday, August 7. The program, Camp Fairfax, will be at 18 locations across the county, including seven NCS Community Centers and 11 Fairfax County Public Schools. This full-day program will run from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day, featuring exciting opportunities in outdoor adventures, performing arts, sports & recreation, visual arts, science exploration and creative writing. Current CDC health and safety guidelines will be implemented. Registration begins Monday, July 6; space is limited. Learn more information here. NCS is offering its first virtual summer program for youth and teens: NCS Connects Summer: A Virtual Journey! This new four-week Virtual Summer Camp will be offered via our website, bit.ly/ncsconnects , each weekday from July 6 to July 31. For grades 1 to 6, camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon; for grades 7 to 12, it will run from 1 to 4 p.m. During camp, participants will develop valuable life skills and make positive social connections through a combination of live, pre-recorded, and self-guided activities across five categories, including arts and crafts, STEAM and more. Register today by contacting your local Teen or Community Center. Alternatively, you may download the registration packet and drop off at your local center or email to Maria.Franco-Nativi@fairfaxcounty.gov. For more information, read the parent welcome letter. Community Centers will only be open for the modified youth program, Camp Fairfax. There will be no weekend hours during this four-week program. Huntington and Pinn, as well all community sites , will remain closed due to limited ability to provide appropriate social distancing. Senior Centers will remain closed, but the Virtual Center for Active Adults provides an online means to connect with peers, engage in a variety of activities and discover useful resources while combatting isolation.

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June 26, 2020
The Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services is excited to announce that registration is now open for #NCSconnects Virtual Summer Camp – a FREE out-of-school time program for students in grades 1-6 and 7-12. This new four-week program is being offered as an alternative to the RECQuest and Teens in Action programs, which were cancelled due to COVID-19. The virtual program will run July 6-31, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon for youth in grades 1-6 and from 1 to 4 p.m. for youth in grades 7-12. Participants will have opportunities to develop valuable life skills and make positive social connections through a combination of live, pre-recorded, and self-guided activities. Activity categories include arts and crafts; community connections; health and wellness; service (Educating Youth Through Employment – E.Y.E), and STEAM. To register for # NCSconnects Virtual Summer Camp, contact your local Teen or Community Center. Alternatively, you may download the registration materials at bit.ly/ncsconnects and drop off at your local center. Registered participants will receive information on how to pick up their “camp in a box,” which includes materials needed to participate in the activities. Curbside/contactless pickup will be provided at select Community or Teen Centers. For more information visit, bit.ly/ncsconnects and read the parent letter.

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June 22, 2020
The Office for Children is seeking donations to support child care programs countywide in providing essential services to children and families. Donated supplies will support healthy hygiene practices and help child care centers and family child care programs maintain a clean and healthy environment. Specifically, OFC is seeking these essential supplies: Hand soap Paper towels Toilet paper Disinfectant wipes Disinfectant spray Bleach Hand sanitizer Disposable gloves Diapers Donations will be collected from June 17 through July 31, 2020. To donate, please visit bit.ly/OFC_Supplies. For more information, visit fairfaxcounty.gov/OFC and download a flyer.

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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