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 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, May 17, 9-10 a.m. Set your alarms for Monday at 9 a.m.! Join…

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9:00AM, Monday, May 17, 9-10 a.m.  This is a low impact exercise form that…

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10:30AM, Monday, May 17, 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Featured Recipe! Watch a…

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12:00PM, Monday, May 17, Noon-1 p.m.  A social time with friends - have fun,…

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1:15PM, Monday, May 17, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Featured Artist! Sharon Fishel,…

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1:15PM, Monday, May 17, 1:15-3:30 p.m. 1:15-2:15 p.m. - Beginner Line Dancing…

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2:30PM, Monday, May 17, 2:30-3:30 p.m.       Ken Avis Topic: Overview - DC…

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4:30PM, Let’s Talk: Featuring the Fairfax Police Force - Virtual Panel…

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5:00PM, Monday, May 17, 5-6 p.m. Join us each week to discover places you have…

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9:00AM, Tuesday, May 18, 9-10 a.m.  Tai chi is an ancient Chinese martial art…

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9:00AM, Tuesday, May 18, 9-10 a.m.  Computer class in Mandarin (demo through…

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10:15AM, Tuesday, May 18, 10:15-11:15 a.m.  Low impact with moderate intensity…

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10:30AM, Tuesday, May 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m.   A representative from the…

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11:30AM, Tuesday, May 18, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Summer island theme! Wear a…

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12:00PM, Tuesday, May 18, Noon-1 p.m.  A program aimed to engage and support…

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1:00PM, Tuesday, May 18, 1-2 p.m. Set up a chair without arms on the carpet or…

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1:15PM, Tuesday, May 18, 1:15-2:15 p.m.  Join us to play Are You Smarter Than…

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2:00PM, Tuesday, May 18, 2-2:15 p.m.  Learn and practice relaxation techniques…

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2:30PM, Tuesday, May 18, 2:30-3:30 p.m.  An energetic cardio dance class that…

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2:30PM, Tuesday, May 18, 2:30-3:30 p.m.  Sheila Epstein, director, and…

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5:00PM, Tammarrah Addison Tuesday, May 18, 5-6 p.m.   Topic: Nature…

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6:15PM, Kelly King; photo by Ossie White III. Tuesday, May 18, 6:15-7:15 p…

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9:00AM, Wednesday, May 19, 9-10 a.m.  This is a low impact exercise form that…

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10:30AM, Wednesday, May 19, 10:30-11:30 a.m. A strength, balance and fitness…

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10:30AM, Wednesday, May 19, 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Topic: Wedding Songs! Join us…

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11:45AM, Wednesday, May 19, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.      Tom Teasley Award…

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1:15PM, Wednesday, May 19, 1:15-2:15 p.m.  Test your knowledge and skills! To…

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1:15PM, Wednesday, May 19, 1:15-2:15 p.m.  Stretching promotes flexibility and…

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2:30PM, Wednesday, May 19, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Full body invigorating low impact…

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2:30PM, Wednesday, May 19, 2:30-3:30 p.m. This is an intermediate/basic class…

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6:00PM, Rec-PAC Hiring Goes Virtual - Featuring On-the-Spot Job Offers!

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9:00AM, Thursday, May 20, 9-10 a.m.  Tai chi is an ancient Chinese martial art…

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9:00AM, Thursday, May 20, 9-10 a.m. Special presentation!  Understanding…

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10:15AM, Thursday, May 20, 10:15-11:15 a.m.  Low impact with moderate…

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10:30AM, Thursday, May 20, 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Topic: Zoo and Aquarium Live Cam…

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11:45AM, Thursday, May 20, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Special presentation! Topic:…

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11:45AM, Thursday, May 20, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.         Tom Teasley…

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1:15PM, Thursday, May 20, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Yoga and mindfulness can be helpful…

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1:15PM, Thursday, May 20, 1:15-2:15 p.m.   Guest performer! Arts for the Aging…

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2:30PM, Thursday, May 20, 2:30-3:30 p.m.   Expand your German learning through…

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2:30PM, Thursday, May 20, 2:30-3:30 p.m.  Enjoy a lower-intensity version of…

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2:30PM, Thursday, May 20, 2:30-3:30 p.m.         Ken Avis Topic: The…

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5:00PM, Tammarrah Addison Thursday, May 20, 5-6 p.m.  Pictures and Poetry…

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6:15PM, Kelly King; photo by Ossie White III. Thursday, May 20, 6:15-7:15…

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9:00AM, Friday, May 21, 9-10 a.m.  Relax and strengthen your mind and body. …

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10:30AM, Friday, May 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m. A strength, balance and fitness…

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10:30AM, Friday, May 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m. New featured book! Join us as we…

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12:00PM, Friday, May 21, Noon-1 p.m.  A representative from Fairfax County…

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1:15PM, Friday, May 21, 1:15-2:15 p.m.  Beginner level conversation and…

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1:15PM, Friday, May 21, 1:15-2:15 p.m.  Fun and energetic fitness class!…

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2:30PM, Friday, May 21, 2:30-3:30 p.m.  Join us for a virtual art show…

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2:30PM, Monday, May 24, 2:30-3:30 p.m.         Ken Avis Topic: Jazzing the…

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5:00PM, Tammarrah Addison Tuesday, May 25, 5-6 p.m.   Pictures and Poetry…

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6:15PM, Kelly King; photo by Ossie White III. Tuesday, May 25, 6:15-7:15 p…

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10:00AM, Adverse Childhood Experiences and How to Help Build a More Resilient…

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11:45AM, Wednesday, May 26, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.           Tom Teasley…

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11:45AM, Thursday, May 27, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.          Tom Teasley…

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2:30PM, Thursday, May 27, 2:30-3:30 p.m.       Ken Avis Topic: Jazzing the…

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6:15PM, Kelly King; photo by Ossie White III. Thursday, May 27, 6:15-7:15…

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5:00PM, Tammarrah Addison Tuesday, June 1, 5-6 p.m.  Pictures and Poetry…

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6:15PM, Kelly King; photo by Ossie White III. Tuesday, June 1, 6:15-7:15 p…

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11:00AM,   Rec-PAC is hiring to fill more than 200 positions for its six-week…

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11:45AM, Wednesday, June 2, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.          Tom Teasley…

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11:45AM, Thursday, June 3, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.         Tom Teasley…

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2:30PM, Thursday, June 3, 2:30-3:30 p.m.      Ken Avis Topic: Jazzing the…

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5:00PM, Tammarrah Addison Thursday, June 3, 5-6 p.m.   Pictures and…

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6:15PM, Kelly King; photo by Ossie White III. Thursday, June 3, 6:15-7:15…

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2:30PM, Monday, June 7, 2:30-3:30 p.m.      Ken Avis Topic: When DC was the…

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6:15PM, Kelly King; photo by Ossie White III. Tuesday, June 8, 6:15-7:15 p…

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11:45AM, Wednesday, June 9, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.          Tom Teasley…

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11:45AM, Thursday, June 10, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.        Tom Teasley…

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2:30PM, Thursday, June 10, 2:30-3:30 p.m.       Ken Avis Topic: When DC was…

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5:00PM, Tammarrah Addison Thursday, June 10, 5-6 p.m.  Pictures and…

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6:15PM, Kelly King; photo by Ossie White III. Thursday, June 10, 6:15-7:15…

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2:30PM, Monday, June 14, 2:30-3:30 p.m.       Ken Avis Topic: Sweet Soul…

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6:00PM, LGBTQ+ Protections in Fairfax County

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6:15PM, Kelly King; photo by Ossie White III. Tuesday, June 15, 6:15-7:15…

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11:45AM, Wednesday, June 16, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.        Tom Teasley…

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11:45AM, Thursday, June 17, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.         Tom Teasley…

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2:30PM, Thursday, June 17, 2:30-3:30 p.m.       Ken Avis Topic: Sweet Soul…

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6:15PM, Kelly King; photo by Ossie White III. Thursday, June 17, 6:15-7:15…

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2:30PM, Monday, June 21, 2:30-3:30 p.m.         Ken Avis Topic: Rocking the…

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6:15PM, Kelly King; photo by Ossie White III. Tuesday, June 22, 6:15-7:15…

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11:45AM, Wednesday, June 23, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.          Tom Teasley…

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11:45AM, Thursday, June 24, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.          Tom Teasley…

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2:30PM, Thursday, June 24, 2:30-3:30 p.m.       Ken Avis Topic: Rocking the…

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2:30PM, Monday, June 28, 2:30-3:30 p.m.         Ken Avis Topic: The Future…

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6:00PM, Join us for the May 19 Fairfax County Athletic Council Meeting at 6 p.m…

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9:00AM, School Age Child Care (SACC) Virtual Open Hire Event

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10:00AM, Virtual Event for All Job Seekers

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9:00AM, School Age Child Care (SACC) Virtual Open Hire Event

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10:00AM, Adverse Childhood Experiences and How to Help  Build a More Resilient…

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3:00PM, Virtual Event for All Job Seekers

News and Information

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May 12, 2021
Are you interested in working with school age children in a fun, energetic and educational setting? The School Age Child Care Program (SACC) program is hosting a virtual open hire event on May 25 and 26, 2021 to fill Teacher 1 positions (Day Care Center Teacher 1) with the Office for Children in the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services. To apply, email your resume to Lee.An@fairfaxcounty.gov. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be contacted by phone to schedule a virtual interview. Interviews will be held through Microsoft Teams. SACC staff support children’s healthy development by providing opportunities for children to expand their interests, develop their talents, and enhance their learning. To learn more about the positions, including minimum and preferred qualification, salary, job responsibilities and locations and schedule, visit https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/office-for-children/sacc/2021-virtual-open-hire-event.

Camp Fairfax

May 11, 2021
NCS is excited to bring you a variety of camp options taking place in person this summer. Registration is now open for 2021 NCS Summer Camps, which run from June through August 2021. Summer camp programs include: Camp Fairfax, for grades 1-7 (rising). Culmore Soccer Camp, for ages 6-16. Teens in Action, for ages 12-18. Therapeutic Recreation Camp, for participants ages 5-22 with disabilities. Value in Prevention (V.I.P.) Camp, for grades 7-9 (rising). NCS Connects: Summer Adventures, virtual camp for youth and teens. For more information on our camps and to register, visit bit.ly/NCSSummerCamps.

Gum Springs Black History Program

April 29, 2021
On March 10, 2021, Gum Springs Community Center in Alexandria held its annual Black History Month Celebration virtually via Zoom. The video is now available to watch in segments on Fairfax County’s YouTube channel. In each segment, a Fairfax County resident portrays and tells the story of a notable African American in the areas of inspiration, science, entertainment and arts, sports, education, and politics. Featured African Americans include Kamala Harris, Kobe Bryant, Maya Angelou, Hiram Revels, George Carruthers, and many more. The video was produced by Gum Springs Community Center staff at the new Gum Springs Multimedia Studio. According to Debra Graves-Sanders, who portrayed Shirley Chisholm in the program, “Clarice Carter and I had a vision for the Black History Month program and they were able to bring our vision to light with digital media! Never in our wildest dreams did we expect the professionalism and high-tech production that Sam and the media center was able to deliver to us and the community.” Have a video project you’d like to work on? The Gum Springs Multimedia Studio is available for public use; contact Sam Ettaro at Samuel.ettaro@fairfaxcounty.gov for more information.  

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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