On Saturday, March 4, 2023, county leaders, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington and community members gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the new Annandale Community Center at the Heritage Shopping Plaza.
The 2,100-square-foot center features two multipurpose rooms, small lounge, a kitchen and restrooms. Fairfax County is partnering with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington (BGCGW) to offer affordable youth programming and afterschool activities in the new space. Additional programs and resources will be added following the grand opening.
“This shows the many true partnerships we have in Fairfax County to improve the lives of our young people,” said Fairfax County Supervisor Chair Jeffrey McKay of the new facility.
NCS Deputy Director Pallas Washington said it was vital that the community’s voice was heard in the multiple public engagement sessions on the new facility’s features.
“We are committed to making sure that everything that happens here to support families is definitely a reflection of [the community],” she said.
Pictured left to right: Torrey Piper, Operations Manager, Fairfax County Neighborhood & Community Services Region 2; Theresa Brown, Assistant Division Director, NCS Region 2; Keesha Jackson-Muir, Principal, Braddock Elementary School; Pedro Herrera Santiago, 5th grade student, Braddock Elementary School; James Walkinshaw, Braddock District rep, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors; Jeffrey McKay, Chairman, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors; Penny Gross, Mason District rep, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors; Pallas Washington, Deputy Director, Fairfax County Neighborhood & Community Services; Jim Almond, Senior Vice President of Operations, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington; Chris Scales, Division Director, Fairfax County Neighborhood & Community Services .
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