This community center will provide recreational activities, educational workshops and programs to residents and be the home of the Workforce Innovation and Skills Hub, a first of its kind County-sponsored workforce development program.
When & Where: Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 11 a.m. at 7950 Audubon Ave, Alexandria, VA.
Alexandria, VA – Members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services, and local community leaders will celebrate the opening of the Community Center in the Lee District during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Tours will be offered after the program.
Fairfax County purchased the facility, originally the Mount Vernon Athletic Club, in May 2020 with plans to establish a multi-service center to meet the immediate needs of neighborhoods in the Buckman Road area on the west side of Richmond Highway in Alexandria. The County made several improvements to the facility in the areas of basic accessibility, capital renewal, safety, and community use updates. In addition to providing recreation, youth programs, and other resources for the community, the community center is also the site of the Workforce Innovation Skills Hub (W.I.S.H.), a workforce training and development center.
“Not only will this be a space for recreation, but the community center will be an accessible location for residents to learn the skills needed to get a good-paying job,” said Lee District Supervisor Rodney Lusk (Lee). “The Workforce Innovation Skills Hub (W.I.S.H.), housed in the new community center, will provide residents with training in the building trades and in-demand technology jobs. Once residents complete their training, they can move into high paying careers that will help move them into the middle class.”