As February comes to a close, we look back at what United Community’s activities and events over the past month that were centered around learning more about and celebrating Black culture in the United States.
Creekside Village Community Center and Sacramento Neighborhood Center hosted activities that promoted this year’s national theme of Black Health and Wellness. Sacramento’s Afro Beats Yoga and Movement class was led by our Youth Development Instructor, Mr. Zak, and Chakaboom Fitness Coach, Kim Hamlett. Watch participants of all ages having fun dancing and moving during the class.
Creekside’s Culture is Wellness fair had activities and workshops to teach participants what they can do at home to better their spiritual, physical, emotional and environmental well-being. Representatives from the NAACP, Fairfax County Health Department, and MOJO Health and Fitness helped make this event a success!
Our Family Achievement Program (FAP) hosted a Family Movie Night where attendees watched “Our Friend, Martin,” while enjoying pizza and snacks. The movie profiles Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. We had over 30 FAP participants and their families come out for an evening together and celebrate Black History Month. FAP assists families in reaching their goals of self-sufficiency and independence. They host regular events for participants to come together and find a community of support.
Students from our Community Schools and Community Centers had opportunities to interview local Black leaders in our community. These leaders shared their unique experiences and encouraged the youth to be involved in the community to help bring about the positive change they want to see. You can watch these interviews on our YouTube channel.
We are appreciative of all that we have learned and celebrated throughout the month. You can view more of our activities on United Community’s social media handles. We look forward to future celebrations of other cultures and groups that make up our incredible community.