It is never too early to explore career choices, as the youth at Creekside Village Community Center learned last week. Our students donned chef’s hats and aprons one day and explored firefighting the next as part of our ongoing efforts to expose our youth to new and varied experiences and open their eyes to endless […]
We enjoyed a fun-filled Halloween weekend with the community. On Friday, the Family Achievement Program celebrated Trunk or Treat at the Pillar Church of Woodlawn. It was great to see the decorated cars and kids and parents in costumes. On Sunday afternoon, the Sacramento Neighborhood Center held its Trunk or Treat and Resource Fair. Participants […]
Last month, as the summer came to an end, so did our SPARKS Summer Camp. Once again, children and teens from neighborhoods along the Route 1 corridor experienced all the joy, adventure, and friendships that summer camp can provide. SPARKS was made possible by the generous support of businesses and individuals from our community. Activities […]
As we come to the end of July, it is hard to believe there are just 2 more weeks of SPARKS Summer Camp. We have had an amazing summer with children in our community and are really excited for the final field trips and activities planned before school starts. Youth at Creekside Village Community Center […]
Girls from Creekside Village Community Center capped off a season of programming designed to strengthen social, emotional, physical, and behavioral skills by completing the Girls on the Run 5K. Meeting twice a week after school at Creekside, Girls on the Run offers lessons that blend physical activity with life skill development to enable them to […]
United Community’s Sacramento Neighborhood Center participated in Fairfax County NAACP’s Family Fun Day at Mount Vernon Woods Park on Saturday, June 4. Families enjoyed eco-friendly activities and learned more about environmental resources in the community. Community members of all ages enjoyed an afternoon of environmental exploration, including bird watching, counting caterpillars, and flower dying. Families also made DIY binoculars, participated in recycling relay races, and played other outdoor games.
Creekside Village Community Center hosted a Thrift Day on Friday, April 1. With donations from community members and organizations, Creekside offered clothing and personal hygiene products. With the warmer weather coming, families were able to pick out new outfits for summer, as well as for work and even the next school year. Did you know […]
THRIVE program continues to help adults become workforce ready! United Community’s Sacramento Neighborhood Center (SNC) held a graduation brunch last week to honor this round’s THRIVE participants for their hard work and dedication to gaining new skills. SNC developed THRIVE (Together Helping Reintroduce Individuals to Valuable Education) as a 10-week course to help adults develop computer skills, engage in health and wellness activities, and become more workforce ready.
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.
The after-school snacks at our Community Centers just got better! United Community’s Creekside Village Community Center and Sacramento Neighborhood Center are now providing nutritious dinners during their after-school programs! The 60+ youth enrolled in Success through Purpose, Achievement, Respect, and Knowledge (SPARK) will be able to come to the centers for tutoring, fun activities, and a full meal.