MEMORIAL DAY: United Community is closed on May 30th, 2022

Career Exploration at Creekside Village Community Center

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 […]

Trunk or Treats and Halloween Fun at United Community

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 […]

Help Local Families Purchase Gifts for Their Children

Our Thanksgiving Drive wraps up today, and we are so grateful to everyone in our community who contributed gift cards and non-perishable food for families we serve. Even as we continue to prepare Thanksgiving baskets, we are now focused on our Holiday Gift Card Drive, kicking off today. We are collecting $30 gift cards from […]

Coming Together to Make Positive Change in Our Community

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On Saturday, October 1, COMMUN1TY+, an initiative convened by United Community, conducted a Visioning Retreat, bringing together 41 resident leadership voices, community stakeholders and partners from Fairfax County government agencies to engage in a deep listening and community dialogue focused on creating equitable, systemic community change.    COMMUN1TY+ is an innovative, bottom-up initiative that endeavors to […]

Bringing More Gardens to the Richmond Highway Corridor

Fairfax County Public Schools and community partners have come together to bring more gardens to the Richmond Highway corridor, and United Community is among the organizations digging in to support these efforts.   United Community manages the Community Schools program at Mount Vernon Woods Elementary School (MVWES) and Walt Whitman Middle School (WWMS), providing students […]

SPARKS Summer Camp Wraps Up Another Fun Year

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 […]

United Community Welcomes Interns to Our Programs

Every year, United Community recruits interns to work within our agency as they pursue both graduate and undergraduate degrees. In the last few weeks, we have welcomed several interns who will be joining us during the academic year: Jacey Lynn Edwards, an MSW intern who will be at Creekside Community Center as a Youth Development […]

One Woman Connecting Friends and Neighbors to Life-Changing Services

Maria never imagined that a neighbor suggesting she reach out to United Community for food assistance for her and her infant daughter six years ago would have made such a difference in her life. But that suggestion, which seemed like a small one at the time, was the beginning of a journey for Maria, one […]

Welcome Our New Chief Impact Officer

Cheryl Cook-Posley

We’re excited to announce that Cheryl Cook-Posley has joined as Chief Impact Officer. In this senior leadership role, Cheryl will help shape United Community’s community impact initiatives — COMMUN1TY+ and Opportunity Neighborhood — as well as lay the groundwork for systemic changes that promote equity and create opportunities from womb to wealth. She will also […]

Mothers Making a Difference

We are excited to introduce you to an incredible group of mothers, featured recently in The Washington Post, who are shining examples of how community driven solutions are created.  At the height of the pandemic, Ana Delia Romero made it her mission to ensure none of her neighbors were going hungry. She approached United Community […]

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