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

Scouting for Food Brings In Over 12,000 Pounds

On Saturday, November 12, Scouts from nine different troops across the community delivered to United Community non-perishable food items that they collected that morning from area homes. This is an annual event led by the Boy Scouts of America to help local food pantries. Dozens of volunteers weighed and sorted the item, and at the […]

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 […]

United Community Featured at APHSA Conference 

United Community is grateful to be selected as the 2022 Technology For A Cause charity supported at the 2022 ISM Annual Conference & Expo, produced by the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) . Contributions made by individuals and organizations attending the conference will support our mission.   As a supporter of United Community, you are […]

Partnership with Capital Area Food Bank Supports Families

United Community recently held its monthly Saturday food distribution in partnership with Capital Area Food Bank. This event supplements our regular food pantry distribution. United Community was able to distribute avocado, corn, onions, potatoes, and watermelon to 116 families! Our own Yamilee Theophile, United Community’s Director of Business Operations, volunteered on that Saturday and shared her experience: […]

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 […]

Nourishing Neighbors with Safeway

Ensuring every child has a healthy breakfast with Safeway Foundation’s Nourishing Neighbors program   This month when you visit Safeway at 7900 Ft. Hunt or 6130 Rose Hill Drive in Alexandria, you will see signs for the Nourishing Neighbors fundraiser; and you will have the opportunity to donate at checkout. We hope you will participate because […]

Healthy Families Earns Reaccreditation 

United Community’s Healthy Families Fairfax-Mount Vernon program was recently reaccredited by Healthy Families America, one of the nation’s leading family support and evidence-based home visiting programs in the United States.  Healthy Families provides home-based parenting education, health information, community support and school readiness for parents from pregnancy until the child reaches age three. This program […]


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