Coming Together to Make Positive Change in Our Community
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 […]
Welcome Our New Chief Impact Officer
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 […]
Dazzling Performance From Our Local Youth
Youth from our local community dazzled the crowd with their graduation presentation of the play “Encanto” to finish off a week-long camp with Alexandria’s Children’s Theater (ACT). Opportunity Neighborhood Mount Vernon (ONMV) and COMMUN1TY+ partnered with ACT to provide a unique experience where the children learned dialogue, songs, and dances that were presented to families […]
Taxes Made Easy
Accessible tax filing assistance has already seen thousands of dollars in returns for community members.
Building Bridges Across Route 1 – One Step at a Time!
It’s four o’clock on a Monday afternoon when Riverside Elementary educator Kathy Lehner pulls into the Sequoyah neighborhood. Her SUV is overflowing with diapers, toilet paper, and hygiene supplies collected from neighbors, friends, and family members on the other side of the highway. As Kathy parks, a Neighborhood Ambassador arrives to help her unload. Together, […]
How One Stimulus Check Can Feed a Neighborhood
Last Wednesday, I stepped out of my parent’s 2008 Honda Odyssey (also affectionately known as the family bus), and looked across the parking lot to the Alexandria Mega-Mart. I had a little more than an hour to get in and out — which for most people is pretty manageable. Except, I wasn’t going shopping for […]