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 […]
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 […]
Progreso Literacy and Citizenship Center is moving to the third floor of the Gerry Hyland Government Center, previously known as the South County Center, across the street from its current location. Progreso is moving because Fairfax County will soon begin renovations at the old Mount Vernon High School where we are currently located. Progreso will […]
The volunteer teachers at Progreso Literacy and Citizenship Center received a Stronger Together nomination at the 30th Annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards. Progreso has at least 10 teachers who volunteer their time to help refugees and immigrants in our community. They lead semester-long English and Citizenship courses. Many of them have served the community […]
United Community’s Progreso Literacy and Citizenship Center is pleased to announce this year’s Valencourt Scholarship recipients for 2022. The Valencourt Scholarship was created in 2014 at the bequest of Ms. Lois Valencourt to enable students graduating from Mount Vernon, West Potomac, and Bryant High Schools to pursue vocational training or a traditional college education. Recipients receive […]
Maria came to United Community Progreso Literacy and Citizenship Center in 2019, but her journey to naturalization started long before.
It’s a beautiful spring morning when Brenda walks into United Community’s Progreso Literacy and Citizenship Center. She has been coming to the Center for several months now for help with her citizenship application — but today she has something special to share with United Community’s Immigration Attorney Harith Mazrui. Brenda has passed her U.S. Citizenship […]