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Opportunity Neighborhood Mount Vernon


Opportunity Neighborhood (ON) is the county-wide organizing framework for residents, community-based partners, FCPS, Fairfax County, and other supporters and allies to work together to deliver needed resources that are equitable, accessible, and effective for vulnerable youth and their families.

Partners within the scope of the Neighborhood work together to identify community needs and develop two-generation solutions.

Five Focal Areas-Opportunity Neighborhood

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Inclusive & Connected Community

Youth and families are empowered to be active leaders and to contribute and benefit fully from a community that supports and encourages them to thrive.

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Connected & Motivated Youth

Youth are plugged into a comprehensive network of caring adults that encourage and guide their positive academic and personal goals.

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School Readiness & Early Childhood Education

Children and adults have access to an array of evidence-based, quality resources that prepare them for and address barriers to lifelong learning.

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Wellness &
Family Stability

A continuum of supports allow youth and families to identify their goals for health, safety, stability, self-sufficiency, and to access resources for reaching them.

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Workforce Readiness, Student Career Preparedness & Family Literacy

Students and parents are empowered to take advantage of academic and career preparatory resources.

Neighborhood Ambassadors

We work with a team of residents – our Neighborhood Ambassadors – and provide them with the resources, training, and support to become leaders and advocates for their neighbors. 

Together, with our Neighborhood Ambassadors, government and school leaders, places of worship, and community organizations, we discuss and address the issues specific to the neighborhoods we serve to build service capacities, identify and increase access to resources, and work together to build new community supports.

Support empowering the Mount Vernon community by joining us as a Neighborhood Ambassador, Ally, or Partner.

For more information, email

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Partners and Supporters

There is power in collaboration. Does your organization or business serve the Mount Vernon community? Please join the Opportunity Neighborhood Engagement Team to join efforts and find synergies with other organizations in order to increase your impact. Click here to join. 

United Community is honored to serve as the backbone organization for Opportunity Neighborhood Mount Vernon. We work with residents, county government, Fairfax County Public schools, local businesses, and community and faith groups including, but not limited to, the following:


  • Alexandria South Rotary Club
  • Audubon Naturalists Society
  • Bethlehem Baptist Church
  • Capital Youth Empowerment Program
  • Community Services Board
  • CPDC/Stony Brook
  • Department of Family Services – Neighborhood Networks
  • Destiny Temple of Faith
  • Creekside, Sacramento, Stony Brook Community Centers
  • Fairfax County Health Department
  • Fairfax County Library
  • Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services
  • Fairfax County Police
  • Fairfax County Public Schools
  • Financial Empowerment Center of South County
  • First AME Church
  • Good Shepherd Catholic Church
  • Good Shepherd Housing
  • Imagination Library
  • Office for Children – Neighborhood School Readiness Team
  • Residential communities: Audobon Estates and Sequoyah Condominiums
  • Tenants and Workers United

Contacts and Additional Resources

Ivana Escobar
Director of Collective Impact

Kristen Brennan
Fairfax County Project Manager


Fairfax County ON webpage

Mount Vernon & West Potomac Resource Map (6/18) (pdf)

Imagination Library Program:  Free Book for birth – age 5 for children in zip codes 22309 & 22306


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*Site translation is completed through Google translate and may not be completely accurate.

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