Connect Northern Virginia is a website designed to help YOU connect to community resources whether you’re a business, a nonprofit, a government program, an education organization or an individual seeking services. The goal is that these connections lead us to a stronger and more supportive community.
With Connect Northern Virginia, you can connect to programs and services – All in One Place. You can learn about community initiatives. Use Connect Northern Virginia to discover local events and also post your own events on the calendar. Another popular option is connecting to volunteer opportunities. All of the features are an excellent way to partner throughout your community to become involved or address community needs.
Visit the resources page, for links to easily locate resources created to serve the Northern Virginia region. Connect with these resources based on need, interest and location, including:
Aunt Bertha site providing human services program information;
Fairfax County Human Services Resource Guide and Loudoun Cares, for services available to county residents;
Prince William County Action in Community through Service (ACTS);
Live Healthy Fairfax and Live Healthy Loudoun dashboards with online access to data on topics to promote community well-being;
2-1-1 Virginia, Virginia Department of Social Services providing local and statewide human needs services.
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Briar Woods High School will host its second annual We’re All Human Luminary Walk Oct. 4.
The first walk, held April 2018, was created by Advanced Marketing, Briar Woods DECA, We’re All Human and Sources of Strength. All are invited to help shine a light on the problem of suicide and mental health awareness, school officials said.
Purcellville Tag Sale set for Oct. 13
Purcellville’s 15th annual Tag Sale is set for Oct. 13. Vendors will have booths along Main Street, and residents will conduct sales at their homes throughout Purcellville neighborhoods.
To register for a prime vendor location on Main Street, go to purcellvilletagsale.com. The fee is $25 per 10-feet-by-10-feet space. To register a sale location off Main Street or at home, the fee is $10.
Oatlands Awarded $12K for African American Exhibit
Oatlands Historic House and Gardens has landed a $12,000 grant to fund permanent interpretation of African American history at former plantation.
The project is funded by the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund of the National Trust for Historic Preservation with support from The JPB Foundation and will be led by Oatlands Director of Programming and Education Lori Kimball.
Every public school in Loudoun County earned the top accreditation ranking, according to information released by Virginia Department of Education today.
The division’s 88 schools scored well enough on the Standards of Learning exams in the spring to receive the state’s “fully accredited” designation. It is the second year in a row that every Loudoun County school met that standard. Loudoun’s schools were among 1,683 statewide to earn full accreditation this year, 92 percent of Virginia’s public schools.
Wow, summer went by really fast! More than 190,000 Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) students will be heading back to school on Tuesday, Aug. 28.
Here are seven things to know for the upcoming school year for all of our residents and especially for parents on topics from school security to longer recess.
It’s a big day in Loudoun County. Today is the first day of a new school year for more than 83,000 Loudoun public school students, plus several thousand more who will hit the books in home schools and private schools. But that’s just the start.
Dulles Greenway Lends Helping Hand to Loudoun Hunger Relief
Employees of the Dulles Greenway dedicated their work day today to feeding their neighbors.
First, they presented a check for $6,000 to Loudoun Hunger Relief, the county’s largest food pantry. Then, they rolled up their sleeves and helped the food pantry team deliver fresh fruits and vegetables to families at the Sterling Library.
This Business of Autism
Congratulations to All Who Worked on the film This Business of Autism! The film has been selected for the 2018 Glendale International Film Festival, to be held in Glendale, CA in October!
NAMI Northern Virginia’s 10th Annual Walk!
Saturday, September 22nd, 2018. Check in begins at 9:00am. Walk Kick-Off at 10:00am. Tysons Corner Center on the Plaza, 1961 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA. Tysons Corner station on Metro’s Silver Line. Visit naminovawalk.org to Walk or start your own Team!
NEW! NAMI Family-to-Family Class
11-week Class: Herndon. Registration Open–classes fill quickly! For adult family member (18+) (More than one family member per family is welcome to attend and is encouraged.) Location: Herndon, VA 20171 Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm. Meets: Thursdays, Sep 6th – Nov 15th, 2018.