Community Outreach Program

Community Outreach Program Arlington County's Community Outreach Program teaches, connects and empowers underserved residents at five outreach centers throughout the community.

The Community Outreach Program was originally created in 1979 to meet the needs of the many individuals who had immigrated to Arlington from Southeast Asia. Since that time, our program has expanded in order to effectively meet the needs of each new group of immigrants coming to Arlington from around the world. Our program is designed to identify and reach out to immigrants and other under-served populations in the community. These populations are served through various programs, counseling, and referrals to Arlington County services and nonprofit agencies. As we work with newcomers to acculturate and become a part of the community, our overarching goal is to help them acquire the tools needed to live and succeed in the United States. The Community Outreach Program has six Outreach Specialists who are based in five outreach centers located throughout Arlington. The centers are located in low-income neighborhoods with high concentrations of immigrants.

Mission: The Community Outreach Program is a multicultural program promoting sustainable livelihoods and community belonging through neighborhood educational programs and services for newly arrived and low-income Arlington County residents.

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03/03/2017

Oh, the memories... nostalgic thoughts šŸ’­

10/14/2016
arlingtonlife.org

Come one, come all to the Arlington Health & Wellness Fair tomorrow at the Arlington Mill Community Center, 10 am - 4 pm! Family fun, health information and resources, dance performances, cooking demonstrations and more:

How do you spell SUCCESS? Arlington Spanish literacy students participated in the Cenaes annual spelling bee competition...
06/17/2016

How do you spell SUCCESS? Arlington Spanish literacy students participated in the Cenaes annual spelling bee competition, staff and volunteer teachers were recognized for their hard work!

It's never to early to celebrate Father's Day! Enjoy the day with your kiddos roasting hot dogs, playing outdoor games, ...
06/07/2016
I'm With Dad Day

It's never to early to celebrate Father's Day! Enjoy the day with your kiddos roasting hot dogs, playing outdoor games, running around an obstacle course and more this Saturday at 12:30 at Walter Reed Community Center & Park!

Children benefit from relationships with their fathers and father figures. If youā€™re a dad or someone who fulfills the role of dad, then bring the kids for food, fellowship, and fun!

Congratulations to our newest citizenship class graduates, Elisseth, Juan and Ana, and the dedicated, enthusiastic volun...
05/27/2016

Congratulations to our newest citizenship class graduates, Elisseth, Juan and Ana, and the dedicated, enthusiastic volunteer instructors who make it all happen!

Share good food and music in the company of your neighbors!  Join us for a Family Celebration on the evening of Saturday...
05/13/2016

Share good food and music in the company of your neighbors! Join us for a Family Celebration on the evening of Saturday, May 21st. All community members are welcome! For more details:

Calling all kids and kids-at-heart! Join Arlington VA Public Library for a puppet show, book give-aways and music this S...
04/28/2016

Calling all kids and kids-at-heart! Join Arlington VA Public Library for a puppet show, book give-aways and music this Saturday, 10 am - 3 pm at Arlington Mill Community Center!

What's one key to a healthy relationship with your children? Listen with love! Learn to listen to your kids and teens wi...
04/25/2016

What's one key to a healthy relationship with your children? Listen with love! Learn to listen to your kids and teens with your ears, eyes and heart this Thursday, 5 pm at Arlington Mill Community Center. This workshop will be presented in Spanish, but speakers of other languages are also welcome. Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families Aspire Afterschool Learning

Enterprising students learning how to operate a sewing machine and cut fabric at the Rinker Community Center at the Gate...
04/01/2016

Enterprising students learning how to operate a sewing machine and cut fabric at the Rinker Community Center at the Gates of Ballston. Stay tuned to see what they'll create in just a couple of months!

Enterprising students learning how to operate a sewing machine and cut fabric at the Rinker Community Center at the Gates of Ballston. Stay tuned to see what they'll create in just a couple of months!

03/21/2016
www.fairfaxtimes.com

Bright smiles all around from participants at this month's Mission of Mercy dental clinic! Thank you to the dental professionals and other volunteers who cleaned, filled and pulled the teeth of 855 people from Arlington and throughout northern Virginia!

Get out and enjoy the beautiful weather on Saturday, March 19, 9-1, at St Andrewā€™s Episcopal Church (4000 Lorcom Lane, 2...
03/11/2016

Get out and enjoy the beautiful weather on Saturday, March 19, 9-1, at St Andrewā€™s Episcopal Church (4000 Lorcom Lane, 22207)! Learn new tips for your garden and stock up on seeds to help you grow food donations that will help Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) feed over 2,000 families each week.

Do you use the bus? Would you like to? ArlingtonVA Transit 2026 is looking for your feedback on draft recommendations to...
03/04/2016
Transit Development Plan - Plans & Studies

Do you use the bus? Would you like to? ArlingtonVA Transit 2026 is looking for your feedback on draft recommendations to improve bus service in Arlington over the next 10 years. Check out the recommendations and let them know what you think:

The Transit Development Plan identifies transit service improvements that are designed to support the Master Transportation Plan.

Conoces a alguien que no sabe leer y escribir en espaƱol? Do you know someone who does not know how to read and write in...
02/05/2016

Conoces a alguien que no sabe leer y escribir en espaƱol? Do you know someone who does not know how to read and write in Spanish? Literacy classes for native Spanish speakers begin tonight! Learn more:

Starting the New Year off in good health at last weekend's NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo!
01/11/2016

Starting the New Year off in good health at last weekend's NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo!

12/31/2015
Community Outreach Program

Here's a short video of some of the participants of our program wishing everyone a Happy New Year! I am so happy to work in such a multicultural community..

Sending heartfelt wishes for a happy and healthy New Year, in the words of Community Outreach Program volunteers and participants!

12/31/2015
Happy New Year!

Sending heartfelt wishes for a happy and healthy New Year, in the words of Community Outreach Program volunteers and participants!

11/25/2015

Reflecting on a few of the reasons our clients are thankful: time with family, good health, a safe place to call home and a strong social safety net. And we are #ARLthankful for all our volunteers and partners do for the community!

11/20/2015
Around Arlington | Lee Highway Charettes

Check out the latest edition of Around Arlington, which includes a spotlight on our recent citizenship program reception. So proud of our wonderful volunteer instructors and former students, now American citizens!

Brrrr.....feels like winter is already here!  Help keep our neighbors warm this season - donate a new or gently used coa...
11/09/2015

Brrrr.....feels like winter is already here! Help keep our neighbors warm this season - donate a new or gently used coat to the Nauck Community Services Center. Donations are being collected through this Friday!

WE EXTENDED THE COAT DRIVE BUT THIS IS IT...YOUR FINAL WEEK TO DROP OFF COATS FOR OUR 6TH ANNUAL COAT DRIVE...DROP OFF GENTLY USED OR NEW COATS FOR MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN UNTIL FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2015. COATS ARE GIVEN OUT TO ARLINGTON RESIDENTS ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2015. HELP US KEEP THOSE IN NEED WARM THIS WINTER!

Celebrating our new citizens and volunteer instructors, their enthusiasm, creativity and dedication!
11/02/2015

Celebrating our new citizens and volunteer instructors, their enthusiasm, creativity and dedication!

Celebrating our new citizens and volunteer instructors, their enthusiasm, creativity and dedication!

Thank you to all of the partners who provided screenings, flu shots, consular services and wellness resources at Saturda...
10/12/2015

Thank you to all of the partners who provided screenings, flu shots, consular services and wellness resources at Saturday's health fair. So grateful to have the opportunity to provide this invaluable service to our community!

Thank you to all of the partners who provided screenings, flu shots, consular services and wellness resources at Saturday's health fair. So grateful to have the opportunity to provide this invaluable service to our community!

Congratulations to Rosa, a descendent of Christopher Columbus, who became a US citizen today after studying over a year ...
10/08/2015

Congratulations to Rosa, a descendent of Christopher Columbus, who became a US citizen today after studying over a year for her interview!

Have you gotten your flu shot yet? When was the last time you had your cholesterol checked? Stop by the health fair at A...
10/02/2015

Have you gotten your flu shot yet? When was the last time you had your cholesterol checked? Stop by the health fair at Arlington Mill Community Center on Saturday, October 10, 10 am - 2 pm. All services are free and open to everyone!

So many smiling faces eager to begin the school year!  Thanks to the generosity of countless donors and volunteers, we s...
09/11/2015

So many smiling faces eager to begin the school year! Thanks to the generosity of countless donors and volunteers, we served approximately 120 families with school supplies and assistance completing student information packets!

Thank you to all who have already donated to our Back to School drive! We continue to collect donations at Arlington com...
08/31/2015

Thank you to all who have already donated to our Back to School drive! We continue to collect donations at Arlington community centers until Thursday. Consider getting an extra backpack, binder or crayons when doing your family's back to school shopping!

Celebrating cultural diversity in our community at last weekend's Buckingham Festival!
08/28/2015

Celebrating cultural diversity in our community at last weekend's Buckingham Festival!

Remember how exciting the first day of school was? Donate a new backpack or school supplies and ensure that Arlington ch...
07/22/2015

Remember how exciting the first day of school was? Donate a new backpack or school supplies and ensure that Arlington children start the school year ready to learn!

You're never too young to learn healthy eating habits! Residents of all ages enjoyed making fruit wraps and practiced pr...
07/17/2015

You're never too young to learn healthy eating habits! Residents of all ages enjoyed making fruit wraps and practiced preparing balanced meals at the Gates of Ballston community center.

Celebrating Independence Day with a special naturalization ceremony at George Washington's Mount Vernon!
07/06/2015

Celebrating Independence Day with a special naturalization ceremony at George Washington's Mount Vernon!

Juana showing off what she has learned in the Gates of Ballston Spanish literacy class by taking first place at last wee...
06/22/2015

Juana showing off what she has learned in the Gates of Ballston Spanish literacy class by taking first place at last week's spelling bee!

So proud of our most recent citizenship class graduates. Congratulations Frano, Natasha and Sintayenu!
06/18/2015

So proud of our most recent citizenship class graduates. Congratulations Frano, Natasha and Sintayenu!

A good time was had by all of the Community Outreach volunteers who attended Friday evening's festivities! Thank you to ...
06/15/2015

A good time was had by all of the Community Outreach volunteers who attended Friday evening's festivities! Thank you to the computer lab monitors, Spanish literacy teachers, citizenship instructors, food distribution assistants, receptionists and many more volunteers who make our programs possible!

A good time was had by all of the Community Outreach volunteers who attended Friday evening's festivities! Thank you to the computer lab monitors, Spanish literacy teachers, citizenship instructors, food distribution assistants, receptionists and many more volunteers who make our programs possible!

Leo and the mini-garden he created with Buckingham families to teach them about the natural environment.  Stay tuned for...
06/05/2015

Leo and the mini-garden he created with Buckingham families to teach them about the natural environment. Stay tuned for the tomatoes and jalapeƱos later this summer!

Congratulations to this year's Outstanding Volunteer awardees!  From our parks and libraries to human services and educa...
05/22/2015
Honoring Outstanding Volunteers - Newsroom

Congratulations to this year's Outstanding Volunteer awardees! From our parks and libraries to human services and education, Arlington volunteers make a real difference! REEP: Arlington Education & Employment Program - Arlington, Virginia, USA

Arlington celebrates volunteers.

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General information

Community Centers: Arlington Mill Community Center 909 S. Dinwiddie St. 5th Floor Arlington, VA 22204 (703) 228-7798 Gates of Ballston Outreach Center 4108 4th St. N. Arlington, VA 22203 (703) 351-0019 Harvey Hall Outreach Center 850 S. Greenbrier St. Arlington, VA 22204 (703) 379-8736 Woodbury Park/Frederick Community Center 2230 Fairfax Drive Arlington, VA 22201 (703) 807-1941 For more information please contact the Community Outreach Program at (703) 228-1317.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(703) 228-1317

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