Guest post by Cindy Brookshire.
City of Manassas Neighborhood Services picked up their 10th state/national award in three years for their work in addressing neighborhood issues head-on with community partnership-based solutions. The latest award is the “State Neighborhood Youth Effort of the Year” for the national pilot 1 By Youth project that took place on April 24, 2010 in the Georgetown South neighborhood. The award was presented in Roanoke on Sept. 25. City resident Dwayne Lynch was a finalist for State Neighborhood Advocate of the Year.
The City is sponsoring a neighborhood conference on Nov. 13 at the Boys & Girls Club from 9 am to 3 pm. Register at www.manassascity.org/neighconf. The event includes workshops, exhibits, a youth café and activities, a presentation by animal control, a pet contest and prizes. It’s free.
The City is also bringing back the award-winning 1 By Youth program to Point of Woods 1 & 2 and Point of Woods 3 neighborhoods on May 14, 2011. You can hear more about it at Point of Woods’ Fall Festival, this Sunday, Oct. 10 from 12 to 4 pm. Visit the 1 By Youth table. Contact Christen Zenich at 703-257-8315