Guest post by Cindy Brookshire.

photography by Randy Donaldson, member, Trinity Episcopal Church



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  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

4 Thoughts to “City of Manassas Wins State Award for 1 By Youth Effort”

  1. IVAN

    Congrats to Cindy B for all her hard work on this project.

  2. Absolutely! Thanks Cindy. These things don’t materialize without good leadership. Take a bow!

  3. Good to see faith at work through so many people who care enough about our community to roll up their sleeves and make something like this happen.

    Both city & county neighborhood services & volunteers should take the bow. They’re the ones quietly and steadily training neighborhood leaders, building partnerships and using the resources we have right in front of us wisely. Come to the city neighborhood conference on Nov. 13, or the county’s event next Feb. and you’ll see what I mean.

  4. Cindy, make sure you give us reminders on all the local blogs.

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