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Category Archives: Blog

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What Do You Value? – by Eliut Morales

At the Community Center, we understand the importance of teaching children skills to help them succeed. While some of our programs such as Creative Writing, Sewing, and Mixed Martial Arts teach children various hands-on skills, our Preschool program teaches children values that stay with them through adulthood. Lead Preschool Teacher, Arely Angel, sat with us […]

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YES to the VRPS – By Mike Arrington

I recently attended the 2019 Virginia Recreation and Park Society’s (VRPS) annual conference. I really enjoy conferences like these as they provide an opportunity to network with other industry professionals and to stay abreast on all current recreation industry trends. The VRPS conference is for recreation professionals located within Virginia and its surrounding areas. As […]

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Bringing Pride to the Community – Eliut Morales

This summer, we put together a program that would allow LGBTQ youth to have a place to get together, make new friends, and be themselves. This weekly program included activities, games, and resources to help youth express themselves and share their interests with other members of the community. On paper, this program was an amazing […]