Fairfax County nonprofit FACETS is expanding their education and community development program to the Wedgewood Apartments, located at 7615 Allman Dr. in Annandale.
The goal of the year-round program is to provide low-income families in the community with resources to break the cycle of poverty, according to a recent news release.
Wedgewood will be FACETS' fourth ECD program, with the nonprofit hosting programs at Ragan Oaks and Robinson Square in Fairfax and Barros Circle in Centreville.
The nonprofit held a launch fair for the program on Oct. 26. Mason District Supervisor Penny Gross, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova and Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-11th) met with Annandale residents during the fair.
More than 700 families and nearly 1,100 school-aged children live in Wedgewood, the release states. The average income for a family of four is around $18,000. The ECD program will provide "educational, preventative and enrichment programs to help adults and youth, including mentoring and tutoring, and a variety of classes such as ESL, budgeting, literacy, art, and computers" to the community.
See photos from the launch fair in the media player above.