Naval District Washington serves as the Navy Community Service Program (NCSP) Regional Coordinator for Navy commands located in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and the state of Maryland. The NCSP encourages and expands involvement of Navy volunteers in the communities in which they live and work. Its goal is to promote volunteerism and community service within the Navy among military personnel, civilian employees and their families.
The NCSP consists of five “Flagships” that promote education, citizenship, health and fitness, environmental conservation, drug demand reduction, and humanitarian efforts within communities. Individual commands are encouraged to develop “Flagship Partnerships” with other military services, businesses, labor, foundations, colleges and universities, religious organizations, media groups, community organizations, health care centers and Government agencies to promote the five Flagships.
The five Community Service Program Flagships are:
• Personal Excellence Partnership - A
program focusing on improving
scholastic achievement, social and
life skills and providing vocational
• Health, Safety and Fitness - A healthy lifestyle program that encourages
fitness, good nutrition, and health
• Environmental Stewardship - An
environmental education and natural
resource stewardship program that
encourages communities to preserve,
protect, restore and enhance the
• Campaign Drug Free - A drug
demand reduction program that
educates youth on the dangers of drug and substance abuse and the
importance of being drug-free.
• Project Good Neighbor - A year-round
humanitarian outreach program to
establish aid and restore hope for
homeless, hungry, homebound, ailing
and elderly community members.
Naval District Washington provides technical assistance to commands to establish community service programs for their personnel. In addition, NDW coordinates volunteer events in which Navy personnel and their family members from commands throughout the region are encouraged to participate. Regional projects include: Martin Luther King Day, National Lands Day, Special Olympics, Senior Citizens Events, Environmental fairs and clean-ups, Rebuilding Together/Christmas in April, Cruise for the Veterans and Make a Difference Day.
Please call (202) 433-6854, DSN 288-6854 for more information.