The Gum Springs Community Center is a second home to Elias Anwar.
The West Potomac High School student visits the community center in Alexandria on a daily basis and has spent summers working there.
One of 10 centers currently overseen by Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services, the Gum Springs Community Center provides recreational facilities, event space, programs, and support services to area residents. The center even paid for the suit that Anwar wore to prom.
However, the high school senior has become frustrated by the lack of upkeep for the community center