Our Work

We are on a mission to enhance the economic and social development of our community by providing opportunities to address community needs through education, information & referral services, healthy living, financial empowerment, community involvement and case management. We strive to strengthen our community through the empowerment of and partnerships with those who live and work here.

Education

B&AJCDC recognizes the importance of education for youth in today’s world. It is the cornerstone of a successful future. However, we recognize that not all youth are afforded the same opportunities due to different circumstances. We also recognize that young people face a variety of challenges outside the classroom before they can succeed inside the classroom. We find it our responsibility to provide the youth of this community with opportunities that will stretch their minds and visions of their future selves. These opportunities will provide them experiences that they may never be able to experience due to different circumstances. Our STRAIGHT INTO COLLEGE program is a how we set out to accomplish this. Currently designed for Grades 1-12, currently our STRAIGHT INTO COLLEGE program is formed by two groups – Elementary School Students & Middle & High School Students. The purpose of the program is to provide students with necessary tools and skills to not only graduate from high school, but to get into college with the skills and tenacity necessary to acquire a college degree. For our Elementary School students, the program revolves around tutoring services & dream building. For our Middle & High School students, the program revolves around goal setting, college preparation and career readiness.

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Our information & referral services are designed to help our clients navigate the complex network of public and private resources in Arlington County. We maintain a database of community services and resources that can be used to ease the path of finding assistance.

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B&AJCDC is focused on the financial improvement and stability of our clients. We understand that the financial stability of our clients, not only individually but also collectively, plays an important role to the growth of Nauck as an economically stable and educated community. Through partnerships with various agencies and organizations, we are able to provide the following to our clients and community members to assist in strengthening their economic stance:

  •  Budgeting Classes
  •  Debt Control Classes
  •  Future Planning Classes
  •  Emergency Financial Assistance

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We are devoted to concentrating on healthy living in the Nauck community. We are aware of the importance of providing healthy choices and opportunities to an underserved community. Our healthy living stance is not just about the physical well-being but the mental and spiritual well-being of our clients and community members as well. Through partnerships with various agencies and organizations, we are able to provide the following to our clients and community members to help them focus on the importance of healthy living:

  •  Food Distribution Site for Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)
  •  Cooking Matters Demonstrations
  •  Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar Screenings
  •  HIV Testing

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The Nauck neighborhood has always been a tight-knit community. With the changes that the neighborhood has seen in the past decade or so, B&AJCDC is committed to maintaining the family/village environment that this community has always had. Through partnerships with various agencies and organizations, we are able to provide the following to our clients and community members to keep the village alive:

  •  Parenting Workshops
  •  Know Your Rights sessions
  •  Tenant Rights sessions
  •  Participation in Arlington County and Nauck Civic Association events, especially those that have a direct effect or impact on the Nauck community.

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We are dedicated to meeting our clients where they are. We are here to reduce barriers and increase clients’ ability to be their best selves. We provide this support through our Case Management services. We are able to provide the following to our clients and community members to help get them where they want to go:

  •  Intake
  •  Collaborative goal setting
  •  Regular meetings between client and case manager to provide support and guidance
  •  Referrals to community resources
  •  Advocacy on behalf of client

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