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The AJC, Inc. mission is to enrich, educate and empower youth and their families for successful careers, healthy lifestyles and well-balanced relationships.



AJC, Inc. will provide health and wellness programs, career/job development, mentoring, tutoring, life skills training, computer classes and enrichment education for the entire family. We will also present year-round family activities to improve relationships, career success and overall emotional, physical & spiritual health. It is our goal to keep all programs free and/or below market value in order to encourage participation from hard-to-reach, disenfranchised residents.


Historical & Culturual Significance:

Juneteenth (Freedom or Emancipation Day) is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the U.S. It was on June 19th (1865) that the Union soldiers, led by Maj. General Gordon Granger, announced in Galveston, TX that the war had ended and the enslaved were now free. Note that this was
2 1/2 years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation (January 1, 1863). The word 'Juneteenth' resulted from the words 'June Nineteenth' being merge together in speech. Now observed in 42 states, Juneteenth initiatives have been fostering racial equality, diversity, unity and freedom across the nation.


Current Disparity & Critical Need:

The AJC, Inc., a 501©(3) non-profit organization, is a positive, proactive team of citizens that has a community betterment mission to enhance the quality of life for all residents. As we witness other communities around the nation erupt in crime, violence and cries of social injustice, the objective is to maintain, enhance and create new solutions for a non-hostile community of harmony and reconciliation.

Board Members

Nicole Thomas


La'Queta Cluke


Donald Bratton, Jr.


Shelby Ross


Janeeka Brittain


Phyllis Downing

Assistant Secretary


Edwin Cluke, Sr.

Food Director

Kirk Thornton

Asst. Food Director

Bertha Crawford

Sargent of Arms




Commitee Memebers


Angie Anderson

Mark Anderson
Jerome Bratton

Audra Berry

Ronda Bratton

Tiesha Bratton

Betty Rose Brown

Nate Burnett

Elijah Cluke

Brent Crawley
May Day Dale

LeAnne Downing

Rona Downing

Jeanette Drake

Lonnie Dudley

Rela Kelley

Stan Parker, I
Veronica Parker
Anthony Ross

John Ross

Melissa Ross

LaChelle Smith


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