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.
Donald Bratton, Jr.
Edwin Cluke, Sr.
Assistant Food Director
Sargent of Arms
Betty Rose Brown
May Dale Dale
Stan Parker, I