Bonder & Amanda Johnson Community Development Corporation

Bonder & Amanda Johnson Community Development Corporation We promise to help our "friends" and neighbors succeed and live well. The NCSC was founded by the Bonder and Amanda Johnson Community Development Corporation and strives to alleviate the barriers to self-sufficiency and connect residents to social services and County assistance.

We also provide supplemental grocery items for families, as a host site for Arlington Food Assistance Center’s (AFAC) food distribution program. The NCSC provides services in the areas of employment, financial stability, education, housing and tutoring for youth during the school year. Additionally, free notary services are also available at the NCSC.

We also provide supplemental grocery items for families, as a host site for Arlington Food Assistance Center’s (AFAC) food distribution program. The NCSC provides services in the areas of employment, financial stability, education, housing and tutoring for youth during the school year. Additionally, free notary services are also available at the NCSC.

Mission: Our mission is to strengthen and build the Nauck Community and its residents by providing direct aid, information and referral and free programming.

Operating as usual

Help build the new Jennie Dean Park! On Tues., Sept. 1, 10 a.m.-noon at Jennie Dean Park a Job Opportunity Fair will be ...
08/26/2020

Help build the new Jennie Dean Park! On Tues., Sept. 1, 10 a.m.-noon at Jennie Dean Park a Job Opportunity Fair will be held in partnership with the Green Valley Civic Association to fill trade positions with the project general contractor, MCN Build, including demolition, site work, concrete, rough carpentry, electrical, landscaping and site utilities. Please come prepared to interview- bring your resume and photo ID if possible. A Spanish interpreter will be available. Staff from the Arlington Employment Center will also be on site to provide information on their job seeker services. Meet at the outdoor pavilion. Rain date for severe inclement weather is Thurs., Sept. 3, 10 a.m.-noon. View the Job Fair flyer. Learn more about the Jennie Dean Park project.

We are happy to announce our partnership with Volunteer Arlington and several other local nonprofits in the “Buy a Neigh...
08/06/2020

We are happy to announce our partnership with Volunteer Arlington and several other local nonprofits in the “Buy a Neighbor School Supplies” initiative. For as little as $10, you can support children in need of school supplies for the upcoming school year.

For more information and to donate, visit the Volunteer Arlington website: at https://bit.ly/buyaneighborschoolsupplies. If you are unable to donate at this time, please join us in spreading the word!

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🚨🚨REMINDER 🚨🚨 We’ve got an upcoming election on July 7 for County Board.  Stay safe by requesting an absentee ballot by ...
06/16/2020
Absentee Voting - Virginia Department of Elections

🚨🚨REMINDER 🚨🚨 We’ve got an upcoming election on July 7 for County Board. Stay safe by requesting an absentee ballot by TODAY, June 16. Need more info? Visit https://www.elections.virginia.gov/casting-a-ballot/absentee-voting/

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The June Primary date has changed per the Governor's Executive Order 56. The Virginia Department of Elections encourages voters to protect their health during COVID-19 outbreak. Voting absentee in the coming June election is strongly encouraged. Voters may choose reason "2A My disability or illness....

We’ve got an upcoming election on July 7 for County Board.  Stay safe by requesting an absentee ballot by the deadline o...
06/15/2020
Absentee Voting - Virginia Department of Elections

We’ve got an upcoming election on July 7 for County Board. Stay safe by requesting an absentee ballot by the deadline of TOMORROW, June 16. Need more info? Visit https://www.elections.virginia.gov/casting-a-ballot/absentee-voting/

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The June Primary date has changed per the Governor's Executive Order 56. The Virginia Department of Elections encourages voters to protect their health during COVID-19 outbreak. Voting absentee in the coming June election is strongly encouraged. Voters may choose reason "2A My disability or illness....

“At BAJCDC, we’ve taken The Neighborhood Challenge by taking a team picture at the Black Lives Matter sign at South Kenm...
06/09/2020

“At BAJCDC, we’ve taken The Neighborhood Challenge by taking a team picture at the Black Lives Matter sign at South Kenmore Street and Walter Reed Drive. We hope you’ll take this challenge with us, add a candle, flowers, or art to the display. We need healing to do the important work ahead that is really needed to demonstrate that Black Lives Matter and we’re hoping you’ll join this Neighborhood Challenge as the first step.”

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We are proud to announce that we are the recipient of the 2020 Ebone Image Community Partner award from the National Coa...
06/04/2020
Ebone Image Awards Virtual Awards Ceremony- NC100BW NoVA Chapter

We are proud to announce that we are the recipient of the 2020 Ebone Image Community Partner award from the National Coalition Of 100 Black Women - Northern Virginia... chapter! We are very excited and hope you can join us for the
Ebone Image Awards virtual ceremony on Wednesday, June 17 at 7 PM. Registration is free- you can sign up at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ebone-image-awards-virtual-ceremony-nc100bw-nova-chapter-tickets-106465140100

"Honoring Distinguished Women"

06/04/2020

It's been a challenging and difficult few days for the ongoing fight for racial justice and ending police brutality in this country against Black people. We see you, and we appreciate the support from across the community and those doing the work to get us there. One of those community partners, the Arlington Branch NAACP just awarded us a $250 grant for COVID-19 relief-𝐓𝐇𝐀𝐍𝐊 𝐘𝐎𝐔!!

Many people have asked us how they can help and support our work, especially in light of current events. Did you know that 80% of our clientele is African American and nearly 99% of them fall in the extremely low-income bracket? Every day, we're working to provide services and support such as emergency assistance, case management, and human service application assistance for people to feel empowered- and your support goes 100% towards those efforts.

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Black lives have mattered to us in the 20 years we’ve been existence and since the founding of Green Valley over 150 yea...
05/29/2020

Black lives have mattered to us in the 20 years we’ve been existence and since the founding of Green Valley over 150 years ago. In a matter of just a few days, we’ve seen so much trauma regarding Black people in this country and law enforcement. This is not to new to us, but we are here as we have been and as those who have come before us, doing the work to value and protect Black lives.

Artwork by @shirien.creates

Happy Friday! We just want to remind everyone that as re-openings start, we are still practicing social distancing, wear...
05/15/2020

Happy Friday! We just want to remind everyone that as re-openings start, we are still practicing social distancing, wearing our masks, and keeping ourselves and our clients safe. We encourage everyone to stay safe- and to keep supporting each other!

We appreciate everyone who has donated and volunteered to help our clients get groceries and other necessities during this time. We can’t say it enough- thank you!

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05/05/2020
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We often end our social media posts with "because it still takes a village" because it's our ethos and how we are able to help our clients-whether its wth rental assistance, an electric bill payment, academic tutoring, or a hot meal. Our village is all of you and why we ask that you join us this #GivingTuesdayNow with a contribution-every little bit helps and the investment on your dollar goes far every day. Thank you!

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Thanks again to our amazing community partners Volunteer Arlington and it’s “ Buy a Neighbor Lunch Program” along with B...
04/30/2020

Thanks again to our amazing community partners Volunteer Arlington and it’s “ Buy a Neighbor Lunch Program” along with Bonchon- 40 of our clients are getting lunch today! 🍚🍗🥗. Want to support this amazing effort? Please consider making a donation at http://www.volunteer.leadercenter.org/buy-neighbor-lunch

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It’s #ThankfulThursday! We are giving a huge thank you to our community partner, Volunteer Arlington. BAJCDC is a partic...
04/23/2020

It’s #ThankfulThursday! We are giving a huge thank you to our community partner, Volunteer Arlington. BAJCDC is a participant in their “Buy A Neighbor Lunch” program and Bonchon has stepped up by providing our clients meals at this time. Thank you!

Happy hump day! We’re still hard at work here ensuring that our clients are safe and receiving groceries during this qua...
04/15/2020

Happy hump day! We’re still hard at work here ensuring that our clients are safe and receiving groceries during this quarantine. We recently received these boxes of canned goods and produce from McLean Bible Church for our clients and here is one of our clients receiving one of the boxes.

We still need your help! With many folks out of work, we’re working hard to get food and other necessities to our clients and we can’t do it without your help. You can visit http://www.bajcdc.org to help.

Also, our office hours are strictly by appointment only. Please call or email before stopping by. Thank you!

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04/03/2020

From Arlington Public Schools

APS reminds families that they can pick up a week’s worth of meals today at one of the five grab-and-go meal distribution sites to ensure students have food during spring break. There will be no APS meal service provided next week (April 6-10) during the scheduled spring break

We’re proud to be part of these amazing folks doing our part to serve!
04/02/2020
Arlington Community Foundation

We’re proud to be part of these amazing folks doing our part to serve!

A huge shout-out to the groups on the front lines in Arlington: Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) Arlington Free Clinic Capital Caring HealthAHC Affordable HousingWesley HousingArlington Street People's Assistance Network (A-SPAN)Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic ChurchEdcamp MetroDCEdu-Futuro (Educación Para Nuestro Futuro)Arlington ThriveVolunteers of America Chesapeake & CarolinasArlington Partnership for Affordable Housing Bridges to Independence Phoenix House Mid-Atlantic Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc. Bonder & Amanda Johnson Community Development Corporation Arlington Neighborhood Village

Today is Census Day! BAJCDC is a partner with Arlington County and we are encouraging everyone to respond to the census ...
04/01/2020

Today is Census Day! BAJCDC is a partner with Arlington County and we are encouraging everyone to respond to the census mailer sent to your home. While you still have time to complete the census after today, here are some important dates for the census. #BeCounted

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April 1: This is Census Day, a key reference date for the 2020 Census—not a deadline. We use this day to determine who is counted and where in the 2020 Census. When you respond, you'll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020, and include everyone who usually lives and sleeps in your home. You can respond before or after that date. We encourage you to respond as soon as you can.
April 29 – May 1: The Census Bureau will count people who are experiencing homelessness over these three days. As part of this process, the Census Bureau counts people in shelters, at soup kitchens and mobile food vans, on the streets, and at nonsheltered, outdoor locations such as tent encampments.
April 16 – June 19: Census takers will work with administrators at colleges, senior centers, prisons, and other facilities that house large groups of people to make sure everyone is counted.
May 27 – August 14: Census takers will interview homes that haven't responded to the 2020 Census to help make sure everyone is counted.
December: The Census Bureau will deliver apportionment counts to the President and Congress as required by law.

03/31/2020
Cicely's Goodbye

Today, we say goodbye to our amazing director, colleague, friend, and confidante, Cicely Whitfield. It's hard to believe that four years have passed so quickly! Thank you for everything that you have done, are doing, and will continue to do for our community. We wish you all the best in your next chapter!

The governor has announced that schools will be closed for the rest of the school year.  The county is now closing all p...
03/23/2020
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The governor has announced that schools will be closed for the rest of the school year. The county is now closing all parks, recreation centers, and playgrounds. While these measures may be tough to swallow, it’s what needed at this time to contain the spread of this pandemic and hopefully get back to a sense of normalcy sooner than later.

We here at BAJCDC will continue to be a resource for you- please keep following our Facebook and other social media pages for resources for both kids and adults. If you are in a position to help support our efforts (especially to ensure our seniors receive groceries and other necessities) please consider making a donation on website at http://www.bajcdc.org/donate

Thank you!

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Financial donations are used to assist and expand our work in the community providing vital support to the local government grant that is used solely for the basic operation of the agency. Donations are critical in our efforts to: helping our youth with school supplies; providing them with the right...

All week, our staff have been prepping our seniors and disabled village members as we all face the uncertainty of COVID-...
03/19/2020

All week, our staff have been prepping our seniors and disabled village members as we all face the uncertainty of COVID-19. We are trying to do our part in making sure our most vulnerable village members don’t go out if they don’t need to. We will continue to be a support to them and could use your assistance. Donate today on our website- and thank you to everyone who has donated!

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A resource for kids and their mental health- let’s make sure we are demonstrating good mental health practices as best w...
03/19/2020
Free: Online Mindfulness Class for Kids! - Mindful Schools

A resource for kids and their mental health- let’s make sure we are demonstrating good mental health practices as best we can in these times.

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Mindful Schools is offering free mindfulness classes for kids! Join us for mindful activities, mindful movement, read-alouds and let's have fun exploring mindfulness together.

While these are challenging times for all of us, it is even more so for the elderly and those who live alone without a s...
03/17/2020
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While these are challenging times for all of us, it is even more so for the elderly and those who live alone without a support system. These folks are especially vulnerable. Our executive director, Cicely Whitfield, will be doing grocery shopping today for our clients who fall in these categories. Please consider making an online donation to support this effort. You can go to https://bajcdc.org/donations/ and do so through PayPal. Thank you!

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Financial donations are used to assist and expand our work in the community providing vital support to the local government grant that is used solely for the basic operation of the agency. Donations are critical in our efforts to: helping our youth with school supplies; providing them with the right...

Here are some resources for meals and kids eat free options (please remember to practice social distancing if you choose...
03/16/2020
Instacart - $20 off and Free Grocery Delivery.

Here are some resources for meals and kids eat free options (please remember to practice social distancing if you choose to go out!) H/T: Melissa Schraber Hawkins

-Families in need of food should be directed to the main AFAC location on Nelson St (2708 S Nelson St, Arlington, VA 22206 Phone number: (703) 845-8486). It is important to note that families who are not already part of AFAC can still come to this location and receive groceries ONE TIME before having to register. They will just need their ID and proof of address.

-InstaCart: https://inst.cr/t/soMDAKWD9 Free delivery on first order and $20 off

-Food Stuff Eatery & We the Pizza Restaurants: Kids eat free while school is out

Jennifer wants to give you $20 and free delivery from local grocery stores in as little as one hour.

03/16/2020
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Following up on our earlier post, below is a list of free and low cost educational and instructional resources that parents and caretakers can utilize. Also, please note that the Columbia Pike Library (816 South Walter Reed Drive) and Central Library (1015 North Quincy Street) remain open with wifi and computer usage available to adults and children. In addition, parks and trails remain open (please practice safe social distancing)

Please feel free to add to the list below.

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Talking to Kids about COVID-19
https://arlingtonva.s3.amazonaws.com/…/Talking-to-Kids-abou…
https://www.nasponline.org/…/talking-to-children-about-covi…
https://www.pbs.org/…/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-corona…

Free Internet From Comcast - https://www.wxyz.com/…/comcast-offering-internet-essentials…

Critical Thinking Puzzles for all grade levels: https://www.criticalthinking.com/

Reading Rockets-https://www.readingrockets.org/

Beast Academy: $15 month no commitment.

Math Learning: https://beastacademy.com/online

12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours: https://www.travelandleisure.com/…/museums-with-virtual-tou… ( Also- https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/75809/12-world-class-museums-you-can-visit-online)

Worksheets: https://www.k12reader.com

Scholastic Stories on Youtube. If you search Scholastic en Espanol there are lot of great animated picture books.

Arlington Public Library app (https://library.arlingtonva.us/app/); also two apps that will sync with the library to check out ebooks and movies are Libby and Overdrive

Cincinnati Zoo will have a "home safari" lesson every day at 3 PM EST on Facebook where they will provide an educational overview on one of their animals (https://www.facebook.com/cincinnatizoo/photos/a.96076385478/10158043842200479/?type=3&theater)

03/16/2020

Good morning. These are unprecedented times for our community and we want you to know that we are here for you. Today, we will be posting free and low-cost resources for meals, academic instruction, and more at this time. For now, please note that APS is providing free grab and go meals for children ages 2-18 beginning TODAY at Drew and Kenmore from 11 AM-1 PM.

We are in the last week of Black History Month, which means we are nearing the end of our features from Dr. Alfred O. Ta...
02/24/2020

We are in the last week of Black History Month, which means we are nearing the end of our features from Dr. Alfred O. Taylor's book-𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐠𝐞 𝐁𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐆𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐕𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐲/𝐍𝐚𝐮𝐜𝐤: 𝐏𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭.
If you're interested in learning more about the history of Green Valley (which is Arlington's history), contact us about getting your own copy of Dr. Taylor's book!

Today's Green Valley pioneer feature is Dr. Roland H. Bruner. Dr. Bruner was born in March 1902 in Burkittsville, Maryland. In the mid-1920s, he left his hometown to attend Storer College in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Storer had opened after the Civil War to educate freed slaves and then developed into a full, degree-granting college. After completing the two year program at Storer, he continued his education at Howard University, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1928.

Four years later, Dr. Bruner graduated from Howard University's medical school, which at the time was one of only two medical schools (the other was Meharry Medical College) that trained African Americans to become doctors. He interned at Freedmen's Hospital (the only hospital in the DC Metro area that would treat African Americans) and then later joined its staff. From 1935 to 1951, he was a part-time clinical instructor at Howard's meedical school, where he specialized and lectured in obstetrics and gynecology.

In 1934, Dr. Bruner and his wife, Georgia Collins, purchased property in Green Valley and opened a private practice at 2108 South Glebe Road. His services were sorely needed, as Black folks within a very segregated Arlington only had access to two Black doctors (both general practioners), according to the 1930 census. Black people in Arlington were not allowed to use the Clarendon Health Center, so Dr. Bruner made numerous house calls to deliver babies. Freedmen's Hospital was the only other option for Black women to give birth.

Dr. Bruner, in additon to his immense work in Green Valley, was an unassuming family man, who served others regardless of financial gain. During the Great Depression and World War II, he refused payment from those who could not afford to pay and bartered with others. He continued to serve the Green Valley community until a week before his death on May 9, 1978.

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2229 S Shirlington Rd
Arlington, VA
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Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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(703) 229-5650

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We are in the middle of a heatwave, but summer is winding down! Get a good start for the 2019-2020 school year and join us for a school supply drive THIS SATURDAY at Drew (3500 23rd Street South). We will have plenty of school supplies ( you can check https://www.apsva.us/school-locations/) and find your child's school and their supply list). There will be food, fun, and games for the entire family- don't miss it! #school #schoolsupplies #aps, #arlingtonva #success #preparation
Hi family and friends, so if you don't know, I'm the Executive Director of a small non-profit in Arlington and next week we are holding our first Coats & Cocktails - A Fall Open House in our office. If you live in the area, please feel free to drop by, learn what we do, who we serve and how together, we can make a difference! Look forward to seeing you there!
Let me know if you have coats! All donations are tax deductible!