ABJ Community Services, Inc.

ABJ Community Services, Inc. ABJ A.R.TS. is a youth-focused organization rooted in creativity and innovation. ABJ focuses largely on the arts as a tool to stimulate economic growth.

ABJ provides leadership training to emerging leaders to help them become change agents. The aim of ABJ Community Services, Inc. is to meet the physical, emotional, and social needs of families, children, and senior citizens by offereing effective health and human services.

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ABJ Civic Arts Center serves as a cultural, arts and empowerment organization rooted in a vivid vision for concrete, mea...
12/06/2021

ABJ Civic Arts Center serves as a cultural, arts and empowerment organization rooted in a vivid vision for concrete, meaningful and sustainable change in conditions that threaten youth, their dreams, and aspirations. Please help us continue to provide important resources to the youth of our community by donating today - https://www.abjchicago.org/donate/

ABJ Civic Arts Center serves as a cultural, arts and empowerment organization rooted in a vivid vision for concrete, meaningful and sustainable change in conditions that threaten youth, their dreams, and aspirations. Please help us continue to provide important resources to the youth of our community by donating today - https://www.abjchicago.org/donate/

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12/03/2021

๐Ÿ™Œ ๐‘พ๐‘ฌ ๐‘จ๐‘น๐‘ฌ ๐‘จ.๐‘น.๐‘ป.๐‘บ. ๐Ÿ™Œ

Please help us raise funds to build a recording studio in our new home -
https://www.abjchicago.org/recording-studio-fundraiser/

๐Ÿ™Œ ๐‘พ๐‘ฌ ๐‘จ๐‘น๐‘ฌ ๐‘จ.๐‘น.๐‘ป.๐‘บ. ๐Ÿ™Œ

Please help us raise funds to build a recording studio in our new home -
https://www.abjchicago.org/recording-studio-fundraiser/

We were forced to move during a devastating worldwide pandemic out of the space where our organization was housed for 22...
12/01/2021

We were forced to move during a devastating worldwide pandemic out of the space where our organization was housed for 22 years. Help our organization recover by donating toward our new recording studio https://www.abjchicago.org/recording-studio-fundraiser/

We were forced to move during a devastating worldwide pandemic out of the space where our organization was housed for 22 years. Help our organization recover by donating toward our new recording studio https://www.abjchicago.org/recording-studio-fundraiser/

๐๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ข๐๐ž๐ซ ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐จ๐ง ๐†๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐“๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ! Our organization has experienced many hardships over the last year due to th...
11/30/2021

๐๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ข๐๐ž๐ซ ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐จ๐ง ๐†๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐“๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ! Our organization has experienced many hardships over the last year due to the pandemic and other factors. We can not continue without your support! Donate via Paypal or Venmo at https://www.abjchicago.org/donate/

๐๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ข๐๐ž๐ซ ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐จ๐ง ๐†๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐“๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ! Our organization has experienced many hardships over the last year due to the pandemic and other factors. We can not continue without your support! Donate via Paypal or Venmo at https://www.abjchicago.org/donate/

Please join us tonight at 6 pm for our new ABJ Name Reveal! Register online at https://bitly.com/abjevent to be the firs...
11/29/2021

Please join us tonight at 6 pm for our new ABJ Name Reveal! Register online at https://bitly.com/abjevent to be the first to know about our NEW & NEXT!

Please join us tonight at 6 pm for our new ABJ Name Reveal! Register online at https://bitly.com/abjevent to be the first to know about our NEW & NEXT!

11/29/2021

TOMORROW! We can't wait to reveal our new name, logo & website! Join us via Zoom - simply register online at https://bitly.com/abjevent

In just 2 days, we will announce our new name! Join us for this virtual event and be the first to know! Guess the name a...
11/27/2021

In just 2 days, we will announce our new name! Join us for this virtual event and be the first to know! Guess the name and win a special prize! Register online at https://bitly.com/abjevent

In just 2 days, we will announce our new name! Join us for this virtual event and be the first to know! Guess the name and win a special prize! Register online at https://bitly.com/abjevent

Join us Monday night at 6 pm for our ABJ Name Reveal and win a special prize if you can guess our new name! Register onl...
11/26/2021

Join us Monday night at 6 pm for our ABJ Name Reveal and win a special prize if you can guess our new name! Register online at https://bitly.com/abjevent

Join us Monday night at 6 pm for our ABJ Name Reveal and win a special prize if you can guess our new name! Register online at https://bitly.com/abjevent

Wishing you peace and comfort this holiday season โค
11/25/2021

Wishing you peace and comfort this holiday season โค

Wishing you peace and comfort this holiday season โค

We are so excited to be announcing our NEW & NEXT! Join us on Zoom for our big reveal! Register at https://bitly.com/abj...
11/24/2021

We are so excited to be announcing our NEW & NEXT! Join us on Zoom for our big reveal! Register at https://bitly.com/abjevent

We are so excited to be announcing our NEW & NEXT! Join us on Zoom for our big reveal! Register at https://bitly.com/abjevent

11/19/2021
ABJ Art of Unity

Annie B. Jones Community Services, Inc. Art of Unity program is designed to spark a strong sense of inter-generational connectedness and unity in the Black community through an artistic lens.

11/05/2021
ABJ Art of Unity

ABJ Community Services, Inc is a youth focused arts and culture organization dedicated to uplifting people. We promote and model unity in the Black community.

10/29/2021
ABJ Art of Unity

ABJ Community Services, Inc. is a youth-focused legacy arts and culture organization on Chicago's South Side. This program promotes unity and a sense of common purpose in the Black community. Join us and Big Mama Movement Chicago weekly.

10/22/2021
The Art Of Unity

ABJ utilizes the arts to build Unity and promote the well being of children, youth, and the community through a sense of common purpose.

09/02/2021

FREE DOWNLOAD HERE: https://bit.ly/spiritualfirstaid

In 2020, ABJ Community Services, Inc launched its Pray About It, Talk About It (PAI-TAI) inter-generational conversation forums to help strengthen the Black community as we were caught completely off-guard by COVID-19. As a vanguard organization, we did our part to address the health and well-being of our community by bringing a group of dedicated leaders together to share information and helpful tools as well as assist in development of the first volume of our Spiritual First Aid Kit.

This beautifully designed kit is a non-binding spiritual guide developed to help our community thrive amid chaos and challenging times. Please use it and share it with others. Also, your feedback is most welcome.

ABJ embraces, life, faith, hope, endurance, and unspeakable joy.
May God Continue to Bless You.
Stay Safe---Stay Well
Pastor Victoria Carol Brady

05/21/2021

Good News! ABJ is proud to announce weโ€™ve received a #HealingIllinois grant! We are excited to continue creating innovative programs that teach youth to become change agents in their community through visual, media, and performing arts. Healing Illinois is a partnership between Illinois Department of Human Services and The Chicago Community Trust

Good News! ABJ is proud to announce weโ€™ve received a #HealingIllinois grant! We are excited to continue creating innovat...
05/20/2021

Good News! ABJ is proud to announce weโ€™ve received a #HealingIllinois grant! We are excited to continue creating innovative programs that teach youth to become change agents in their community through visual, media, and performing arts. Healing Illinois is a partnership between Illinois Department of Human Services and The Chicago Community Trust

Good News! ABJ is proud to announce weโ€™ve received a #HealingIllinois grant! We are excited to continue creating innovative programs that teach youth to become change agents in their community through visual, media, and performing arts. Healing Illinois is a partnership between Illinois Department of Human Services and The Chicago Community Trust

ABJ presents ROCK THE VOTE!!!!
09/24/2020

ABJ presents ROCK THE VOTE!!!!

08/26/2020
I Got the POWER Summer Sports Program @ ABJ led by its youth!!
08/07/2020

I Got the POWER Summer Sports Program @ ABJ led by its youth!!

TODAY IS THE DAY...SEE YOU THERE!
07/22/2020

TODAY IS THE DAY...SEE YOU THERE!

Orientation is this Wednesday. Spread the word!!!

Orientation is this Wednesday.  Spread the word!!!
07/20/2020

Orientation is this Wednesday. Spread the word!!!

Young entreprenuers making moves!
07/16/2020

Young entreprenuers making moves!

A place where youth can fully express themselves.
07/16/2020

A place where youth can fully express themselves.

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1818 E 71st St
Chicago, IL
60649

General information

Dr.Vivian R. Jones Founded Annie B. Jones Community Services, Inc. on April 14, 1993. Dr. Vivian R. Jones believes that family, love, and support, can bring renewed hope to those with a sense of hopelessness. The Agency was named in memory of Dr. Jone's mother who made her transition in September of 1979. ABJ Community Services, Inc. is an accredited institution and a 501c3 recognized community-based organization licensed to provide child welfare and substance abuse counseling and treatment services, including: Foster Care/Adoptions Behavioral & Health Services Food Pantry Strategic Prevention Framework Teen REACH ABJ Intel Computer Clubhouse Employment & Training Services TANF

Telephone

+17739524485

Products

Performing Arts (Dance, Music and Theater)
On Site Recording
Arts-Based Leadership Training
Community Engagement and Empowerment
Monthly Inter-Generational Peace Circles Hosted By 003rd District CAPS
Ray of Hope Music and Theatre Program funded by After School Matters
ABJ Millennial Tribe (Council of Emerging Leaders)

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Join us in Celebrating the incredible work of ABJ Community Services, Inc. on August 15th!
House City is here! Chicagoans and the Chicago-bound, join us for a 10-neighborhood party of House Music presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events now through September 19th. Each House City event will feature House music played by DJs with ties to our Chicago neighborhoods, plus food trucks will be on hand to provide refreshments. Admission to every House City event is FREE and part of the #YearofChicagoMusic! For complete details, visit ChicagoHouseMusicFestival.us. *******HOUSE CITY COMES TO SOUTH SHORE******* THIS Friday, July 23 in South Shore (Stony Island Arts Bank, 6760 S. Stony Island Ave.) โ€” presented in partnership with Stony Island Arts Bank (the home of the Frankie Knuckles Record Collection and exhibit curated by Theaster Gates/Rebuild Foundation) 3โ€“9pm: DJs Elbert Phillips Elbert Phillips, Duane E Powell Duane E Powell and Lori Branch Lori Branch Comments or questions? Reach out to David Chavez for more info. RSVP here: https://fb.me/e/2tF0ZxsCO
A reminder of today's "Blocks of Beauty" event (in-person and virtual): a mini convention of block club leaders taking place at 1818 East 71st Street, from 11am-3pm CST. Hosted by ABJ Community Services, Inc. Check out the flyer for more information!
Conversation camp for children aged 7-13, taking place this week, 21-25th June from 4-6pm, 1818 East 71st Street (it's free)! Organized by ABJ Community Services, Inc., email Pastor Brady [email protected] to register
Today at 6:30pm CST: "The Art of Unity: State of Emergency for the Black Community" in-person conversation at 1818 E 71st Street, organized by ABJ Community Services, Inc. in collaboration with O.M.I.B (Original Men in Black) http://www.abjchicago.org/events/
Public event tomorrow: 'Voices of Valor' Sunday June 13th @ 4pm onwards. Options for both in-person and virtual attendance (social distancing and masks required for in-person) ABJ Community Services, Inc.
Hello! I hope this message finds you well. My name is Heather Lynn Burnside, garden manager and volunteer coordinator for the South Merrill Community Garden. The garden is in great need of volunteers and monetary support! We are working on various beautification/landscaping projects for this year's growth and harvest seasons along with establishing programs that teach basic gardening skills and the importance of healthy eating. We will also be focusing on beautifying the South Merrill block and a few vacant lots in the South Shore neighborhood (Chicago, IL) with various sunflowers and other wildflowers. If you or anyone else is interested in donating time, gardening tools, seeds, and/or money, please share this post and follow us on our South Merrill Community Garden page. Please donate what you can. We greatly appreciate it! Thank you! Donation page created by me: https://www.facebook.com/donate/3882986851783955/ Link to South Merrill Community Garden's page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/301500169983305/ Official Website: http://southmerrillgarden.org/
The Art of Unity Podcast: #ChicagoPeaceFellow Pastor Victoria Brady of ABJ Community Services, Inc. recently launched a new podcast series! Be sure to check it out. Episode 1 launches the podcast by celebrating 28 years of ABJ: https://bit.ly/3dP73ZJ. And episode 2 can be found here https://bit.ly/3vfra96
Hello! The South Merrill Community Garden is in great need of volunteers and monetary support! We are working on various beautification/landscaping projects for this year's growth and harvest seasons along with establishing programs that teach basic gardening skills and the importance of healthy eating. We will also be focused on beautifying the Merrill block and a few vacant lots in the South Shore neighborhood in Chicago with various sunflowers and other wildflowers. If you or anyone else is interested in donating time, gardening tools, seeds, and/or money, please share this post and follow us on our South Merrill Community Garden page (Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/301500169983305). Thank you! Donation Page:https://www.facebook.com/donate/3882986851783955/3882993828449924/
Tomorrow, join one of our Changemaker Network grant recipients ABJ Community Services, Inc. @ 3:00pm CT on Facebook Live for their Inaugural Civic Arts Circle Graduation Ceremony where The Chicago Community Trust's Daniel Ash, associate vice president of community impact, will serve as keynote speaker. #Chicago
Chicago Peace Fellow Pastor Victoria Brady of ABJ Community Services, Inc. calls for peace: โ€œBullets do not belong in the bodies of babies...If anybody is going to make a change it will be us. We need to lead our own cause.โ€
At the APCC Staff meeting on Friday, we were honored to host Isaiah Ad Verb James as our special guest. Isaiah grew up in South Shore and was mentored by some amazing leaders out of ABJ Community Services, Inc. as a teen. Now, he is a strong community leader that inspires youth and adults on the current issues facing society. Recently, he lead groups of people to clean up the debris and damage left by looters on the South Side of Chicago. Here is a peek of his performance! Thank you, Ad Verb, for joining us and inspiring our team! We are so #ProudtobeAPCC and happy that you were able to help us create our vision of APCC as we return to the center!