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Community Cornerstones Awards – June 2015

Anita Bonds

Councilmember At-Large

Committee on Housing and Community Development

Committee on Judiciary Committee on Education

1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 110
Washington, DC 20004

(202) 724-8064


Each month, Councilmember Anita Bonds highlights cornerstones of our community who make an extraordinary impact to the quality of life and general well being of the residents of the District of Columbia.

Jubilee Jobs

Jubilee Jobs is one of the longest-serving non-profit workforce development providers in the Greater Washington Region.

Jubilee Jobs offers hope for job seekers as they strive to overcome often extensive barriers that result from unemployment, learning disabilities, former incarceration and alcohol and substance abuse.

Thank you Jubilee Jobs for providing job training for so many District residents.

Open Arms Housing Inc.

Open Arms Housing, Inc. provides permanent homes with a welcoming and supportive environment to women who are homeless with a variety of mental health issues.

The organization works to create safe, comfortable housing tailored to meet individual needs and to promote housing stability, using a Housing First approach. Supportive services are tailored to meet individuals’ needs and are aimed to maximize resources, benefits, and outside activities.

Thank you Open Arms Housing Inc. for providing shelter to so many women in need across the District.

Spence Spencer

For the last five years, Spence Spencer has served as the President of the Palisades Citizens Association.

In this role, he has dedicated all of himself to his community. Major accomplishments during his tenure include starting the Palisades Farmers Market, successfully advocating on behalf of the neighborhood on many zoning issues and organizing the well attended annual 4th of July parade.

Thank you Mr. Spencer for all of your work on behalf of the Palisades neighborhood and the citizens of the District of Columbia.

Aletha Campbell

Aletha Campbell is a co-founder of the Congress Heights Senior Wellness Center, an important institution serving the senior population in Ward 8.

At the Wellness Center, Mrs. Campbell is known to be a constant presence to provide support for seniors. Her commitment and dedicated spirit has been instrumental in allowing the center to be a bedrock of the community.

Mrs. Campbell has long served the Ward 8 community including many years as the President of the Seventh Police District Advisory Committee

Thank you Mrs. Campbell for you tremendous impact and dedication to the community.

We need your help to identify next month’s Community Cornerstones Awards recipients.

Click here or on the image above to make a nomination today.

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