Executive Director of Parklands Community Center Retires

Executive Director of Parklands Community Center Retires

On behalf of all of the partnering organizations at THEARC, Building Bridges Across the River would like to congratulate Brenda Jones, Executive Director of Parkland Community Center (PCC), on her retirement!  For nearly ten years, Ms. Jones maintained her mission to enhance the quality of life of low-income residents and ex-offenders living east of the Anacostia River at PCC at THEARC. 

Parklands Community Center, first established in 1980, opened its doors at THEARC in 2005. Over the years, PCC offered positive and constructive alternatives to youth and adults including after-school programming, drug and gang prevention services, computer training and job placement, city-wide family strengthening conferences, support services to homeless families and year-round parenting workshops and family bonding activities.  It was the goal of Ms. Jones to enhance participant’s lifestyles as well as their ability to be self-sufficient.

Even though The Parklands Community Center at THEARC has closed its doors, Ms. Jones’ shinning legacy will live on through the lives of each child, parent and family she touched through services provided at PCC. 

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