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The Arlington Jaycees (aka, The Junior Chamber of Commerce) is THE premier organization in Arlington that provides young people (ages 21-40) with opportunities for personal & professional growth, community involvement and social engagement in the Arlington Community and worldwide. Our mission is leadership development through community service

Membership in the Arlington Jaycees includes membership in the Virginia Jaycees, US Jaycees (JCI USA) and Junior Chamber International (JCI).  The Arlington Jaycees have been proudly serving the Arlington Community since 1948.

Get involved:  We currently have many opportunities to get involved during the course of the year ranging from community service projects to socials to professional networking events.  All of our events are open to members as well as anyone who is interested in learning more about our organization and serving our community.  Please RSVP today on Meetup for an upcoming event.

To join the Arlington Jaycees, visit our membership page: http://varlingtonjaycees.blogspot.com/p/membership.html.  Our annual membership fee is $70 which can be paid on our website using PayPal.  We also offer free memberships in exchange for volunteer hours at our monthly Civitan Garage Sale held on the first Saturday during April through November.

Visit our Website: http://varlingtonjaycees.blogspot.com/
and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/

Questions?  Email us at arlingtonvajc@gmail.com

Upcoming events (4+)

Arlington Jaycees Networking Social

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Join the Arlington Jaycees for an in-person Networking Social and Board Elections at Clarendon's Board Room Game Bar and Brewery! At 6:45pm we will hold a 45 minute networking event, then at 7:30 pm we will provide updates on chapter business and professional development topic discussion. Around 8:00 pm, we can all relax and socialize. Members whose Birthdays fall in Jan and Feb get a free drink!

All Arlington Jaycee members are encouraged to attend this important meeting! This event is also open to anyone who wants to learn more about the organization so please invite a friend or coworker!

The Board Room is located three blocks from the Clarendon Metro Station. Please note that the entrance is at the corner of 10th Street and Washington Boulevard, around the corner from the mailing address. There is street parking in the surrounding area as well as in the Colonial Parking Garage under the building. The entrance to the garage is on Garfield Street and parking is a $4 flat rate after 5:00 pm on weekdays and for all hours on the weekends.

The Arlington Jaycees (aka, Junior Chamber of Commerce) is a premier leadership organization in Arlington that provides young adults (ages 18-40) with opportunities for personal & professional growth, community involvement, and social engagement in the Arlington Community and worldwide. Our mission is leadership development through community service. Check out our website www.varlingtonjaycees.blogspot.com to learn more and to become a member of this amazing organization!

Volunteer at AFAC with the Jaycees

Arlington Food Assistance Center

Join us as we volunteer in person at the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)! This is a monthly event where we sort donations of canned goods and bag produce from 12:30 - 2:30 pm in preparation for AFAC's weekly food distributions to low-income families in Arlington. AFAC is a long-time community partner of the Arlington Jaycees, so please help us support them. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, volunteers are encouraged to wear a mask.

Because of the limited number of people that can attend this event, if you sign up and find that you cannot make it, PLEASE UPDATE YOUR RSVP as soon as possible to allow wait-listed people to attend.

AFAC is located at 2708 South Nelson Street and Four Mile Run Drive in Shirlington. There is street parking available near the building although parking spots are limited so please arrive early. The Volunteer Entrance is the GRAY DOOR by the loading dock. Once inside, the volunteer sign-in station is ahead and to the right.

Volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes (no sandals or flip-flops) and must have your hair covered while bagging food. Masks are also encouraged but not required. You can bring a hat and mask from home or AFAC will provide masks and disposable hairnets.

The Arlington Jaycees (aka, Junior Chamber of Commerce) is THE premier leadership organization in Arlington that provides young adults (ages 21-40) with opportunities for personal & professional growth, community involvement, and social engagement in the Arlington Community and worldwide. Our mission is leadership development through community service. Check out our website www.varlingtonjaycees.blogspot.com to learn more about the organization and membership opportunities.

LGBTQ+ Brunch

Kaldis Social House

Join the Jaycees, AGLA, and Go Gay DC for a brunch at Kaldi's Social at [masked]th St N, Arlington, VA! We hope to build bridges with the LGBTQ+ community here in Arlington. All are welcome to attend!

Please come enjoy Kaldi's Social wide variety of foods and drinks: https://www.kaldissocialhouse.net/menu

Kaldi's Social is a walkable couple of blocks from Clarendon's Metro Station (3100 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA). Walking/taking the metro is recommended, however there is nearby street parking as well. Kaldi's Social is also accessibility-compliant as well with no stairs.

Please ask around for an "Anne" "Adil" or "TJ " for a person of reference, or please feel free to comment and we will look for you!

AGLA serves Northern Virginia's LGBTQ+ and Allies and is a strong beacon for equality. It is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit open to all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning (LGBTQ) people and straight allies. It provides fun social activities, builds relationships with elected officials, and works with civic groups on community service. For more information, visit https://agla.org

Go Gay DC is also a proud promotional sponsor. Go Gay DC is the Washington DC metropolitan area's inclusive LGBTQ+ community focused on friendship, leadership, and service. For more fun events like this around the DMV, visit https://www.meetup.com/GoGayDC/

The Arlington Jaycees (aka, Junior Chamber of Commerce) is a premier leadership organization in Arlington that provides young adults (ages 18-40) with opportunities for personal & professional growth, community involvement, and social engagement in the Arlington Community and worldwide. Our mission is leadership development through community service. Check out our website www.varlingtonjaycees.blogspot.com to learn more and to become a member of this amazing organization!

Arlington Jaycees Book Club: “How to be Anti-Racist”

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Join the Arlington Jaycees for our book club discussion featuring Ibram x Kendi’s book “How to be Anti-Racist”

No time to read? Try audible, or Blinkist, or Headway app.

Description:
Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism—and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. At its core, racism is a powerful system that creates false hierarchies of human value; its warped logic extends beyond race, from the way we regard people of different ethnicities or skin colors to the way we treat people of different sexes, gender identities, and body types. Racism intersects with class and culture and geography and even changes the way we see and value ourselves. In How to Be an Antiracist, Kendi takes readers through a widening circle of antiracist ideas—from the most basic concepts to visionary possibilities—that will help readers see all forms of racism clearly, understand their poisonous consequences, and work to oppose them in our systems and in ourselves.

Kendi weaves an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science with his own personal story of awakening to antiracism. This is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond the awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a just and equitable society.”

Past events (584)

International Dinner Series: Mark's Duck House

Mark’s Duck House

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