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Thank you to the NBA Foundation for selecting AYCO as a 2023 grant recipient

February 2, 2023

AYCO is so grateful to be selected for a grant from the NBA Foundation. Watch the video below from our Executive Director and Founder, Jamal Dar, as he thanks the…

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2023 AYCO Calendar

AYCO 2023 Yearly Event Calendar

January 11, 2023

View our 2023 proposed calendar of events >

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New Job Posting: AYCO Grants & Communications Coordinator

January 11, 2023
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Nike/Jordan Winter Drive

December 16, 2022

Our Community Economic Development Manager, Ahmed Muhumed, and AYCO Youth Environmental Workforce Coordinator, Ahlam Osman, planned, coordinated, and collaborated with the Nike and Jordan staff. Josh Heard, Footwear Development Director,…

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Founder & Executive Director Jamal Dar signs off on new Dream Center

November 9, 2022

On November 3rd, Founder and Executive Director, Jamal Dar, signed off on the new Dream Center, and we couldn’t be more pleased about this fantastic milestone for the AYCO family.…

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AYCO will hold a Youth, Violence and Community Healing Event on Nov. 5th – Speakers, Panel Discussion & Youth Seminars

October 18, 2022

Join us to discuss the recent surge of tragic events due to the devastating effects of youth violence. We want to present an opportunity for our community, speakers, partners, sponsors and most importantly, our youth to come together and begin the process of healing.

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AYCO’s first fundraiser Building Roots was a very successful night

October 3, 2022

AYCO’s first fundraising event Building Roots was a very successful night. More than 120 community leaders, elected officials and members of community foundations supported our Dream Center campaign. We raised…

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Back to School 2022

AYCO students are back in School!

September 9, 2022

UPLIFT Department did a great job hosting multiple events over summer break. To end summer and celebrate the start of the new school year, Ayco’s Uplift program hosted two separate…

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Summer Programs

Successful Summer Youth Intern Programs

September 4, 2022

The Youth Leadership Program helped shape students into better leaders. It gave them the opportunity to use these new acquired leadership skills in team lead activities and exercises. Girls Sports…

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Building Roots — Dream Center Fundraiser on Sept. 22, 2022

August 29, 2022

Join us at our dinner fundraiser event to help us build our dream center to create a place our community can call home. Raffles, guest speakers, dinner. Sponsorship packages available.

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