After the housing, it’s the people at Jubilee that matter most to Antonio Brown. People he’s met at the Mozart building, where he lives. People he’s met through Jubilee’s afterschool program and summer camp. People he’s met through his mother’s involvement in the Jubilee community.
“The connections I’ve made with different people in the Jubilee community have allowed me to grow as a student and, more importantly, as an individual,” he said.
Brown said the numerous opportunities that Jubilee provides young people of all ages distinguishes Jubilee from other places that might be affordable to D.C. families with few financial assets. He knows he has benefited from those programs over the years.
Currently he’s an intern at one of Jubilee’s after-school programs, but Brown will be back in school next semester at the University of the District of Columbia. He’s already completed a year at Montgomery College. In the meantime, he’s following in the footsteps of his mother, who volunteered with Jubilee’s after-school programs.
He described his mother as advocate for affordable housing and for Jubilee. The same could be said of Brown.
“I would like to tell anyone thinking about getting involved with Jubilee that you won’t regret the time or money you spend in this community because there are so many great people who are part of Jubilee—some who’ve been though a lot of struggles—working to make it successful. And any amount of time or money will be greatly appreciated.”