Services for Residents


AHCs Resident Services works with more than 2,000 children and adults through seven community centers in Arlington and three in Baltimore. Services include a wide variety of opportunities, from Teen Tutoring to After-School programs to Senior Activities, to help improve residents lives.

Success stories include teens who have beaten the odds to graduate from high school and head to college.

Read about 2013 graduates and/or AHC's comprehensive Teen Program.

The Resident Services program relies heavily on numerous partnerships.

You can help, too, by:

Getting involved can be really rewarding. Hear from two volunteers.

programs include:


After-School Program
AHCs After-School Program provides a nurturing and educational environment for more than 125 elementary children throughout Arlington. The program focuses on building literacy and math skills, along with plenty of fun activities and healthful snacks. Volunteers are particularly needed to help with homework. Volunteer information


Teen Tutoring Program
AHCs Teen Tutoring program, which includes more than 100 teens, fosters both academic and life skills. Tutors are paired with one student throughout the school year to build an ongoing personal relationship. This positive, mentoring relationship helps students improve their grades, become more confident in their abilities, and stay in school. The program partners with Project Discovery, a Virginia state program designed to help at-risk students graduate from high school and aim for college. Volunteer information


Summer Camp
Studies show that summer learning is critical to childrens long-term educational success. Thats why AHCs Summer Camps that reach 150 children and teens are so valuable. Along with fun recreational activities, AHCs Summer Camp offers a wide range of educational activities, from museum visits to literacy building projects.


Adult Programs
AHC offers a variety of programs to help adults develop skills and/or build a better life for themselves and their families. Programs include English Language classes and workshops on such topics as parenting, family finances, and nutrition. Craft classes and family field trips are also offered.

Senior Activities
Several community centers also offer activities and programs for seniors, such as field trips to cultural sites and on-site luncheons that focus on health-oriented topics. The goal is to keep seniors active and engaged.
  Seniors visit Natural History Museum