Community Services

Association members, guided by hard-working volunteers on AOBA's Community Services Committee, volunteer each year to support Washington area schools and nonprofits. These organizations benefit from AOBA's generous contributors of volunteer hours, in-kind services, and direct funding. 

Covenant House

AOBA’s Board of Directors and Community Outreach Committee selected Covenant House Greater Washington as a community partner.

Covenant House Washington’s mission is “to empower, safeguard and serve youth experiencing homelessness, disconnection, and exploitation in the Greater Washington region.” The wrap-around supportive services provided by Covenant House to area youth include housing (both emergency housing and longer-term support); workforce readiness; job placement; a Child Development Center; and drop-in services. This effective nonprofit is based in downtown DC but provides benefits to individuals across the region.

"Whether your strength is home improvement, gardening, cooking, tutoring, or helping to organize clothing and toiletry drives, there will be a place for you at Covenant House,” said Tony Curtis, Classic Concierge, who served as Chair of AOBA’s Community Services Committee. 

James E. Duckworth School

AOBA supports the James E. Duckworth School in Prince George's County, a school for children with disabilities that has ongoing needs beyond those that can be met by the County's Board of Education. The Association raised funds for a "Sensory Room" to assist the school's autistic children and in 2017 completed a major DIY project that involved totally renovating the Teacher's Lounge and Independent Living Apartment.

In addition, each spring, AOBA staff, and volunteers bring their energy, talents, and dedication to the school to provide support at two key events, Clean Up Day and Special Olympics Challenge Day.

At Clean-Up Day, volunteers work to clean and landscape the school's grounds and clean and enhance interior spaces. At Challenge Day, volunteers cheer on students as they participate in Special Olympics activities. 

THANK YOU to all member firms and volunteers who generously contribute to our annual programs at Duckworth! 

Prince George's County Scholarship Program

In conjunction with Prince George's County Community College, AOBA sponsors an annual Scholarship Program. Graduates of Prince George's County high schools may receive up to $6,000 in paid tuition to Prince George's Community College over a two-year period.

Since the AOBA Scholarship Program was launched 28 years ago in 1996, AOBA members have raised more than $1.1 million which has been used to support the academic careers of nearly 200 scholars at Prince George's Community College.

Most of these outstanding Prince George's County students have completed study at PGCC, and some are now employed by AOBA members. The program has a 98% graduated rate with most going on to a four-year school and graduate school. 

Take a moment to read a heart-felt testimonial by a Prince George's County Community College student who was awarded a scholarship. View 2024 Scholarship Application