Category: Event News

Register Now for Summer Cookout

Jubilee’s summer cookout returns with two dates to accommodate all members of the Jubilee family! This annual cookout is a highlight for our community, and we look forward to getting together with you. Please choose either Saturday, June 1, or Sunday, June 9 when you register. Please RSVP before May 25th. Location: South Germantown Recreational Park Time: Noon (12:00 p.m.)… Read More »

Thank You for Championing Inclusion at Jubilee

Annual Giving Society Now Boasts 100+ Members Thanks to our donors for championing inclusion at Jubilee! Seeing both new and familiar faces at our annual Champions of Inclusion Breakfast Fundraiser was heartwarming as our impact on people with disabilities grows. We’re thrilled to share that, for the first time, our Champions of Inclusion annual-giving society now boasts 102 members who… Read More »

Valentine’s Day Prom February 17

Our popular Valentine’s party is back this year on February 17 at St. Mark’s Church. Whether you’re attending solo, with friends/family, or a partner, this event is sure to be a blast with dinner and dancing for all. This year, we’re adding a twist! Your newly elected Activity Planning Committee chose a theme: Valentine’s Day Prom! Whether you went to… Read More »

Celebrate Holidays with Jubilee

RSVP and Details on Events Calendar The holidays are a magical time at Jubilee! The Miracle at Jubilee begins on Monday, December 11 with caroling and culminates on Friday, December 15 with a holiday party. Jubilee is also hosting celebrations for Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Years! Details and RSVP on Jubilee’s events calendar.

Jubilee Vacation Highlights

Four Vacations Bring Joy to Community This Year By Julia McCune, Director of Community Engagement Taking vacation lowers anxiety, improves your mood and sleep routine, reduces stress, and helps you get back to your true self. Vacations are a vital part of living our best lives! For many people Jubilee supports, the Jubilee vacation is the highlight of the year.… Read More »

Celebrating 2023 Employee Award Winners

2023 Event Sparkled with Joy What a thrill being with our colleagues for the 2023 Employee Award Celebration! For the first time since 2019, we gathered in-person for the awards ceremony and celebration of staff who give their all to ensure that the people we support live their best lives. “We are here today to celebrate the people who help… Read More »

Virtual Jubilee Tours

Learn how you can get involved, or deepen your connection to Jubilee, as we support adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live independently. Hear firsthand from members of the Jubilee community how they are living their best lives with Jubilee’s support during our free virtual tour! This 30-minute virtual tour is for both new and existing Jubilee friends. RSVP here and… Read More »

Learn Culturally Proficient Strategies to Help Underserved Communities Access Disability Services

Register for Next Session Thursday, November 9  Maria* applied for disability services for her daughter, but when a coordinator from the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) called her to schedule an interview at her house Maria declined. In her culture, inviting a stranger to her home felt uncomfortable. Understanding how cultural differences impact people’s choices can make a difference for… Read More »

Volunteer at Jubilee

Volunteers are an important part of the Jubilee community! You make a difference in the life of a person with intellectual and developmental disabilities when you volunteer at Jubilee. Volunteer opportunities include assisting with game nights, pizza parties, and arts and crafts.  Help with life skills like reading and swimming are also welcome — and so much more! We have… Read More »

Thank You Jubilee Donors and Sponsors!

Champions of Inclusion Breakfast Raises Funds to Support Jubilee With heartfelt gratitude, we thank each and every one of you for supporting Jubilee. Our third annual Champions of Inclusion Fundraising Breakfast on May 2 raised $272,000—thanks to you! Donations help Jubilee plan for a strong future where we can help more adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities thrive. Members of… Read More »

Summer Cookouts Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, July 9

Registration Now Closed Summer is right around the corner and that means it’s time for Jubilee’s annual cookout! We’re thrilled to welcome the Jubilee community to join together for a day of fun, food, and friendship at the South Germantown Recreational Park. We are hosting two cookouts this summer to accommodate all members of the Jubilee community. Cookouts will be… Read More »

Open House Sunday, April 23

Visit Jubilee on Sunday, April 23 during Kensington’s Day of the Book Festival! This can’t miss street festival has something for everyone—kid activities, music, cooking demos, poetry, food trucks and more! We’re excited to welcome you to Jubilee from 1-3 p.m. during the festival to learn more about Jubilee. Learn how you can get involved and make a difference in… Read More »

April Programs in Bloom

Join your friends for fun and exciting programs this Spring with Jubilee. Please check our online calendar for all event details, including required registration. April highlights include: Client Council Retreat: This free day long program will teach you how to take control of and effectively lead your annual Person Centered Plan meetings. RSVP by April 17. Outdoor Game Day: Fun… Read More »

Valentine Dance Video

Our hearts were full celebrating love in all its forms at Jubilee’s Valentine’s Dance. More than 100 participants gathered for an afternoon of friendship and love. Thank you to our Activity Planning Committee and our very own Steve Brent for serving as DJ. He kept the dance floor hopping with his musical selections. You make these events a success for… Read More »

Jubilee Advocacy at DDDAY 2023

DD Day at the Legislature was back in person this year – and Jubilee was there to advocate for the disability community. At the legislative breakfast we heard from Governor Wes Moore. He said, “We are going to lift together and build a state that leaves no one behind.” Particularly inspiring was Delegate Aaron Kaufman, a longtime advocate for people… Read More »

Celebrate Holidays with Jubilee

Holiday Events Galore this December Christmas is a special time of year at Jubilee, and we’re bringing you 8 different events to celebrate together. There is something for everyone! Details and required RSVP via the events calendar. Join your friends December 20 at the Jubilee office for a joyful celebration of Hanukkah – the Jewish festival of lights – with… Read More »

Shop Local to Support Jubilee

In honor of Giving Tuesday – a global day of giving – local businesses are supporting Jubilee by donating 20 percent of their proceeds. Thank you to our generous friends at the following shops and restaurants! Get your holiday shopping done locally and stop in for some yummy eats all while supporting Jubilee! Dine at Playa Bowls Monday, November 28 through Friday,… Read More »

RSVP for November Programs

Fall fun is in full swing at Jubilee with programs that bring our community together. Join your friends for PieGiving on November 18, and holiday-themed cooking classes, November 14 and 15. Check out all we’re offering on our events calendar, including holiday decoration craft class. RSVP on our events calendar at jubileemd.org/events. All events are free to our community, thanks… Read More »

Jubilee Award Winners

Annual Ceremony Recognizes Staff, Volunteers and Community Members It takes a village to create the warm and caring community that Jubilee is known for. It was a true pleasure to recognize Jubilee’s village at our annual Employee Awards Ceremony and Party. Direct support professionals, members of our management team, and volunteers and community members all received awards for their contributions… Read More »

COVID Booster and Flu Vaccine Clinic

Sign-Up for Vaccination on October 17 and October 25 We’re partnering with KayCee Pharmacy to provide the new COVID bivalent booster and seasonal flu vaccine at our very own clinic. Thank you KayCee for your ongoing partnership! “Staying up-to-date on the COVID booster and flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself from disease this winter,” said Executive Director… Read More »

RSVP for Client Council Learning Retreat

Client Council Learning Retreat at National Harbor | November 4-6RSVP by Tuesday, August 16 Looking ahead to the Client Council Learning Retreat at National Harbor November 4 to 6. Your Client Council chose My Security as this year’s theme. Sessions include learning about online safety, healthy relationships, and knowing your rights. Fun is also on the agenda! Happy Hour, Zumba… Read More »

Family Council Meeting July 18

Join us for our third Family Council meeting on Monday, July 18 at 7:00 p.m. Steve Keener and members of Jubilee’s management will share Jubilee’s updated Family Handbook and leave time for questions and suggestions. Register on Zoom here.

Friends & Family Picnic July 30

Join your Jubilee community at our Friends and Family Summer Picnic! Smokey Glen Farm is the place to be for fun, friendship and yummy Bar-B-Q! The picnic will take place Saturday July 30 from noon to 3 PM. Please RSVP using this form by July 15. Each person must register individually. Questions? Contact Julia McCune at jmccune@jubileemd.org or at 301-949-8628 ext. 106… Read More »

Juneteenth Celebration at Jubilee

Celebrate Juneteenth with your Jubilee family as we honor the holiday with a celebration of African Unity and African-American Freedom. The event is an opportunity to learn and have fun as we celebrate each other’s cultures and history. One of the wonderful strengths of Jubilee is our diversity, and respect for different cultures. Staff from African and Caribbean countries will… Read More »

Engage in the Community

June Activities Include SPIRIT CLUB Field Day and Downtown DC Dinner By Steve Keener, Jubilee Executive Director Being together at Jubilee’s first picnic of the summer really drove home how important it is to get out of the house and reengage with the wider community. These past two years have been lonely and frightening. It is time to heal. It… Read More »

Register Now for New Social Programs

Jubilee’s Community Engagement team is busy creating new and exciting social opportunities for our community. You do not want to miss this fun! Keep an eye on our online events calendar which is frequently updated with programs just for you. In addition to our weekly programming, which is free to the Jubilee community, we have some new additional highlights you… Read More »

Champions Support Jubilee

Fundraising Breakfast Heartwarming Success They say good things come to those who wait, and after two long years apart, nothing could have been more wonderful than being together at Jubilee’s Champions of Inclusion fundraising breakfast. You could practically feel the spirit and joy in the room, as more than 200 members of our community came together to support Jubilee. Thanks… Read More »