On Friday, January 12th, Alexandria Housing Development Corporation, along with city and state representatives, celebrated Jhalil Dickerson as he received his 2017 Virginia Governor's Housing Conference Outstanding Youth of the Year award. Jhalil was nominated for the award by The Station's property management team for his hardworking contributions to the Station community: working in the rooftop garden, assisting with set up and clean up of community events, showing kindness towards seniors by helping with doors and bags, and more. The award included a funded 529 College Savings Account and a small gift for Jhalil, and an award to the Station for further community development and events.
Present at the event included members of Jhalil's family and friends; City of Alexandria Vice Mayor Justin Wilson, who spoke on the value of community service; Ayan Addou, who presented the award on behalf of the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA), and Helen McIlvaine, Director of Housing for the City of Alexandria. AHDC's Executive Director Jon Frederick and AHDC staff members were also in attendance.
To be able to work with Jhalil as he invests in his community is a true joy. Congratulations to him and his family from AHDC!