Our Mission

To provide educational assistance to promising students with financial need and to provide grants and programs to worthy charities and community organizations in Prince George's County and surrounding region.

How it all Started

In 1983, the Crescent Cities Jaycees Foundation was established to provide a variety of community services to organizations and individuals in Prince George’s County, Maryland.  To this day, the Foundation continues to provide direct service programs, meeting facilities, and financial assistance to area non-profit community service organizations.


In 1985, the Crescent Cities Jaycees Foundation established the Jaycees Oxon Hill Community Center.  Located on 14 acres of property leased from the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, the center is home to many civic and non-profit groups, as well as providing low cost meeting and banquet space for receptions, conferences, and private parties.


In 1989, the Foundation purchased and renovated the Jaycees Early Learning Center in Camp Spring.  This model facility, which is licensed to serve up to 103 children per day, offers safe and affordable child care.  Through Foundation subsidies, the day care center offers a low-cost tuition program to low income families, enabling the parents to go out into the workforce.


In 1991, the Foundation developed the Crescent Ridge Adult Medical Day Care Center at its headquarters site in Oxon Hill.  Built in partnership with the the Prince George's County Department of Aging and Senior Network, Inc., this model facility is staffed by medical professionals and provides daytime care for 56 functionally impaired elderly adults per day.  It remains today one of the only adult medical day care facility in Southern Prince George's County.

Crescent Cities Charities has helped thousands of senior citizens over the last 20 years.
— Steve Novak, Executive Director Crescent Cities Charities


In 1996, three years after its inception, Crescent Cities Charities purchased the former Leland Memorial Hospital for the purpose of establishing a 140 bed Nursing Center. After two years of planning, renovations began in March 1998.

In May of 1999, Crescent Cities Nursing Center officially opened, with 140 nursing beds, 16 assisted living beds, an adult day center and a medical office building.

After nearly 20 years of successful operation, Crescent Cities Charities sold the facility to another operator. Funds from the sale of the facility will be used to provide grants, scholarships and programs to worthy charities and community organizations in Prince George’s County and surrounding region.