Building a better community for all of us.
Imagine if we leveraged the collective strength of our people — all our people. NCCJ works to bridge the divide among our community’s diverse populations through thought-provoking conversations and programming. We’re creating a community where people better understand one another and are inspired to live and work together more productively. That means greater success for all of us – not just some of us.
Inclusion takes intention.
NCCJ works with corporations, schools, houses of worship, fellow nonprofits — anyone who wants to break through to a place of greater inclusivity and connection. We create respectful, compassionate spaces where people can let down their guard, engage in honest communication, face difficult issues and ask tough questions — together. These kinds of interactions help people move toward more meaningful and constructive experiences. We know this because we see it happen every day.
When we find our voices, we find each other.
We believe in the power of personal stories and open communication to bring people together. By facilitating conversations that seldom occur in our day-to-day lives, we help people approach difficult topics from a place of curiosity and connect with people who are different from them. We challenge them to think about ways they can make a positive difference. That’s how we build a more respectful and compassionate community.
Honoring Champions of Inclusion
Every year, NCCJ’s Citation Award Dinner brings more than 1,000 community and business leaders together to share a meal, celebrate our community’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, and honor extraordinary local leaders with the Brotherhood/Sisterhood Citation Award.
On November 13, 2019, we honored Judge Lawrence McSwain and Dr. Nido Qubein.
Transforming young people into passionate leaders
ANYTOWN is NCCJ’s acclaimed youth leadership and human relations program. It offers high school students a unique opportunity to spend a week with a diverse group of their peers, building an inclusive and respectful community.
In a world that pushes and pulls us in many different directions, feeling like you can be yourself and genuinely connect with others is a rarity — but that’s exactly what’s needed to gain the kind of understanding that can transform communities.
A safe environment for asking questions.
Listening, not judging.
Conversations that welcome all viewpoints, even if they’re hard to hear.
Want to make a difference?