Inclusion takes intention.

NCCJ (North Carolina for Community and Justice) works to build more respectful and inclusive communities free of bias, bigotry and racism. We are best known for Anytown, a youth leadership summer camp, and our annual Citation Award Dinner.

We work with people of all ages and organizations of all types. We also offer community programs that are free and open to everyone. NCCJ can help you approach difficult topics from a place of curiosity and practice communicating more effectively and respectfully.

Ready for a Reset?

NCCJ’s Reset encourages you to make time and space for learning, unlearning, and discovering more effective social justice habits. It’s a FREE self-paced, email-based program. So you can do it whenever, wherever!

After you sign up, we will send you daily emails (with some breaks in between) for 3 weeks. Each email has a different focus and includes some curated resources (podcasts, articles, videos) on about a topic chosen by NCCJ’s Youth Ambassadors. (Teen graduates of programs like Anytown and STARR.)

5 practices for better conversations

To build a future where every community is a place of promise with opportunity and justice for all, we must all learn to engage with each other with civility and respect. That’s why NCCJ’s board of directors (a diverse group of people from across our community) invites you to join us in an initiative called Open Minds, Respectful Voices. It’s a set of 5 Community Practices that represent a commitment to engaging in more respectful dialogue and actively listening to understand others’ perspectives.

Logo for Anytown event with blueish-green letters.

So much more than a summer camp

Anytown is a youth leadership and humans relation camp that brings diverse groups of teens together for an unforgettable week of learning about themselves and each other, celebrating differences, and finding common ground as they build an inclusive and compassionate community. Rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors should apply now for Anytown 2023 (sessions are June 18-23 and July 16-21.)

Ready to make a difference?

NCCJ exists to serve you – and we exist because of you. In recent years, a record number of people have turned to us for help managing biases, advancing inclusion, and learning to have more respectful and effective conversations. Your investment and support is critical to sustain and grow NCCJ’s work and advance our mission.