Inclusion takes intention.

Imagine if we leveraged the collective strength of our people — all our people.  NCCJ is dedicated to fighting bias, bigotry and racism in all their forms. We work year-round with students, educators, and companies in Guilford County and across the state of North Carolina. We can help you approach difficult topics from a place of curiosity and connect with people who are different from you. That’s how we bridge divisions and build more respectful and compassionate communities.

How can we help your group move forward?

We’ll Meet You Where You Are

In the midst of this pandemic, NCCJ remains focused on our mission and the work that we know is deeply important to you: fighting bias, bigotry and racism; honoring diversity and promoting inclusion; and convening respectful community conversations. We now offer many of our workplace and in-school programs in a virtual format. For more information contact us or see our COVID-19 FAQs:

You can also connect with us on Facebook and Instagram for regular updates about NCCJ’s work – and how you can stay involved.

Celebrating our first-ever VIRTUAL Citation Award event

We’re so grateful to our sponsors, donors, and everyone who tuned in on Wednesday, November 11 for our first-ever virtual Join us at 6:45 PM Wednesday, November 11 for a virtual Citation Award Dinner honoring Mary Humphrey Kendrick of Greensboro and Rev. Dr. Frank K. Thomas of High Point with NCCJ’s Citation Award. The Citation Award Dinner is NCCJ’s biggest annual program and fundraiser, and the Triad’s largest event dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion. Didn’t get a chance to watch it live? Don’t worry, it’s not too late; we recorded it for you.

5 Community Practices for more respectful, effective conversations

To build the future we envision – 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. If we can’t talk to each other with civility and respect, we won’t be able to find the common ground we need to live and work together.

That’s why NCCJ’s board of directors (a diverse group of people from across our community) invites you to join us in a new 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.

We’re working toward a community where people better understand one another and are inspired to live and work together more respectfully. That means greater success for all of us – not just some of us.

Ready to make a difference?