Meet our 2023 Citation Award honorees

NCCJ will honor community leaders Mae Douglas and Dr. Patrick Harman with the Brotherhood/Sisterhood Citation Award on Wednesday, November 8

My depression is a shapeshifter: Richie’s reflection on mental health

Richie (Anytown 2022) shares a poem and reflects on his mental health journey. “Hope is the word that keeps me going.”

Sophia (Anytown 2019) on finding power and creating change within the school system

Sophia Carson (Anytown 2019) organized a movement at her high school to diversify literature being taught in English classes.

The Greatness of Living Life: 8 Triad teens talk mental health

Hear from eight Triad teens – Ashley, Fathiya, Nathan, Tyree, Richie, Mandi, Sam, and Kayla, all current NCCJ Youth Ambassadors – in this podcast about their mental health journeys and experiences.

Accessing healthcare as a trans teen: Dorian’s story

Our healthcare system, often unfriendly toward LGBTQ+ people, and is especially hostile for transgender people. “Dorian” is an Anytown alum and a transgender teen here in the Triad. Here are Dorian’s experiences navigating the healthcare system, in their own words.

Students organize walkout, demand action on gun violence

On April 5, hundreds of Guilford students walked out to honor victims and demand action on gun violence. Cece (Anytown 2022) says, “My peers and I organized the Grimsley walkout to give students a chance to share their voices. We will continue fighting to make our school and community safer while providing others with chances to share their stories and use their voices.” Read more from Cece and other NCCJ Youth Ambassadors.

“Maud runs” in Greensboro and High Point honor Ahmaud Arbery, create spaces for conversation about racial justice

Hundreds of people gathered in the Triad to kick off a week of Maud 2.23 runs across North Carolina, held to honor the memory of Ahmaud Arbery and to create spaces for more people to have courageous conversations about racial and social justice.

Reflections on 85 Years of NCCJ

NCCJ’s history shows us that we can turn the tide away from hate and toward tolerance and compassion. We know we can – we’ve done it before.

Our 2022 Citation Award honorees

NCCJ will honor community leaders Addy & Paul Jeffrey and Linda & Tom Sloan with the Citation Award on November 9.

We mourn and celebrate Nora Carr

We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Dr. Nora Carr. Nora was our loyal and beloved friend, supportive mentor, and an extraordinary champion and leader for inclusion, equity and justice.