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ANYTOWNers Standing Up Against Hate

On November 18, 2019, Westboro Baptist Church protested at three Guilford County schools: Guilford College, UNCG, and High Point Central High School. In response, several High Point Central ANYTOWNers (including Matheus Barbee, Iqra Khan, and Thao Nyugen) organized their Student Inclusivity Committee to form a counter-protest. (Click here to learn more about NCCJ’s ANYTOWN program.) […]

7 Tips for Holiday Table Talks

The weather is getting colder. Some of us are decorating our houses and many of us are planning holiday gatherings with friends and family. Are you looking forward to catching up with everyone, but nervous about the conversation turning to touchy topics like politics or current events? Have no fear – NCCJ has you covered! […]

YOU Matter: 5 Tips for Self-Care

When we speak about social justice, we often talk about the many ways we can act and interact with one another to create more inclusive communities. However, we don’t always talk about the fact that we also need to take care of ourselves. With that in mind, here are 5 self-care strategies (adapted from Kathy O’Bear) that […]

NCCJ Interfaith Calendars

Recognizing and respecting the faith traditions of others is a key step in building more inclusive schools and workplaces. We hope you’ll find our Interfaith Calendars useful when you’re planning events or scheduling meetings. Selecting inclusive dates helps ensure that your event is welcoming for everyone.

6 Tips for Tough Talks

Having challenging conversations is a key part of creating a more inclusive, respectful community. Here are a few tips you may find helpful for having a respectful conversation with someone you thinks differently than you do.

8 Ways to Support Young Leaders in Your Life

Investing in young people plants the seeds for a brighter future. Check out these 8 tips for supporting young leaders in your life.

Meet an ANYTOWNer: Kenneth Brown, Jr.

“ANYTOWN taught me that the way we begin to change the world is by getting to know people and see their humanity.” – Kenneth Brown, Jr., ANYTOWN 2013

Meet an ANYTOWNer: Jenny Heaton

“I focus on creating an inclusive environment for employees to thrive … I also led the creation of Syngenta’s Global D&I strategy and accompanying five-year plan. ANYTOWN planted the seed for all of this.” – Jenny Heaton, ANYTOWN 1992

Our History

NCCJ has been active in the Triad community since 1937. However, our roots go back another 10 years. We were founded in response to a wave of religious intolerance sweeping the nation.

30 Years of ANYTOWN

For more than 30 years, ANYTOWN has been giving young leaders in the Triad the tools and knowledge they need to create more compassionate communities.

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