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North Carolina for Community and Justice

Building communities free of bias, bigotry and racism.

aka NCCJ   |   Greensboro, NC   |  www.nccjtriad.org

Mission

NCCJ is a human relations organization. We work to build more compassionate, inclusive and equitable communities free of bias, bigotry and racism. NCCJ does not advocate for any particular group or philosophy, but works to build mutual respect among all people regardless of race, culture, sexual orientation, gender, faith or socio-economic background. NCCJ serves students, educators, and organizations of all types and sizes. Together, we are promoting understanding and respect, bridging divisions, and building communities that better understand how to work and live together.

Ruling year info

2006

Executive Director

Mr. Ivan Canada

Main address

713 North Greene Street

Greensboro, NC 27401 USA

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Formerly known as

National Conference for Christians and Jews

National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont Triad

EIN

06-1753756

NTEE code info

Intergroup/Race Relations (R30)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (A01)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our community's growing diversity calls for strategies to overcome the prejudice and discrimination that comes with a lack of understanding of different cultures. For over 80 years, NCCJ has been a strong leader in this area, specializing in building inclusive environments that allow people from diverse backgrounds to work together successfully.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Anytown

Anytown is a week-long, nationally-acclaimed residential summer program conducted by NCCJ in the beautiful North Carolina mountains. Not your "typical summer camp," Anytown provides rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors with a unique opportunity to live and interact with a diverse group of students from different schools, ethnicities, religions, cultures, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The students come together to build a community based on inclusivity, respect and understanding, a community that can serve as a model to the larger communities from which they come. Anytown is made possible by the support of local individual, corporations and foundations and especially by the support of dozens of highly qualified volunteers.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Building on their powerful Anytown experiences, students keep the Anytown spirit alive year-round while they learn skills and strategies needed to effect change in their schools. Participants in the ambassador program help facilitate diversity programs for their peers, including the annual Youth Leadership Conference; Ambassadors also lead action projects in their schools and communities.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

NCCJ’s Anytown at School (also called “Anytown Anytime”) is a menu of in-school programs built on the powerful and proven concepts of Anytown. These programs offer middle and high school students the knowledge and tools they need to combat stereotyping and bullying and build more compassionate, inclusive and respectful school communities.

Its offerings include: Anyday, a 6-hour human relations program that helps teens grow their self-esteem and build stronger relationships with their peers; Break the Cycle: Be the Change, an assembly-style program focused on ways teens can identify and stop bullying; STARR: Students Talking About Race + Racism, a 3-day non-residential program for teens to share their experiences and learn about the role Greensboro and High Point played in the civil rights movement of the 50s and 60s; the Youth Ambassador program, ongoing meetings to mentor and help Anytown and STARR graduates further develop leadership skills.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Top Rated Nonprofit 2013

Greater Nonprofits

Nonprofit of the Year 2011

Guilford Nonprofit Consortium

External assessments

Evaluated via the Impact Genome Project (2019)

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

NCCJ seeks to build compassionate and just communities free of bias, bigotry, and racism. We promote understanding and respect among all cultures, races, and religions through education, dialogue, and advocacy. Our vision for the future is that every community becomes a place of promise, with opportunity and justice for all. Our goals are to leverage the Anytown leadership program and experience, grow new programs and services, build brand awareness, and establish and grow long-term relationships.

NCCJ offers a variety of program's to the community throughout the year by building relationships, celebrating diversity, and advocating for justice.

We work with students and educators year-round through Anytown Anytime, a suite of year-round programs that broaden NCCJ's reach in the community.

Anytown, NCCJ's flagship program, transforms young people into passionate leaders. This program provides students an opportunity to live and interact with a diverse group of their peers, while building a community based on inclusivity, respect, and understanding. These students are intentionally recruited to represent the diverse demographics of our community, and learn about multicultural issues through workshops, discussion groups, and other activities. After Anytown, delegates can choose to become NCCJ Youth Ambassadors, participating in training and workshops to further develop the skills they need to promote diversity and inclusion among their peers and in their communities.

NCCJ's other youth and educator programs include: Anyday, our one-day human relations workshop for middle and high-schoolers; STARR: Students Talking About Race + Racism, a 3-day hybrid (part virtual, part in-person) program focused on that provides high school students with a safe, welcoming space to share their experiences and ask questions about race and racism without fear of judgment; the Youth Ambassador program, follow-up training that hones our Anytown graduates' leadership skills; the annual Youth Leadership Conference, a peer-led event focusing on diversity and inclusion; and educator workshops that raise awareness about bigotry and cultivate adult allies for youth leadership.

NCCJ also raises awareness of diversity and inclusion for adults through programs such as our annual Interfaith Tour, an opportunity for young people and adults living in the Piedmont Triad region to learn more about a wide variety of faith traditions. Adults can also participate in our triennial Interfaith Study Mission to Israel, our annual Citation Award Dinner, and our workplace DE&I (diversity, equity and inclusion) programs.

NCCJ's program director, Michael Robinson, and assistant program director, Maria Perdomo, are experienced facilitators with many years of experience creating and delivering transformative programs for young people. Both Michael and Maria hold Master's Degrees in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG.) Additionally, Maria herself is a graduate of Anytown.

NCCJ's Anytown, our flagship program, transforms young people into passionate leaders. This program provides teens with an opportunity to live and interact with a diverse group of their peers, while building a community based on inclusivity, respect, and understanding. These students are intentionally recruited to represent the diverse demographics of our community, and learn about multicultural issues through workshops, discussion groups, and other activities. After Anytown, delegates can choose to become Youth Ambassadors, participating in training and workshops to further develop the skills they need to be agents of change and promote diversity and inclusion among their peers and in their communities.

The program is comprised of 2 co-directors, 12 counselors, and 10 advisers. All counselors are former Anytown graduates who receive 30 hours of NCCJ training and skill-building workshops that provide them with the tools necessary for promoting diversity and inclusion among their peers. Each Adviser undergoes 21 hours of intensive training that provides them with the skills needed to ensure the integrity of the program and act as a support system. Each session of Anytown is directed by two adults who have extensive experience with Anytown (as long-serving past advisers and/or counselors).

Additionally, NCCJ uses experienced contract facilitators to deliver programs such as; STARR: Students Talking about Race + Racism; Anyday; Break the Cycle: Be the Change; Youth Ambassador program, and more.

There’s so much happening at NCCJ. Over the past two years (since the pandemic began in early 2020), we launched a brand-new 3-day youth program called STARR: Students Talking About Race + Racism, and pivoted to delivering virtual programs to meet the changing needs of students, community groups and workplaces. We now have a growing number of year-round community programs like The 8:46 Series, The Reset and Open Minds, Respectful Voices dialogues that are free, virtual (Zoom or email-based) and open to everyone. There’s also been high demand for our workplace programs, which means that – in addition to our ongoing work with teens - we’re now serving more adults than ever before.

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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North Carolina for Community and Justice

Board of directors
as of 07/19/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mona Edwards

Deborah Jacobs Bost

Megan Callahan

Mona Edwards

David Heggie

Cile Johnson

Ron Johnson

Hector McEachern

Winston McGregor

Ron Milstein

Kristina Schwartz

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/11/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/30/2019

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.