A message from the Executive Director

In 2015, NCCJ reached more than 1500 people across the region. Our dialogues, workshops, institutes, and events foster understanding and motivate people to take action for systemic change in their corner of the community. 

The response to Ferguson has raised awareness of the dynamics that systemically disadvantage people based on race and socioeconomic class. More individuals and organizations are seeking training, and NCCJ St. Louis provides serious education that builds leadership and capacity to sustain the work. 

Below, we highlight Anytown Youth Leadership Institute, a program celebrated for building youth leaders for 25 years, 


as well as our growing partnership with Maryville University to prepare leaders on campus. We are also preparing for our 71st Brotherhood Sisterhood Awards, honoring leaders whose work is building a community where all people are valued and respected.


Serious education that bridges differences is needed as much now as it ever has been. NCCJ St. Louis continues to help leaders of all kinds understand others and create environments where all are valued. I encourage you to join us and experience the power of our programs at one of our upcoming workshops: Interrupting Racism on May 23, 2016


and Building Inclusive Communities on June 20, 2016


Lastly, it is generous support from people like you that enables us to do what we do. Next week, Tuesday, May 3, you can support NCCJ during Give STL Day. During that 24-hour giving event, you can donate to us here: https://givestlday.org/npo/nccjstl

Thank you for your continued support of NCCJ and our mission,