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Building Stronger Communities

CJF America, a vital arm of the Courtney Jordan Foundation, is at the forefront of philanthropic initiatives that aim to empower and uplift communities across the United States. Our mission revolves around the central theme: "Building Stronger Communities," and we are committed to realizing this vision in multiple ways.

  • Help One Help Many

    A term coined by our founder Entrepreneur and philanthropist Courtney Jordan. Meaning that by enabling the dreams of Entrepreneurs jobs and communities thrive.

  • Volunteer

    Volunteering with CJF America offers a unique and impactful opportunity to make a positive difference in your community and beyond.

Join Our Community

Are you passionate about making a positive impact in your community and beyond? CJF America is the place to be! By volunteering with us or subscribing to our newsletter, you'll be part of a dynamic team working towards "Building Stronger Communities." As a volunteer, you can directly contribute to our initiatives that foster economic growth, empower the next generation through STEM education, and nurture the development of our youth. Your time and skills can play a pivotal role in transforming lives and communities. By subscribing to our newsletter, you'll stay updated on our latest projects, success stories, and ways to get involved. You'll be at the forefront of meaningful change and be inspired to be part of a brighter future for all. Join us today, and together, let's create a world where communities thrive and opportunities abound. Your commitment can make a world of difference.

    About Us

    Empowering Communities Through Philanthropy and Innovation

    CJF America is more than just a philanthropic organization; it's a driving force behind the positive transformation of communities throughout the United States. Join us on our journey to "Building Stronger Communities" and be a part of the change that will shape a brighter future for all.

    Great Community Impact

    CJF America profoundly impacts communities through innovative programs that empower youth, promote education, and foster economic growth.


    Community Impacts

    How Our Community
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    CJF Code School

    The CJF Code School offers transformative tech education, equipping students with coding skills for high-paying careers. Join us to unlock your potential in the digital world. Learn More

    Durham Youth Alliance (DYA)

    Durham Youth Alliance (DYA) empowers Durham's youth through education, mentorship, and innovative programs, shaping the future of our community. Join us in making a positive impact.
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    StartUP Fund

    The CJF America Investment Fund (StartUP Fund) propels small businesses and innovative ideas with over $20 million in investments, fostering growth and entrepreneurship. Join our journey to success.
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    Our Stories

    In their own words

    The CJF Code School was a game-changer for me. I gained invaluable knowledge and hands-on experience, leading to a placement in network security. This opportunity is truly life-changing. The skills I acquired, combined with CJF America's support, transformed my career and my future. I'm grateful for the chance to embark on this exciting journey, thanks to CJF Code School. It's been a pivotal turning point in my life.


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    Let us work together to make a difference

    CJF America offers a variety of volunteer roles and commitments, making it easy to find a role that fits your availability and interests.


    What People Say About
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    Bill Bell

    Former Mayor of Durham, NC

    The Durham Youth Alliance has set a new standard for youth empowerment and support. Through innovative initiatives and a commitment to providing opportunities that transcend traditional boundaries, CJF America has opened doors for our youth that many had never imagined. This program has been instrumental in equipping our young people with the skills, knowledge, and resources needed to thrive in an ever-evolving world. From mentorship programs to cutting-edge educational experiences, the Durham Youth Alliance is making a profound difference in the lives of our youth, helping them reach their full potential. The out-of-the-box thinking exhibited by CJF America has not only empowered the youth of Durham but has also inspired our community. It has encouraged us to dream big, to think creatively, and to embrace change as a powerful force for good. This innovative approach is shaping the future of our city in ways we could not have foreseen.

    Richard Burr

    Former US Senator for North Carolina

    The Durham Youth Alliance program of the Courtney Jordan Foundation, I can confidently say that this initiative should serve as a template for all youth programs across the nation. The impact it has on the young minds of Durham is truly inspiring. The youth I have had the pleasure of meeting during their tours in Washington, D.C. are not only bright and motivated but also uniquely well-prepared for the challenges of the future. The Durham Youth Alliance's approach to empowering and educating young people is a testament to innovation and forward thinking. What sets this program apart is its commitment to providing comprehensive support and opportunities that extend far beyond the conventional framework of youth programs. The way the program is designed, with a focus on mentorship, education, and real-world experiences, is nothing short of revolutionary. It equips these young individuals with the skills, confidence, and knowledge to tackle the world's complexities head-on. The Durham Youth Alliance is not just building a brighter future for the youth of Durham; it's demonstrating a model that can benefit youth nationwide. Its unique blend of out-of-the-box thinking and practical, hands-on experiences should serve as a guiding light for other programs to follow.

    Mickey Michaux

    Civil Rights Icon and Former NC State Representative

    I've had the immense privilege of knowing Courtney Jordan, the founder of the Courtney Jordan Foundation, as well as the honor of having graduated from North Carolina Central University, a place that instills the values of "Truth and Service" in its students. It's no exaggeration to say that both Courtney and I have taken those values to heart and put them into practice in ways that have left a lasting impact on our community and state. Our paths crossed through our shared involvement in the Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People, and it was there that I witnessed Courtney's incredible dedication to the betterment of our youth. It was no surprise when he was asked to chair the youth sub-committee, given the track record of excellence the Courtney Jordan Foundation brings to Durham and communities across the state. Courtney's commitment to "Truth and Service" is embodied in the work of the Courtney Jordan Foundation. The programs and initiatives launched by CJF America have consistently changed the lives of so many, leaving a profound and lasting impact. The emphasis on education, mentorship, and empowerment has empowered our youth to rise above challenges and strive for greatness. As a Civil Rights Icon and former State Representative, I have seen many initiatives come and go, but the Courtney Jordan Foundation's dedication to creating positive change is unmatched. The out-of-the-box thinking and innovative approach have paved the way for transformative programs that other organizations should aspire to emulate. It is with great admiration and respect that I salute Courtney Jordan and the Courtney Jordan Foundation for their unwavering commitment to truth and service. Our alma mater, North Carolina Central University, would undoubtedly be proud to see its values so profoundly realized in the work of Courtney and the Foundation.

    More than 18000+ humans have put their faith in us

    Success Story

    Giving that never stops

    Growing up in a family with limited means, I faced a future with few prospects. DYA became my guiding light. Upon graduating from DYA, I was not only accepted into a university but also received an incredible opportunity. Through CJF America, I was awarded a full scholarship for both my undergraduate and master's degrees. It went beyond financial aid; I was given a laptop, essentials, and snacks, ensuring my success throughout my education. Today, I hold my degrees and have a promising career. I've gone from limited opportunities to becoming a provider for my family. DYA, with its dedication to education and empowerment, transformed my life and opened doors I never thought possible. It's proof that organizations like CJF America can create lasting, meaningful change in the lives of individuals and their families.

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