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  • Raleigh, NC, USA
About Us

About Us


Welcome to CJF America, a dedicated branch of The Courtney Jordan Foundation, committed to the relentless pursuit of empowerment and change. We are not alone in this mission; our global family includes CJF Bangladesh, CJF Sri Lanka, and CJF Mozambique, working in harmony to create brighter, more prosperous tomorrows for communities worldwide.

Our Roots

At CJF America, our journey began with a resolute belief in the power of philanthropy and community engagement. The Courtney Jordan Foundation, our parent organization, has been an enduring force for good, leaving an indelible mark on countless lives. It is this legacy of transformative change that fuels our passion and drives our purpose, set fourth by our Founder and Benefactor Entrepreneur Courtney Jordan.

Empowering Communities

We understand that the foundation of hope is rooted in economic empowerment. CJF America places a strong emphasis on fostering entrepreneurship, investing in small businesses, and revitalizing local economies. The impact is not just anecdotal; it’s quantifiable. Our programs have led to the creation of over 1,000 new businesses, generating more than 10,000 jobs across the nation. For us, economic empowerment isn’t just a catchphrase; it’s the heartbeat of our work.

Nurturing Youth Empowerment

Youth empowerment is at the heart of our vision. We are not content with merely providing education; we actively foster mentorship and leadership skills among young individuals. Our dedication to education and mentorship is backed by hard data – a 94% high school graduation rate among our program participants. We are not just shaping futures; we are ensuring they’re brighter, more prosperous, and full of hope.

Access to Higher-Paying Jobs

Our commitment to bridge the gap between high school graduates and higher-paying tech jobs is founded on real results. Statistical analyses reveal that an impressive 85% of our program participants secure employment in the technology sector. We don’t just talk about breaking the cycle of poverty; we make it a reality for countless individuals. Hope is not merely a sentiment; it’s a quantifiable pathway to change.

Building Stronger Communities

Our commitment to “Building Stronger Communities” isn’t just a slogan; it’s a reality. We’ve invested over $150 million in supporting small businesses, youth education, and workforce development. This commitment isn’t just financial; it’s transformational. Our investments have revitalized local economies, creating a wave of educated young professionals and providing financial stability for families.

A Global Network of Hope

As a part of The Courtney Jordan Foundation, CJF America isn’t alone in its quest for change. We are part of a global network that includes CJF Bangladesh, CJF Sri Lanka, and CJF Mozambique, all working in concert to extend the reach of hope and transformation.

At CJF America, our mission of “Empower for Tomorrow” isn’t just a slogan; it’s a data-driven journey to a better tomorrow. Hope is not a distant dream; it’s something we are creating today. We invite you to join us in this transformative mission and be a part of the change, one community, and one life at a time.

Together, we are CJF America, and we are Hope for All.