Ivan Canada
Executive Director
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Alison Jones
Director of Administration
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Megan Sappenfield
Program Director
336.272.0359 ex.17

Erika Rain Wilhite
Director of Development
336.272.0359 ex. 15

Tanaya Suddreth
Development Coordinator
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NCCJ in the News


NCCJ's Executive Director Announces Departure


Guilford County Youth React to Ferguson Shooting, Protests

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Greensboro Teens Hold Vigil for Michael Brown


NCCJ Provides Real Time Solutions


2013 Brotherhood/Sisterhood Citation Award Dinner

"You (Sandra) really have motivated me to become the woman I am, especially when it comes to journalism"

Tracey McCain (WFMY Good Morning Show)

Legendary WFMY News 2 Anchor Honored by NCCJ (WFMY 11/7/13)


NCCJ ANYTOWN Youth Lead the Way in Looking for Ways to Effectively Engage Teens in our Community



NCCJ Youth Leaders engage citizens in brainstorming solutions

(Caroina Peacemaker, 10/27/13)





Teen Forum Planned for Greensboro (WGHP Fox 8, 10/14/13)







Teens Are Speaking Out and City Leaders Are Listening (WFMY News 2, 10/14/13)






Greensboro hosts first in series of teen forums (WGHP Fox 8, 9/16/13)


news trucks outside NCCJ offices August 1, 2013

Trucks from News14, Fox8, and WXII12 parked outside NCCJ offices on August 1, 2013, left. Reporters covered the meeting of 80 youth ambassadors reuniting after their summer ANYTOWN experiences and talking about ways to handle the tensions around teens that led to a temporary downtown evening curfew. Right, Maria speaks with News14 about how youth can inspire positive change.


still of AT students on WXII 12

"Act in a better way, don't act childishly, stop the games. You're fighting over nothing," ANYTOWN Ambassador Tyon Kea says he wants to tell his peers getting involved with downtown skirmishes.

Growing Concern Over Greensboro's Teen Curfew (WXII 12, 8/1/13)




Susan Feit interviewed by WXII"How do we cultivate, how do we educate, how do we nurture our next generation so that they're responsible, engaged citizens. That's our job, and the best way to do that is to instill an understanding in our young people that they have not only the ability but the responsibility to be leaders and good citizens."
— Susan Feit, NCCJ executive director, speaking with WXII's Stephanie Berzinski July 26 about tensions with teens in downtown Greensboro
Details on Large Fight Involving Greensboro Teens (WXII 12, 7/26/13)


"Is that the only answer our community has? Is that really the answer to our problem?
We'll just contain people and make sure that certain sections of our city are off limits
to certain people?" Susan Feit, with the National Conference for Community and Justice,
said. Instead, she suggests turning teens into peer leaders, saying only they can help
put an end to teen violence.
Large Party for Greensboro Teens Turns Violent (News 14, 7/26/13)


"It makes a lot of sense to me to focus resources on engaging young people,
particularly from poor, immigrant and non-white communities that have been
traditionally excluded, in leadership development. We should raise their voices
to the forefront. This is the proper place for a shout-out to the National Conference
for Community and Justice of the Piedmont Triad
’s Anytown progam, which is
undertaking some of this work."
Greensboro might be the best equipped to address emerging divisions,
Jordan Green column, Yes Weekly, 2/13/13

Interfaith Tour Brings Communities Together in Greensboro (WGHP Fox 8, 2/17/13)

Students Learn Tolerance at NCCJ Conference (High Point Enterprise, 3/16/13)