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THE NATIONAL FEDERATION FOR JUST COMMUNITIES OF WESTERN NEW YORK

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Civil Rights, Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Mission: The National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York (NFJC) is a human relations organization dedicated to overcoming racism, bias, and discrimination by building understanding, respect, and trust through education, advocacy, and community involvement.

Results: Thousands have been touched directly and indirectly by our work. Join us as we strive to make WNY a more just community for us all!

Target demographics: the community

Direct beneficiaries per year: many within our WNY community

Geographic areas served: Erie County

Programs: Community Build, Diversity training and a multitude of community outreach and initiatives.

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Kevin J.1

Volunteer

Rating: 4

As the official event photographer for the NFJC I've seen first hand the good the organization has done for the WNY community. From it's many programs that help young people to it's recognition of the unsung heroes in the community who are working to make WNY a better place to live, the NFJC is an invaluable resource.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with the NFJC for over 5 years--attending their annual walk and banquet, as well as the various intercultural services and workshops. In my experience, the staff members have been down to earth, personable and committed to issues surrounding diversity and inclusion. Situated in downtown Buffalo, the NFJC responds well to the sociopolitical climate of the given moment and is committed to programing which is tailored to the city's needs. I look forward to continuing my relationship with the NFJC in the future.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

NFJC of Western NY continues to make a powerful impact in our community. Working with individual leaders, youth, schools, organizations, and city officials-this small organization has a tremendous influence. The messages, lessons, and programs are invaluable. I am impressed by the dedicated staff, strong board, and amazing students that are affiliated with the NFJC. I work for a school and many students that have gone to the community build and leadership programs come out meeting new friends, discussing difficult topics (such as diversity, neighborhood economics, violence, and gender), as well as stronger leaders. Their experiences do not end after one weekend, they often stay involved and become "lifers" by supporting an organization that makes a difference in their lives.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The NFJC of WNY promotes inclusion and acceptance in the WNY area. The work they do is vital and necessary to educate our population on the positive impact that diversity has on our communities. The outreach that the NFJC of WNY has to our youth is necessary to have our children grow into leaders who promote diversity and inclusion. We are all stronger when we work together, regardless of ethnicity or religion. It is important that we support this non-profit because it is doing work that nobody else is doing.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The NFJC of WNY provides much needed programs to area youth leaders with their Community Build retreats, Community Builders and Sheriff/Youth Live-In Camp. They provide multiple opportunities for local high school students to engage in service activities.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I too am a board member. I have developmental disability. I appreciate the fact that the NFJC includes all people of all faiths and backgrounds. It is my honor and privilege to be a part of a social justice organization that believes all people matter and should be treated as human beings. No matter issues that they might have or backgrounds. Thank you very much for letting me be a voice of those who are sometimes told to be silent. I look forward to a long and prosperous future. With this organization. Thank you very much on behalf of all those with disabilities

John H.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

The NFJC of WNY supports those who stand up for inclusion and tolerance, and calls out those who breed ignorance and intolerance. Sadly, their mission is more relevant and their work more critical than ever.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

NFJC is a great organization with great staff! I've worked with them first-hand at fundraising events, and they are truly wonderful individuals. The mission of the NFJC is worthwhile and very important to the Western New York community!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

NFJC is a great organization that does very important work!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

NFJC is a great organization that is engaged in important work.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The NFJC is an organization that in my years of human services, have been a vital resource in education, advocacy, and social acceptance regardless of race, gender, ability, or faith. They are a leaders in Community Relations and building bridges to understanding through social dialogues.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

NFJC of WNY is a great organization doing much needed work!! It's been an honor to serve as a Board member. The staff are true professionals and have been great stewards of my donations and contributions to both maximize benefit to the community while sustaining the organization's vital programs and its long-term health.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

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Board Member

Rating: 4

Over my four years of involvement with the NFJC I have raised my awareness of the issues in the WNY community with respect to tolerance and inclusion as well as how I can have a positive influence on my neighbors. The greatest impact has been with my family -- as a result of taking the opportunity to invite them to a variety of NFJC events perceptions of ethnic and racially diverse individuals has changed for the better.