Our Members

The National Federation for Just Communities proudly works in 12 states across the country to:    

  • Provide mutual support and assistance between and among all members.
  • Practice information sharing, particularly best practices.
  • Practice consensus building among the members regarding social and political issues of local and national significance.
  • Show collegial respect for all members.
  • Encourage. and supports local creativity and innovation.
  • Support local community building efforts.
  • Support our members’ work on local social justice issues that match our mission.
  • Help. build our members’ mission-driven programming.
  • Practice zero tolerance for all forms of oppression and inequality.
  • Practice zero tolerance for all forms of prejudice and discrimination.

National Federation for Just Communities Members

American Conference on Diversity
Elizabeth Williams-Riley, President & CEO

109 Church Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Serving New Jersey
Phone: 732-745-9330 Fax: 732-745-94119

The California Conference for Equality and Justice
Wende Nichols-Julien, J.D., President

444 West Ocean Blvd. Suite 940
Long Beach, CA 90802
Serving Southern California
Phone: 562.435.8184 Fax: 562.435.8318

Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio
Peggy Zone Fisher, President & CEO

3659 Green Road, Suite 220
Cleveland, OH 44122
Serving Northeast Ohio
Phone: 216-752-3000 Fax: 216-752-4974

Inclusive Communities
Beth Riley, Executive Director
10040 Regency Circle
Omaha, NE 68114-3723
Serving Nebraska & Western Iowa
Phone: 402.391.4460 Fax: 402.391.4577

Just Communities of Arkansas
Ruth D. Shepherd, Executive Director

1400 W. Markham Suite 405
Little Rock AR 72201
Serving Arkansas
Phone: 501.372.5129 Fax: 501.372.5120

Roberta Shevin, Executive Director

150 SE 2nd Avenue Suite 411
Miami, FL 33131
Serving Greater Miami
Phone: 305.755.6096 Fax: 305.755.6094

Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion
Thomas M. Costello, Jr., President & CEO

525 New Center One
3031 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48202-3025
Serving Michigan
Phone: 313-870-1500 Fax: 313-870-1501

The National Conference for Community and Justice, Connecticut/Western Massachusetts
Andrea C. Kandel, Ed.D., Executive Director

1095 Day Hill Road, Suite 100
Windsor, CT 06095
Serving Connecticut & Western Massachusetts
Phone: 860-683-1039 Fax: 860-683-1409

NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad
Susan Feit, Executive Director
713 N. Greene Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
Serving Piedmont Triad, North Carolina
Phone: 336-272-0359 Fax: 336-272-1814

National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York
Lana D. Benatovich, President

360 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202
Serving Western New York
Phone: 713.853.9596 Fax: 713.852.0046

Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice
Jayme Cox, President & CEO

100 West Fifth Street LL 1030
Tulsa, OK 74103
Serving Oklahoma
Phone: 918.583.1361 Fax: 918.583.1367

Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities
Jonathan C. Zur, President & CEO

5511 Staples Mill Road Suite 202
Richmond, VA 23228
Serving Virginia
Phone: 804.515.7950 Fax: 804.515.7177

The National Federation for Just Communities Advantage

Membership Benefits

  • Membership in a national organization dedicated to social justice
  • Inclusive governance structure - one member/one vote
  • Affordable and equitable annual membership fee
  • Connectivity to colleagues across the country for networking
  • Participation in the NFJC Annual Conference
  • Professional Developmemt and Mentoring Programs for executives and staff
  • Opportunity to raise awareness and expand the reach and scope of our work through national exposure and recognition via the NFJC website
  • Opportunities for joint fundraising as they arise
  • Independence to focus on issues relevant to your geographic region
  • Access to web-based clearinghouse service for program sharing
  • Regularly scheduled conference calls and opportunities to discuss perspectives on issues, and to share best and promising practices
  • Member representation from large metropolitan and geographic areas to mid-sized cities and small communities provides a breadth of experience and relevancy and a national view of social justice work
  • Potential for national presence through marketing and co-branding beyond your regional borders