WHAT DOES THE JAMES R. JORDAN FOUNDATION DO?
JRJF provides a pathway out of poverty by empowering children to achieve their full potential and by leveling the playing field so they can become successful human beings and productive contributors to society. We do this by creating networks of support for families and communities, motivating youth, and ensuring high-quality academic opportunities for youth in under-served communities.
WHO DOES JRJF SERVE?
The Foundation serves over 1,800 youth and 350 families annually from Chicago's West Haven, Englewood and Rogers Park communities through our innovative and exemplary programs including Read with Me!, A-Team Scholars, Vision for Families, and S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math). Descriptions of these programs can be found here.
WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES...
As you can imagine, the need is immense. We rely on partnerships and donations to make these programs possible. Funds are used to provide programs for youth and families in under-resourced communities where there is an average of 97% low-income families. JRJF has a strong fiscal management system which ensures that more than 85% of your dollars are spent to support these programs.