About Us

Our History

For over 85 years, The National Conference for Community and Justice of Metropolitan St. Louis (NCCJ St. Louis) has promoted understanding and respect among all races, religions, and cultures through its advocacy and educational programs that embrace diversity, self-awareness, and community-wide change.

Operating continuously since 1930, we were originally founded as a regional office of the National Conference for Christians and Jews. We incorporated as a local, independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2005. 

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Our Mission

Our mission is to promote inclusion for all people. 

Our Vision

Our vision is a better community for all of us, not just for some of us.

Our Work

To create inclusive, representative communities through leadership and education. We partner with individuals, organizations, networks, and corporations to help them make institutional change in their corner of the community. We empower leaders for diversity and inclusion, for equity and justice, so that all people will have access to our nation’s opportunities and be included in its promise.