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Building Bridges to Opportunity

The T.D. Jakes Foundation is committed to building bridges to opportunity in the United States and around the world. For 40 years, T.D. Jakes has connected diverse communities across socio-economic divides. With the launch of his eponymous foundation, Chairman Jakes is harnessing decades of resources and connections to prepare people for success in the 21st-century workforce, lift underserved populations and connect corporations to new, highly skilled pools of talent amid increasing global competition.

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Our Mission

To provide the skills, education and training to lift underserved communities and power the modern global economy.

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Our Vision

To create a world of opportunity where all people—regardless of age, race, gender or socio-economic status—can live up to their full potential.

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Our Values

You can’t dream what you don’t see. To create lasting change, you need to expose people to possibilities, not simply what they see outside their windows.
We’re more alike than different. People of all races and nationalities face a common challenge: Develop the skills necessary for the 21st-century workforce or risk being left behind.
Engage don’t reinvent. Rather than recreate the wheel, we want to amplify and support proven programs to create lasting change.
Companies can and must “do well by doing good.” To compete in the global race for skilled talent, large corporations need to reach beyond their existing networks.
STEAM is the future. Through STEAM education, we can create greater access to opportunity at home and abroad.

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There are many ways to get involved. We welcome donations, volunteers and corporate partnerships. If you’re a company that would like to partner with us, please reach out to learn how we can work together!