About Us

Building Bridges to Opportunity

The T.D. Jakes Foundation is a workforce development foundation that is committed to building bridges to opportunity in the United States and around the world. For 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 skills, education and training to lift communities and power the modern global economy

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Our Vision

To create a world where everyone can live up to their full potential

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Our Values

We want to expose every child to all the possibilities

We strive to create a more diverse, inclusive and equitable workforce

We work to amplify proven programs, not recreate the wheel

We believe that we’re more alike than different

Take Action

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!