Our Work 2

Chairman Jakes meets with Jukay Hsu, Founder & CEO of Pursuit, dedicated to training adults to get their first tech jobs, advance in their careers and become the next generation of leaders in tech.

We want to serve as a bridge between need and opportunity, bringing together diverse constituencies to achieve positive results for both business and communities.

How We Do It

Bridges to Opportunity


  • Faith Based Leaders
  • Business Leaders
  • Educators
  • Community and Non-Profit Leaders
  • Elected Officials

T.D. Jakes Foundation

  • Convene
  • Collaborate
  • Elevate


  • Building Communities
  • Accessing Talent
  • Workforce Innovation
  • Future Workforce

The T.D. Jakes Foundation focuses on three pillars:

Chairman Jakes with AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson to encourage corporations to hire former inmates convicted of non-violent crimes.

Business Partnerships

Large corporations spend millions on workforce training, community development and corporate social responsibility initiatives. But without the right partnerships and a trusted voice in these communities, many programs fail to gain the traction they need to deliver the best outcomes.

The T.D. Jakes Foundation connects global businesses with the talent and resources to succeed in a highly competitive environment. From executive summits to podcasts and masterclasses, the T.D. Jakes Foundation can create custom programs to fit the needs and priorities of each partner company.

Workforce Readiness

In the next decade, automation will lead to the displacement of 20 million global manufacturing jobs. Successfully integrating whole communities into the rapidly changing workforce will require an integrated and holistic effort.

From STEAM education to mentorship training, entrepreneurship and more, the T.D. Jakes Foundation serves people across the entire lifecycle and is poised to become the premier source for connecting companies with highly skilled, in-demand talent.

Chairman Jakes tours the Brooklyn STEAM Center, an innovative career and technical training hub for 11th and 12th grade students located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York.

Community Building

The T.D. Jakes Foundation is dedicated to creating “Smart Cities,” Harnessing technology and real-time data to ensure people have access to opportunity where they live.

As part of the “Smart Cities” concept, the T.D. Jakes Foundation has established Dream Centers to provide wraparound services for all residents, connecting them with the resources they need to grow and thrive.

With initial pilot programs set to open in Dallas and Chicago, Dream Centers will serve as a focal point for the foundation’s STEAM initiative, providing a whole host of services including financial literacy, education, apprenticeships and more.

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!