Founded in 2012, Working Together Jackson is a non-partisan, broad-based organization that addresses issues facing the Jackson community. WTJ consists of more than 35 member institutions which cross racial, religious, and economic divisions, making it the most diverse organization in the city. Examples of our institutional members include: New Horizon Church International, the International Museum of Muslim Cultures, Beth Israel Congregation, Jackson Medical Mall Foundation, Stewpot Community Services, and Parents for Public Schools.
Together, WTJ institutions build the power needed to solve problems through a process that involves relationship-building, collaborative thinking, and strategic action. In essence, WTJ is vehicle for Jackson residents to get involved in local decision-making that impacts their families and the larger community.
WTJ is an affiliate of the Industrial Areas Foundation which is the oldest organizing network in the United States with a presence in 26 states.