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Addressing family issues across the lifespan, the Jordan Institute for Families brings together experts—including families themselves—to develop and test policies and practices that strengthen families and engage communities. What do we really know about families?  What do they need to be healthy and loving—better able to overcome life’s challenges? How are families changing? And are the professionals and policy makers of today taking the right actions to support the families of tomorrow?

From community projects in rural North Carolina to federally funded projects of national scope, the Jordan Institute is in pursuit of answers. Founded in 1996 and named in recognition of a gift from Michael Jordan, the Jordan Institute has a clear vision: to strengthen families and engage communities.


Our programs and projects include: