About US

This is a story about ambition, not just assistance

WORKFORCESTRONG is a US based 501c3 non-profit organization that provides rental housing assistance for working families and individuals. Our housing fund creates Rental Assistance Scholarships that provide a pathway to address housing affordability.

WORKFORCESTRONG advocates for affordable options in housing for those earning between 61% – 120%  AMI, commonly known as the “The Missing Middle-Class”

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What Do We Do 

The mission of the WorkforceStrong Rental Assistance Housing Fund is to provide rental assistance scholarships, create and  preserve opportunities for workforce housing, as well as to promote education and skills development for working families and individuals.

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Our Vision 

Transformative Living, not just transitional Housing.

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Our Goal

To raise capital to support working families and individuals through a short-term housing scholarship. Residents are required to complete educational degrees, graduate certification programs and/or professional development courses in an effort to increase their economic viability.

Meet the Team

Juliana Njoku

Juliana Njoku is the Executive Director and Founder of WorkforceStrong, Inc. In these roles, she is responsible for the development, communication, fundraising, execution, and the sustainability of corporate strategic initiatives. Ms. Njoku is also the newly appointed Treasurer of Georgia National Organization of Women (GA-NOW). In that role, she also is the chair of the state’s Economic Justice Committee.

Ms. Njoku has more recently served as the Policy Advisor for the Atlanta Housing Authority (now known as Atlanta Housing). In that role, Ms. Njoku participated in the strategic planning and communication of affordable housing initiatives with a focus on Choice Neighborhoods and Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Programs. Ms. Njoku has also worked with Invest Atlanta on Housing Opportunity Bonds and other programmatic agencies committed to housing affordability and social advancements.

Prior to founding WorkforceStrong, Inc., Ms. Njoku served as an Administrator of Performance Management and Strategic Planning for the City of Indianapolis for 10-years; working on urban planning, public works, enterprise, and workforce development to include city-wide sustainability initiatives.

Ms. Njoku has served many major cities and has an extensive background working in government and non-governmental organizations. Ms. Njoku also has a background in international development working with the United Nations in New York City for both UNIFEM – Peace & Security Division (now known as UN Women) and UNDP- HIV/AIDS Division, respectively.

Ms. Njoku has also been a part of international development projects and served on many boards and committees to include the Board of Directors for Rotary Indianapolis and AJC Atlanta: Black-Jewish Coalition. Ms. Njoku has been presented with several awards to include a Mayoral Award for her dedicated service to advancing city initiatives. Ms. Njoku has been featured in several news publications, including The Washington Post, “Leading Change,” and the front page of the Baltimore Afro-American, “Meeting the Challenge.” She is a highly sought-after consultant, public speaker, and moderator, known for her passionate insight and advocacy for creative solutions to social challenges.

Ms. Njoku is a celebrated motivational speaker at various high-schools and Universities and is well known for her commitment to the socio-economic advancement of at-risk youth and communities. Ms. Njoku also served as an instructor for the Options for Learning & Living Program for the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Department, teaching Life Cycle Planning to transitioning inmates.

Ms. Njoku holds a B.A. from the University of Maryland-College Park with a Certification in Conflict Management from the Center for International Development & Conflict Management. Ms.Njoku has also completed graduate coursework from Georgetown University in Social and Public Policy, to include a Graduate Certification from Harvard University in Innovation and Sustainability.

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The Board

Reginald Miller

The Edsel Group
Managing Partner

Rommel Chatman

Terminus Development Group
Partner

Brandon Riddick Seal

RS & Co. 
Managing Partner

Auta Lopes

1 Ignite Capital,
Institutional Financial Services

President

Pia Forbes

222 Communications, Inc.
Chief Strategist

Dannie Hughes

Wilson Brand
Partner

Board of Advisors

Michael German

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
GA Field Office Director (retired)

Rachel Tobin

Lexicon Strategies
Partner 

 

Regina Amadi

International Labor Organization
Assistant Director General (retired)

Where Can I Apply

Secured applications coming soon

Please register and follow us for updates regarding the Housing Scholarship Program.

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