Our Founder

Inspired by her passion for children and community, Joanne Jones, is an accomplished leader and activist. As Communications Director for the Mothers of Professional Basketball Players, Inc. and formerly Vice President of the Dahntay Jones Foundation, Ms. Jones is ready to take on her new role as President of JAM24Seven (Jesus Answers Me 24Seven) Enrichment Center. A remarkable woman with a generous spirit and compassionate heart, she is an advocate for youth and families. Equipped with unlimited ambition and an undying dedication to helping others, Ms. Jones is devoted to creating positive solutions and pathways to success for inner city residents. As the principal behind JAM24Seven, Joanne Jones is set to affect the community and transform generations.

No stranger to public service, Ms. Jones knows firsthand the challenges and triumphs of running a non-profit organization. As former Vice President of the Dahntay Jones Foundation, Ms. Jones understands how to build and grow an organization from the ground up. During her tenure, she performed many duties and served in several capacities including secretary and treasurer. Responsible for the daily operation of the foundation, Ms. Jones managed the finances and general direction of the organization. Ms. Jones also organized the Foundation's programs and special events. Under her guidance, the foundation hosted several fundraisers and charitable events including free basketball camps, scholarship programs, and celebrity bowling tournament.

Prior to her experience in the non-profit sector, Ms. Jones enjoyed a long and distinguished corporate career. A skilled manager with 20 plus years experience in Information Technology and Management, her repertoire includes positions with Johnson & Johnson, IBM, and the State of New Jersey. Recognized for her technical astuteness and superior management skills, her experience includes work in data communications, telecommunications, information security, privacy, and network architecture. Certified as a Greenbelt in Six
Sigma, Ms. Jones is a top project leader and business strategist. During her impressive career, Ms. Jones has also worked as a contracts administrator, trainer, and consultant.

Throughout her life, Ms. Jones has championed the causes of at-risk children and disadvantaged communities.Ms. Jones is an ardent volunteer and donates her time to mentoring and youth development programs across the country. As President of JAM24Seven, she hopes to empower a community and impact the futures of families and communities. Her strategic vision includes building a state-of-the-art facility and developing an array of programs. A contemporary complex for the entire community, JAM24Seven aims to be the premiere center for children, teens, young adults, families and senior citizens. Ms. Jones will facilitate the organization’s operations and oversee the Center’s innovative services, programs, and activities.

A confident woman with keen vision and conviction, Joanne Jones is geared to excel. Her strength and spirited character make her a dynamic leader. Her faith and resilience will make her a voice and visionary for our youth. Set to transform disparities into possibilities, Ms. Jones will successfully carry out her mission to reach one, teach one, and save all. Ms. Jones currently resides in New Jersey. In her spare time she enjoys bowling, going to the movies, and spending time with her son and grandchildren.