The JCB Foundation was established by Stephen M. Goodly, Jr. and Connor J. Goodly in 2017 to honor the memory of their maternal grandmother, Josephine Comeaux Belisle. The foundation embodies her core values and passion for creative arts. Josephine was a proud product of New Orleans Public Schools, graduating from Walter L. Cohen Senior High School. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and Psychology from Dillard University and a Master's Degree in Guidance and Counseling from Xavier University. Josephine was an anointed speechwriter and orator who served as the keynote speaker at countless engagements.
While serving as the Director of Community Services for the Urban League from 1960-1963, she was cited by Jet Magazine for her study "Unwed Mothers in New Orleans." During her 31 years as a faculty member at Southern University at New Orleans, she opened her heart and her home to dozens of students in need. Her motto was simply: "I shall pass this life once. If I can do anything for my fellow man, let me do it now."
The JCB Foundation is committed to transforming the lives of New Orleans youth by providing opportunities for growth and development through the arts. Our foundation encourages our youth to use their power of creativity to better the world around them.