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Who We Are

The S&J Foundation was developed to educate and empower ethnically diverse, urban communities by developing programs that address the social, financial and educational concerns of those communities. Through the development of key programs and strategic partnerships we are uniquely positioned to answer the challenges of the underserved.

The G.L.O.W. Academy

THE G.L.O.W. (Girls Learning Our Worth) Academy is an empowerment program for 5th-8th grade girls and its mission is to encourage the beautification of the inner self by developing and inspiring girls to understand their potential and infinite possibilities.

College Simulation Experience

The College Simulation Experience is an educational initiative dedicated to improving college retention rates for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. This stylized enactment of college life uses dramatic roleplaying to help pre-college students develop time management and financial management skills, as well as better understand the responsibilities associated with collegiate success.

S&J Scholarship Foundation

The S&J Scholarship Foundation was created to provide the financial resources to help under-served students go to and stay in college. Recognizing the importance of higher education, our goal is to help ease the financial burden of deserving students.

The Founders

Meet the founders of the S&J Foundation.

Meet Jamil & Salley Crews

Jamil and Salley Crews are a young, dynamic power couple looking to make the world better for the future generation. Both are entrepreneurs, managing a portfolio of businesses across different sectors including health and beauty, creative marketing and branding and philanthropy. Both Jamil and Salley, however, recognize the needs of underserved communities and have both committed to lift as they climb.

Jamil is the founder and Chief Branding Officer for Crews Brand Marketing, a creative digital marketing agency with specializations in web & graphic design, event planning, social media and public relations. He is the founder and executive producer of the CHANGEMAKERS 30 Under 30 Awards, the largest awards event that recognizes millennials and young professionals in Western New York. He is also active in several service organizations, including the Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals, board member for the William-Emslie Family YMCA as well as a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.

Salley is a celebrity make up artist and esthetician. She is the founder of SKYN by SalleyNycole, a private spa specializing in facials, body waxing, body treatments, eye lashes and makeup. Salley has worked with LaLa Anthony, Vivica Fox, American Idol winner Candice Glover, and more. She is also the founder of the G.L.O.W. Academy, having launched an international version of the program in Trinidad within the first year of its inception. She is also a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

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Buffalo, New York



Email:      info@sandjfoundation.org

Phone:    (347) 286-8313