We are a non-profit (501c3) organization with a vision that is focused on community empowerment to create possibilities...Why not?
"As long as we can dream, there is possibility." - Dr. Jacqueline Sanderlin
Accomplished educator, leadership guru, and author Dr. Jacqueline Sanderlin (Dr. J) is the Founder and CEO of the Why Not Incubator, a non-profit organization designed to support at-risk youth in the most challenging communities. Her journey began when she teamed up with actor, Cheryl Hines who helped her remodel Carver and Foster Elementary schools in the Compton, California. Cheryl and Dr. J launched the NBC reality show, School Pride, which helped remodel dilapidating schools around the country though the hands of local community partnerships. Her book The Why Not Challenge: Say Yes to Success with School-Community Partnerships shares her passion and practical take-a-ways for forming lasting community relationships between schools and stakeholders. Dr. J is a highly sought-after keynote speaker and transformational leader. Her dream is to share that passion and create more why not voices around the world!
Our mission is to create access, equity and possibilities for underserved youth. As a school-community partnership support, we connect schools with potential community partnerships (i.e., retail businesses, visual and performing arts organizations, philanthropists, etc.) to advance literacy, social-emotional wellness and create win-win solutions for everyone involved!
The Real Models Project
Gentlemen Scholars Program
Community Partnership Connections
Community Health & Wellness
Educator Professional Development
Refresh and Install School Libraries
Update Reading Rooms/Corners
Host Book Clubs & Drive's, Young Author's & Poetry Night's