The CJA Foundation

Our foundation honors its namesake by striving to  inspire young people to achieve personal goals through Christian education, academics and creativity (STEMA); educate, heighten awareness and provide resources to those dealing with breast cancer, special emphasis on Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC).


The CJA Foundation is happy to announce plans for the Candace J. Academy; the 1.5 million dollar learning facility will provide education to students up to Grade 3, serve the community with recreational space and continue the legacy of a great VISIONARY, Candace J. Avents.  Investment is needed for the vision.  


The Candace J. Academy Building Project will be a four phase operation:


Phase 1 - Secure land


Phase 2 - Architectural drawings rendered


Phase 3 - Groundbreaking


Phase 4 - Construction and completion 



Please donate and support our efforts!


Make checks payable to:
CJA Foundation
Deposit into the CJA account at Suntrust Bank
Simply click 'DONATE' and give electronically



Touching Tribute

"You must have touched many lives. What a touching tribute! May God continue to foster the goals of the foundation and change many lives!”

J. Billups-Hambric

Pledge to Support

“Love and miss you Candace Avents. I pledge to financially support the CJA Foundation!”

Pastor Joseph B. Fleming

No Better Legacy

"…she loved GOD, and she allowed God to use her to love others. What better legacy is there to leave?”.

T. Harley


The CJA Foundation always has something going on. Take a moment and view our upcoming events. Contact us for questions or details about any of our announcements.

"Gimme 5" Campaign Kick-off

Date: September 6, 2017

Time: 4:00 - 7:00pm

Place: Sentara Belle Harbour Community Room

3920 Bridge Rd, Suffolk,VA

CJA 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

Date: October 21, 2017

Time: 9:00am

Place: Signet Family Life Center

884 Bells Mill Rd; Chesapeake, Virginia

Register Here

Pre-Thanksgiving Day Concert

Date: November 11, 2017

Time: 7:00pm

Place: Little Grove Baptist Church

6320 Old Townpoint Rd Suffolk, VA

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