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At JBS, we believe in the transformative power of community. Rooted in empathy and driven by a passion for positive change, we are dedicated to empowering individuals on their unique journeys towards success. 

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Our Story

At Journey Before Success (JBS), our story is one of resilience, compassion, and the unwavering belief in the transformative power of community. Established in response to the challenges that emerged in the wake of the tumultuous year 2020, JBS was founded in the vibrant borough of Hackney, London, with a commitment to support individuals and families from Global Majority communities.

In a world marked by uncertainties, JBS emerged as a beacon of hope. Witnessing the profound impact of global challenges, particularly on the lives of those from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic groups, we knew that action was essential. The narrative of JBS is rooted in a deep understanding of the unique struggles faced by our community members.

Our Vision

At Journey Before Success (JBS), our vision is to create a world where every individual, regardless of their background or circumstances, has the power and support needed to transform their lives and pave the way for empowered futures. We envision a community that transcends challenges, celebrates diversity, and champions resilience.





Human Rights

Social Justice

Guiding Principles

Journey Before Success is more than a name; it's a promise. A promise to stand alongside individuals, families, and communities as they navigate the complexities of life, particularly in the face of the Cost of Living Crisis. Our mission is clear: to empower lives, nurture futures, and create pathways towards success that transcend adversity.

Accountability: We hold ourselves accountable for the impact we make, ensuring transparency and trust within our community.


Respect, Dignity, and Privacy: At the core of our approach is the unwavering respect for the inherent dignity of every individual. We create spaces where privacy is valued, and every voice is heard.


Open, Honest, Reliable, and Fair: Transparency is our guiding principle. We communicate openly and honestly, ensuring reliability and fairness in all our interactions.


Strengths and Abilities: We celebrate the unique strengths and abilities of each individual, recognizing that within challenges lie untapped reservoirs of resilience and potential.


Human Rights, Social Justice: JBS is a champion for human rights, social justice, and the challenge against inequality.


Challenge Inequality: 

We actively work towards creating a world where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive.


 Values That Define Us

The Team

Jeanna Brodie-Mends


Strategic Coach

Qualified Social Worker

20 Years Experience Working

Within The Community

Grace Dyer



Quality Assurance

Risk Management

Esther Idigu


Project Management 

Resident Engagement

Good Communication 

Sione Taylor


Project Management 

Resident Engagement

Good Communication

Kairi Weeke - Sanderson


PPE Packs

Child Sponsorship


Christmas Hamper

Clement Mulumba


Coming Soon

Heidi Bimpong


Critical and Strategic Aproach

Solution Focused


Join Our Team


We always need volunteers to support the work we do.

Contact Us:

Global Impact

JBS envisions a world where the journey before success is a collective effort, transcending borders and cultures.

Your Journey, Our Purpose:

Join the Movement.

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