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Cortland Jones aims to bridge the gap between where you are now and where you want to be. We offer services to help you reach “The Better Place” in your life. Services include:


Aspiring Authors                     Grant Writing

Non-profit owners                   Teacher Mentoring

Entrepreneurs                         Spiritual Growth & Development    

Co-Parenting Strategies            Personal Growth & Development​​


Cortland speaks to groups of all ages, focusing on messages that build up and encourage his listeners, as well as help them find the path to improving themselves and their communities. His presentation topics include:


  • The Power of Belief: Teacher Self-Esteem Workshop

  • Out of the Darkness: Inspiration from Cortland’s published book

  • The Content of Character

  • Be F.I.T. to Live & Thrive

  • A.R.M. Yourselves to Empower Your Students

  • A Lemonade Stand, a Nonprofit, and a Business Firm: A Female Self-Esteem Message

  • ‘Winning Cooperation: Turning Student Adversaries into Classroom Allies’



Courage to Overcome, Persevere, and Endure

A multi-day workshop format for non-profits and or empowerment coaching for co-parenting.


The Practice of Being on the Impact of Doing:

52 Week Strategy Developing an Initiative Mindset

A Bible-based program emphasizing the practical strategies of scripture related to the worship of God that results in living the lifestyle inspired by the teachings of scripture and Jesus Christ.

Can be structured as a presentation or multi-day workshop.

T.H.R.I.V.E. Empowerment Workshop for Teens

In order to help teens operate at their optimal best consistently maximizing their capability in being positive contributors to self, home, school, and community I offer an empowerment workshop for youth addressing five essential skills to aid them in learning to thrive personally, academically, and socially. The workshop addresses time management, hard work ethic, responsibility, initiative mindset, vision board goal setting tips, and empowerment tools for youth to demonstrate more self-regulation towards self-actualization.

Dig Deeper Workshop

This workshop uses personal inquiry and wisdom from the scriptures to promote clarity and movement from a stuck stagnant place.

Mindset for Marketing Workshop

Learn and enhance your marketing skills to thrive in enduring the process marketing requires to succeed.

Social Justice & Racial Injustice Bible Study

An open discussion forum on the subject of Biblical justice and our role in it.

WRITE NOW! Aspiring Young Author Writing Program


The Better Place, Inc.

The vision of The Better Place, Inc. is a world where youth and families thrive. Our mission is to promote self-discipline and self-determination principles to empower youth, parents, and schools in moving towards their identified ‘better place’. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Maryland National Capital Park & Planning Commission, Project Beautify You, Inc., Tutor Me This, LLC., and Dr. Wayne Beckles, EdD LCSW-C to be a champion of change and improvement.


Current collaborations:

GMS Art, Literature, Leadership school initiative in partnership with the City of Greenbelt.

Since 2014, Cortland has helped clients acquire $55,000.00.

Previous clients and grants awarded include:

  • Community Partnership Grant from the County Executive Office of Prince George’s County

  • Friendly High School

  • Greenbelt Middle School "Boys to Men Mentoring Program"

  • Greenbelt Middle School "PBIS Program"

  • Project Beautify You, Inc.

  • Greenbelt Middle School 

  • Greenbelt Community Foundation

  • ACE Grant

  • Maryland State Education Association (MSEA)

  • NoVo Foundation

  • Walmart Foundation

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