What We Do

"Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them."

- James Baldwin, Author

BCDI-Atlanta promotes family engagement as a long-term commitment shared between multiple stakeholders from many settings, by coordinating family empowerment outreach, programs, and activities that build partnerships and equips families with information and resources.



Powerful Families

BDCI-Atlanta's Two Generation Innovation Program

The BCDI-Atlanta Powerful Families Program works to improve connections for low-income families in the City of Atlanta and Fulton County. The program focuses on creating opportunities for and addressing the needs of both children and their families together, to create improved family economic stability.  


The program provides materials, training, professional development and coaching to families and early care and education staff at all levels. Workshops and coaching sessions are offered virtually and in-person.  Families are given books and early childhood educational materials to improve their children’s school readiness skills.  Early care and education staff receive toolkits and training materials to enhance their relationships with and year-round opportunities for the children and families they serve.

Early learning program participants include:

  • Fulton County Public Schools (Pre-K)

  • YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta

  • Sheltering Arms

BCDI-Atlanta is seeking funding to expand our reach to additional programs in Georgia. Learn more.


Powerful Families Video Series

BCDI-Atlanta proudly introduces a video series for Powerful Families. Each video encourages parents to spend more intentional and attentive time with their children. Visit our YouTube channel to view and share our videos with families.



To learn more about Powerful Families and opportunities to get involved, please contact us

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