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WHY BECOME A MEMBER?

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BCDI-Atlanta membership provides access to resources you need to make a positive impact in the lives of Black children and their families and enables the organization to engage in collective, strengths-based culturally relevant education and advocacy.

When you join, you become a member of both our national organization (NBCDI) and local affiliate, BCDI-Atlanta.

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Membership Overview

Early Care and Education, Literacy, Family Engagement,
Public Policy, Health and Wellness

Our Mission
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Since 1970, the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) has been committed to the mission “to improve and advance the quality of life for Black children and families through education and advocacy.”

 

Established in 1981, BCDI-Atlanta Affiliate coordinates community programs and initiatives throughout the state of Georgia, supporting the six focus areas of NBCDI.

Our Focus Areas

Our efforts focus on:

 

  • Early Care and Education

  • Health and Wellness

  • Family Engagement

  • Literacy

  • Child Welfare

  • Policy and Advocacy

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Summary of Membership Benefits

  1. Access to Resources

  2. Keeps You Connected

  3. Builds Your Knowledge and Skills

  4. Saves You Money

  5. Great Value

Access to Resources

  • BCDI-Atlanta membership gives access to resources you need to make a positive impact in the lives of Black children and their families and enables the organization to engage in collective, strengths-based culturally-relevant education and advocacy.

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  • Affiliates- Join one of nearly 30 Affiliates in communities across the country, with access to local networks of leaders.

  • Networking- Become part of a community of thousands of educators, parents and policymakers committed to ensuring that our children are loved, valued, educated and supported.

  • Social Media- Join our community of educators, parents, researchers and more as you engage with us online.

Builds Your Knowledge and Skills

  • Professional Development- Take advantage of dynamic opportunities, including our Annual Conference, to build your skills and expand your knowledge, online and in person.

  • Resources- Access culturally-relevant and research-based curricula, resources and information on literacy, health and wellness, family engagement and social-emotional development. 

  • Advocacy- Become a leader, and participate in national, state and local trainings, events, collaborations and activities in order to ensure that our policymakers are making positive and equitable decisions that support our children, families and communities.

Saves You Money

  • Receive discounts on NBCDI’s Annual Conference,  BCDI-Atlanta’s Annual State Conference, all our publications, events and products!

Great Value

  • Student Member- $25 (must provide a copy of a student ID and/or current transcript)

  • Regular Member- $40 (includes membership in a local BCDI Affiliate, if applicable)

  • Independent Member- $40 (means you choose not to join a local Affiliate)

  • Non-profit Organizational Membership- $250 (includes 7 individual memberships; must supply tax-exempt ID number)

  • Corporate Membership- $500 (includes 7 individual memberships)

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