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What We Do

"Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be."  - Kahlil Gibran

BCDI-Atlanta advances the quality of life for Black children, families, and communities by connecting programs, policy, and advocacy. We engage members and the broader community in activities designed to address local and state political and civic matters affecting Black children and families throughout the state of Georgia.



Black Children Count

BCDI-Atlanta's policy and advocacy initiative

Through BCDI-Atlanta's Black Children Count initiative, we support families, childcare programs, schools and communities by coordinating civic engagement efforts to ensure the needs of Black children and their families are met at both local and state levels.  


We partner with organizations, such as Fair Count, Georgia Early Alliance for Ready Students (GEEARS), Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, and the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus - just to name a few, to recommend and execute policies on behalf of children, parents, and early educators.

There are only three questions that drive our public policy agenda:

  1. Is this good for Black children and families?

  2. If yes, how can we support it? 

  3. If not, how can we make it better?

The answers to these questions help us achieve our mission of improving and advancing the quality of life for Black children and families. 


Year-round Civic Engagement

Staying in the know about what's going on in local, state and national legislation

is essential to ensure your voice is heard throughout the year. In addition to voting, 

during elections, here are some ways you can continue to involvement in policy

and advocacy.

BCDI-Atlanta has partnered with Vot-ER to help you vote safely! Visit Vot-ER to learn how you can register to vote, vote by mail, vote in-person, and stay abreast of the latest information.  

Check your:

  • Voter registration status

  • Mail-In application and ballot status

  • Poll location

  • Early voting locations

  • Elected Officials

  • Registration information on file with the county office

  • Sample ballot for the upcoming election

  • Provisional Ballot status

COVID-19 and voting: Please check for the latest updates.​

Get Out the Vote (GOTV)


Get Out the Count (GOTC)

The Census is an official count/survey of a population. The US Census occurs every 10 years.


The 2020 Census has officially ended. Thanks to the 99% of Americans who participated. For updates on response rates and data, please visit 

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