From Our President...

It is quite the honor to serve as the President of Black Child Development Institute (BCDI)-Atlanta! On behalf of our national office (NBCDI), Board of Directors, members, partners, and volunteers, I bring you greetings from Georgia’s Capitol!

 

I accepted the charge to lead this organization, because I want to pay it forward. When I was growing up in Southwest Georgia, there were so many servants and leaders in my community whose relationships and genuine care for my well-being made it possible for me to become the woman, mother, and educator I am today. I strive to replicate constructive learning experiences with others who cross my path, in hopes to inspire the next generation to be leaders and assets to society.

Even after serving as Vice President of BCDI-Atlanta for nearly four years, I am continually impressed by the work our Affiliate does in Georgia’s communities. I love it that we are not pointing fingers; we’re taking ownership of challenges and concerns in the Black community and facilitating solutions! Ultimately, ALL children and families benefit from the work we do.

In each of our focus areas—literacy, child health, child welfare, policy, family engagement, and early childhood education, we are supporting communities through research, programs, and resources, so we can truthfully say Being Black is NOT a Risk Factor and “all the children are well”. I plan to leave this world empty, working and serving to build up our communities by inspiring youth, empowering families, and educating future leaders. Along the way, I hope to meet others who will commit to passing on this perpetual gift of service; because service is the gift that keeps on giving!

 

I personally invite you to become a member and attend one of our upcoming events. Change starts with…[look in the mirror]!😊

 

See you soon!

Dr. Bisa Batten Lewis

Board of Directors

Timothy Houston, Chairman

Dr. Bisa Batten Lewis, President

Carol Daniel, Secretary

Tatjyana Elmore, Treasurer

Kenneth Braswell, Member at Large

Keedar Whittle, Parliamentarian

Committee Chairpersons

Literacy, Brandon Jones 

Child Welfare, Payal Tello

Health and Wellness, Debbie Hillman

Family Engagement, Pamela Champion

Early Care and Education, Makia Thomas

Public Policy, Yeme Thomas

BCDI - Atlanta

Mailing Address: 

PO Box 2270, Dacula, GA 30019

Physical Address:

2394 Mt. Vernon Rd., Suite 220, Atlanta, GA 30338

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Contact

For more information about BCDI-Atlanta, feel free to contact us via email or the form below. Phone number: 678.909.0800