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 program, policy, and advocacy. We engage members and the broader community in activities designed to address local, state, and federal political and civic matters affecting Black children and families.
There are only three questions that drive the National Black Child Development Institute's public policy agenda:
Is this good for Black children and families?
If yes, how can we support it?
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. As we collaborate with our Affiliates and national partners, we have chosen to focus on the particular strengths and needs of Black children and families in the context of a shared goal: ensuring that all children are reading proficiently by the end of 3rd grade.
Public Policy Initiatives
Get Out The Vote (GOTV)
My Voter Page (MVP) https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do
Use the MVP Log In to check your:
Voter registration status
Mail-In application and ballot status
Early voting locations
Registration information on file with the county office
Sample ballot for the upcoming election
Provisional Ballot status
Get Out The Count (GOTC)
United States Census Bureau