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:
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.
Get Out The Vote (GOTV)
Use Georgia's My Voter Registration Page (MVP) 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)
The 2020 Census officially ends Sept. 30, 2020. Remember, there are 3 ways to complete your 2020 Census questionnaire:
By phone (see graphic).
It only takes 7-10 minutes to complete your Census questionnaire.
To learn more about the 2020 Census questionnaire, community resources, and how the Census affects YOU, your family and community, please visit Black Children Count.
If you are interested in engaging with our leaders to advance BCDI-Atlanta's policy and advocacy work, please contact us.