BCDI-Atlanta seeks to improve and advance the quality of life for black children and their families through education and advocacy in the six NBCDI focus areas, accordingly.
Child Welfare: Promote the improvement of the child welfare system. Coordinate outreach, programs, and activities that focus on prevention and effective, supportive, culturally competent care of children in all settings.
Early Childhood Education: Promote the equitable distribution of quality across the birth to eight continuum and the connection between early childhood settings and elementary schools. Coordinate programs and training to increase the well-qualified, culturally & racially diverse workforce.
Family Engagement: Promote family engagement as a long-term commitment shared between multiple stakeholders from many settings. Coordinate family empowerment outreach, programs and activities that builds partnerships and equips families with information and resources.
Health & Wellness: Promote culturally relevant healthy nutrition and preventative wellness practices among families. Coordinate outreach, programs and activities to engage, educate, and empower.
Literacy: Coordinate programs, activities, and training to ensure reading proficiency by the end of 3rd grade for all students. Engage students, families, and educators.
Policy: Advance the quality of life for Black children, families, and communities by connecting program, policy, and advocacy. Engage members and the broader community in activities designed to address local, state, and federal political and civic matters affecting Black children and families.
How can you get involved?
Our members are the backbone of our organization. Together, we are able to engage in important and effective education and advocacy to achieve our mission of improving and advancing the quality of life for Black children and their families. We invite you to join one or more of the following committees.