Who We Are

From the President

Greetings! 


NBCDI President & CEO Tobeka G. GreenOn behalf of our Board of Directors, Affiliates, members, and staff, I would like to welcome you to the National Black Child Development Institute.

In 1970, the founders of the NBCDI made a promise. We are creating an organization, they said, that is dedicated to our children. It will be our mission to care about you; celebrate you; and provide for you – to improve and advance the quality of your life. We will be your advocates and supporters. We will be innovative, creative and relentless in helping you to achieve and succeed. We will see you in the context of your families, communities and cultures. We will believe in you.   

I am honored to be the fourth President and CEO of this historic non-profit that has been so thoughtfully and purposefully improving and advancing the quality of life for Black children and their families over the last four decades. NBCDI and its network of Affiliates, members and partners have done extraordinary work to ensure the success of our children, families and communities. Yet deep challenges persist, and although our dedication has not wavered, our promises remain unfulfilled. 

I, in turn, remain committed to ensuring that the next chapter for the National Black Child Development Institute is bright. I bring a history of experience that is steeped in family engagement, youth development and community empowerment, and I look forward to expanding our innovative and exciting collaborations with local and national leaders, policymakers, professionals, partners, and parents working in neighborhoods and cities across the country. 

As the premier non-profit dedicated to Black child health and wellness, family engagementearly childhood education, literacy and child welfare, we hope you will join us as we work together to advance culturally-relevant policies and programs that support, strengthen and uplift our Black children, families and communities. 

As you browse through our website, we encourage you to get involved – download and share our resourcesdonatejoin an Affiliate, and become a member.  Thank you for the work you do; we look forward to joining our strength with yours to fulfill the promises we make to our children, families and communities.    

All the best,

Tobeka G. Green
President and CEO