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Who We Are

For 47 years, the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI), a non-profit organization located in Washington, D.C., has been at the forefront of engaging leaders, policymakers, professionals, and parents around critical and timely issues that directly impact Black children and their families. 

In 2005, the BCDI-Charlotte Affiliate was established to utilize volunteers at the grassroots level to implement programs, engage in advocacy and provide services that improve the quality of life for children and families within the Charlotte community. BCDI-Charlotte continues to implement culturally-relevant and research-based programs promoting literacy, health, parent engagement and college-readiness, while advocating for better, stronger and more effective policies for children ages 0-8 at the local, state and federal level.


To improve and advance the quality of life for Black children and families through education and advocacy.


NBCDI envisions a society that ensures a successful future for all children.