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Welcome to Black Child Development Institute of

Greater Tampa Bay

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Black Child Development Institute-Greater Tampa Bay
Learn more about the National Black Child Development Institute's newest Affiliate, Black Child Development Institute-Greater Tampa Bay.
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The Perfect Time To Give: Holiday Donations for a Family in Need

BCDI-Greater Tampa Bay has elected to annually adopt a family in need for the holidays. Meet our first recipient, Carletta Gross.
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January 2017 Affiliate Meeting
BCDI-Greater Tampa Bay invites you to attend our first Affiliate meeting of the new year, which will take place on Friday, January 20, 2017 from 2 PM to 3 PM at the Children's Board Hillsborough County.
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"Being Black Is Not a Risk Factor: Florida"
Read the National Black Child Development Institute's latest State of the Black Child report, "Being Black Is Not a Risk Factor: Statistics and Strengths-Based Solutions in the State of Florida."

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In 2012, the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) launched the “State of the Black Child” Initiative. The goal of this initiative is to create effective resources that challenge the prevailing discourse about Black children—one that overemphasizes limitations and deficits rather than drawing upon the considerable strengths, assets, and resilience demonstrated by our children, families, and communities. This initiative resulted in the release of our national report followed by state-based reports from Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Florida.

As a new Affiliate, BCDI-Greater Tampa Bay has elected to annually adopt a family in need who will be supplied with donations for the holidays. This past year, the chapter elected to adopt the family of Carletta Gross, a mother of three and child care provider of over five years.

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