Join a BCDI-Atlanta Committee today!
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. Please complete this form, so the appropriate committee chairperson(s) may contact you.

Child Welfare Committee, Chairperson Payal Tello
Promotes the improvement of the child welfare system. Coordinates outreach, programs, and activities that focus on prevention and effective, supportive, culturally competent care of children in all settings.

Early Care & Education Committee, Chairperson Makia Thomas
Promotes the equitable distribution of quality across the birth to eight continuum and the connection between early childhood settings and elementary schools. Coordinates programs and training to increase the well-qualified, culturally & racially diverse workforce.

Health & Wellness Committee, Chairperson Debbie Hillman
Promotes culturally relevant healthy nutrition and preventative wellness practices among families. Coordinates outreach, programs and activities to engage, educate, and empower.

Literacy Committee, Chairperson Brandon Jones
Coordinates programs, activities, and training to ensure reading proficiency by the end of 3rd grade for all students. Engages students, families, and educators.

Family Engagement Committee, Chairperson Pamela Champion
Promotes family engagement as a long-term commitment shared between multiple stakeholders from many settings. Coordinates family empowerment outreach, programs and activities that builds partnerships and equips families with information and resources.

Public Policy Committee, Co-Chairs Yeme Thomas & Elisa Shepherd
Advances the quality of life for Black children, families, and communities by connecting program, policy, and advocacy. . We engage members and the broader community in activities designed to address local, state, and federal political and civic matters affecting Black children and families.
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