November 2021 Newsletter
BCDI-Atlanta invites you to give any multitude of $40 to help expand our programs, which support early educators and parents in implementing developmentally appropriate practices with young children ages 0-8. There are many ways to give to join our 40th Anniversary Club!
Atlanta Choose Healthy Life is a national Choose Healthy Life (CHL) initiative addressing the COVID-19 pandemic across Black communities. In partnership with United Way of Greater Atlanta and Ebenezer Baptist Church, BCDI-Atlanta facilitates the implementation of Atlanta CHL with local churches. 

Last month, 92 community events were held resulting in the administration of 1,030 COVID-19 vaccinations and 1,607 COVID-19 tests.

BCDI-Atlanta is collecting personal stories to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Please share your story about why YOU got vaccinated.

In partnership with Lyft, United Way is helping more people access COVID-19 vaccines through the Ride United program. Don’t allow lack of transportation to keep you from getting your vaccine. Dial 2-1-1 to see if you qualify for a FREE or discounted ride!
New Program Announcement
Through generous funding from United Way of Greater Atlanta and its partners at The Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation, BCDI-Atlanta is pleased to launch a new program with goals to increase the diversity of early childhood education leaders and provide ongoing leadership support for childcare program owners, center directors, and family/group childcare providers. 

November is Native American Heritage Month - a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people in the United States.
BCDI-Atlanta's next Quarterly Affiliate Meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 6:30-8:00 PM ET.

This meeting will feature our 2021 Lifted Voices Fellows. They will present their policy campaigns, and we will celebrate their community contributions.

40th Anniversary Benefit Gala & Awards

We started our 40th Anniversary year celebrating with Ken Ford, King of Strings, and we’re ending it with him! Prepare to be electrified by Ken’s performance during our virtual 40th Anniversary Benefit Gala & Community Leadership Awards, followed by a dance party with Celebrity DJ D-Rock!

Call for Proposals
Thank you to the Marguerite Casey Foundation for supporting our work to provide culturally relevant programs to impact young children, early educators and families.
BCDI-Atlanta membership gives access to resources you need to make a positive impact in the lives of Black children and their families and enables the organization to engage in collective, strengths-based culturally relevant education and advocacy.

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40th Anniversary Feature

Founded in 1981, BCDI-Atlanta is celebrating our 40th Anniversary all year! We'd love to share your stories and memories as a partner, member or program participant! Please fill in this BCDIAtl40 Form, so we may recognize you.
Choose “Black Child Development Institute-Atlanta” as your charity.
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