Unapologetically Supporting Black Children & Families for 40 Years
BCDI-Atlanta will be celebrating our 40th Anniversary in 2021! We would love to share your stories related to fond memories about our history! Please fill in this BCDIAtl40 Form, so we may recognize you. 

Read below for more ways to support BCDI-Atlanta during this important year.

2nd Edition of Nurture
Request for Abstracts

BCDI-Atlanta is launching its Request for Abstracts for the second edition of Nurture. Abstracts will be accepted from December 1, 2020 through January 29, 2021. Please visit this link for more information on abstract guidelines, the submission process, and advertisement packages.

BCDI-Atlanta Receives 56,000 Masks

In partnership with United Way of Greater Atlanta, Global Health Crisis Coordination Center, Metro Atlanta Chamber, and The VGI Group, local organizations in need of face masks were identified and matched with corporations who could help. GPC (General Parts Company)/NAPA Auto Parts and the Atlanta Falcons graciously agreed to a joint donation of 44,000 masks benefiting BCDI-Atlanta.  

In addition...

Our national office, NBCDI, partnered with the Clinton Global Initiative/Too Small to Fail to provide free masks to children. The manufacturer, BELLA+CANVAS, shipped thousands of free masks to the NBCDI Affiliate Network to distribute to early childhood programs with enrollment below the poverty line. BCDI-Atlanta received 12,000 masks to distribute.

With nearly 30% of Georgia's childcare centers closing, we are placing these masks directly in the hands of childcare providers to reduce their operating costs. Visit our blog to read more about this initiative.

Thank you to all the companies and agencies who donated masks to support our community efforts!
Do you need masks for your childcare program or school?

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During our Powerful Families Program Kickoff, BCDI-Atlanta welcomed over 50 Powerful Families Program partners and participants through games, prizes, and toolkits filled with resources aligned with developmentally appropriate child and family development! We look forward to providing two-generational resources and professional development to early care and education programs in Fulton County and the City of Atlanta!
Thanks to Fulton County Schools, Sheltering Arms Early Education Centers, United Way of Greater of Atlanta and YMCA of Metro Atlanta for serving as program partners this school year! We look forward to working with families and early education staff! Thanks to all the agencies and organizations serving as community partners on our Powerful Families Advisory Committee.  
We're Hiring!

BCDI-Atlanta is seeking a new Administrative Coordinator to join our team to perform clerical and administrative functions driving organizational success. 80% of this work is virtual with up to three in-person workdays required each month.

Community Spotlight
United Way of Greater Atlanta and Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta recently announced Grants for COVID-19 Response focused on education, food insecurity, housing and mental health.

BCDI-Atlanta will utilize the $45,000 we were awarded to expand our Strength Within program. Thank you, United Way of Greater Atlanta and Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta for continuing to invest in Black children and families!
Fulton County School Nutrition is serving FREE meals to all children under the age of 18, or under the age of 21 for youth with special needs. All children, regardless of school enrollment or meal eligibility status, can receive FREE meals.

Not in Fulton County? Visit HERE to find food distribution sites near you.
Mark Your Calendar for 2021 Affiliate Meetings!

To maximize participation, all meetings will be held virtually. Click on each link to register.


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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