Strategies

We prioritize our service to the Bay Area Black community by focusing on the critical issues that define the health and vitality of our region.

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We focus on five key areas of community development that define our service to the region.

  1. Education – It’s the cornerstone of economic and social advancement.
  2. Health and Wellness – Physical and emotional health is the foundation of a long life.
  3. Violence Elimination – No community should live with neighborhood violence and it’s traumatic effect on the human condition.
  4. Black Men and Boys – We cannot stand on the sidelines and watch social genocide happen.
  5. Workforce Development and Economic Viability – Local businesses, grocery stores, training programs, etc. are essential to building our communities from within.

Our strategies for achieving community impact prioritize results over activities.

  • Advocacy – Leading and promoting the causes, issues and solutions.
  • Convening – Creating the space to keep the issues out front.
  • Direct Services — Designing, funding and implementing innovative afrocentric health programs.
  • Strategic Partnerships – Collaborating with institutions at the forefront of change who make impact.
  • Intermediary Services – Provide capacity-enhancing services that address the fiscal and administrative needs of community based organizations.
  • Communicating — Utilizing both on-line and traditional media strategies to ensure the Black issues stay relevant both inside and outside our community.

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