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Mission Statement

The Black Child Development Institute (BCDI) - Sacramento Affiliate is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for African American Children and Youth.

The Sacramento Affiliate of the Black Child Development Institute was chartered in 1989. Since this time the affiliate has instituted a year-round Saturday school, a summer youth retreat and a summer enrichment and cultural school. Through hands-on service and community outreach programs BCDI motivates positive change for the health, welfare and the educational needs of all children.


The BCDI-Sacramento Affiliate make a difference in the lives of our young women between the ages of 12-17. The Black Child Development Institute, Inc. (BCDI)-Sacramento Affiliate is an affiliate of the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) 501(3)(c). The Sacramento Chapter was established in 1989 and has been committed to providing positive role models and experiences to the youth of our community for 20 years. The BCDI-Sacramento Affiliate is a 100% volunteer organization! The BCDI-Sacramento Affiliate is a 100% non-profit organization w/a 100% non-paid volunteer staff!

The BCDI-Sacramento Affiliate members meet on the second Saturday of each month at the Raley's Sacramento 4650 Natomas Blvd., Sacramento, CA from 10 am - 12 pm, young women who are interested in joining us at one of our meetings are welcome to attend.

While we know people are busy and understand that volunteers and members may not be able to attend all the monthly meetings, most do participate in various ways to contribute to one or several events we host each year.

Our first event hosted is Entering the College Zone (ECZ), which focuses on 6th-9th grade middle school children. The workshops help middle school children and their parents prepare for classes in high school to prepare for college, the event will take place Saturday, May 26, 2012 from 9:00 - 3:00 pm at Sacramento City College, in the Student Services Center.

Our second event hosted is the Love to Read Campaign, held at Carol's Bookstore,1913 Del Paso Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95815 (916) 565-3845 starting in early summer 2012 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. This event will read to children in a comfortable fun environment.

Our third event hosted, is the DIVA (Determined, Intelligent, Valued African American Young Women) Conference, focuses on young women in the 9th-12 grades with enrichment workshops, such as self-esteem, career choices, health & wellness, money management, behavior and etiquette, just to name a few. There are raffles/prizes, music, speakers and separate workshops for the parents! Everyone has a great time! The DIVA Conference will be held the weekend before thanksgiving November 16-17, 2012 at Cosumnes River College.

If you would like to attend one of our events, would like to become a member chair, or would like to volunteer, please email bcdisacramento@prodigy.net

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BCDI is in need of the following talented volunteers: *Marketing Chair *Community Outreach * Secretary Chair * Grant Writing Chair * Sponsorship Chair * Public Relations/Media Chair * Youth Coordinator Chair * Membership Chair * Website/Internet Maintenance Chair



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Would you recommend Black Child Development Institute (BCDI) - Sacramento Affiliate?

by Jan T. from sacramento, CA (2015-03-28 18:10:49.0)
This is a organization that truly knows the meaning of "No Child Left Behind". BCDI has annually hosted many positive programs to help the youth in the community. There volunteers work tirelessly to create programs and to keep a network of those who can inspire the youth. As a mother of four and college in the near future, we will soon be attending, "Entering the College zone". A special thank you to Ms. Sharon and Ms. Barbara who have the attitude "No mountain is to high."
by Barbra W. (2011-04-19 10:01:54.0)
This organization appears to be a group that will foster positive messages to our young children. It will give them an opportunity to see organizations that will help foster self esteem and positive attitudes within our communities. It also teaches our young children positive interactions to nuture self-suffienciency and success.