American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)

Headquartered in the National Center for Higher Education in Washington, D.C., AACC is the primary advocacy organization for community colleges at the national level and works closely with directors of state offices to inform and affect state policy. In addition, AACC is a member of the “The Six” large, presidentially based associations and collaborates wiht a wide range of entities within the higher education community to monitor and influence federal policy and to collaborate on issues of common interest. The association has ongoing interation with key federal departments and agencies including the U.S. Departments of Labor, Education, Homeland Security and Commerce and the National Science Foundation.

College Grants and Scholarships for Black Women: African American

College grants for black women are available from a variety of institutions, agencies, programs, and foundations to assist black women in their pursuit of higher educations.

These grants are designed to assist and encourage black women to obtain degrees in programs where they are often underrepresented or in fields that are non-traditional for women and especially black women.

Dr. Carolyn Grubbs Williams Leadership Development Institute (LDI)

In keeping with its mission, NCBAA presents the Annual Leadership Development Institute for African American Midlevel Administrators. The Institute prepares African Americans in community colleges for leadership roles to insure that the pipeline to executive-level positions is fluid.

NCBAA is committed to delivering an exemplary leadership development program for African Americans in community colleges so as to enhance their leadership skills and provide opportunities for professional and personal growth.

Institute for Community College Research

The Institute for Community College Research is a nonprofit research organization administered by the BCC-Foundation for the benefit of Broome Community College and assists the college in its educational mission by conducting research on the educational process at the college and at other schools for comparative purposes.

National Council on Black American Affairs (NCBAA)

The National Council on Black American Affairs is a council of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). The NCBAA evolved over 30 years ago, during a time of great social, political, cultural, and educational change in the United States. African Americans and other groups that were underrepresented traditionally were enrolling in increasing numbers. Community colleges were being established at the rate of one per week.

In 1968, an ad hoc Black Caucus was organized during the Annual Convention of AACC, to address the changing needs in higher education. That caucus became the NCBAA — one of the first affiliated councils of AACC.

The National Council on Black American Affairs serves as a collaborative voice, promoting the academic success of African American students, faculty, staff and administrators.

NCBAA’s national council is a driving force in the advocacy of equal accessibility to college for members of the black community.

Presidents’ RoundTable

Founded in 1983, the Presidents’ RroundTable is a results-driven organization of high-growth African-American business owners that strives to improve access to opportunities for all minority entrepreneurs, enhances the quality of life in our communities, helps members build business capacities, and supports them through sharing resources and peer experiences.

Scholarships for African American Students

Affordability is a concern for all college-bound students, including African Americans. Fortunately, a number of scholarships and financial aid opportunities are earmarked specifically for African Americans. Several organizations offer even more specific aid opportunities, such as scholarships for African American women.

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