Civic Engagement and Leadership Development (CELD)Committee


Civic participation requires education and mobilization. The Black community wants to see itself reflected in governmental decision-making, elected leaders, with Black candidates for political office who give confidence that they are working with integrity and with the interests of the Black community as a priority.

We engage the Black community, professionals, policymakers, and advocates by inviting them to collaborate, provide consulting, resources, and facilitate connections.

We develop transformative leadership skills and capacity amongst the Black Community.

We facilitate strategic interaction and cooperation among Black organizations and individuals towards a unified action agenda.

We promote civic engagement and political participation and leadership by Black people.

We advocate for and propose effective public policy solutions to the challenges facing the Black Community.

(PAALF People’s Plan, Community Resilience and Community Power Building Section, 2017)