Mission & Vision


Cultivate a thriving and interconnected Black community in Lane County

Implementing a range of programs that promote education, social engagement, cultural enrichment, health equity, and economic empowerment. We are dedicated to creating a more equitable society where everyone can thrive.


Seed of a Healthy and Cohesive Community:

We strive to catalyze a vibrant and united local Black community. Through our initiatives, we aim to foster a sense of togetherness and empower individuals to contribute to their community’s well-being.

Space of Healing, Inclusion and Belonging

We believe that every Black person deserves a safe and nurturing environment. We create spaces that prioritize healing, embrace diversity, and celebrate the unique identities and experiences of Black individuals. Together, we build a community where everyone feels seen, heard, and valued.

Healthy Black Identity for All:

Our commitment extends to shaping positive and healthy identities for Black children and adults alike. By providing resources, mentorship, and educational opportunities, we aim to empower individuals to embrace their heritage, develop self-confidence, and reach their full potential.

Engaging Grassroots Activists and Change-Makers:

We recognize the power of grassroots movements and individuals who strive to make a difference. We actively collaborate with change-makers, activists, and organizations to amplify their impact and create lasting change in our community.

Inspiring Creativity and Artistic Expression:

Art has the power to uplift, inspire, and challenge societal norms. We encourage and support creativity in all its forms, fostering an environment where artistic expression thrives and contributes to the cultural richness of our community.

Retention and Thriving in Our Local Community:

We aim to increase the retention of Black individuals in our local community by addressing the unique challenges they face. Through targeted support, networking opportunities, and community-building initiatives, we create an environment where Black individuals can truly thrive and create lasting roots.

Supporting Businesses and Entrepreneurship:

Economic empowerment is essential for a flourishing community. We provide resources, mentorship, and support to nurture the growth of businesses and entrepreneurship within the Black community. By fostering economic success, we create opportunities for individuals to thrive and contribute to the local economy.


A Prosperous Economic Future: 

We envision a thriving African American community in Lane County, contributing to a vibrant and diverse local economy. Through our efforts, we strive to create an environment where economic success is within reach for all.

Fostering a Thriving and Diverse Local Economy: 

We believe in the power of a diverse economy that benefits all community members. By promoting entrepreneurship, providing workforce development support, and connecting individuals to vital resources, we lay the foundation for a prosperous future.

Join us in creating a better tomorrow. 

Together, we can build a community that celebrates, uplifts, and empowers every individual.

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