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In support of its 50th Anniversary, the National Black Child Development Institute, Inc. (NBCDI) announced Dr. Leah Austin as its new President & CEO. She will bring over two decades of experience in education; philanthropy and social justice advocacy; to guide the implementation of the #50Forward initiative designed to build momentum and chart a course for NBCDI’s next 50 years of impact on the lives of Black children and families. We're proud to be an affiliate! Visit our National organization's site by clicking this link or the logo above.

BCDI-Hampton Roads THANKS Optima Health’s Community Partnership Program for the Grant award of $3000.

Optima Health is a leader recognized for its service, collaboration, and innovation in caring for the Medicaid and FAMIS populations.

They collaborate with community organizations and stakeholders, to build strong partnerships in support of the members to establish trust, share knowledge and solve problems.

We were happy to support and promote healthy behavior and improve health every day. We distributed our Books & Healthy Snacks bags to our school partners at Downtown Hampton Child Development Center and John Marshall Early Learning Center in Newport News.

Thanks again Optima Health!


Dr. Cynthia C. Rhone is a Charter member of BCDI-Hampton Roads since April 3, 2015 and has served in the capacity as Program Planning Chair which has allowed her many opportunities to be involved in different community-based activities in the organization. We value her contributions to our non-profit. 

Pastor Gail Roberts-House is the recipient of many honors, awards and citations for her expertise. Throughout her 37 years in education, she taught children with learning disabilities in the states of New Jersey and Virginia at the elementary and middle school levels, and served as an Elementary Guidance Counselor. She is currently the Senior Pastor of Open Door Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship in Hampton, VA.

James Gray has 36 years of local government experience. In his current position on the Hampton City Council, he serves as Vice-Mayor and represents the City on various local and regional boards and commissions. Jimmy values community service and gives his time freely to serve on the boards of various non-profits.

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 Charter Day  April 2, 2016

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