This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the National Organization of Blacks In Government, and we thank the members for diligently carrying out the mission, goals and objectives of this great organization.
The Military Veterans Emphasis Committee (MVEC) is pleased to announce and invite you to the first MVEC Annual Veterans Day Program as follows:
Theme: The Importance of Military Veterans Celebrating All Veterans for Veterans Day.
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Ave., NW
Washington DC 20420
November 3, 2016 at 12pm, arrive by 11: 30 am for seating.
The Honorable Mr. Gerald Reed is the Keynote Speaker for this awesome event; and Honorable Ms. Darlene Young will provide an over view of BIG/MVEC. The Depart of Veterans Affairs BIG Chapter is hosting this event and Ms. Renaee Allen is the Chair.
Please RSVP Dr. Candace SP Williams by October 31, 2016 if you plan to attend. Your presence is greatly appreciated!
Thank you kindly,
Dr. Candace SP Williams
Chair, BIG MVEC
Dr. Candace S. Penny-Williams (USA/DoD, Retired)
Contact #: (703) 499-3674
National Organization of Blacks in Government (BIG) partners with Grantham University to offer one of its members a full scholarship to the university
Application Opens: May 6, 2016 EST
Application Deadline: November 4, 2016 @ 11:59 PM EST
The National Organization of Blacks in Government (BIG) is partnering with Grantham University to award one BIG member a full scholarship toward either an undergraduate or graduate degree from the University. The scholarship is valued up to $39,741 and covers tuition costs, required textbooks, software and fees. Scholarship value depends on degree selected and credits transferred.
Details of the Scholarship Application Process is provided at: http://www.grantham.edu/scholarships/grantham-scholarship-for-big-national-organization/
Blacks In Government® (BIG) was established in 1975 and incorporated in 1976 by a small group of African Americans at the Public Health Services which is a part of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare in the Parklawn building in Rockville, Maryland. The organization was viewed as essential to the Black civil service employee, based on a wide assortment of racially motivated problems faced by the HEW Black employees in Rockville. Initially, it was thought that the umbrella organization would address only the problems at the Federal level. However, it was soon determined that State, County, and Municipal Black employees were faced with the same general type of employment problems.
Nonetheless, Blacks In Government was organized in 1975 and incorporated as a non-profit organization under the District of Columbia jurisdiction in 1976. BIG has been a national response to the need for African Americans in public service to organize around issues of mutual concern and use their collective strength to confront workplace and community issues. BIG's goals are to promote EQUITY in all aspects of American life, EXCELLENCE in public service, and OPPORTUNITY for all Americans.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
1. To be an advocate of equal opportunity for Blacks in government.
2. To eliminate practices of racism and racial discrimination against Blacks in government.
3. To promote professionalism among Blacks in government.
4. To develop and promote programs which will enhance ethnic pride and educational opportunities for Blacks in government.
5.To establish a mechanism for gathering and disseminating information for Blacks in government.
6. To provide a nonpartisan platform on major issues of local, regional and national significance that affect Blacks in government.
An advocate of equal opportunity and professional development for Black government employees at the Local, State and Federal government levels and others dedicated to justice for all.
Member focused, world class enterprise, recognized for excellence.
Enable all present and future Black employees in Local, State, and Federal governments to have the ability to maximize their career opportunities and provide a mechanism for inclusion, growth and advocacy.
BIG GUIDING PRINCIPLES
1. Be Accountable
2. Commit to Excellence
3. Act with Integrity
4. Take Responsibility
5. Work As A Team
6. Remain Loyal and Dedicated