Dear BIG Members and Constituents:

Welcome to the Blacks In Government’s (BIG) National BIG web page. BIG is the leading proactive community services organization focused on promoting equity, excellence and opportunity at all levels of government service. Whether Federal, state or local government, BIG is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity, training opportunities and career advancement for both civilian and military personnel throughout this great nation and abroad.

I welcome each of you to learn more about BIG and encourage you to join us in our quest to improve the quality of life for all Americans because of the numerous devoted civil servants who commit their lives each day to the causes of safety, security, housing, health care, science, transportation, agriculture, energy conservation and education, just to name a few. If you are currently a government employee or a retired government employee (civilian or military) you are eligible to become a Regular Member of BIG. If you believe in the principles of what we represent, but are not a part of any branch or level of government, we still welcome you as an Associate member. If you are a college student, and are curious about public service as a prospective career choice, you too are welcome to join as a Student Associate member.

I encourage you to explore this web page in totality and should you choose to join us, we welcome you with open arms. I should also note that while we advocate primarily for African-American civil servants, our membership is vast and consists of persons from all races and nationalities.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about BIG, and Thank You for Thinking BIG!


Honorable Darlene H. Young
National President