The Greater Kansas City Chapter

The Greater Kansas City Chapter of BIG welcomes you to its web site.  We are one of seven chapters in Region 6, America’s Heartland.


The Greater Kansas City Chapter of Blacks In Government, Incorporated was conceptualized January 10, 1980. The need for the organization grew out of concerns expressed at the First National Conference held on October 18-20, 1979. That conference provided a forum for discussing major problems Black Americans face today. The GKC chapter was organized in response to BIG’s national call, “Unite for Action,” an idea born out of a need to combat the forces of apathy, lethargy, and negativism that were eroding the foundation of our many hard won gains.



The BIG Greater Kansas City Chapter is committed to empowering the youth of tomorrow. The annual scholarships being awarded to promising students in the Greater Kansas City area is just one initiative by the chapter to give back to the community and support future leaders. The purpose of the scholarships is to recognize outstanding achievement in areas of academics, community service, and leadership. In addition, the applicants are evaluated on their goals, character, and financial need.

  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA
  • Be enrolled at an accredited institution
  • Submit a printed copy of his/her transcript