BLACKS IN GOVERNMENT (BIG) NATIONAL & LOCAL PROGRAMS
ATTORNEY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (AAP)
The program provides a one-time $2,500 grant to assist BIG members with the costs of enforcing their civil rights. Members must meet program requirements to receive the benefit.
The Parklawn Chapter serves between 50 and 100 meals weekly to homeless families in the 95 corridor from the Washington DC to the Baltimore metropolitan areas. BIG collaborates with other community partners to provide groceries, toiletries, and clothing to families in need as well.
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DARLENE YOUNG LEADERSHIP ACADEMY (DYLA)
The Darlene H. Young Leadership Academy (DYLA) is a competency-based leadership development program designed to develop future public service leaders through providing assessment, experiential learning and individualized development opportunities. The DYLA is a joint effort between Blacks In Government and the Morgan State University. The program objectives include team building, leadership development, reflective peer coaching for leaders, leadership values and vision, leadership dialogue, and experimental learning teams. DYLA is designed to build a network of BIG professional leaders. The program is based on the Office of Personnel Management’s Executive Core Qualifications guide. DYLA graduates receive certification of completion from Morgan State University.
Visit http://www.bignet.org/index.php/programs/yla for more info.
FUTURE LEADERS IN GOVERNMENT (FLAG)
FLAG’s purpose is to create a formal youth structure within BIG to include into its membership young people who BIG will prepare as the new generation of American leaders to act as advocates for the employment and general welfare of Blacks employed by Federal, State, and local governments.
The youth program will:
· Inspire, motivate, and generate interest in a career as a civil servant.
· Serve as a training ground for future government leaders and BIG leaders.
· Focus on the needs, aims, and achievements of Black youth throughout the country.
· Add the Black youth voice to the major concerns and issues within BIG.
· Prepare youth to take leadership roles within their communities.
· Train the youth to address the major concerns and issues faced by government employees.
Visit https://bigfutureleaders.wixsite.com/flag for more info.
BIG’s Legislative Action Center provides up-to-date information on legislation that impacts African-American public services employees and military personnel and retirees. This internet-based information system will provide members with 24 hour-a-day access to important information on legislative issues and related matters to keep you informed and mobilize you to act.
Visit http://www.bignet.org/index.php/programs/legislative-review for more info.
MILITARY VETERANS EMPHASIS COMMITTEE (MVEC)
Develop and promote career and educational opportunities
Forge and cultivate partnerships with affinity organizations and veteran friendly corporations
Assist with the transformation of military leaders to civilian leaders Serve as a conduit that disseminates military-veteran oriented information
Serve as an advocate for BIG military/veterans and their families
Serve as a liaison between BIG military veterans and their families and the National Leadership
Visit http://www.bignet.org/MVEC/MVEC-brochure.pdf for more info.
The NOW Generation focuses on programming for young professionals of BIG under
the age of 40 looking to enhance their success and become leaders in the workplace.
Visit http://www.bignet.org/index.php/programs/national-programs for more info.
BIG partners with Management Concepts and Grantham University to provide scholarships to members to continue their professional development and higher education. Management Concepts scholarship winners receive a fully paid scholarship to complete the Leadership Certificate program. The partnership with Grantham University provides a full scholarship to complete a Bachelors program (worth $40k).