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The Black Star Project was founded in 1996 with the mission to close the racial academic achievement, economic and wealth gaps in communities of color.  This is done through a myriad of programs and activities including mentoring, tutoring, Saturday University and Parent University initiatives.


  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Policy
  • Youth
  • Children
  • Family
  • Workforce Development
  • Violence Prevention
  • Social Justice
  • Civil Rights
  • Sports / Fitness

Board Member duties & responsibilities:

Board members are responsible for the governance of the organization.  The Board is by law expected to meet at least once a year with periodic meetings throughout the year as needed.  The executive director reports directly to the Board.

Board term & limits:

No term limits at this time.

Financial commitment:

Board members are not required to make a financial commitment but all of them have supported the organization financially over the years.

Skills needed:

  • Advocacy / Public Policy
  • Board Governance
  • Financial
  • Legal
  • Marketing / Communications
  • Operations
  • Strategic Planning