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Desmond Meade

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The Black Men's Roundtable (BMR)
is an inter-generational civic engagement network of the
National Coalition on Black
Civic Participation.

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Salandra Benton

The Black Women's Roundtable (BWR) is an inter-generational civic engagement network of the
National Coalition on Black
Civic Participation.

PROGRAM LEADERS

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Alberta Laquaisha Clinkscale

Economic development is the process by which a nation improves the economic, political, and social well-being of its people.

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Marian Harrell

Black Youth Vote! (BYV!) is a national grassroots coalition of organizations and individuals committed to increasing political and civic engagement among black
youth and young adults.

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Dr. Johnica Bennett

Dr. Johnica Bennett 
is an inter-generational civic engagement network of the
National Coalition on Black
Civic Participation.

Gwendolyn Tucker

Gwendolyn Tucker is Director of Administration of the
Florida Coalition on Black
Civic Participation.

Deanna Smith

OUR LEADERS

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Convener /  Black Women's Roundtable

The Black Women's Roundtable (BWR) is an inter-generational civic engagement network of the
National Coalition on Black
Civic Participation.

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Black Youth Vote

Black Youth Vote! (BYV!) is a national grassroots coalition of organizations and individuals committed to increasing political and civic engagement among blackyouth and young adults.

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Economic Development

Economic development is the process by which a nation improves the economic, political, and social well-being of its people.

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Black Men's Roundtable (BMR)

The Black Men's Roundtable (BMR)is an inter-generational civic engagement network of the National Coalition on BlackCivic Participation.

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Health Advisor

Dr. Johnica Bennett 
is an inter-generational civic engagement network of the
National Coalition on Black
Civic Participation.

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Director of Administration

Gwendolyn Tucker is Director of Administration of the
Florida Coalition on Black
Civic Participation.

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Florida State Coordinator

Deanna Smith is a grassroots organizer and is committed to increasing political and civic engagement in our Black communities.

LOCAL CHAPTERS

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FCBCP COMMITTEES

MISSION

 
 

The Florida Coalition strives to create an enlightened community by building institutional capacity at both the national and local levels that provides and develops African American leadership. By educating, organizing and mobilizing citizens in our communities, the Coalition seeks to encourage full participation in a barrier-free democracy. Through educational programs and leadership training, the Coalition works to expand, strengthen and empower our communities to make voting and civic participation a cultural responsibility and tradition.

 

VISION

The Florida Coalition envisions a nation in which all people, from youth to seniors, have the tools to participate fully in the democratic process at the local, state, national and global levels. By continuing to lead the fight to eliminate barriers to civic participation, the Coalition will promote greater social and economic justice to enhance the quality of African American life.

WHO WE ARE

The Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation (FCBCP) assists in developing the communities we serve to reach their highest potential and by expanding our programs in other counties within the State of Florida.  FCBCP ensures our participants the educational

advancement, economic security, health and wellness, education and global empowerment, with a special emphasis on Black women and girls, enabling our participants to become positive productive citizens and self-sufficient. FCBCP provides charitable educational and other community service outreach programs that are open to the general public. Our primary focus is to empower underserved communities via educational activities in the areas of education, health, wealth, and voter education.

 

We identify challenging problems and situations within the communities we serve, along with the need to resolve those challenges by presenting the most practical approach.  We continue to provide charitable educational workshops, roundtable forums and other community service outreach projects to the general public through activities for the ultimate result of social reform. Our collaboration with other grassroots community organizations and well-known television celebrities and personalities has proven very effective in moving our programs throughout the State of Florida.  FCBCP is an affiliate of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation.


Discussing topics such as:

  • Healthy, Wealth, Wise

  • Sister Can We Talk

  • The Heart of the Matter

  • Why Court Matters

  • Automatic Rights and Restoration

  • You’re Worth the Dollar

  • Employment vs. Entrepreneurship

  • Lead or Follow

  • Disenfranchisement is Not an Option

WHO WE ARE

The Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation (FCBCP) assists in developing the communities we serve to reach their highest potential and by expanding our programs in other counties within the State of Florida.  FCBCP ensures our participants the educational

advancement, economic security, health and wellness, education and global empowerment, with a special emphasis on Black women and girls, enabling our participants to become positive productive citizens and self-sufficient. FCBCP provides charitable educational and other community service outreach programs that are open to the general public. Our primary focus is to empower underserved communities via educational activities in the areas of education, health, wealth, and voter education.

 

We identify challenging problems and situations within the communities we serve, along with the need to resolve those challenges by presenting the most practical approach.  We continue to provide charitable educational workshops, roundtable forums and other community service outreach projects to the general public through activities for the ultimate result of social reform. Our collaboration with other grassroots community organizations and well-known television celebrities and personalities has proven very effective in moving our programs throughout the State of Florida.  FCBCP is an affiliate of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation.


Discussing topics such as:

  • Healthy, Wealth, Wise

  • Sister Can We Talk

  • The Heart of the Matter

  • Why Court Matters

  • Automatic Rights and Restoration

  • You’re Worth the Dollar

  • Employment vs. Entrepreneurship

  • Lead or Follow

  • Disenfranchisement is Not an Option

 
 

WHY WE DO IT

Needy families and individuals in our community live without proper food, shelter and essential medical care every day due to variety of factors including low wages, job loss, injuries, illnesses, domestic violence, substance abuse, or marriage separation. While all of us are susceptible to hard times, women, youth and the elders are at the high risk and make up the largest number of clients we serve.  Since quite a few years, we have been providing hundreds of individuals in our community with free access to counseling, after-school tutoring, mentoring, food, medical care and financial management.

FCBCP conducted GOTV and voter empowerment efforts throughout the state in Brevard, Broward, Volusia, Palm Beach, St. Lucie, and Orange Counties. FCBCP  contacted over 13,000 households in 2008 through phone banking and canvassing with several partners, including churches, the labor community, Black immigrants, Black fraternities and sororities, and 100 volunteers. The Coalition had Election Day volunteers provided by PFAWF from as far away as Brazil, where they gave rides to polls and held an Election Day watch party.

Beyond Unity '08, the Florida Coalition is working on other issues that impact our community, such as Census 2020, healthcare reform, election monitoring and voting rights, and the Employee Free Choice Act. It continues to reach out to people who have not been asked to come to the table and be a part of civic participation movement, including young people and immigrant communities. They will not only help change our communities for the better, but empower themselves while they impact other people lives when they engage in civic participation activities.

We have included, as part of our Community Service Outreach programs, giving assistance to local community based non-profit organizations when they seek our assistance with their activities that are in line with our educational and charitable purposes. Approximately 10% of our time and resources are allocated to our community service outreach programs.

The National Coalition has served as an effective convener and facilitator at the local, state and national levels of efforts to address the disenfranchisement of under-served and other marginalized communities through civic engagement including:

  • Non-Partisan Voter Empowerment Organizing and Training 

  • Young Adult Civic Leadership Development 

  • Promoting Women's Health, Wellness and Girls Issues 

  • Grassroots organizing and issue education 

  • Disaster recovery and rebuilding Initiatives for Katrina- Rita survivors in the Gulf Coast

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DISABILITY

SPRING FLING

FCBCP’s Community Service Outreach programs include our annual “Disability Spring Fling” event where we provide a day of fun from donations for the disabled youth of our community at no cost to the participants.

This program accepts youth with a wide variety of needs. Our team members are caring and are passionate about creating a special atmosphere that helps children to feel great and believe that they can achieve their potential. 

I PARTICIPATE

IN MY COMMUNITY

so YOU CAN

We are an affiliate of the
National Coalition on Black Civic Participation.

 
 

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