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Events, Information
& Resources
Milwaukee Affiliate – 8th Annual Recognition Banquet


Join us on Thursday, November 13th, 2014, at the Hilton Garden Inn for the Milwaukee Affiliate – 8th Annual Recognition Banquet. 


Bright Past, Better Future: Remember and Rise Up! – 44th Annual Conference in Detroit

​​Join us in Detroit for the Annual Conference…Wisconsin is one of two states being featured for taking a Strengths-Based look at the State of the Black Child.


“Being Black is Not a Risk Factor"


Using a rich combination of data analysis and narrative writing, the report will illuminate several key developmental points in a young child’s life from birth through age eight.


Infant mortality is the death of an infant prior to the infant’s first birthday.  The infant mortality rate (IMR) is the comparison of the number of infants who died prior to their first birthday in a particular year to the total number of live infant births for that year.   In Milwaukee, the infant mortality rate is alarming compared to the infant mortality rate nationwide. 

Infant Mortality

BCDI Hosted it’s Annual “Love To Read” Literacy Initiative on Saturday August 6, 2011 at the African World Festival Grounds. We were able to distribute nearly 3,500 books collected from local organizations and distributed to participants through the hands of committed volunteers. We believe that this year’s event was a huge success. This was our first year hosting at AWF, and we look forward to 2012!

Love to Read Initiative

Wal-Mart Healthy Nutrition Practices


BCDI-Milwaukee is providing overall coordination of the project. Next Door Foundation is the project site and they are providing training space and the location for all activities related to the project. Chef Deborah is a local Caterer who is developing menus and will provide the on-site cooking demonstrations for parents. Chef Deborah is currently involved with the families at Next Door and also participates with other local schools in collaboration with First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign.