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Message from the President.

I am very pleased to welcome you to the U.S. Department of Education Chapter of Blacks In Government, BIG-ED for short. Please take a few minutes to read our goals and objectives along with the 10 Reasons You Should Join ED-BIG. We are both a resource and an advocate for Blacks in government. We also welcomes and encourage returning and new members to be active participants as we strive to improve the workforce at ED for Black employees. We hope you will join us as we move to expand our scope of influence and advocacy on your behalf.

Wanda E. Gill, Ed.D.


ED Chapter, Blacks In Government

Room 4W248

1. To be an advocate of equal opportunity for Blacks in government.

2. To eliminate practices of racism and racial discrimination against Blacks in government.

3. To promote professionalism among Blacks in government.

4. To develop and promote programs which will enhance ethnic pride and educational opportunities for Blacks in government.

5. To establish a mechanism for the gathering and dissemination of information to Blacks in government.

6. To provide a nonpartisan platform on major issues of local, regional, and national significance that affect Blacks in government.


There are many reasons to join Blacks in Government in general, and the Education Chapter, particularly. The first starts with knowing what you want to get out of BIG. The second answers what do you want to give to BIG? What you both give to BIG and get from BIG makes BIG what it is. No organization can fulfill your needs if you neither speak up nor step up. Being a part of BIG provides strength.

If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

~ African proverb

 Click here for 10 Good Reasons to Join ED-BIG.

Why Join BIG?

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Professional Development and Opportunity

Advocacy and Awareness

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Equal Opportunity in the Workplace

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Join BIG and invest in your professional development, give back to others in the community, take advantage of local, regional and national training, workshops, networking and EEO resources. BIG is here for you.

The Education Chapter of BIG is located in Region Eleven (RXI), which includes DC, MD, and VA. Check out what’s happening across RXI.


without unity

the strongest fence is broken

by jiggling its links

Please come and out support your Membership Committee in recruiting members to the Chapter and networking with fellow members during a series of lunchtime events next week.  Activities will kick start at UCP on Tuesday, June 9th in the lobby; in front of the building on the C Street side (near the shuttle area) at LBJ on Wednesday, June 10th; and, wrap up in front of the building at PCP on Thursday, June 11th.  Our theme is Let it Go, which will be commemorated on June 23rd.  Come out, bring a prospective member or two, cast a balloon away with your care or wish for the day, and enjoy a tasty treat in the spirit of National Cookie day, scheduled for June 12th.

The Buffalo Soldiers’ at the Dept. of Education

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