The John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute has always been “committed to intellectually, culturally, and socially inspiring students toward excellence, success, and service [and to] engaging the broader university community, the surrounding urban community, and the world for balanced student and leadership development.”

 

This is a core part of our mission statement. This year, the Institute is furthering this mission through the following initiatives and programs: The Ujima Global Leaders Program (UGLP): TheUGLP is the next evolution of the over 30-year-old Ujima Scholars Program. The program supports a powerful group of student leaders who have a passion for and focus on global issues, and whose backgrounds represent the diversity the Institute and the UGLP seek to work with.

 

The Northeastern University Black Alumni Association (NUBAA): The NUBAA is a catalyst for black alumni involvement with the university, the Institute, and our students. The reenergizedgroup hosts a Martha’s Vineyard Fundraiser each August and has just established a new student scholarship fund, which has raised nearly $200,000 to date. Special Collections and Multi-Media Study Space: During the coming year’s 2014-2015 Winter Break, the Institute’s longstanding library will follow in the steps of Northeastern’s Snell Library as it undergoes a complete renovation.

 

The special collections will be maintained in a comfortable, accessible, and secure space while the current space is transformed into a cutting-edge study space and information resource center, complete with a Digital Media Commons. Through these transformations, we hope to further the mission of the Institute and the entire Northeastern community, to strengthen ties to our diverse local and global communities, and to better support the university’s African-American students and students in general on their path to leadership and excellence.


Upcoming Events

 

ABCC Conference 2015

 

Join us for the Association for Black Culture Centers Conference Boston, MA 

PRI

Contact us to Volunteer for JDOAAI’s Spring 2015 Saturday PRI program 8:00 am – 3 pm Paul Robeson Institute

 


 

Message of The Week

 

“You said I’d never be a leader You said I’d never wear a crown If I wanted to be someone I should learn to settle down”~ Mary J Blige

 

YOU Can Make It To The End!

 


 

Student on The Move

 

Robinson Adames

Vision is “Touching Lives One Mission at a Time”

Robinson Adames

       recently received the John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute’s Community Service Award for embarking on a missionary trip to Peru and for his dedication to various communities. Robinson journey to Peru was his third missionary trip and he described the trip as life-changing.

During Robinson’s entire trip he stayed in El Callao, which is one of the poorest and most dangerous places in Peru. The goal of the trip was to be a blessing to the Callao community via blessing people with food, clothes, and hygiene products while providing hope for many families.

Robinson has a heart for missionary work and he believes that God will continue opening more doors.

Please join us in acknowledging Robinson as our “Student on the Move”

 


National Partners

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The Association for Black Culture Centers (ABCC)

Website: http://abcc.net/

 

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John D. O’Bryant Think Tank For Blacks In Higher Ed (JDOTT)

Website: http://jdott.org/