2915 NE Martin Luther King Blvd,

Portland OR 97212

Email: info@thebpi.org

Phone: (503) 284-8000

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BPI Selects New Executive Director

The board of directors of Black Parent Initiative is pleased to announce they have selected Bahia Overton as the new Executive Director to lead and champion its community driven programs and to steer its strategic goals and objectives into the future. Bahia Overton holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Social Work. She is completing her Ph.D. in Social Work Research, focusing on the experiences of African American female adolescents in foster care.

Our History

The Black Parent Initiative (BPI) was established in 2006 to help families achieve financial, educational and spiritual success. BPI was founded and organized on  a large body of educational research that demonstrates the importance of parental and family engagement in attaining educational success for children.

"To step back to tradition is the first step forward."

- Mali Proverb

We are excited to announce we have BPI shirts available for purchase.  All purchases go to support BPI programming to further benefit the families and children we serve! 

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