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Maricopa Council on Black American Affairs

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The Maricopa Council of Black American Affairs (MCBAA), a special interest Constituency Group within the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) created in 1988 by the partnership of the Maricopa Community Colleges Black Educational Task Force and the National Council on Black American Affairs. The MCBAA is dedicated to the interest of administrators, faculty, staff and students who self-identify as Black, African, and African-American or of African descent.

Our goal is to assist community college staff and students in navigating higher education pathways and achieving success through attaining employment and educational goals. MCBAA believes in the development of full human potential, encourages lifelong learning for all people and acknowledges the worth of the individual. We also believe in the power of unity and influence of the collective voice. In addition, MCBAA works to provide MCCCD employees and students will have access to some of the best leadership development programs, policy analysis, research briefs and peer-to-peer seminars and meetings, all of which will help you become more effective campus leaders, ready to meet current challenges.

MCBAA is an affiliate of the Western Regional Council on Black American Affairs (WRCBAA), an official regional body of the National Council on Black American Affairs (NCBAA), which is an affiliate of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). NCBAA evolved over 30 years ago, during a time of great social, political, cultural, and educational change in the United States. African Americans and other groups that were underrepresented traditionally were enrolling in increasing numbers. Community colleges were being established at the rate of one per week. In 1968, an ad hoc Black Caucus was organized during the Annual Convention of AACC, to address the changing needs in higher education. That caucus became the NCBAA - one of the first affiliated councils of AACC.

Our organization serves as a collaborative voice, promoting the academic success of African American students, faculty, staff and administrators.

For more information about our regional and national affiliate organization:
Western Regional Council on Black American Affairs (WRCBAA)
National Council on Black American Affairs (NCBAA)
American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)