About National Coalition on Black Civic Participation


The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition) is a 501(c)3, non-profit, nonpartisan, national civil rights and community engagement organization dedicated to increasing civic engagement, voter participation and economic opportunity in Black and under-served communities. The National Coalition strives to create an enlightened community by engaging people in all aspects of public life through service/volunteerism, advocacy, leadership development and voting.

The National Coalition was founded on May 6, 1976. The National Coalition celebrates 44 years serving as an effective convener, coalition-builder and facilitator at the local, state and national levels. We work collaboratively to address the disenfranchisement of African Americans and other under-served communities through civic engagement and empowerment initiatives including: 1) promoting women and girls health, wealth and wellness; 2) engagement; 3) promoting affordable access to technology and innovation in urban and rural communities; and 4) organizing non-partisan integrated voter participation and engagement in all levels of civil society.

The National Coalition has a national membership of organizations representing a diverse constituency base including civil rights, labor, and business organizations; fraternities and sororities; women, youth, educators, faith leaders, public policy makers, researchers and others.


The National Coalition envisions a nation in which all people, from youth to seniors, have the tools to participate fully in the democratic process at the local, state, national and global levels. By continuing to lead the fight to eliminate barriers to civic participation. The National Coalition will promote greater social and economic justice to enhance the quality of African American life.


The National Coalition seeks to encourage full participation in a barrier-free democracy. Through educational programs and leadership training, The National Coalition works to expand, strengthen and empower our communities to make civic participation a cultural responsibility and tradition.