:Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least. _Goethe
"Pay It Forward"" was the focus of the 2017 Black Leadership Development Program for the last 9 months.
A highly selective program, the Parity Inc. Black Leadership Development Program was designed to appeal to African American leaders and emerging leaders. It's purpose is to develop a pool of African American men and women from various backgrounds with interest in, and leadership capacity for, effectively addressing ongoing and emerging community issues.
After completing 11 monthly sessions that included a local black history Dayton tour as well as being recipients of presentations on topics such as the Current State of Education and the Black Community, Economic Development and Entrepreneurship, Who's Who in Positions of Power in Dayton and The Arts & Philanthropy, participant begin to develop working relationships with civic, social, political, and community leaders. Leadership skills are sharpened by well-known and excellent motivators and educators in the city of Dayton.
The 2018 application is currently available for participation in next year's Black Leadership Development Program.