A Black Child Can _______. was founded on the premise that Black children can do and be anything they want, if the adults in their lives give them the right tools and remove the barriers to their success.
We empower children by supporting the adults in their lives to advocate on their behalf. Our primary goal is to achieve equitable outcomes and expanded opportunities for Black children. We believe Black lives matter is not a political statement, but one of humanity. For us, humanity is always the bottom line, and we are committed to improving Black children's quality of life through research and policy, community education, and youth programming.
A Black Child Can grow up to rule the world!
About our Founder
Autumn A. Arnett is a fierce advocate for Black children, in whatever environment they may find themselves. Her work primarily focuses on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in education, and her professional background includes a mix of research, advocacy, and communications.
Autumn is the author of "Let's Stop Calling it an Achievement Gap," and a frequent speaker on topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion in K-12 and higher education. She is a professional member of the American Consortium for Equity in Education, a member of the Austin Black Leaders Collective, is the Director of Education for Black Pflugerville, and serves on the inaugural City of Pflugerville Equity Commission. She is also the founder and president of the Black Pfamilies Network, a district-wide PTO established to provide advocacy and support for Black students in Pflugerville ISD and local charter and homeschool networks.
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