Extending Our Reach with Hearts and Hands


From The Desk of President Barbara A. Perkins

A lot is happening for International Black Women Public Policy Institute (IBWPPI) as this is the season for all things new! We have established our new headquarters at the Russell Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation located at 504 Fair Street, SW, Atlanta, GA. 

We are excited to welcome new board members Coralie Adderley from the Bahamas, Nobuhle Nenque from South Africa, and MarieYolaine Toms from Haïti by way of New York. Joining our distinguished advisory board is the Honorable Katherine Smith , President of the Senate of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas . These leaders exemplify our values in connecting and advocating for Black women and girls globally through acts of kindness and public policy. We have added two new women to our staff: 2019-2020 Fellow for Research and Policy Chanelle Brown and Special Projects Manager Jovonda White . 

For two full days, Hurricane Dorian brought unprecedented devastation to a string of islands in the Bahamas. The women of the IBWPPI immediately convened a committee consisting of friends, family and supporters. The outpouring of love for the islands, many on our board are native to, continues to be impressive. We have begun to provide monetary vouchers of $500 per family to the 200 vetted families we have committed to helping over the next year.

Through our GoFundMe campaign, we have collected almost $9,000 USD. Our goal is to give 20 families, each week, a stipend for the next 10 weeks. Would you consider giving any amount towards this initiative?

Know that whatever you give will go directly to the people who need it. We have a “people to people” process, which allows us to cut through the red tape, avoid unnecessary overhead costs, and get the much-needed support directly to these designated families.

Please visit the link f or our GoFundMe campaign. You can also donate by visiting our website at www.ibwppi.org and donate via PayPal .

Give to our Hurricane Dorian Relief Campaign