The Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Foundation is committed to advancing Ohio’s Black community through educational research, developing community leaders, facilitating public policy development, analyzing issues of social and economic importance to include, but not limited to, the promotion of diversity and inclusion in the public and private sectors.
The Foundation board is comprised of Sylvester Patton, President, Barbara Sykes, CJ Prentiss, Tom Roberts, Tyrone Yates, Petee Talley, Tracy Maxwell Heard, Zack Space and Derrick Clay.
A Historical Perspective
Preserve Ohio’s African American legacy by investing in and promoting historical archives of Black Political, Community, and Business Leadership. This work will include investments in existing historical resources as well as cataloguing the narratives of our living history and their relatives to preserve the oral and visual history of the Black experience in Ohio. Including supporting an endowment at the National Black History Museum in Wilberforce.
Standing Up on Our Issues
Be the pre-eminent hub of policy positions and non-partisan impact statements on issues affecting the quality of life of African-American’s in Ohio. We will educate the public on pressing public policy problems, including issues ranging from education, health care, minority business enterprises, and job creation.
Developing the Bench
Train the next generation of Black leadership in Ohio through annual trainings. These training will encompass a variety of topics including, ethics, public policy, wealth building, and campaign trainings. These trainings will include Ohio based leaders as well as national trainers to provide guidance to the next generation of Black leaders.
Investing in the Next Generation
Establish a scholarship program for five students of color who are attending college in Ohio with a focus in Political Science or Public Policy. These students will be requested to attend the OLBC trainings as well as the State of Black of Ohio.
The State of Black Ohio
Provide an annual review and presentation of the State of Black Ohio. This annual event will unveil a comprehensive document to be shared with policymakers and community leaders. It will include a review of the previous year and policy recommendations for the future.
Investing in the Foundation
Your financial support will enhance our programs. We are continuously seeking efforts to collaborate with groups that are aligned with the foundation’s mission.
We thank you for your help and hope that you will continue to support the important work of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Foundation.
The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and all donations are fully tax-deductible.