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Black Child Development Institute of Greensboro, Inc.

Who We Are

OUR MISSION: To improve and protect the quality of life of children, youth, and families in the Greater Greensboro community.

OUR HISTORY: Founded in 1978 by Greensboro native, Sarah Walden Herbin, the Black Child Development Institute of Greensboro, Inc. (BCDI-G) is one of over 20 affiliates of the National Black Child Development Institute. Since our inception, we have been steadfast in achieving our mission by recruiting, screening, training, and mobilizing a cadre of volunteers.  These compassionate individuals have served over 15,000 children; providing them with free one-on-one academic assistance, offering them opportunities for family enrichment, opening doors for access to community resources, and reigniting the spirit of volunteerism. With your support, we will continue to make a difference in the lives of children, youth and families in the Greater Greensboro Community.

What We Do

In 1978, our founder Mrs. Herbin learned of 36 children, all African American, who were going to be retained for the upcoming school year.  She and her friends provided free educational services for the children over the summer, and at the beginning of the school year, they were all ready to move to the next grade level.   After teaching the parents how to advocate for their children, the students all successfully passed to the next grade level, and 31 of the 36 students eventually went on to graduate from college!

BCDI-G continues to answer Mrs. Herbin’s call to action by offering year-round programs and workshops to Guilford County Schools students and their families, regardless of race, creed, and socioeconomic status.  


  1. Spirit of Excellence Tutoring Program
  2. CDF Freedom School Afterschool Program
  3. CDF Freedom School (summer literacy program)
  4. Back to School Extravaganza
  5. Enter the College Zone
  6. Annual Black History Quiz Bowl

Click here to visit our website and see current volunteer opportunities