This charter defines the objectives, team membership, roles, responsibilities, and operational practices of the Alkebulan Educational Institute (AEI) founded by the Association of Black Psychologist San Diego Chapter, and recognized affiliates and key stakeholders. The charter group will successfully support the implementation of AEI in compliance with any rules and or regulations imposed by the Association of Black Psychologist San Diego Chapter and the California Department of Education.
The charter group is responsible for the design, development, implementation and sustainment of the Alkebulan Educational Institute (AEI). This effort involves input, collaboration and partnership between members of the Association of Black Psychologist San Diego Chapter and key stakeholders, to include coordination with other Pan African schooling establishments, community-based organizations, educators, and other related entities in support of the AEI mission.
Charter group members have identified the following goals and objectives for AEI:
GOALS: The programmatic goals of the Alkebulan Educational Institute are:
- To provide enhanced education to children of African descent in Pan-African history & culture
- To provide tutoring support to students for academic success
- To further community building via Pan-African rituals & traditions
- To provide education & advocacy for parents & families
- To promote psychological healing
OBJECTIVES: The key objectives of the Alkebulan Educational Institute are:
- Set Up Saturday School as Legal Entity
- Develop African-Oriented Curriculum
- Develop Roster of Instructors & Tutors
- Develop Communications Strategy
- Identify Funding Sources
- Offer African-Based Ceremonies or Celebratory Events
- Offer Education/Advocacy Sessions for Families
- Offer Emotional Emancipation Healing Circles
To achieve compliance and accountability within the scope of these goals and objectives, AEI working groups or teams, will develop appropriate evaluation measures. Additionally, they will identify funding requirements to meet all operational needs, and thereafter, will adhere to mandates for fiscal responsibility in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of AEI.
About ABPsi: The Association of Black Psychologists1 (ABPsi) was founded in San Francisco in 1968 by a number of Black Psychologists from across the country. They united to actively address the serious problems facing Black Psychologists and the larger Black community. Guided by the principle of self-determination, these psychologists set about building an institution through which they could address the long-neglected needs of Black professionals. Their goal was to have a positive impact upon the mental health of the national Black community by means of planning, programs, services, training, and advocacy. Their objectives were: