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California Black Women's Collective Empowerment Institute

The California Black Women’s Collective Empowerment Institute focuses on improving the lives of Black Women and Girls throughout the state.

Mission, Vision & Values


Uplift the voices and issues of California Black Women and Girls


Improve the lives of Black Women and Girls throughout California

Values: REACH

Resilient, Elevate, Adversity, Collective, Hopeful

What We Do?

Through partnerships with corporate, social, not for profit, and advocacy entities, the Empowerment Institute develops programs and initiatives that have a meaningful impact on dismantling systemic social, economic and physical barriers. The purpose of the Empowerment Institute is to:

  • Serve as the anchor organization for the CA Black Women’s Think Tank housed at California State University, Dominguez Hills;

  • Elevate our voice, power, and participation to secure adequate representation and reparations;

  • Amplify our issues and priorities that are vital to elevate Black Women; organize and leverage

  • Utilize our extensive talent, influence, networks, and brilliance into areas of collective alignment;

  • Eliminate the racist and sexist attacks on Black Women and Girls; and

  • Elevate the agenda and collective power of Black Women locally and nationally to secure the social and economic safety-net


Partner with us!

Join the California Black Women's Collective Empowerment Institute and invest in ensuring meaningful change in the lives of Black Women, their families and their communities. Through our programming, investments, research, policy change and practice transformation efforts, we are committed to making a difference. Your donation will help us sustain and scale this our work. Take this journey with us...donate now. Together we can make a difference!

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CA Black Women's Collective Empowerment Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN 88-2046704).  Contributions to the California Black Women's Collective Empowerment Institute are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. 

Board of Directors





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Hon. Lori Wilson

Board Member



Kellie Todd Griffin

President & CEO

Ex Officio Board Member


Carí Jackson Lewis

SVP & Chief Administrative Officer

Contact Information

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