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Dear Potential Member

Often times in collaborative partnerships, institutions such as the Universities, Federal and State Departments, Medical and Health Care Institutions, Financial Entities, and Law Enforcement Agencies partner with the community in an effort to improve the conditions of the community. Each of those institutions come to the table with one unified voice, while the community based organizations are usually several voices led by the various and varied missions of each organization. The need for collectively unifying the community as one voice in collaborative partnerships is critical. For this cause, the Community Based Organization Partners (CBOP) cordially invites you to join our effort of building capacity by unifying and strengthening the community as one voice. As a national organization with chapter across the country, we endeavor to advocate for the social and health equity of all citizens of with a special focus on African American and other minority communities, which suffer more disproportionately for health and social disparities and inequities.

The CBOP purpose is to provide a structure and forum through which the Community Based Organizations can exchange ideas, offer services, and develop programs in the interest of the African American Community and the community-at-large. The CBOP strives to work in cooperation and collaboration with, to support, develop, and sponsor community based welfare projects and programs, which will serve the interest of the community. The CBOP focus is to advocate and engage in activities of Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR), community health, social planning, social welfare, health department, higher education, and agencies/groups in or serving the community.

Membership in CBOP provides many benefits both locally and nationally. Benefits include: collectively building a network of community centered organizations; serve as a clearinghouse for research in the African American community; provide a forum for dialogue, planning, and mobilization around critical issues in the community; provide venues for community education; serve as a mechanism to promote community engagement initiatives, programs, and research; and finally to set the community’s social and health agenda and provide annual report out celebrations to the community. 

Sincerely, E. Hill De Loney 

E. Hill De Loney Executive Director

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