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AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY ROUNDTABLE

OF HOWARD COUNTY, MARYLAND

IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS THROUGHOUT HOWARD COUNTY

The African-American Community Roundtable (AACR) is an active coalition of social, civic, professional, religious, and cultural groups committed to enhancing the overall quality of life for African-Americans throughout Howard County. Through civic engagement and community service, the AACR focuses on raising awareness around Education, Health, Economic Development & Public Safety & Social Justice; providing resources, and empowering residents as we work toward reducing inequalities among African-Americans.

BRIDGING THE GAP

EDUCATION

The AACR makes a systemic and programmatic impact with the goal of increasing academic and personal achievement that, in turn, eliminates academic disparities in the African American community.

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PUBLIC SAFETY

We are committed to remain vigilant on the need for improvement in: - Hiring, mentoring and promoting African Americans and minorities officers to reflect the demographics of the community. - Advocating for ongoing cultural proficiency training and Community Policing strategies that include real changes to methods and practices that are voiced by the community.

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HEALTH

The AACR makes a systemic and programmatic impact with the goal of improving health outcomes by encouraging personal lifestyle changes and regular medical physicals to reduce / prevent diseases that disproportionately or differentially impact the African-American community.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

It is proven that the quickest way to self sufficiency, economic stability, and wealth creation is entrepreneurship. Yet, statistics bear the fact that many small businesses, in particularly minority and women owned businesses, start either under-capitalized and/or with limited business expertise.

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WORKING TOGETHER TO MAKE AN IMPACT

AACR LEADERSHIP

Meet the team who makes it all happen.