The Institute for the Advanced Study of Black Family Life and Culture, Inc.
Incorporated in the State of California in January, 1980, The Institute for the Advanced Study of Black Family Life and Culture, Inc., is a community-based non-profit Black "think-tank" and scientific, educational, training and research corporation specializing in the scientific, educational and cultural aspects of family life and human development. It is both a scientific research corporation and a human developmental/social services organization.
The Institute addresses the overarching issues of human development and transformation while simultaneously developing and implementing educational and informational systems. Through its programmatic activities, as reflected in its motto of Service Through Science, the Institute is committed to the reunification of the Black family, the reclamation of Black culture and the revitalization of the Black community. The Institute is mandated to address issues of Black human development and transformation and, in response to these issues to engage in research, education and training and development and dissemination.