National Black Center Worker Project
- North Carolina
In response to disproportionately high levels of unemployment and low wage work in black communities, the National Black Worker Center Project was launched in 2012. The National Black Worker Center Project (NBWCP) is a national network of black worker centers. We support and incubate worker centers who empower black workers to advance their rights and improve the quality of jobs in key employment sectors. We provide education about the impacts of low-wage work and unemployment on black communities, and work to prevent racial discrimination in hiring and other employment practices and policies. Through our network we intervene in the labor market to improve racial and economic employment conditions. Partnering regional black worker centers are located in Los Angeles, CA, Chicago, Il, New Orleans, LA, Baltimore, MO, Raleigh-Rocky Mount, NC, Greenville, MS, Washington, DC and Oakland, CA. Our network is comprised of membership-based, and member-driven organizations that utilize a combination of leadership development, organizing, policy advocacy, and strategic communications to build power to address the black job crisis.