About The Benjamin Banneker Association, Inc.
Benjamin Banneker Association, Inc. is a national non-profit organization of individuals and groups concerned with the mathematics education of ALL children – specifically African-American children. Since our founding in 1986, our organization has been dedicated to mathematics education advocacy, establishing a presence for leadership, and professional development to support teachers in leveling the playing field for mathematics learning of the highest quality for African-American students.
At Banneker, our members are dedicated to empowering Black children by actively pursuing effective solutions to the challenges hindering their access to equal opportunities in mathematics education and achievement.
To serve as an advocate for its members' educational and professional needs.
To advocate for the educational and developmental needs of African-American children, especially as these needs relate to their mathematics education.
All children – particularly African American children – have access to the highest quality mathematics education that empowers them to gain the self-confidence, enthusiasm, and endurance needed to succeed in mathematics and to transform themselves and their communities.