Founded in 1970, The National Caucus & Center on Black Aging, Inc. (NCBA) is one of the country’s oldest organizations dedicated to aging issues and the only national organization devoted to minority and low-income aging. NCBA was established to ensure that the particular and sometimes unique concerns of older Black Americans would be addressed in the then-upcoming 1971 White House Conference on Aging. Since then, NCBA has helped protect and improve the quality of life for elderly populations, making certain that legislators, policymakers, philanthropists, advocacy groups, service organizations, thought leaders, and the public-at-large include this constituency in their programs, policy- and law-making, and giving. While NCBA’s mission primarily targets the housing, employment, and health of older Black Americans, it is pleased to be a part of the development and promotion of the Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network. Located in Washington, DC, NCBA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, governed by a 10-member board of directors.
NCBA has a long history of supporting older adults of color who face challenges that not only affect their lives, but also their families. With a growing number of grandparents raising their grandchildren, the traditional family structure requires adaptations befitting the age and sensibilities of multiple generations. We are honored to partner with Generations United and the National Technical Assistance Center for Grandfamilies and Kinship Families to enhance our outreach to grandparents of color.Karyne Jones, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc (NCBA)