BOLD vision concept paper co-created by Social Justice Leadership (Ng’ethe Maina) & Center for Third World Directors (Danielle Mahones) Founding Advisory Council: Dushaw Hocket, Alta Starr, Lola Smallwood-Cuevas, Gloria Walton, Charlene Sinclair, Ng’ethe Maina, Danielle Mahones, Marquese Harris-Dawson, Steve Williams, Steve Pitts, Kevin Ryan, Derrick Johnson, Adrianne Shropshire, Denise Perry (staff).
Denise Perry conducts initial needs assessment of Black organizers across the country that lays the foundation for BOLD programming.
First meeting of founding Advisory Council. Generated BOLD name, mission & programs. First staff: Director and Trainer hired (Denise Perry).
First BOLD cohort selected and Program Begins. First Program Coordinator Hired (Thomas Assefa). First Amandla Organizing Training, Evaluator Zuri Murphy joins the BOLD team.
First National Gathering convenes 40 BOLD alumni and partners , BOLD pilots new Mentor Program and Electoral Organizing Camp.
BOLD becomes independent of founding organizations.
The BOLD Report: Black Organizing and Movement Building in these Dynamic Times, an evaluation of BOLD at 5 years, is written by N’Tanya Lee, Prudence Brown & Zuri Murphy.
BOLD co-hosts first international delegation to Haiti with Grassroots International.
BOLD celebrates major milestones: Increased teaching team from 5-12 trainers from across the country; doubled number of graduates from the Directors Training and Amandla Organizers Training and tripled number of alumni attending National Gathering.