The Institute for the Advanced Study
of Black Family Life and Culture  
1012 Linden Street  
Oakland, CA 94607  
Phone: 510-836-3245
Cell: 510-301-5136  

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Mu Kala Kintwadi Ya Tubu I Mu Zinga

("To be in contact with your origins is to live forever" - African Proverb)

Cultural Ecology Professional Development Institute

CePDI: Culturecology Professional Development is a trademark service of IASBFLC.org. Through this division, IASBFLC.org provides culturally congruent (African Centered) staff training, agency cultural capacity audits, quality assurance services, and capacity enhancement programming designed to enable behavioral health, social services, educational systems, probation, and child and family welfare programs to better serve African American populations.


  • June - Serudja-Ta
      "Sacred Fathers" Day Celebration
      Ancestral ReUnion - Genealogy Event
      Call for Details

  • July - Alasal Tarey Field Excursions
      De'Young Museum - San Francisco, CA
      Plank Entertainment Center - Oakland, CA
      Knowland Park - Zoo - Oakland, CA
      Call for Details


  • Federal
    • Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration
    • Office of Minority Health
    • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
    • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  • Local Government
    • City of Oakland
    • Healthy Start- Alameda County
    • Behavioral Health Care Services - Alameda County
    • Oakland Public Schools
  • Community Based Organization (CBO)
    • Alum Rock Counseling Center
    • Mentoring Center
    • Opportunities Industrial Center West (OICW)
    • East Bay Perinatal Council
    • Rainbow Child Development Center
    • Fanon R & D Center

  • Community Based Organization (CBO)(continued)
    • Greater Oakland YMCA
    • NAMI California
    • California Institute of Behavioral Health Services
    • Community Childcare Council
  • Faith Community
    • United Church of Christ
  • Foundations
    • Hewlett Foundation
    • Tides Foundation
    • The Rosenberg Foundation
    • The Women's Foundation
    • Bayview Hunter's Point Foundation
    • San Francisco Foundation
    • Bay Area Black United Fund
  • University
    • Johns Hopkins University
    • University of Texas, Austin