We're excited for what's to come in 2021!

Due to these unprecedented times, Black Baccalaureate and the Black Student Success Summit (BSSS) will be hosted online this year.

BSSS is the largest gathering of Black and Black identified students, educators, employers and college recruiters in the state of Oregon. BSSS is where students come to receive information on education, career, and entrepreneurial opportunities. BEAM is committed to providing this safe space for students to engage with hundreds of other students and professionals who share their future aspirations and lived experiences.

Thank you so much for supporting the Black Baccalaureate and the Black Student Success Summit: your support is empowering our future leaders.

The Black Baccalaureate

The Black Baccalaureate welcomes graduating Black students from post-secondary institutions, high schools, and alternative schools in the Portland Metro area. We also recognize students who earned their GED.


The Black Student Success Summit

The Black Student Success Summit is a one-day event where Black youth learn how to navigate the education-to-career pathways for various industries, through interactive workshops, affinity group caucuses, motivational speeches, and structured networking activities.

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Thank you to our generous

2020 BSSS Sponsors

Freedom to Grow

BEAM Village is a collective of Black educational service providers united under the mission to break generational cycles of socioeconomic suppression for Black residents through community-driven educational support structures.

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We have a four-pronged approach for community engagement toward fulfillment of this mission:

  1. Community-wide public education programming for both Black youth and adults,
  2. Black culturally specific training and development for school districts and parent change agents,
  3. Intervention and family liaison services for Black students, and
  4. Policy and practice research and development.

This focus makes it possible for BEAM collaborators to impact social change for Black community members at individual, community, and societal scales. Our members work together toward transformational change by offer programming that fit the needs of the community.

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Shaping the experiences of our youth to grow into strong, successful adults.

Learn more about the Black Student Success Summit, an annual program hosted by BEAM Village.

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