The Benjamin Banneker Association, Inc. is a national non-profit organization 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.
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.
Banneker members are deeply committed to finding solutions to the problems that must be solved in order for African-American children to have equitable opportunities to study and achieve in mathematics. The attendant goals include:
- To serve as an advocate for the educational and professional needs of its members.
- To serve as an advocate for the educational and developmental needs of African American children, especially as these needs relate to their mathematics education.