8 Professional Organizations You Should Consider Joining If You’re a Blerd


National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers

This organization was created in 1972 to build a community of minority scientists and engineers. It serves as a catalyst to diversify a majority white field. The organization currently has 39 professional and university chapters.



National Organization of Blacks in Government

Members of this organization are civil servants at the federal, state, county and municipal levels. Blacks in Government was founded in 1975. It currently has more than 50 chapters, including the Departments of State and Homeland Security, the Coast Guard and the National Institutes of Health.