Our Story

In the summer of 2015, a group of Bexley families with children of all ages gathered together with the intention of building community among minority families and district staff, with the added hope of affecting positive change in our district. Today, we are an alliance of caregivers, educators, professionals and allies working to empower and celebrate our students, close opportunity gaps in our district and provide learning and engagement opportunities in our community. 

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Our Mission

We exist to empower Bexley minority students to achieve their full potential by providing support and advocacy, as well as influencing policy.

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Open Planning Meeting Recap for September 2020

By |October 5th, 2020|Meeting Notes|

Each month, Parents and Allies of BMPA gather to meet and discuss our current initiatives in support of our mission and goals.  You do NOT need to be a parent of a minority child to join these meetings -- all Allies who are interested in achieving our common goals are welcome to participate. While these meetings are typically in person, due to COVID-19, we have temporarily moved to a Zoom meetings format.  Please feel free

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Greenwood District: A new “Black Business Directory App” for Columbus

By |September 4th, 2020|Featured|

I have done a lot of soul searching this summer on what I can do to create positive change. One thing I decided was to be more proactive in supporting black-owned businesses and black professionals. I found it to be more difficult than I would have imagined to find black-owned businesses in many industries. I thought there really is a need for a version of a “Black Yelp”. Fortunately, I found a new black business

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BMPA New Resident Profile: Meet the Crespo Family

By |September 2nd, 2020|Newsletter|

Our new resident feature is on Cisco and Erin Crespo. The Crespos decided to move to Bexley because Erin grew up in the Columbus area and wanted to be closer to her family. Cisco grew up in Detroit, but also lived in several other places, including Ecuador, Austin, and Fort Lauderdale. Crespo's mother is black and his father is Ecuadorian. Cisco and Erin met in college at Georgetown University in DC. They want to raise