The HBCU-CBO Gulf Equity Consortium co-host Environmental and Health Forum in Gulfport, MS

Community-Based Organizations and HBCU Professors Join Forces!

The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice and Texas Southern University has launched a unique collaboration — the HBCU-CBO Gulf Coast Equity Consortium. The Consortium unites dedicated leaders of community-based organizations in five states with accomplished professors at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The aim of this collaboration is to improve the lives of children and families in the Gulf Region. Community leaders and HBCU professors work together on a research-to-action model designed by DSCEJ and TSU to build community capacity and bring about systemic change. The Consortium is under the direction of Dr. Beverly Wright, DSCEJ Executive Director, and Dr. Robert Bullard, TSU Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy.  The W. K. Kellogg Foundation supports the Consortium with a five-year grant in the amount of $3.3 million.