An Organization of Professionals for Professionals


The Veterans Affairs Headquarters Chapter Blacks in Government is a 501©(3) non-profit organization established in 1979 to advocate, educate and empower Blacks in federal, state and local government; and provide outreach to the community to serve through educational, employment, and networking opportunities.  

Welcome  to the Department of Veterans Affairs Chapter of BIG.   part of the National non-profit organization that was established in 1975, our local chapter was chartered in 1979. BIG's goals are to promote equity in the workplace, excellence in public service, and education in our communities.

Membership is open to current or retired federal, state, and county employees, as well as anyone interested in equal opportunity, professional development, supporting our veterans, and encouraging our youth.

Please consider attending our monthly meeting, participating in an event, or browsing through our website to learn more about us.  

As a retired service member, I encourage fellow veterans to consider joining us. I look forward to helping our members achieve the goals we set together. I am also looking forward to growing our membership and having a productive year together!


Please join us, the Blacks In Government, Department of Veterans Affairs Headquarters Chapter!! We are a dynamic organization committed to advocacy and support for African Americans employed in local, state and federal government; professional development and community outreach throughout the greater Washington, DC Metropolitan Area.

The Blacks In Government, Department of Veterans Affairs Headquarters Chapter seeks to provide professional development training to its members and VA workforce. The Real Talk series is a mechanism used to collaborate with internal/external Senior Executives about ECQs, Principles of Leadership, Accountability and other areas vital to professional growth.


BIG Real Talk Series




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