NASA Goddard - Blacks In Government (BIG)

Greetings from Merle Robbins, President, Emmett W. Chappelle Chapter of Blacks In Government (BIG)

It is my pleasure to welcome all general members, friends, family, and first time visitors to the online home of the Emmett W. Chappelle Chapter of Blacks In Government (BIG) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Here you can learn more about our wonderful organization and how you too can make a BIG difference!

Our Mission

BIG is the only organization dedicated to the interests of the African American public servant. Our goals are to be an advocate of equal opportunity for Blacks in government, to eliminate the practices of racism and racial discrimination against Blacks in government, to promote professionalism among Blacks in government, and to develop and promote programs which will enhance ethnic pride and educational opportunities for Blacks in government.

We seek to establish a mechanism for gathering and disseminating information for Blacks in government and provide a nonpartisan platform on major issues of local, regional and national significance that affect Blacks in government.