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Black Data Processing Associates
(BDPA) is a membership driven non-profit organization
that positions its members at the forefront of Information Technology
(IT) Industry. We are committed to deliver IT excellence to
members, strategic partners, and local communities.
Founded in 1975 in Philadelphia, PA BDPA bridges the
Digital Divide with its programs and services. There are now more than 50 active chapters located
across the United States. Prior to the Rhode Island chapter
that was chartered in August 2002, there was no organization
in Rhode Island primarily designed to provide information exchange,
education and networking opportunities to minority professionals.
To build the economic sustainability of the minority communities of Rhode Island
through the utilization of information technology by providing professional
development, education and training.