Tragic events like the recent deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in New York City are not new to our communities, but they should never be ignored. They require a people united by purpose and vision, ready to influence today, determined to achieve a better tomorrow. The core values of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) are community, charity, excellence and what we call “NSBE Luv.” These values implore us to be culturally responsible members and citizens, empowering us, and charging us with the obligation to speak up and act for our communities.

We ask that you help us share “NSBE Luv” with the communities of Ferguson and the St. Louis metropolitan area by contributing to our “Help NSBE Impact Ferguson” Campaign. Through this international initiative, NSBE’s National Executive Board is raising funds to send 100 middle school and high school students to NSBE’s 41st Annual Convention, in Anaheim, Calif., March 25–29, 2015, and expose them to a positive, black experience in engineering and education. Countless youth have been inspired to academic and professional success by this exciting, educational, once-a-year gathering, which includes thousands of black pre-college students, engineering collegiates, technical professionals and their supporters. Post-convention, NSBE will work closely with the St. Louis NSBE Jr. and NSBE Professionals chapters to continue to support and inspire the black communities in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Please explore this website to find out more about the National Society of Black Engineers, its mission and how to contribute to the “Help NSBE Impact Ferguson” Campaign.