What We Do

Since 1979, the Detroit Association of Black Organizations (DABO) has uplifted, unified, and empowered Detroit’s African American community through various programs, initiatives, and events. DABO is a 501c3 charitable organization with a federation of over 130 black, and non-black organizations working to build community unity.

Our Vision

We were founded with three principal goals in mind.

Create power for the black community to control its own destiny

Effectively serve the important needs and interests of the Black and total community

Join with others to build bridges and interracial coalitions to address the area’s major problems and concerns

How do we help the community?

Advance cultural, economic, political, and social interests

Assists the Black community in gaining necessary skills

Achieve maximum empowerment

Effectively build bridges and achieve mutual understandings

Secure funds to support educational and charitable causes

Foster and uphold dignity and integrity