Westchester County is rich in African American history and offers interesting and compelling ways to experience the contributions that people of African descent have made to our unique American identity.

The African American Advisory Board engaged in very deliberate and focused research of four areas affecting the quality of life of African Americans in Westchester County. These areas of focus included: economic development, education, Health and human services and housing. The document, Blueprint for Change, represents findings resulting from a series of focus groups and a culminating Summit. This report reflects recommendations and solutions for concerns raised in the aforementioned areas.

A great way to learn about African American history in Westchester is to read the Westchester County Guide to African American History and Heritage. Order the brochure online.

Minority and women enterprise businesses
Minority and women enterprise businesses (MWBEs) should take advantage of the online registry designed especially for them. Once registered, MWOBs will be sent automated e-mail notifications of relevant business opportunities according to pre-selected business categories. Separately, county government contracts can be searched online. This application allows all firms to easily search and view business opportunities with the county.

Neuberger Museum of Art
Consider a trip to the Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College to view its outstanding collection of African art. It's strongest in the arts of central Africa, however, major objects offer artistic insights into more than 30 cultures and span a geographic area from Mali to Mozambique.