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It’s that time of year!
Renew your membership for 2019.

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Learn what it means to be a NAOBIan. Benefits like professional development, networking, and community support are only a few of the perks to becoming a NAOBI DC member.

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When you become a member of NAOBI DC be prepared to learn more about your community, share and grow with other local interpreters of color, and further develop your interpreting skills. And if you’re already a member but need to renew your membership, welcome back!

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Contribute to an organization with a meaningful purpose. Interpreters of Color make up less than 15% of the certified population. With your help, we can change those numbers.



See what Deaf and interpreter related events are going on in the area.



Sometimes we just want to hang out with each other. Don’t miss these interpreter happy-hours.


Professional Development

Stay tuned for upcoming professional development opportunities with NAOBI DC and other local organizations.


General Body Meeting

See when our next organizational meeting will take place.




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Jenese Portee2018-2020




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Vernice Williams2019-2021


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MJ Jones2018-2020


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MarcusKeith Island2019-2021


We are currently setting up a secure donation page. Please check back for updates.

Ready to become a NAOBIan? Submit your membership application at naobidc.org/join.

You can renew your membership using our online form or by visiting naoibidc.org/join.

We’re in the progress of creating a membership benefits page. Please check back for that information to come.

NAOBI DC stands for National Alliance of Black Interpreters, DC Chapter.

After you sign in to your account your name will appear in the menu. In the dropdown menu under your name you will see options to view your account and view/edit your profile. By visiting “view account” in the dropdown you will be able to update your email address, name and reset your account password. When you’re done, select “update profile.” If you wish to add to or edit the information that is show in your profile on the member directory page, you may do so by selecting “view/edit profile” and adding/editing the pertinent information.

NAOBI DC communicates with its membership in various ways to include email communications. It is important your email address is up-to-date to ensure you are receiving all organizational information in a timely manner. You can update your email address on file by logging in to your account. If you do not have a member account register here.

By completing your member profile other members will be able to find you in our directory via search parameters such as certifications held, languages known, service area, specialization(s), etc. To do this, sign in to your account and then select “view/edit profile” from either your account page or the dropdown menu under your name at the top of the page. You should then be able to add/edit your profile information which is viewable on the member directory page.

Please reach out to webmaster@naobidc.org for any issues with your member account.

Once you login to your account, your name will appear in the menu bar at the top of the page. Selecting that dropdown option will reveal the minutes tab. This page is password protected and you will need to contact president@naobidc.org or webmaster@naobidc.org to get the necessary viewing credentials.

Visit our resource page for information about local Interpreter Education Programs (IEPs), local and international interpreter and Deaf organizations, and ASL video resources. You can also check out our events calendar for upcoming ASL, Deaf, and Interpreter related events.

Contact webmaster@naobidc.org with the URL/link and a description of the issue.


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NAOBI DC is a 501c3 non-profit organization.