ABOUT NAOBI DC

Purpose

The purpose of this organization is to promote excellence, empowerment and the continued growth of African American/Black professionals in the field of sign language interpreting in the context of a multicultural, multilingual environment.

Mission

The mission of this organization is to meet the needs of African American/Black interpreters in the field of sign language interpreting with respect to recruitment, networking, professional development, moral support, training and research opportunities.

Vision

The vision of this organization is to change the perception of African American/Black interpreters to a burgeoning group of highly skilled and competent certified leaders within the ASL interpreting field. NAOBI-DC will provide a comprehensive platform of professional development opportunities to educate and prepare interpreters for the challenges of balancing professionalism, education, advocacy, and ethical responsibility in a non-threatening supportive environment.