Joint Center Updates

2022 Annual Report Cover

2022 Annual Report

Dear Joint Center Community:

This past year has been a transition for our organization as our indelible leader, Spencer Overton, announced his plans to return to a full-time faculty position at the George Washington School of Law. For the past ten years, Spencer has led the Joint Center with passion, drive, and dedication, moving the organization from a collective of researchers to the nation’s leading think tank on issues affecting Black America, building on the longstanding legacy of the institution. I am honored to serve as interim president during this transition period and want to thank our partners, the Board of Governors, my colleagues, and Spencer for the opportunity to serve in this role.

Thanks to the dedication of our staff, the commitment of our Board of Governors, and your continued support, 2022 was another pivotal and impactful year. The Joint Center conducted critical research, provided in-depth analysis, shared policy recommendations, and convened with lawmakers, policy experts, and other stakeholders to advance Black Americans’ political and economic needs. Our clear and intentional focus on the needs and concerns of Black Americans centers Black communities in policy debates, furthering our mission of creating more equitable and just economic and political outcomes for African Americans across the country. We have made great strides in each of our major program areas — Tech Policy, Workforce Policy, Economic Policy, Hill Diversity, and the Black Talent Initiative — which we are excited to share with you in this 2022 impact report.

Click here to watch our 5-minute 2022 Highlights video. To learn more about how to support the Joint Center's work, click here.