Thank you for expressing interest in membership in the Baltimore Legacy Chapter, ABSW!
Our newly-reactivated chapter is growing by leaps and bounds, and can only be a strong collective body with you as an active participant!
Membership (and attendance at meetings and conferences) is available to individuals of African Descent who have a strong commitment to the social welfare of the Black Community, regardless of degree or area of profession.
For more information on our membership criteria, please visit the national website.
There are benefits to membership, which include:
General Membership Annual Fee -- $75.00
Retired Professional Annual Fee -- $45.00
Student Membership Annual Fee -- $45.00
Harambee Membership Annual Fee - $100.00
Membership dues renew on a calendar year (January-December).
The renewal period is September 1 - October 31.
FOR STUDENTS: Many colleges and universities have student chapters. Students whose schools do not have a chapter are welcomed to join Baltimore Legacy Chapter at the student rate.
All fees are payable via the membership application below. Once a membership level is selected, the credit card entry form will appear.
"Harambee" is a Swahili term meaning "all pull together" Traditionally, NABSW meetings and gatherings typically end with the group holding hands in a circle, shouting "Harambee!" 7 times while raising collective hands.
The Harambee Circle is comprised of members who invest $100 (inclusive of their annual membership dues) with goal of "pulling together" resources to ensure Baltimore Legacy can thrive. A one-time investment affords exclusive membership in the Harambee Circle.
We honor their commitment by acknowledging their steadfastness to the ideals of the Baltimore Legacy Chapter & NABSW.
To join the Harambee Circle, please complete the application, select ' Harambee Circle', and pay via PayPal below.
For more information, please contact Cortney Merritt, Treasurer, at 443-529-0253 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.