It can remind you that the work you do is not just good—it is noble, because it has the power to lift up people and communities and help them build a better life. And it can remind you that, while the road you travel may not be easy, you do not travel alone, because there are many others who share your vision and passion and who will always be at your side.

CDFI Fund Director Donna J. Gambrell
at the National Community Investment Fund’s 2012 Annual Development Banking Conference
Chicago, Illinois,November 1, 2012

National Minority Technology Council

NMTCChairman's Message

I was reminded of an acronym FOCUS. It spells out Follow One Course Until Successful. The National Minority Technology Council is a national 501(c)6 that exclusively represents the common business interest of the US minority technology industry worldwide. By concentrating our efforts on one specific sector of our US economy we are able to develop a well defined context of need and a well articulated statement of both purpose and powers.

click to view NMTC's Purpose and Powers

Our ability to create a global economic impact is expressed fully by our concentrated efforts to establish a compendium of programs that serve to govern our industry's connection and ability to impact the global growth of 21st Century technology, government and community sourced economies.

Collectively our power is in our numbers yet our strength is in our individual capacity to cognate opportunity. Our growth is codified by our joint ability to align as an industry to solve large problems giving us a new position of both acceptance and esteem.

These are historic times and we have a great deal to be thankful for. Each of us have an important role to play and our engagement in the source of common good will bring forth a new level of connectedness and will unshackle our joint capacity for change while leveraging both our citizenship and the full faith and credit of these United States of America.

Karl Cureton
National Minority Technology Council