Black Village Family Advisory Committee


    Mission Statement
    The Black Village Family Advisory Committee (BVFAC) advocates for the needs of students, and families of students, who identify in whole or in part as Black/African-American/African attending Hillsboro School District schools. As a Hillsboro School District supported Parent Advisory Committee (PAC), we aim to support students and families by identifying potential barriers and inequities which hinder the academic experience for Black students, and then advocating for them in communication with the district school board, administrators, faculty, and staff. We accomplish this through listening to our Black students and families, creating a sense of community, and providing resources as well as a platform for their voices to be heard.

    Family Engagement
    The Black Village Family Advisory Committee meets once a month to host family engagement events. 


  • Black History Month Celebration
    Join us for an evening of guest speakers and student performances at our Black History Month Celebration from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22 at South Meadows Middle School. Dr. Charlene Williams, the first Black woman in Oregon’s history to be appointed to the role of Director of the Oregon Department of Education will provide the keynote speech. Food provided, crafts from local Black-owned businesses and student vendors will be available for purchase. All are welcome. Please RSVP.

    Celebración del Mes de la Historia de la Raza Negra
    Acompáñenos a una noche de oradores invitados y presentaciones estudiantiles en nuestra Celebración del Mes de la Historia de la Raza Negra que se llevará a cabo el jueves, 22 de febrero de 5:00 p.m. a 7:00 p.m. en la Escuela Secundaria South Meadows. La Dra. Charlene Williams, la primera mujer de raza negra en la historia de Oregón en ser nombrada Directora del Departamento de Educación de Oregón, pronunciará el discurso de apertura. Se proporcionará comida, se podrán comprar artesanías de negocios locales de propietarios de raza negra; así como también de vendedores estudiantiles. Todos son bienvenidos. Por favor RSVP


    Past Events


    • 12/3/22 - Book Reading at Brookwood Library
    • 2/17/23 - Black History Celebration at LIberty High School
    • 3/22/23 - Book Reading at Poynter Middle School Library
    • 6/2/23- Umoja Black Graduation Celebration at Reser Center
    • 6/17/23 - Juneteenth Celebration at Orenco Station


    • HSCU Virtual College Tour 2021
    • Mental Health of our students
    • Roots and Wings with Keynote Speaker
    • Black History Month 2021


  • BVFAC Board

    • Cyre Files-Group Chair
    • Olson Miller- Group Vice Chair
    • David Steinhauer- Group Facilitator

    Group Contact:

    Click here to be added to our communications list and be notified of upcoming meetings and events!