The Cocoa Collab is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to

empowering and uplifting the Black community. We curate spaces to inspire and support one another. We facilitate opportunities for knowledge sharing and collaboration. We create and provide access to resources for all.

Who We Are

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The Cocoa Collab (TCC) was founded with the people in mind. It was founded by Black women who understand the importance of community-building and the importance of having access to resources and networks. Our mission is simple: increase the amount of opportunities and experiences for Black people to learn, teach, grow, and excel in ways and environments that feel safe + inclusive.

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Our Core Values


We create and share resources that are readily available in ways that connect with y’all. We encourage you to acknowledge yourself and your experiences as resources.


We encourage our members to embrace everything that makes you, you! Show up as your authentic self and don’t think twice about it because we see you!

Community Connections

We hold space for our members to connect in a variety of ways. We want everyone to feel a sense of belonging and ownership in the well-being and building of our community.


We inspire our members to meet each other where they are. We all work to lead, listen, and act with compassion and understanding.


We empower our members to create meaningful connections by practicing openness, honesty, and accountability in every interaction.

What We Do

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Workshops + Webinars

  • Learn from industry leaders
  • Build your current skillset(s) and knowledge base
  • Share your knowledge on various topics
  • Receive college + career readiness support
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Community Events

  • College + career fairs
  • Community networking
  • Holiday celebrations
  • Giveaways
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Financial Supplements

  • Continuing education certifications
  • Extracurricular activity fund

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Wanna Help?

You can support our mission in a few different ways:

  1. Make a financial donation to support our events and programs.
  2. Volunteer your time by helping plan events or by attending events.
  3. Share our social media pages and events with everyone you know!

Upcoming Events

Keep an eye out for updates and information on upcoming events + programs! 👀

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June 2024

  • 19: Juneteenth Virtual Celebration (Check back for updates!)
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July 2024

  • Backpack Kickpack (More info coming soon!)

Meet The Team

Briana Kelly


Nurturer. Visionary. Dreamer. “Rooting for everybody Black!” Combining passion for people with purpose in order to influence change. ✊🏾

Brianna Broomfield


Creative Higher Ed Pro + Marketing Mastermind. Fueled by innovation. Devoted to cheering people on to become the best version of themselves. 📣

Normesha Dinkins


Creative Enthusiast. Mentoring and Advocating for Future Generations. Rooted in Faith, Healing through art & Committed to making a difference! 🦾

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Connect With Us!

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We’d love to hear from you.

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(803) 310-4313