The Iowa Commission on the Status of African-Americans exists to promote the interests of African-Americans in the State of Iowa and in doing so, fosters the well being of the State's entire citizenry.
In the spirit of equity, inclusion and responsiveness this Commission, in partnership with the broader African-American community shall:
Educate itself and others regarding the needs of the state's African-American citizenry and regarding the issues that significantly impact them.
Inform the broader African-American community, legislative branches of government and the general public of those needs and issues.
Advocate for positive changes in policy, practices and programs that potentially or actually negatively affect African-American Iowans.
Network with organizations and individuals on behalf of the state's African-American population.