The Central Oregon Black Leaders Assembly (C.O.B.L.A.) is a 501-c3 organization whose mission is to uplift Black people in Central Oregon through programs designed to put them on a path to generational wealth, inclusion, and equality. The objective is to assist these individuals and families, and those who live in rural areas like ours by bridging the gap in employment, housing, safety, health and education.
Founded in 2020, Central Oregon Black Leaders Assembly was established after the murder of George Floyd by former police officer Derek Chauvin to address the racism, discrimination, and lack of equity in Central Oregon.
Our programs are innovative, community inclusive, and educational.