Programs and Committees

National Programs

NABA is the first organization of its type in this country whose primary focus is to empower blacks in the accounting and finance field.  Our programs are a core part of that mission.  Learn More

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NABA Houston Programs


Chapter Programs
NABA has established a wide range of programs specifically developed to assist accounting and finance professionals in achieving their career goals. Each program is geared towards nurturing the relationship between the business community and the Association at large.

NABA Houston offers the following programs annually:
  • Professional Development Sessions
  • Accounting Career Awareness Program
  • Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet
  • Financial Literacy Program

Houston Chapter Committees 
Our programs can not be successful without our membership that volunteer and work on committees. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact

Accounting Careers Awareness Program (ACAP)

ACAP is a separate program developed by and operating under the NABA banner. ACAP is a one-week residency program for high school students hosted locally at Rutgers University in Newark. There is no charge to students due to the generosity of our corporate partners and member volunteer organizers. This one-week program provides a tremendous benefit to local high school students interested in business careers of any type and includes full days of activity at technical sessions, on corporate visits, at personal development sessions and through evening networking and social experiences. We have tons of volunteer opportunities that can work to the flexibility of your schedule.  For more information on the ACAP program, CLICK HERE

Annual Scholarship and Awards Gala
The Annual Scholarship and Awards Gala is an annual formal business event held in May/June where we pay tribute to the student scholars that have excelled in NABA and the Corporate Partners that have assisted NABA during the FY. During this year’s event, guests will be invited to browse the items in our silent auction/raffle that is held to support the ACAP program. In addition, guests will enjoy a pre-banquet reception followed by the Awards dinner and program. The committee is in need of individuals that would like to assist in planning this event. Services needed are Auction/Raffle Coordinator, Logistics Manager, Photography & Entertainment Manager, Awards Coordinator, and many more.

Career and Professional Development
NABA strives to promote and develop personal and professional skills of our members through our general quarterly meetings. By offering a wide variety of topics, we are able to keep our members business savvy and ready for any challenge.  NABA is an organization dedicated to improving the financial education among African-Americans in the Houston communities, by providing basic financial tools that allow individuals to establish realistic goals and reach them. This Committee works with our corporate partners to coordinate or develops CPE technical sessions to address the changing needs of our members. 

Student Services Committee

To prepare college students for a professional career through engagement, mentoring, personal development, exposure to the work place through internships, scholarships through our scholarship program and public speaking/presentation skills through case competitions. These initiatives also aim at identifying and nurturing exceptional leaders in higher institutions. The Student Services Committee serves as a liaison between professional and student chapters. It coordinates activities with the local student chapters under the professional chapter’s supervision. It also encourages and assists students entering the accounting profession, recruits students to join the professional chapter upon graduation, and registers students for the Western Region Student Conference. The committee also coordinates the annual scholarship selection process, coordinates a mentor program to bridge the gap between student and professional members, and increases the overall number of student members in the Philadelphia region. To learn more about colleges we serve CLICK HERE

Corporate Affairs 
Corporate Affairs recruits and coordinates corporate support for the Chapter’s services and scholarship programs. It identifies, develops, and maintains relationships with local corporate partners and facilitates participation at the Annual National Convention. The committee works with other committees to execute events that will provide funding for the chapter’s current and future operating costs. Finally, it works with other committees to provide opportunities for recognition of corporate partners and delivery of commitments based on the chapter’s prospectus.

Community Affairs Committee
Holding true to NABA's motto of "Lifting As We Climb," community service is a vital component of NABA Houston success. Our chapter's objective is: (1) to provide outreach to the community through grassroots efforts and partnering with other community-based organizations; (2) to increase attendance and membership participation by both professionals and students at community service events; and (3) to work with NABA sponsors to assist in providing volunteer opportunities for members. The Community Affairs Committee acts as a pro-active liaison between the Chapter and various community-based groups. It coordinates various high-impact community volunteer events, encourages members to actively participate in community service events, and engage in fellowship thereafter.

Social Media and Public Relations  
The primary objective of the Social Medial Public Relations Committee is to market our brand, promote and build awareness of program and events hosted throughout the year using our website and social media avenues. The goal of PR is to ensure communication with our members is constant.

Professional Membership Services

The Professional Membership Committee actively recruits new members, reclaims former members, and encourages member participation in chapter activities. It coordinates the annual membership reception and member services including collecting annual dues, membership applications, and maintains a current directory of the chapter’s membership. The committee works closely with the Social Activities Committee to plan and organize other social/networking events to build camaraderie among the membership, students and corporate partners. The main event hosted by the committee is the Annual Membership Reception held during the Fall.