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  • “By far the best training I’ve ever experienced. I’ve been to numerous trainings and never felt more connected and engaged in my life.” – 2019 Participant Quote The National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) Building Leaders of Color (BLOC) Program is announcing BLOC Bootcamp training opportunities for FY2019. The trainings are specific to people of color living with HIV to be full, active, and engaged participants on planning bodies, medical and support care teams, boards of directors, and other efforts to address the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The BLOC Program also provides participants with leadership skills to empower you to advocate for yourself and your communities, while providing opportunities where you can apply these skills on a local, state or national platform. BLOC Bootcamp Training Application Participants accepted into the BLOC Bootcamp training will have their travel, hotel, and meal costs provided. NMAC will be hosting an additional BLOC Bootcamp training on July 9-12, 2019 in Linthicum Heights, MD. A mandatory orientation webinar is scheduled for 2PM EST June 13th, where the BLOC program overview including the training agenda, and arrangements for travel, transportation and per diem (food and incidentals) will be provided. Applications for the BLOC Bootcamp training are due by Friday, May 31, 2019. Selected applicants will be notified via email by June 7th. Please use the link below to apply: The purpose of this intensive three-day BLOC Bootcamp training is to increase awareness and competency as well as fine-tune the leadership capacity of up and coming leaders from the People of Color living with HIV (POCLWH) community. Through the BLOC Bootcamp training, participants will learn how to become more formally engaged in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of HIV-related services. Our belief is that together with community, we can work towards ending disparities and ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic in America. For questions related to the BLOC Bootcamp training, please contact Charles Shazor Jr. (BLOC Program Coordinator) at or Linda H. Scruggs ( ) for further details.