NATIONAL COUNCIL OF NEGRO WOMEN INC
- Advocacy & Human Rights
- Children & Youth
LocationPO BOX 1022NEPTUNE, NJ 07754 United States
The National Council of Negro Women's (NCNW) mission is to lead, empower, and advocate for women of African descent as they support their families and communities. Our organization fulfills this purpose through research, advocacy, national and community-based services, and programs on issues of health, education, and economic empowerment. Further, we aim to set standards of excellence, leadership ability while promoting respect through activism and education. Our organization will strive to empower the vulnerable, those facing poverty, helping them to achieve full potential and foster empowerment and confidence. We pledge to ensure the rich history of this organization, remain viable as a guide, and never forget the founders whose significant courage and vision paved our future.
NCNW was founded in 1935 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, an influential educator and activist, and for more than fifty years, the iconic Dr. Dorothy Height was president of NCNW. Johnnetta Betsch Cole was elected Chair of NCNW in 2018, ushering in a new era of social activism and continued progress and growth for the organization. Today, NCNW's programs are grounded on a foundation of critical concerns known as "Four for the Future." NCNW promotes education with a special focus on science, technology, engineering and math; encourages entrepreneurship financial literacy, and economic stability; educates women about good health; promotes civic engagement and advocates for sound public policy and social justice.