NCNW has helped to spearhead efforts such as
NCNW took a leadership role in the movement for human and civil rights. Through “Wednesdays in Mississippi,” we build bridges of support and provided the critically needed “womanpower” to get things done. NCNW organized a strong base of community women to give poor, black, rural and urban women economic alternatives – using a self-help model to establish “pig” banks to feed the hungry, silk-screening factories to employ the unemployed, housing for lower income families, and day care centers for working families.
NCNW mobilized its constituency to establish the Bethune Memorial in Washington’s Lincoln Park – the first monument to an African American or to a woman of any race on public land in the Nation’s Capital. NCNW initiated the International Division – working with women’s organizations in Southern Africa.
NCNW became the nation’s leading advocate for the value traditions of the black family by building the National Black Family Reunion Celebration into a mega event in 8 cities that has attracted over 12 million people.
NCNW stepped forward to take leadership in eldercare, women’s health, including the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and population and sustainable development issues.
In the 2000s:
NCNW is leading the discussion in education, community and national leadership, and advocacy.
Through its 38 affiliated national member organizations and 252 community-based sections, NCNW has an outreach to over four million women in 42 states. In addition to 7 domestic field offices, NCNW maintains 3 international field offices in Dakar, Senegal; Harare, Zimbabwe; and Cairo, Egypt.
…AND THE LEGACY CONTINUES…