The National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW) was launched on October 24, 1981, with representatives from 14 states and the District of Columbia. Its mission is to advocate on behalf of women of color through national and local actions and strategic alliances that promote the NCBW agenda on leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment. The rapidity by which the organization grew is attested to by the statistics of 1986. 47 chapters in 19 states.
Structured for action, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women is committed to being a united voice for more than 20 million Black women in the United States. As a leadership forum, it serves as a role model to help elevate the quality of life for young Black Women and other Black women in transition. As an organization of career (professional and volunteer) women, it draws upon the strength of its membership to work toward solutions on issues of concern to the contemporary Black woman. As a network, it serves as a vehicle of communication among Black women for their own personal and professional development. And as an advocacy group, it collectively seeks the political and economic empowerment of Black women as a means of gaining access to mainstream America.
Today, the national movement has garnered thousands of members over the years throughout 60 chapters representing 28 states. The Greater Knoxville Chapter was founded in 2012 with 36 chartering members. Most NCBW members have completed college and hold a professional position. In the communities across America, NCBW lays claim to physicians, dentists, lawyers, judges, corporate executives, media personalities, educators, entrepreneurs, and an array of other skilled professionals from the public and private sectors.
|The National Coalition of 100 Black Women provides scholarships, mentoring and opportunities for young girls in an effort to assist in preparing them to be a model citizen and obtain a education at the institution of their choice.
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