A Message From Our President.....
On behalf of the National Coalition of the 100 Black Women (NCBW) Decatur-DeKalb Chapter, I am pleased to welcome you to navigate through our site.
It is a very exciting time for us as an organization and we are ready to “LEAD with a Purpose for Positive Changes in Our Communities”. The need for our activism is clear based on the unprecedented social challenges we face today. Yet, we are motivated about the possibilities and pray our efforts will make a positive impact as we continue our mission to advocate on behalf of black women and girls to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment.
Decatur-DeKalb Chapter provides forums that address the educational needs of our youth. We have built a strong leadership and mentoring Legacy Program for the development of young girls 9th through 12th grades and providing scholarships to deserving high school senior girls. Our agenda is also intended to promote financial awareness and economic empowerment and to encourage the completion of a college education and the seeking of career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. All these commitments and paths of opportunity serve Black women, our families and the nation well.
We are concerned about the wellbeing of our community and our goal is to raise awareness about illnesses that disproportionately affect the African-American community such as HIV/AIDS, hypertension, diabetes, breast cancer and mental health. We are committed to driving an agenda to close the gap in health disparities; and to elevate the conversation about and solutions to child obesity, human trafficking, mental health, teen and unplanned pregnancies.
Our economic development and empowerment programs are comprehensive workshops and seminars that promote economic self-sufficiency. NCBW implemented the action to collaborate with public officials, faith base and social justice organizations to advocate for a Livable Wage.
We are excited and proud to conduct Legislative Days at the National and Local level to effectively engage elected officials and policy makers and to meet with key Legislators, committees and organizational leadership on advocacy issues.
You will find the women of NCBW very committed, dedicated, warm and caring but most of all, each of them share the passion for effective advocacy. We are truly committed to developing the leadership capacities of our members to ensure a continuing pipeline of women of color to serve as leaders in every facet of civil society.
If you have interest in
joining our chapter, please contact our Vice President of Membership and
Chapter Development, Miriam Jackson