What we're about

The National Congress of Black Women, Inc. (NCBW) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonprofit_organization) founded in 1984, dedicated to the educational, political, economic and cultural development of African American (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_American) women and their families. NCBW also serves as a non-partisan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-partisan) voice and instrument on issues pertaining to the appointment of African American women at all levels of government, and to increase African American women's participation in the educational, political, economic and social arenas. Currently, NCBW provides opportunities for women for leadership and decision-making positions in government, nonprofit organizations and the private sector (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_sector).

Their mission is to educate youth on the responsibilities of good citizenship and the importance of engaging the political process, while also providing opportunities for internships and other learning experiences at the local, state, national and global levels.

The National Congress of Black Women's founding chairs were Shirley Chisholm (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirley_Chisholm) and Dr. C. Delores Tucker (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._Delores_Tucker). Chisholm was an educator, author, and politician. She became the first African American woman elected in Congress in 1968 and in 1972, became the first African American woman to make a serious bid to run for President of the United States. Tucker was the first African American woman to serve as Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth, and the first African-American woman to serve as secretary of a U.S. state government. Other notable NCBW founders include Dr. Dorothy Height (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Height) and Coretta Scott King (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coretta_Scott_King). The current chair of the organization is Dr. E.Faye Williams (https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=E.Faye_Williams&action=edit&redlink=1), Esq.

Past events (4)

Weekend Hike: Sacred Cove Trail - Palos Verdes

Abalone Cove Shoreline Park

Weekend Trail: Manhattan Beach to Redondo Beach

Manhattan Beach Pier

Weekend Hike: Palos Verdes Seascape Trail

Seascape Trail

Weekend Hike: Runyon Canyon

Runyon Canyon Park

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