The Southern California Area, National Council of Negro Women Incorporated Is the regional body of the National Council of Negro Women Incorporated located in beautiful Southern California.
SOCAL Area NCNW is a regional arm of the National Council of Negro Women Incorporated comprised of 200 community-based sections in 32 states and 38 national organizational affiliates that work to enlighten and inspire more than 3,000,000 women and men. Its mission is to lead, advocate for and empower women of African descent, their families, and communities
NCNW was founded in 1935 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, influential educator and activist. For more than fifty years, the iconic Dr. Dorothy Height was president of NCNW. Today, under the leadership of Dr Johnnetta Betsch Cole, NCNW’s programs are grounded on a foundation of critical concerns known as “Four for the Future”. NCNW promotes education with a concentrated focus on science, technology, engineering, art and math; encourages entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and economic stability; educates women about good mental and physical health practices; promotes civic engagement and advocates for sound public policy consistent with traditional values.
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