Correspondence Address: Southern California Area NCNW ~ P.O. Box 431956, Los Angeles CA 90043


Welcome to Southern California

The Southern California Area, National Council of Negro Women Incorporated (SOCAL Area NCNW) is the regional body of each Section 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 which is a coalition 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.

Dear Southern California National Council of Negro Women Members,


2020 is beginning as quite a year for all of us at the Southern California Area National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (SCA-NCNW). We have achieved one of the greatest feats ever achieved by the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. We look forward to more successes and new accomplishments with your renewed determination and hard work. Thank you for staying with us. It’s important for us to use our time wisely and move forward as decisively and swiftly as possible. Your continued dedication and teamwork are important to us, primarily in your own section, but equally across Southern California and nationally. While we’ve successfully separated our sections operationally, we need to now understand our work regionally and nationally in order to sustain our successful collaborative organization. It is important to stay the course and correct ourselves through self-reflection, self-help, self-motivation, and determination. Only in this way can we amass the long-term, focused effort that leads to great moments of success such NCNW has experienced in 85 years of longevity. Since you all are an essential part of the success of SCA-NCNW, I would personally like to thank you all for your non-stop collaborative efforts to obtain our common goals. Your input is very important to be able to continue growing and become the best. The responsibility and dedication you play in this organization has given us great satisfaction. Keep it up and we will all continue to be one of the most successful organizations in the world. This year is sure to bring more progress and achievements organization and I hope all members will make the most of their talents to meet and exceed goals.


Happy New Year!




Dr. Helena Johnson

The  National Council of Negro Women proudly represented the illustrious organization on the Women's Suffrage Float in the 2020 Rose Parade in Pasadena, California on January 1, 2020. Learn more about how you can contribute toward the float cost and see pictures from the Parade day.

It is so important that we are accurately counted in the 2020 US Census. The count affects funding and allocation of resources. Want more information from experts? Let us help coordinate a workshop in your neighborhood today.

We are working collaboratively with Black Women Rally to provide a mechanism for Los Angeles County Black women to advocate on behalf of their health and well-being.  We hope to help inspire hope and resiliency. We are dedicated to aiding Black Women Rally to advance health, economic, and social equity for all Los Angeles County Black women through direct action and connection to effective resources.

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