NCBW Mission Statement

The National Congress of Black Women, Inc. (NCBW) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the educational, political and cultural development of African American women and youth. Currently, NCBW trains women for leadership and decision-making positions in government, nonprofit organizations and the private sector.

It is our mission:

  • To develop and advocate public policy positions at every level of government that impact Black women, their families and communities.
  • To encourage Black women to seek elective and appointive offices at all levels of government.
  • To encourage Black women to engage in political education, voter registration, forums and seminars.
  • To engage in research on critical issues uniquely affecting the quality of life of Black women, their families and communities.
  • To educate youth on the responsibilities of good citizenship and the importance of engaging the political process.
  • To provide opportunities for internships and other learning experiences at the local, state, national and global levels.

2018 Executive Board Installation

(Listed in order of appearance from right to left.)

Alene Brown-Harris

Lena Brown
1st Vice Chair

Jackie Hawthorne

Rhonda Holbert Santifer
2nd Vice Chair

Shirley M. Carter-Powell
3rd Vice Chair

Diane Drummer

Verbenia Lawson-Gant
Corresponding Secretary

Susan Washington
Recording Secretary

Myoshe’ Edwards

Linda P. Wright

Maryam Munir