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.

2020 Executive Board

Alene Brown-Harris

Lena Brown
1st Vice Chair

Rhonda Holbert Santifer
2nd Vice Chair

Shirley M. Cater-Powell
3rd Vice Chair

Brenda Dodd
Financial Officer

Alethia Cole
Recording Secretary

Alvetia E. Smith
Sargent at Arms

Geraldine Crabtree
Corresponding Secretary

Penny Clark

Linda P. Wright

Maryam Munir-Morris
Historian/Youth Program Chair

Cheryl D. Gray
Membership Chair