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
Chair

Shirley M. Carter-Powell
1st Vice Chair

Linda Wright
2nd Vice Chair

Darlester Lee
3rd Vice Chair

Brenda Dodd
Treasurer

Lena Brown
Financial Secretary

Maryam Morris
Corresponding Secretary

Cheryl Gray
Recording Secretary

Shyra Arrington
Chaplain

Linda McShan
Parliamentarian

Beverly Munir
Historian

Alvetia E. Smith
Sargent-At-Arms