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The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) was founded in 1935 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. NCNW's mission is to lead, advocate for and empower women of African descent, their families, and communities.

NCNW will:

  • Promote and recognize leadership among women of color

  • Champion Civil and Human Rights

  • Reduce health disparities

  • Celebrate and strengthen the African American family.

  • Reach out to women in need in Africa and around the world.

NCNW is an "organization of organizations", a powerful network of more than two million women. NCNW is open to all persons without regard to gender, race/ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

Do you want to become more involved in strengthening families, creating economic opportunities, and building healthy communities? If so, NCNW is for you.


Your community-based section of NCNW offers you a positive, uplifting, and supportive network of sisters (and brothers) who share a passion for NCNW's mission.



Riverside NCNW Members, click here to apply for open Executive Committee Positions.

Important dates to celebrate for our organization:

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune's Birthday - July  10th

Dr. Dorthy Height's Birthday - March 24th 

Founder's Day - December 5th,1935

We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.

Our Mission

Our mission is to lead, empower and advocate for women of African descent, their families, and their communities.

Our Mission

Our Vision

We seek to promote education with a special focus on science, technology, engineering, and math; encouraging entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and economic stability; educate women about good health and HIV/AIDS; promote civic engagement and advocate for sound public policy and social justice.

We Need Your Support Today!

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