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SIM-36: National Council of Negro Women, North Shore-Staten Island Section

 Collection — Box: SIM36 Box1
Identifier: SIM-36

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NCNW is a voluntary non-profit membership organization helping women to improve the quality of life for themselves, their families and the community. Through it's national affiliate organizations and 250 community-based sections, NCNW has an outreach to 4 million women, all contributing to the peaceful solutions of problems of human welfare and rights. NCNW sponsors educational, economical social, cultral and scientific self-help projects nationally and in specific communities across the national. Through its projects, the NCNW strives to achieve equality of opportunity and eliminate prejudice and discrimination based upon race, religious belief, color, sex or national origin. The national NCNW office functions as a central source for program planning.


  • 1974-2019


1 Linear Feet (Mixed materials about the National Council of Negro Women, particularly the Staten Island--North Shore chapter containing photographs, president's minutes, speeches, annual awards received and given, as well as the annual Harambee luncheon.)

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Staten Island Civic organization establised by and for Negro Women. The National Council of Negro Women is a coalition compromised of 200 community-based sections in 32 states and 38 national organizational affiliates that works 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.
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