We encourage African Americans to adopt the growing number of African American children who are without parents.
We provide opportunities for leadership and decision making positions in government, nonprofit organizations and the private sector.
COLLEGE FOR KIDS PROGRAM:
Through educational resources, College for Kids develops an awareness of and thirst for knowledge of diverse career opportunities for its youth participants.
COLLEGE FOR TEENS PROGRAM:
This is a comprehensive youth development program model that is multifaceted. It consists of after school tutorial and enrichment programs, career development/mentoring and life skills programs, summer college campus residency programs, Study Abroad Programs, Civil Rights Journey and more.
COMMISSION FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENT OF AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN:
We canvass the U.S to identify African American women to recommend for high-level policy positions within Presidential Administrations and create a talent bank of highly qualified women.
COMMISSION ON ENTERTAINMENT:
We lead the assault against Gangsta Rap and misogynistic lyrics that are directed towards African American youth and women and threaten the moral foundation of the family.
We advocate for affordable housing for single women who are key to the workforce of every urban city. Many can’t afford to live near where they work and travel long distances to get to work. 10 years ago we first delved into housing when we secured a home for the Thompson quintuplets in Washington, DC.
HEALTH AND CHILDHOOD OBESITY:
We are at higher risk than others on health related matters like obesity, diabetes, hypertension, etc. We provide information on these subjects and teach prevention to parents and students. We support the First Lady's "Let's Move" campaign.
YOUNG AMBASSADORS PROGRAM:
We work to involve and honor young people in our programs, and provide high visibility ways for them to participate in community service. We expand their horizons by arranging for them to meet potential mentors and citizens of high achievement. Participants share the work of NCBW with friends, neighbors and others.
We provide counseling and share resources needed with women and children who are victims of domestic violence and abuse.
We provide information to women on issues impacting them and their families, and co-ordinate GOTV efforts. We encourage women to run for office and participate in election activities.
We provide opportunities for urban youth (and their families) to study, become aware of, and become involved in preserving our environment.
CULTURE OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES:
We work to recognize this yet often overlooked population. We keep our members aware of ADA and we are dedicated to recognizing the achievements of individuals with disabilities, and the advancement of women within the disability community.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND SLAVERY:
While human trafficking and slavery are challenges around the world, one of our aims is to expose and end this disturbing phenomenon that is still in the U.S.
We prepare our membership for being a part of the Immigration Reform effort. We work in coalitions with other groups to find a pathway to citizenship for our undocumented brothers and sisters.
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