Our Purpose

Vision

To build a network of women of color in leadership, sustainable entrepreneurship, and civic engagement while increasing access to technology and building social enterprises that eliminate gender and racial bias.

Local Mission

To empower and engage Black women in utilizing their voices in the decision-making process; to develop local solutions to cultural, educational, economic, and political issues that affect Black communities.

National Mission

The National Congress of Black Women, Inc. is dedicated to the education, economic, political, and cultural enrichment of Black women, their families, and the community.

Mission Activities

  • To train and educate youth on the responsibilities of good citizenship and encourage them to register, and to vote as well as to learn and understand the functions of government

  • To provide opportunities for internships at the local, state, and national level

  • To encourage African-American women to engage in political education, voter registration, forums, and seminars.

  • To educate and encourage African-American women to seek elective and appointive offices at all levels of government

  • To engage in research on critical issues affecting the quality of life for African-American women and youth

  • To develop and advocate public policy positions at every level of government

  • To participate in the formation and development of public policy that impacts African-American women, their families, and communities

"The power of the ballot we need in sheer defense, else what shall save us from a second slavery?"

~ W.E.B. Du Bois