Impacting Our Communities -

Public Policy & Advocacy

To meet the diverse needs of its members, NCBW implements programs that:

• Provide an effective network among African American women,

• Establish links between NCBW and the corporate and public sectors,

• Enable Black women to be a visible force in the socio-economic arena,

• Meet the career needs of these women and facilitate their access to mainstream America,

• Use the tools of role modeling and mentoring to provide meaningful guidance to young women, and

• Recognize the historic and current achievements of African American women.

Economic Empowerment

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women embraces an agenda that works to promote the economic empowerment of women through implementation of national and member education and advocacy efforts to promote pay equity, increase retirement savings, and improve opportunities for personal wealth building.

NCBW Central Mississippi partners with financial partners to sponsor financial forums which shares basic financial stability building principles and plans with the general public.  My Sister’s Keeper incorporates training on basic financial concepts, real estate investments, and retirement planning through an interactive workshop forum and sessions.  An ancillary goal for this program is for women to become familiar with the financial affairs and important documents of their close family and  friends in order to be a family resource upon the death of a loved one. These documents include insurance policies, wills, trusts, bank accounts, and other legal documents relative to the family and  future lives.

NCBW Central Mississippi Chapter is a supporter of Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build many other community service supported opportunities.

Education

NCBW Central Mississippi Chapter annually awards scholarships to qualifying graduating high school female seniors. NCBW Central Mississippi has awarded approximately $241,000 in scholarships to further educational opportunities for young women in the Central Mississippi area.

NCBW Central Mississippi Chapter is an Adopt-A-School partner for French Elementary school, where the Coalition takes an active role in the mentoring of girls.  Girls in transition from Elementary to Middle school participate in character building exercises, receive leadership skill training, participate in educational field trips, and receive awards and special recognition for achievement.

NCBW Central Mississippi annually supports the United Negro College Fund to benefit Tougaloo College.

Health Prevention & Advocacy

NCBW Central Mississippi Chapter partners with the Mississippi State Department of Health to participate in health educational activities.  

NCBW hosts dialogue discussion sessions on topics related to healthcare of women and children.  These sessions are open to the general public.  Topics of focus for the Health Committee include breast cancer awareness, domestic violence prevention, and HIV-AIDS awareness, the fight to lower obesity and prevention of the many health challenges related, especially in the South and in the African-American community in particular.

Leadership Development ~ Mentoring and STEM (EDUCATION Core principles)

NCBW Central Mississippi Chapter spearheads a collaboration with more than twenty other women organizations in the metro Jackson area to review pertinent issues in our state related to health, education, and economic development.  

NCBW Central Mississippi Chapter is an Adopt-A-School partner for JPS - French Elementary school, where the Coalition takes an active role in the mentoring the 5th Grade girls, as mentees.  This group of transitioning girls participate in sessions including character building exercises, receive leadership skill training, participate in educational field trips, and receive awards and special recognition for achievement.