The National Congress of Black Women, Inc. (NCBW) is a (501) (c) (3) nonprofit organization. NCBW serves as a nonpartisan voice of advocacy on issues affecting the appointment of women at all levels of government with a goal to increase the participation of women of color in the educational, political, economic, and social arenas.
With headquarters in Washington, DC and more than 100 chapters throughout the United States, our goal at NCBW is to provide women at all societal levels with the tools they need to succeed in five program areas: growing women’s networks, improving women’s health, youth education, entrepreneurship and access to technology.
NCBW built a vision of serving as a nonpartisan voice to advocate for issues often neglected in communities of color; immigration reform, domestic violence prevention, human trafficking, housing and recognizing a culture of people with disabilities.
NCBW’s programs benefit thousands of people annually and we work with many organizations that represent varying ethnic backgrounds. With a focus on science, technology, engineering and math, NCBW youth education programs offer educational scholarships, mentoring and leadership development. We reach students of color in underserved communities, offering college based learning programs, college preparation services, access to technology; and by providing resources to compete in the workforce. Current programs include: College for Kids, College for Teens, Leadership Training, the Commission for the Presidential Appointment of Minority Women and The Young Ambassadors Program, to name a few.
The NCBW Entrepreneurial Women’s Initiative and Women’s Networks initiative develop entrepreneurs and business leaders. Our programs build skills. We ensure career advancement. We foster economic and business sector overviews through networking, financial presentations to guide smart investments and coaching from the political, business and professional sectors. Through Identifying and deploying high-impact technologies that accelerate women’s economic advancement, we help entrepreneurs scale up financial inclusion and guide smart investments.