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The National Council of Negro Women Launches Visionary Strategy Declaring “A New Agenda For A New Age”

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National Council of Negro Women National Chairperson Ingrid Saunders Jones shared the organization's new forward-looking vision under her leadership.
National Council of Negro Women National Chairperson Ingrid Saunders Jones shared the organization’s new forward-looking vision under her leadership.

In celebration of its 80th anniversary, the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) revealed a “new agenda for a new age,” vowing to take urgent action around education, health, economic empowerment and public policy in an effort to build a stronger Black America.

During welcome remarks at the 14th annual Uncommon Height Gala recently, NCNW National Chairperson Ingrid Saunders Jonesshared the organization’s new forward-looking vision under her leadership.  She called the series of strategic priorities “Four for the Future” and outlined the following objectives:

  1. Educating and training young women and girls for the future workforce, with a special focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
  2. Continuing NCNW’s historical focus on health concerns in the African American community
  3. Promoting economic empowerment and entrepreneurship and important issues like financial literacy and short- and long-term financial planning
  4. Developing new partnerships to encourage young African American men and women to embrace the values of NCNW founders

“Our overarching priority is to build on our legacy of advocating for African Americans through public outreach and increasing the efforts around social engagement, civic participation and public policy review,” Jones stated. “We are more committed than ever to strengthen the African American family and build our communities.  That can only be achieved by education, economic empowerment, public policy and collaboration.”

As one of the oldest organizations dedicated to advancing opportunities for African American women and their families, NCNW is an “organization of organizations” with 240 community-based and collegiate sections, 37 affiliates, connecting 3 million women worldwide. Jones said it is through its vast network that the organization will be able to achieve its goals with greater impact while attracting more young people to take on NCNW leadership.

“It is only through working together that we are able to reach, influence and effect major change,” she said. “We are stronger together.”

About NCNW
The National Council of Negro Women is a Washington, D.C.-based international non-profit organization making a difference in the lives of women, children and families throughout the world through research, advocacy, and community-based services and programs. For more information, please visit www.ncnw.org.

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One thought on “The National Council of Negro Women Launches Visionary Strategy Declaring “A New Agenda For A New Age”

  1. Hello My Beautiful Black Queens,
    I had a hard today excepting the future with my new president. I am a mother of 6 faboulous black children and I am deeply afraid for their future. I educate my children. I guide my children with my wonderful husband. I guess I’m frustrated. I feel that our communities are capable of so much more. I want us to have faith in ourselves and our children. I want our black mother’s to raise our black young men to be responsible and strong. We must keep them out of the streets and in the books. We must let them know they can’t wait for the goverment to give them what hey deserve, they have to go get it. We have to raise our beautiful black girls to have cofidence and stand proud being who they are.I am so tiref of african americans be thought of as the problem and liability in this country. We are the foundation on which it was built. We have to know, believe and own that and when we do, we will be a stronger community because of it. Thank you so much for letting me vent here today. I needed it the night before inauguration. I have hope for our communities and our future doctors presidents and whatever we hope to be!

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