NCNW Stafford Fredericksburg Section was chartered in 1997 and currently has 53 members. It is a recognized community-based section of The National Council of Negro Women, Inc (NCNW).
NCNW was founded in 1935 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, an influential educator, and activist, and for more than fifty years the iconic Dr. Dorothy Height was president of the organization. NCNW's programs are grounded on a foundation of critical concerns known as “Four for the Future.”
NCNW promotes education with a special focus on science, technology, engineering, and math; encourages entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and economic stability; educates women about good health and HIV/AIDS; promotes civic engagement and advocates for sound public policy and social justice.
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