A standing room only crowd gathered at the Christiana Cultural Arts Center in Wilmington to cheer on twenty black women as they were inducted into one of Delaware’s most prestigious organizations for African American Women. NCBW’s mission is simple, it’s to have a measurable impact on the community by advocating on behalf of women and girls through strategic alliances that take action nationally and locally by promoting public policy agendas related to health, education, leadership development, gender equity and economic empowerment. The National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW), Delaware Chapter is a local affiliate of a national non-profit advocacy group whose mission is to advocate on behalf of Black women and other women of color through national and local actions and strategic alliances that promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment.
On June 11, 1994, Alicia Clark convened four women to discuss the formation of a Delaware Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women in Wilmington, Delaware.
In 2007, the Chapter received the National Coalition’s President’s Leadership Award for its work in mobilizing Black men and women to get tested for HIV/AIDS. In addition the Chapter received a commendation from the President and Council of the City of Wilmington, City Councilwoman, Hanifa Shabazz, State Senator and Majority Whip, Margaret Rose Henry, and State Representative Stephanie Bolden acknowledging its commitment to addressing the opportunity gaps impeding progress of Black Women and girls. To learn more about the NCVW goto their website at www.ncbwde.org