Hello and Welcome to Our Website:
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the site of the East Oakland-Hayward Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW). I am honored to be the President of the East Oakland-Hayward (EOH) section. I am blessed to be the person chosen to carry this torch and continue the vision started by Mary McLeod Bethune in 1935, and carried by Dorothy Height for more than 40 years.
The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), Inc., East Oakland/Hayward Section is a non-profit organization with the mission to advance the opportunities and the quality of life for African-American women, their families and the broader community.
As a proud Oakland native, I have always believed that belonging to my community “means acceptance,” and improves one’s motivation, health and happiness. True community is achieved through meaningful communication, love, and the creation of a more welcoming and loving community… there should be no excuse for inaction.
Our community should be a unifying thread that brings together families to advocate and support one other when major changes affect our community. Currently, the East Oakland-Hayward community is struggling to identify strategies to combat homelessness/lack of affordable housing, mental illness, school closures, and lack of college preparedness/access to higher education.
As many of these issues disproportionately affect communities of color, the need for more resources and problem solving is vital. Our section boasts a 50-year legacy of uplifting the community, and I am so thrilled to continue these vital efforts during these challenging times.
Our current slate of programs allows us to serve veterans, seniors, homeless families, public schools locally, as well as lend support to HIV/AIDS health and wellness programs in Africa. As the President of this section, I am committed to all that we do. We are eager to expand our membership, so we would love to have you attend our meetings to be a part of the legacy & mission of Mary McLeod Bethune.
In closing, thank you for visiting our website. If you would like to join us for our monthly meetings or connect in partnership, please don’t hesitate to connect with me: (510) 253-2033 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In faithful sisterhood,
East Oakland/Hayward Section
“Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
– James Baldwin, writer/activist