President’s Message

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Greetings!

Welcome and Greetings on behalf of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Stone Mountain-Lithonia Chapter, Inc. (NCBWSML).

Thank you for visiting our website. We are pleased to share more about our organization, its history, and our chapter’s programs and initiatives.

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to advocate on behalf of Black women and girls to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education, and economic empowerment. Our vision is to see Black women and girls live in a world where socio-economic inequity does not exist.

“In the winter of 1970 in New York City, 24 Black women, led by visionary Edna Beach, began meeting in their homes to assess the problems and opportunities left behind in the wake of the turbulent 1960s. From these meetings, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women was launched on October 24, 1981, with representatives from 14 states and the District of Columbia.” Currently, there are 62 local chapters representing 27 states. https://ncbw.org/

The NCBW Stone Mountain-Lithonia Chapter was chartered on April 4, 2004. Our chapter’s theme for this year focuses on the acronym A. B. L. E. “Advocate, Bond, Level Up, and Engage.” Our members are committed to serving the Stone Mountain-Lithonia community and partnering with the NCBW National Office, local and state leaders, and our local sister chapters of Georgia to promote advocacy initiatives in areas such as Voting Rights, HIV/AIDS, COVID-19, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, Health & Nutrition, Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy, and Educational Literacy.

Again, welcome and continue to visit our website to be informed of the many activities that we have planned for this year. Please be sure to connect with us on our social media outlets. Thank you in advance for your partnership in joining our advocacy efforts to support Black women and girls within our community.

Yours in Advocacy,

Cecilia Anderson, BSBA, MEd, EdS

President

National Coalition of 100 Black Women

Stone Mountain-Lithonia Chapter