Welcome to the National Council of Negro Women Inc. Greater Atlanta Section (NCNW) website. I am elated that you decided to visit with us. I humbly serve as the second president of the largest chartered section in the 86 years existence of NCNW. NCNW was founded by Dr. Mary Jane McLeod Bethune. Standing on the shoulders of great women who came before me like Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Dorothy Irene Height, Ingrid Saunders Jones, and Dr. Johnnetta Cole, our section was chartered on March 20, 2016.
The NCNW Greater Atlanta Section has chosen Sex Trafficking and Foster Care as our two issues of focus. We work with Carrie Steele Pitts Home year-round holding trunk parties and sending care packages to students who are going off to college. We will continue to also focus on the national initiatives: Economic Empowerment & Entrepreneurship, Civic Engagement & Public Policy, Health Equity and S.T.E.A.M.
It is our goal to carry on the legacy of our great founder. In 1935, Bethune founded the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) in New York City, bringing together representatives of 28 different organizations to work to improve the lives of black women and their communities. Bethune said of the council: “It is our pledge to make a lasting contribution to all that is finest and best in America, to cherish and enrich her heritage of freedom and progress by working for the integration of all her people regardless of race, creed, or national origin, into her spiritual, social, cultural, civic, and economic life, and thus aid her to achieve the glorious destiny of a true and unfettered democracy.”
We the Greater Atlanta Section of NCNW take the charge given by our leader to continue to impact community. We welcome all of our 37 affiliate organizations and anyone who would like to join in and be a part of our major efforts in serving the citizens of metro Atlanta.
Again, welcome and we hope you'll join us in our journey!
Sophia D. Burns
President, NCNW Greater Atlanta