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To Lead, Develop and Advocate
for Women of African Descent

Welcome to the Westchester Section of NCNW!

The National Council of Negro Women, Inc., Westchester Section is a voluntary nonprofit membership organization helping women to improve the quality of life for themselves, their families and the community.

Through our national affiliate organizations and 300 community-based sections, the NCNW has an international outreach to four million women, working to encourage peaceful solutions to concerns facing African-American communities.


National Council of Negro Women, Inc. 

Section: Westchester County of New York

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I pledge to make good health a priority in my life and in my community. Health care is a fundamental right shared by all.

What is WINS?


Civic engagement and public policy go hand-in-hand. Civic engagement is key to creating effective public policy, and public policy can help promote civic engagement.


Entrepreneurship and economic empowerment help people create jobs, boost the economy, and improve lives.

How is NCNW-Westchester involved?


Health equity is the state in which everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health.


NCNW - Westchester hosts the

Young Achievers Awards. 

Key young women are selected for their excellence in the performing & visual arts.  

Find out more!


Our Yearly Summit is attended by young women that are curious about the vast career options in STEAM.  

Following the summit the HBCU College Fair. 

See past photos!


Women's History Month is a time to celebrate women's achievements and raise awareness of continuing challenges.

Join the celebration with NCNW - Westchester!



The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) mission is to lead, empower and advocate for women of African descent, their families and communities.

The National Council of Negro Women is an “organization of organizations” (comprised of 300 campus and community-based sections and 32 national women’s organizations) that enlightens, inspires and connects more than 2,000,000 women and men.  Its mission is to lead, advocate for, and empower women of African descent, their families and communities. 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 NCNW. Johnnetta Betsch Cole was elected Chair of NCNW in 2018, ushering in a new era of social activism and continued progress and growth for the organization.


Today, 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.

Thanks to our sponsors and community supporters

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