The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) is a non-profit organization with the mission to advance the opportunities and the quality of life for African American women, their families and communities. NCNW fulfills this mission through research, advocacy, national and community based services and programs in the United States and Africa. With its 38 national affiliate organizations and its more than 200 community based sections, NCNW has an outreach to nearly four million women, all contributing to the peaceful solutions to the problems of human welfare and rights. The national headquarters, which acts as a central source for program planning, is based in Washington, D.C., on Pennsylvania Avenue, located between the White House and the U.S. Capitol.
Establishing a section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc in San Antonio, Texas was a vision and strong efforts of two women, Bobbie J. Turner and Sandra C. Cranford on August 24, 2010. After much research and contacts, the plan to organize a section set into motion. The section is named for the City of San Antonio and Texas State Representative, the Honorable Ruth Jones McClendon. The official meeting of the "prospective" section and election of officers were held at Bethel United Methodist Church, 227 South Acme Rd, in San Antonio, Texas. Legacy Life Member, Mrs. Joyce Sewells was given a standing ovation for her efforts of recruiting more than 90 members. The section's first logo was the NCNW symbol, along with pictures of the "Alamo", to represent San Antonio. A "black rose" was chosen as the section flower.
We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.
To lead, empower and advocate for women of African descent, their families and communities.
To advance the opportunities and the quality of life for African American women, their families and communities.