The mission of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) is to lead, develop, and advocate for women of African descent as they support their families and communities.
NCNW fulfills its mission through research, advocacy, and national and community-based services and programs on issues of health, education, and economic empowerment in the United States and Africa.
NCNW works to ensure access to and full participation in the socio-economic and political systems which impact the quality of life for all women.
NCNW builds a common fellowship for women devoted to the task of creative and positive relationships among women nationally and abroad.
The first meeting of the Co-op City Section of National Council of Negro Women, Inc, was held in the
Community Protestant Church of Co-op City on February 14, 1971, under the sponsorship of Mrs.
Daisy George and Mrs. Maggie Alston, members of the Committee of Four Hundred, National
Council of Negro Women, Inc. Roberta BoozÉ, Lillian Dean, Jessie Profit, Dorothy Edwards and
Evelyn Garner were the pioneers who paved the way.
A membership of fifty-four along with four associate members was soon established and on June 13,
1971, Dorothy I. Height, National President of National Council of Negro Women, presented the
Section with its Charter.