The San Gabriel Section, National Council of Negro Women, Incorporated (SGV-NCNW) is 501(c)(3) in the San Gabriel Valley, CA. SGV-NCNW encompasses, but is not limited to, the communities of Azusa, Baldwin Park, Covina, Diamond Bar, Hacienda Heights, La Puente, Pasadena/Altadena, Rowland Heights, Valinda, Walnut, and West Covina. SGV-NCNW is an apart of a larger national organization, the National Council of Negro Women Incorporated (NCNW). NCNW is a coalition comprised of 200 community-based sections in 32 states and 38 national organizational affiliates that work to enlighten and inspire more than 3,000,000 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. For more than fifty years, the iconic Dr. Dorothy Height was president of NCNW. Today, under the leadership of Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, NCNW’s programs are grounded on a foundation of critical concerns known as “Four for the Future”. NCNW promotes education with a concentrated focus on science, technology, engineering, art, and math; encourages entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and economic stability; educates women about good mental and physical health practices; promotes civic engagement and advocates for sound public policy consistent with traditional values.
We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.
SGV-NCNW is committed to serving the community. We will sponsor and support programs that provide human care, health, and educational services to African Americans and other underserved persons. We will implement programs that reflect cultural and ethnic diversity and respond to the social needs of families. SGV-NCNW is committed to sustaining a volunteer program that
maximizes our members' capacity to be loving, caring, creative, morally and spiritually sensitive to all persons.
I leave you love.
I leave you hope.
I leave you the challenge of developing confidence in one another.
I leave you a thirst for education.
I leave you a respect for the uses of power.
I leave you faith.
I leave you racial dignity.
I leave you a desire to live harmoniously with your fellow men.
I leave you finally a responsibility to our young people.
The masses of our young people are still underprivileged, ill housed,
impoverished and victimized by discrimination.
The freedom gates are half ajar. We must pry them fully open... (for) a world of peace, progress, brotherhood, and love.
Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Founder