CHAPTER HISTORY

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., MECCA Chapter is a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to empowerment of minority women and girls in the areas of education, health, economic development, and public policy. Thereby, allowing them to become a positive and meaningful force in their communities for current and future generations.

In 1990, sixteen outstanding women, led by Winifred Saulter, joined together to create an organization dedicated to establishing a program for teen mothers which was called The Metro Ebone Civic Club Association (MECCA). Three years later, MECCA was chartered as a chapter of The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. (NCBW). Today, the MECCA Chapter is one of 60 NCBW chapters nationwide where approximately 3,500 members in 28 states actively serve. NCBW-MECCA champion’s advocacy through the development of leaders who will help to rebuild their communities and redirect the energies of young people who live in those communities. NCBW-MECCA’s advocacy work includes educational mentoring, awarding college scholarships, coordinating financial literacy and management seminars and symposiums; identifying, and supporting health concerns in the minority community including metabolic, cancer, and HIV/Aids.  Our public Policy efforts advocating for legislative impacts through engagement of local, state, and federal elected and appointed officials.  Since 2011, NCBW-MECCA Chapter has received the national organization’s highest recognition of “Model Chapter” annually.

The Mission of NCBW-MECCA is to advocate on behalf of black women and girls to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education, and economic empowerment.

The Vision of  NCBW-MECCA is to see black women and girls live in a world where socio-economic inequity does not exist.

ADVOCACY PRIORITIES

• HEALTH
• Eliminate Disparities, Improve Health Outcomes, Quality of Life
• STRATEGIC ALLIANCES
• Government, Corporate, Non-Profit, Faith-Based International
• ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT
• Pay Equity, African American Women-Owned Business Growth
• EDUCATION
• STEM Education, HBCU Supports, Access Affordability, Vocational/College Preparation
• CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
• Increase Women Candidates running for political office, Issue Timely Policy Alerts
 
 

NCBW CORE VALUES

• We believe in…
• Gender equity
• Inclusion
• Respect
• Racial & social justice
• Integrity & accountability
• Economic empowerment
• Collaboration
 
 
Advocacy Priorities are designed and implemented in NCBW chapters across the nation in response to critical issues that affect African American women and girls. These programs exemplify the core values and mission of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. – MECCA Chapter.