This is a fundamental expression of the chapter’s overall commitment to the personal and professional development of young African American girls. A team of dedicated members spearhead the Little Ladies of MECCA (LLM), a teen education and mentoring program that provides leadership, career and social development opportunities. Throughout the year, participants enjoy a variety of workshops and special events. Each spring, graduating seniors are awarded scholarships at an exclusive community-wide fundraising gala.
NCBW-MECCA advocates on public policy issues in the areas described above by working with elected officials at the local, state, and federal levels. Our advocacy work includes discussions, writing letters and white papers, speaking to legislative bodies, voter registration, and presenting political forums. We also provide non-partisan support women to help become candidates for political offices.
We establish short- and long-term program goals to present a proposed solution for the disparity in healthcare awareness and education among African Americans. Leveraging support from the community, this committee partners with medical associations, doctors, hospitals and clinics to identify and address opportunities for awareness, public policy and advocacy agendas.
We seek education and training opportunities for the economic development of African American women as part of our annual seminars: Financial Literacy & Budgeting; Obtaining & Maintaining Credit; Buying a Home & Home Finance; and Entrepreneurship.
We provide culturally-enriching arts experiences by identifying organizations and experts to help us cultivate awareness and community involvement for our members. We also promote community outreach through collaboration and partnership with artists, institutions and supporters.