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Charlotte Section of National Council of Negro Women wants to spread our message of hope and compassion. We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community, and that collective action can greatly impact the world. Through advocacy and outreach activities, our team works tirelessly each day to contribute their part to the greater good. 
Charlotte Section of National Council of Negro Women, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all. Our decision-making process is informed by comprehensive empirical studies for equality for all. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits.


“Invest in the human soul.  Who knows?

It may be a diamond in the rough.”


Octavia Burch, President

Charlotte Section NCNW

From The President's Desk



Greetings from the Charlotte Section National Council of Negro Women (CSNCNW). Founded in 1976, the Charlotte Section NCNW continues the mission to lead, advocate for, and empower women of African descent, their families, and communities. This includes empowering families and youth through education and community engagement throughout the greater Charlotte metropolitan and surrounding areas. The Charlotte Section NCNW seeks to improve the lives of women and families of color in the community through advocacy and civic engagement efforts.

Dr. McLeod Bethune founded The National Council of Negro Women, Inc, in 1935 under the premise of resiliency, diplomacy, and collaboratives. NCNW is the organization of organizations with over 240 chapters. Motivated with purpose, passion, and a legacy of 87 years, the Charlotte Section NCNW endeavors to focus our efforts in areas of social justice, promotion of equity in housing, healthcare, and education.

To achieve our initiatives, CSNCNW will continue to focus on collaboration that align with the needs of Charlotte and surrounding areas to improve the social standing of underprivileged individuals by identifying barriers and inequities that occur in society and replacing them with community resources. Our past efforts have included school supply drives that provided needed resources to students in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and surrounding areas, sharing information for health and well-being throughout communities of color, and voter registration initiatives.

Change begins with an idea. Make an investment in community and let us know your concerns. We are actively seeking leaders to increase well-being and self-sufficiency in our communities by empowering and educating youth, women, and their families.

Before you leave, take a moment to browse our pages and get to know the Charlotte Section NCNW.  We invite you to visit us in person during our monthly section meetings, or reach out to CSNCNW for engagement and volunteer opportunities.

Stay well and safe. 

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