Our Service and Advocacy

Transforming Lives

PROGRAMS

In support of  our national priorities, the Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter leads programs that are designed and implemented to be transformative and address current issues, concerns, and needs that impact the African American community.

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NCBW-MAC provides mentoring activities and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education for Grady and Washington High School students.

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NCBW-MAC hosts an annual teen summit that targets teens, adolescents and community partners. Through the summit, the chapter has raised awareness about health issues that are most prevalent in the African American community, such as childhood obesity and HIV.

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NCBW-MAC partners with the Salvation Army to provide at-risk women and domestic violence survivors with self-efficacy, job education and financial literacy training through a program called “Sisters Helping Sisters”. Illiteracy, lack of educational achievement (high school diploma/GED) and lack of employment experience are significant barriers to gainful employment, economic security, advancement and self-sufficiency. Educational programming (literacy and job readiness training) empowers adults with the knowledge and skills to advance their educational and economic status. The NCBW-MAC is empowering women of all ages by giving them the tools and the knowledge necessary for self reliance and employability.

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NCBW-MAC advocates on behalf of women and children to support legislation and community education events that positively impacts issues relating to education, healthcare and economic empowerment.

NCBW-MAC leads the ‘Teens on the Move’ youth development program that assists at-risk high school girls, ages 13-18, in reaching their full potential through mentoring, field trips, life skills and self-esteem workshops as well as academic scholarships for college. Currently, there are more than 80  girls from Booker T. Washington and Henry W. Grady High Schools enrolled in the program; NCBW-MAC provides scholarship support to all participants.

Teens on the Move has been a mentoring program of the NCBW-MAC for nearly twenty-five years. Our Scholarship Fund provides tuition assistance to young women who show academic improvement in grades 9-12 so they can continue to pursue their education and obtain college degrees. Since 1995, the Coalition has been able to award more than 450 scholarships to young women totaling more than $750,000.

First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at Washington High School in September.  She was introduced by a WHS graduate and Teens on the Move alumni, Ms. Alexandria Jones.