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.
NC100BWMAC provides mentoring activities through Teens on the Move (TOTM) at Washington High School and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education at Brown Middle School.
NC100BWMAC's Health Committee annually hosts events addressing prevalent issues in the African-American community, including childhood obesity and HIV. The Teen Health Summit, targeting adolescents to successfully raise awareness about crucial teen health issues.
NC100BWMAC 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.
NC100BWMAC 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 (SHS). 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. Our SHS programming (literacy and job readiness training) empowers these women with the knowledge and skills to advance their educational and economic status. We empower women of all ages by giving them the tools and the knowledge essential for self reliance and employability.
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter (NC100BWMAC) leads the Teens on the Move (TOTM) 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 High School enrolled in the program. NC100BWMAC provides scholarship support to all participants.
Teens on the Move has been a mentoring program of the NC100BWMAC 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 488 scholarships to young women totaling more than $795,000. For more information about NC100BWMAC programs or how you can donate, please contact us.
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NC100BWMAC is pleased to partner with Brown Middle School during the school year on the continued development of their STEM initiatives. Our STEM program’s mission is to stimulate, provide and enhance learning opportunities for young African American women in the areas science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
To address the need for more exposure and increase the awareness of professional opportunities for African- American young women in the STEM industry, we welcome the opportunity to support current STEM initiatives at Brown Middle School as well as introduce initiatives that would enhance the established curriculum.
NC100BWMAC is committed to empowering women in ways that lead to better health and economic opportunities.
Through our work we know that women who are healthy and financially independent tend to be less vulnerable to abuse and exploitation in general. Moreover, empowered women have higher levels of self-confidence and self esteem when facing life’s obstacles.
Our core strategy for empowering women who have already experienced some of life’s most difficult challenges, we implemented “Sisters Helping Sisters” through the financial support from The Allstate Foundation. Sisters Helping Sisters is an innovative financial literacy and economic empowerment initiative designed uniquely to educate women on how to take control of their personal finances as they transition out of violence. The core curriculum includes modules on: Rebuilding Finances after Domestic Violence, Banking Choices, and Budgeting Skills. Collectively, these modules build women’s basic knowledge of the impact domestic violence has on one’s finances, as well as engage them in personal financial literacy and financial management skills building. Key themes addressed include developing a savings plan, establishing a bank account, selecting personal and auto insurance, housing, debt reductions, and business planning.
Through our Empowering Women Program, “Sister Helping Sisters”(SHS), the chapter is fulfilling National’s “Sister$-Nomics Financial Literacy Program” Initiative, thanks to our sponsors.
Our health-related programmatic methods of delivery, utilizes various vehicles to make real impact with African-American women in the Atlanta community. We promote health initiatives, events and activities that:
Our Health Program’s goal is to raise awareness about health issues that are most prevalent in the African-American community, such as breast cancer, childhood and family obesity, metabolic syndrome and HIV/AIDS.
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