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National Coalition of 100 Black Women Members
Jackie Ingram, Sylvia Allen, Jerrie Merritt and Ida Gaines attends the installation of the Urban Chamber of Las Vegas luncheon where Jerrie Merritt was announced as new Chair and Jackie Ingram as Treasurer.
A Message from the President
Dear Friends, Community Partners and Members…
Hello and again, we are pleased to share with you the work that we are pursuing to continue making an impact to our community. Foremost, thanks to all of you who help us in the endeavors and as we move into our 11th year of operations.
Our environment continues to have challenges across many that need our attention; legislative actions will affect not only our right to vote, but how we appropriate funds for education, resources for health disparities and economic development. The impact to African-American girls and women continue to have disproportionate representation in the wrong ways. We have much opportunity to be change agents.
Since my last update, we have continued to focus on the three pillars of our work (Education & Leadership, Economic Development, and Health Advocacy & Awareness) under the theme of “My Sisters’ Keeper”; we are pursuing many efforts...
HEALTH: We launched this year with a focus on both Domestic Violence and Basic Health Management. The Public Service Ads sponsored through one of the local radio stations provided directions for women who are victims of abuse to contact the hotline of our partner, Safenest. “Saving Our Sisters” a project which we are collaborating with our sister organizations, in collecting urban personal care products that are not readily available for women who are in an emergency need for themselves. Another effort has been to provide exercise classes (Zumba) and classes on making good food choices aimed at reducing obesity. Please continue to join us as we invite you to these fun and important sessions.
ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT: “My Sisters’ Keeper” is our national and local initiative. Yes, we are our sisters keeper and we want all women and their families to make sure there financial house is in order. We will have a “series” that extends over the program year and beyond that addresses financial literacy; how to become a successful entrepreneur, and we are reviving our boot camp training to showcase local talents who have lived the journey.
EDUCATION & LEADERSHIP: Our state, our county is still at the bottom of the list as it ranks in quality education in the country. We are stepping up our game with mentoring for both young girls and women. Mentoring of our “Pearls” is about life skills that are important and supplement education that is already underway. One core goal is to improve the graduation rates of our youth, on site, with the 100 Academy of Excellence and Mojave High School. With their parents we coach across subjects that include social skills, goal setting, and planning to graduate. Improvement of graduate rates is a key goal of both our national and local initiatives.
April 11th is the Economic Workshop on business education from financial literacy basics to how to start a business. Several community leaders will share the basics and realities of what success entails.
May 30th is the Conference & Luncheon, Mirage Event Center, that will excite our community with motivational speaker – Ms. Jewel Diamond Taylor as well as other speakers on the topics that are relevant to us all.
As always, you are invited to join us in any and all endeavors.
1. African-American women are 13% of the population
2. Of the top 10 fastest-growing private companies owned by black entrepreneurs from 2009 to 2012, only 27% were owned by black women
3. African-American women-owned businesses employed 272,000 workers and generated $44.9 billion in revenue in 2013
4. African-American women represent 65% of new Aids diagnoses among women
5. African-American women are three times more likely than white women to be incarcerated. The American Civil Liberties Union, or ACLU, asserted in 2011 that incarceration particularly affects Latinas and black women as they are often the primary caregivers for their children and are also disproportionately victimized.
National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Las Vegas Chapter
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NCBW Las Vegas Chapter
Our Vision, Goals, Mission, Leadership Our Vision A driving force for meaningful change in gender equity and sociopolitical advancement for women of color. Our Mission Advocate on behalf of women of color to promote leadership development and gender equity in health, education and economic development. 2014-2015 Goals 1. Get Aligned a. Each existing member and new members must be clear Continue Reading...
Our History The Las Vegas Chapter of the National Coalition was chartered in May, 2004 under the leadership of Dr. Sandra Mack. Our purpose is to advocate and serve as a catalyst for change in the lives of African American women in the Las Vegas, Clark County area. This has been and will continue to be accomplished Continue Reading...
Economic Development The Las Vegas Chapter of The Coalition of 100 Black Women advocates for increased wealth building practices for African American women through partnerships with public and private institutions that focus on individual investment practices. We sponsor educational workshops to help assist women to empower women and assist with the development of solid plans for success Continue Reading...