President's Message

Greetings from the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. Southern New Jersey Chapter!

 

I am very enthusiastic to be the President of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Southern New Jersey Chapter, Inc. Thank you for your visit to our virtual home where you will experience a few highlights about our organization, as well as gain a sense of our commitment to proudly advocate on behalf of black women and girls. Our mission is “To advocate on behalf of black women and other women of color through national and local actions and strategic alliances that promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment.

 

We are one of over 60 chapters across the nation.  I extend a gracious invitation for you to visit our National Website at www.nc100bw.org to learn more about our history.  In 2015, our chapter was recognized as Chapter of the Year.  Our programs are purposely and strategically designed with an allegiance to making a profound and impactful change in the lives of those we serve.  We collaborate with our partners and alliances to systematically deliver excellence in our communities.  Together we focus on the strengths of each member to accomplish success in our endeavors.

 

As the Southern New Jersey Chapter of this national organization, we are responsible for providing community outreach programs and recruiting like-minded women in the eight counties we serve across Southern New Jersey, including Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland,  Gloucester, Ocean, and Salem.

While an advocacy organization, the Southern New Jersey Chapter has three (3) signature programs that serve our community: 

One key program that embodies health, education, and economic empowerment is My Sisters Keeper.  This initiative provides free events, symposiums, and seminars offered to women and community stakeholders that focus on caregiving, finances and health/wellness.

Our premier fundraising event is the "Candace Women of Achievement Awards Ceremony and Luncheon” - an afternoon of honoring women who have significantly impacted the Southern New Jersey and national communities in their chosen fields. 

 

The third and very important is our Scholarship Program.  We are proud of the work we have done in providing scholarships to deserving young women of color - high school seniors, and single mothers - who have gone back to school to further their college education.   Since 2001, we have awarded over $100,000 in scholarships.

As we continue our advocacy work on behalf of girls, women of color and families, we encourage you to learn more about us so that you will consider joining this dynamic group of women who make up the Southern New Jersey Chapter.   I extend a personal invitation for you to attend our monthly meeting to learn more about our organization.

Please consider adding NCBW SNJ Chapter to your charitable giving to support our advocacy and programs.  We are a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, and your contributions are tax deductible.

We extend an opportunity for you to drop me a note with any questions or comments you may have.

 

Gina R. Burton