Programs and Activities

         September 2018 - June 2019 

  • Career Awareness Day for Teens: 22+ professions represented at the Fair

  • Increased our Membership:  Received the third place award at the National Convention

  • Share-the-Love care bags presented to women's shelters

  • Sponsored a Funding Your Education Seminar for parents and young people  

  • Collaboration with the Bedford Rotary Club for the Rise Against Hunger Food-Packing Initiative.  Several members assisted with packing over 40,000 meals. 

  • Monthly donations to a local food pantry

  • Sponsored an informative Long-Term Care Symposium at the Boston Medical Center in collaboration with the All of Us Program

  • Monetary contributions listed below (2016 - Present)

2016-2019 Programs and Activities

Membership Tea: We hosted High Tea for 45 members and friends where we presented information about the organization and were blessed by a liturgical dance to Amazing Grace. (2016)

 

The 31st Anniversary Joyful Noise Gospel Concert and Reception: Members and friends fellowshiped prior to attending this event at Sanders Theatre in Cambridge in support of the fabulous Harlem Gospel Choir.

 

Share the Love Donations:  GBS purchased toiletries and tote bags which members worked in on an assembly line to fill. Bags were then distributed to the women housed in two domestic violence shelters in the community.

The Career Awareness Day Program has grown each year since inception. Professionals from a variety of vocations have joined us to inspire and enlighten young people on the possibilities for their future career endeavors. Engineers, Medical Doctors, Electricians,

Carpenters, Architects, Lawyers, Entrepreneurs, Scientists and Educators to name a few, have participated in the GBS NCNW Career Awareness Day program.

Members and friends supported the Morehouse College Glee Club. It was a wonderful experience to hear the melodious sounds and rhythms of the choir and to support the efforts of the young men to continue their education.

In collaboration with the Bedford Rotary Club, members assisted with packing  meals for the Rise Against Hunger program.  A shipping container holding 285,120 meals has been sent to the Salesian Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and to other regions around the world where there is a need.  

As a section, GBS NCNW members contribute items monthly to a local Food Pantry.

 

Guest Presenters at our meetings included:

  • Members from the Greater Boston Sickle Cell Disease Association, Inc. who enlightened us on the continuing struggles that individuals stricken with the disease face and the efforts of the Association to assist them and garner funds for research. 

  • A Spokesperson from the American Heart Association who provided vital information regarding our heart health.

  • A Financial Planner who advised us on means of maintaining our finances and planning our futures.  

Education and History: In October 2016, GBS NCNW sponsored a Washington, D.C. Spectacular bus tour from the Boston area.  Two busloads of ladies and gentlemen visited the nation’s capital and toured many historic sites including the recently opened National Museum of African American History & Culture, the Capitol Building, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial and the national headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women on Pennsylvania Avenue.  We also had a photo-op at the White House, also on Pennsylvania Avenue.

We are planning our return trip for the Spring of 2019.

25th Anniversary: In celebration of our 25th anniversary, members attended worship service at St. John's Baptist Church in Woburn, the site of the first meeting of GBS. We were welcomed by Pastor Neal Pearson and officers and members of St. John's.

Dorothy Height Stamp Presentation:  GBS NCNW members attended the Boston unveiling ceremony of the Dorothy Height Stamp sponsored by the United States Post Office, GBS and the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts.  President Charlene Greene, the keynote speaker, delivered an impassioned speech on the history of the National Council of Negro Women and encouraged all in attendance to get involved in public service projects.

Five extraordinary women were honored at our Women of Courage and Conviction Awards Luncheon held in March 2018.  We highlighted the exceptional achievements of these phenomenal women and avid role models in disciplines such as Art, Math, History, Medicine and Civil Rights/Activism.  These women have served with purpose and passion and have immeasurably impacted the lives of young people and others in our community and beyond.

 

Recent Contributions/Donations in support of:

 

  •  An Instructor for The City Strings United group which teaches young people

the art of playing stringed instruments.

  • The Bethel Math and Science Scholars Program.

  • Lena Park Community Center's "Coming Home" fundraising celebration,

Sponsored the participation of two local residents.

  • The Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC), an organization focused

on improving success in school among boys and young men of color​.

  • The Urban Golf Academy, which provides academic support, equipment and 

golf lessons to young people in the community.

  • The University of the Virgin Islands in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

  • Brockton NAACP ACT-SO Program, supported a Student's attendance at the national competition.

  • Freedom House Legacy Building Project.

  • BIBHE/Building International Bridges to Higher Education.

Greater Boston Section – National Council of Negro Women (GBS NCNW)

P.O. Box 2804

Woburn, MA 01888-1404

www.gbsncnw.org

info@gbsncnw.org

GBS-NCNW is a 501(c)(3) Corporation

Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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