Leave no one behind. That was the challenge left to us over 70 years ago by Mary McLeod Bethune. Born of slave parents in 1875, Mary McLeod Bethune was a noted educator, humanitarian, and an advisor to four U.S. Presidents. In 1935, Mary McLeod Bethune had a vision. With a simple goal of using the collective power of African American women, Ms. Bethune created the nation's broadest based advocacy organization. Her vision was powerful and a clear change in our communities would be generated by bringing women together with a united mission of purpose and action. Our unified voices would lead to great influence in the advancement of social and human rights.
The Orange County Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (OC-NCNW) is a volunteer service organization with the mission of promoting education, ethnic pride, self-development, achievement, and cultural enrichment for African American women, their families, and communities.
OC-NCNW is committed to serving the community. We will sponsor and support programs that provide human care and educational services to African Americans and other underserved persons. We will implement programs that reflect culture and ethnic diversity and respond to the social needs of families. OC-NCNW is committed to sustaining a volunteer program that maximizes our members' capacity to be loving, caring, creative, morally, and spiritually sensitive to all persons.
Who We Are