National Council of Negro Women

Greater Pocono Section

National Council of Negro Women

Greater Pocono Section

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Our Mission

NCNW’s mission is to lead, develop, and advocate for women of African descent as they support their families and communities.


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Inspired by the legacy of NCNW founder, Mary McLeod Bethune, the Greater Pocono Section was founded in April 2012 in East Stroudsburg, PA with 42 chartering members.

If you have been looking for a place where you can realize your potential with the help of a positive, supportive network of sisters, NCNW is the place for you. Through national programs and through the work of over 200 sections and 32 national affiliate organizations, NCNW helps women enhance their health, knowledge, and personal satisfaction to improve their communities.


Your membership helps NCNW to promote and recognize leadership among women of color; champion women’s rights and civil rights; celebrate and strengthen the African American family; and work toward the economic empowerment of African American women all over the world.

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NCNW’s programs are grounded on a foundation of critical concerns known as “Four for the Future”. NCNW promotes education with a special focus on science, technology, engineering and math; encourages entrepreneurship, financial literacy and economic stability; educates women about good health and HIV/AIDS; promotes civic engagement and advocates for sound public policy and social justice.



STREAM: Promote Science, Technology,
Engineering, Art, and Math Education

Economic Empowerment & Entrepreneurship

Encourage Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy, and Economic Stability

Health Equity

Increase Good Health and Eliminate Health Disparities

Civic Engagement & Public Policy

Promote Civic Engagement and Sound Public Policy

“Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals.”

– Dr. Dorothy I. Height