© 2016 National Congress of Black Women, Inc.-Kansas City Chapter, 3125 Gillham Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64109

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 THE NCBW-KC

OVER 100 WOMEN HAVE BEEN POSITIVELY

IMPACTED BY THE NATIONAL CONGRESS 

OF BLACK WOMEN-KC CHAPTER 

THE NCBW-KC

The Kansas City Chapter and its officers received recognition from National through its Installation and Charter Ceremony, which took place Thursday, November 7, 2013 at Bruce R. Watkins Heritage Center, Kansas City, Missouri.

 

The Kansas City Chapter is a dynamic group of professional, African American women who are committed to the overall NCBW mission.  Kansas City Chapter is comprised of women from all walks of life.  Joined together through a spirit of sisterhood and service, we work professionally and ethically by consensus among our members in a shared decision-making process.  In an effort to answer the call to address critical issues affecting African American Women and their families, The Kansas City Chapter determines which particular efforts and actions to take based on our principles, through research and fact-finding.  We diligently process our individual, group ideas and action plans so that we may effectively respond to the needs of our community.

 

The Kansas City Chapter meets every 3rd Saturday from 10:30am-12:30pm (location varies). If you would like to be a guest at our general meeting, please click on Contact Us and send an email inquiry, or call 816-974-3237. Thank you.

 

The Kansas City Chapter Currently Provides:

 

The College For Kids Program

 

Voter Education/ Voter Registration

 

Women Entrepreneurship Opportunities

 

Financial Wellness Education

 

Professional Resume and Career Development Services

 

Leadership Development

 

Accredited Volunteer Hours for Youth and Adults

THE TRUTH

Local Government Leadership  International City/County Management Association. 2015

  • 14.4 percent of women are local government Chief Executive Officers or City Managers.  Growth of women in the profession has remained stagnant for three decades.

Education  National CARES Mentoring Movement

  • Only 14 percent of Black students and 17 percent of Latino students in the fourth grade scored “proficient” in reading on standardized tests, compared to 47 percent of White students and 45 percent of Asian students. 

Health  CDC, 2016. Health United States.

  • More than one-third of U.S. adults or 35.7 percent, and approximately 17% or 12.5 million of children and adolescents aged 2-19 years are obese

  • Black women have the highest rates of being overweight or obese compared to other groups in the U.S.  Nearly four out of five Black women are overweight or obese.

  • In 2007-2010, Black girls were 80% more likely to be overweight than Non-Hispanic White girls. 

Social Well-Being  National CARES Mentoring Movement   

  • 2.4 Million Black children have an incarcerated parent.

  • Of all Black births, 6.6 percent are to girls under the age of 18.

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