Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough. - Mary McLeod Bethune
M-B Section NCNW, Inc.
P.O. Box 6037, Largo, MD 20792
Commitment, Unity and Self Reliance
Mitchellville-Bowie Section of National Council of Negro Women, Inc.
I was inspired by Mary McLeod Bethune, not only to be concerned but to use whatever talent I had to be of some service in the community.
Dr. Dorothy Irene Height
I leave you love…I leave you hope…I leave you the challenge of developing confidence in one another…I leave you a thirst for education…I leave you a respect for the use of power…I leave you faith. Mary McLeod Bethune
Lead, develop and advocate for women of African descent as they support their families and communities.
The Mitchellville-Bowie Section of The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) was founded on April 10, 1998 by Pamela Weaver & Toni Roy at the Greater Mt. Nebo AME Church. Following a Black History program at the Church where Dr. Dorothy I. Height was the guest speaker, Mrs. Weaver and Ms. Roy decided that there should be an NCNW Section in the Northern part of the County. This began the development of gathering like minded women to begin a new NCNW Section.
In order to charter, a Section 50 committed women were needed. After the call went out to women in the community, 62 women and 10 youth committed to NCNW and the paperwork was submitted to National Headquarters to petition to charter the Section. With great joy, on April 10, 1998 the Mitchellville-Bowie Section was chartered.
In the early years, the Section conducted monthly meetings at Greater Mt. Nebo AME church and eventually began holding meetings at local County Libraries. Over the years, the Section has held and planned local College Fairs, partnered with Donna Edwards and The University Of Maryland, College Park to assist with educational related events, volunteered and served as House Captain to families in need for the annual Christmas in April outreach event sponsored by Prince George’s County Social Services and have blessed countless other residents of the Prince George’s County community through our ongoing outreach events through out the years.