CHAPTER HISTORY

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., MECCA Chapter is a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to empowerment of minority women and girls in the areas of education, health, economic development, and public policy. Thereby, allowing them to become a positive and meaningful force in their communities for current and future generations.

In 1990, sixteen outstanding women, led by Winifred Saulter, joined together to create an organization dedicated to establishing a program for teen mothers which was called The Metro Ebone Civic Club Association (MECCA). Three years later, MECCA was chartered as a chapter of The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. (NCBW). Today, the MECCA Chapter is one of 50 NCBW chapters nationwide where approximately 3,500 members in 25 states actively serve.

The mission of NCBW-MECCA is to champion advocacy through the development of leaders who will help to rebuild their communities and redirect the energies of young people who live in those communities. The MECCA Chapter's accomplishments consists of educational mentoring, awarding college scholarships, coordinating financial literacy training, identifying, and supporting health concerns. MECCA Chapter was recognized as the Model Chapter in 2011 by the national organization.

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