Programs are at the heart of our service and they are the vehicles through which The National Coalition of Black Women, Inc., MECCA Chapter (NCBW-MECCA) fulfills its mission. The program committees of our 501(c)(3) non-profit organization include: Education/Mentoring, Political Awareness, Health, Economic Development and Arts & Cultural Affairs.
This is a fundamental expression of the chapter's overall commitment to the personal and professional development of young African American girls. A team of dedicated members spearhead the Little Ladies of MECCA (LLM), a teen education and mentoring program that provides leadership, career and social development opportunities. Throughout the year, participants enjoy a variety of workshops and special events. Each spring, graduating seniors are awarded scholarships at an exclusive community-wide fundraising gala.
A core part of our chapter's commitment to the community is centered around political awareness and public policy. We monitor political issues of interest in the community, develop an agenda for the chapter's advocacy efforts and identify elected officials with whom to collaborate.
We establish short- and long-term program goals to present a proposed solution for the disparity in healthcare awareness and education among African Americans. Leveraging support from the community, this committee partners with medical associations, doctors, hospitals and clinics to identify and address opportunities for awareness, public policy and advocacy agendas.
We seek education and training opportunities for the economic development of African American women as part of our annual seminars: Financial Literacy & Budgeting; Obtaining & Maintaining Credit; Buying a Home & Home Finance; and Entrepreneurship.
Arts & Cultural Affairs
We provide culturally-enriching arts experiences by identifying organizations and experts to help us cultivate awareness and community involvement for our members. We also promote community outreach through collaboration and partnership with artists, institutions and supporters.