Welcome to the Manhattan Section

The New York Manhattan Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) was chartered in November of 1953. NCNW is a council of national African American women’s organizations and community-based sections. Founded in 1935 by Mary McLeod Bethune, NCNW’s mission is to lead, develop, and advocate for women of African descent as they support their families and communities.

Harlem Week Backpack Giveaway

Our goal for 2021 is to further promote education amongst the youth of our community by distributing (150+) backpacks to school-aged children during Harlem Week’s – Children Festival on Sunday, August 15, 2021. Help us reach our goal by making a monetary donation towards the purchase of the backpacks and supplies.

* NCNW is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and your donation is tax deductible, a receipt can be provided.


The Manhattan Section approaches all programs and projects with the mindset of “how are we serving?” Our greatest asset to the community is our service. Keeping service as the primary focus, we work to make a difference in our community and within the lives of the section members.

Become a Member!

Join us in the service to the Manhattan Community by becoming a member of the The Manhattan Section. For more information, send an email to manhattanncnw@gmail.com

We meet virtually via Zoom from September to June (no meetings in July & August) on the second Saturday from 10:30 am - 12 Noon, next meeting is June 12th.

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