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The Jacksonville Section of NCNW, Inc. traveled to Birmingham, AL and Historic Selma, AL to commemorate the 55th Anniversary of the march known as “Bloody Sunday” that was held March 1, 1965.
The Jacksonville Section National Council of Negro Women gathered in fellowship for a prayer vigil to honor our beloved founder Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune’s vision & continuing the legacy to keeping commitments, striving for unity and leaning towards self reliance. Celebrating 84 years of growth & service to our communities! We stand on the shoulders of greatness and excellence.
Congratulations are in order for our very own collegiate NCNW Sister Asiah Cheek. Asiah Cheek is committed to her her community and it shows daily. As a leader Asiah is known to assist others with their studies as a tutor, a dedicated sister of EWCs’ Collegiate Section – National Council of Negro Women, Incorporated, and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated.
Asiah continues to excel in her education by maintaining a 4.0 G.P.A. and has further plans to enroll in medical school after graduation. Asiah Cheeks will reign as Miss Edward Waters College 2019-2020.
Jacksonville Section National Council of Negro Women STEAM Committee offered a free, “All Kids Can Code Workshop.” The objective of the workshop was to introduce more STEAM opportunities to school age children by engaging in conversation, offering curriculum of basic coding through play, and by leveraging the knowledge acquired by senior level facilitators to assist in transferring to others.
During the coding activity workshop, students were able to learn about sequencing, coding terminology, and various ways to create unique stories through the programming language Scratch. Students animated interactions between characters, changed their backdrops, and inserted surprise object.
Jacksonville Section – National Council of Negro Women is committed to continue to offer STEM related workshops throughout the city of Jacksonville.
The Jacksonville Section – National Council of Negro Women members exercised their commitment to its mission, “To lead, advocate for and empower women of African descent, their families and communities,” by giving back to the communities in which they reside. The Jacksonville Section of NCNW, operated in a spirit of unity as they banded together to participate in being blessings to others.
During the holiday season the Jacksonville Section of NCNW, under the leadership of Executive Director Kruzshander Scott purchased gift cards and non-perishable food items fit for a Thanksgiving feast in hopes to fulfill a yearly goal to offer random acts of kindness to families within the community.
Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, Ph.D. is the National Chair / President of The National Council of Negro Women. Dr. Cole is a born native of Jacksonville, Florida. She was welcomed as the “Stay Woke Lectured Series,” presenter on Thursday, March 28th at Edward Waters College Milne Auditorium.
Dr. Cole shared her thoughts, experiences, and the impact of higher education, economic development, community involvement, and health disparities within the African American community. “I have been enlightened by Dr. Coles’ presentation. It will be one that I cherish for a life time,” said Dr. Sabrina Edwards, Jacksonville Section NCNW President.