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About Us

NCNW Mission

The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) mission is to lead, advocate for and empower women of African descent their families and communities. NCNW fulfills its mission through research, advocacy, and national and community-based services and programs on issues of health, education and economic empowerment in the United States and Africa. Additionally, NCNW meets this mission by:

  • Championing women’s civil and human rights,

  • Working to reduce health disparities,

  • Promoting the positive growth of youth and college students,

  • Equipping women to lead in their communities,

  • Working toward the economic empowerment of African-American women,

  • Celebrating and strengthening the Black family, and

  • Workings to effect change via public policy and advocacy.


Section History

The New Dominion Section (NDS) of the National Council of Negro Women started with the vision of Princess Powell-McEvilley who saw a need for community outreach in the Northern Virginia area specifically in the Loudon, Fauquier, Western Fairfax, and Western Prince William counties.  A group of eight women came together at the home of Princess Powell-McEvilley on September 16, 2017 and began formulating the organization. The efforts of a successful membership drive marked the beginning of NDS, and with the authorization from NCNW Headquarters, NDS was approved to charter as a new section in the organization. NDS received its charter on June 3, 2018 at First Mount Olive Baptist Church in Leesburg, VA with 74 charter members and Princess Powell-McEvilley inducted as President.  The NDS goal is to serve the communities of Loudoun, Fauquier, Western Fairfax and Western Prince William Counties, and promote unity of action in matters affecting educational, cultural, economic, social, and civic life.

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