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Become a Member
  • Types of Membership

    • Adult - Membership for women through a local club​.

    • Young Adult/Collegiate - Membership for women between 18 - 25 years of age through a collegiate or city-wide chapter.

    • Youth - Membership for children between 5 - 17 years of age through a local youth club.

    • Associate - Membership for women or men without club affiliation. 

    • Male Auxiliary - Membership for men through a male auxiliary club.

    • Affiliate - Organizations whose mission is germane to NACWC, Inc. mission and objectives.

Complete the membership form and join the effort of an association of women known for dedication and service.

Lifting As We Climb



NACWC Members
Start a Club & Get Involved!
  • Each Federated Club must engage in a type of educational work and contribute to a social service need for the benefit of its members and community.

  • Each Federated Club carries out a fixed program which includes NACWC ideals, mission statement, objectives, and national priorities.

  • Each Federated Club supports the program of its regional and state organizations.

  • For more information on how to form a local club, contact us today!

Organize a Club

There are five regional organizations to interpret and promote the program of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs in the respective states and to aid in the advancement and progress of the association.


NACWC Regions:


NORTHEAST - Delaware, District of Columbia, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont

NORTHWEST - Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming

SOUTHEAST - Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia


CENTRAL - Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, West Virginia and Wisconsin

SOUTHWEST - Arizona, Arkansas, California, Hawaii, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas


Regional & State Associations

Mrs. Allison Gray

Youth Supervisor

National Association of Youth Clubs 


The NACWC fosters the development of youth through its girls' and boys' clubs. Our work with youth began with the organization of the National Association of Colored Girls' Clubs in 1930, during the presidency of Sallie W. Stewart. Later, in 1984, under the leadership of President Otelia Champion, the National Association of Boys' Clubs was organized. The two groups merged and are now known as the National Association of Youth Clubs, Inc.  Its purpose is to foster the moral, intellectual, cultural, and spiritual training of its members; to inspire and instill ideals of finer womanhood, to preserve the health and beauty of the body; to teach the marvelous heritage of our race and to instill and inspire the love for home and all mankind. The four areas of development are the mind, body, race, and soul. The National Girls' Motto is "Know Thyself and the National Boys' Motto is "Service With a Plan"(NAYC Handbook, 2006). Youth are also supported in their development thru Grandparents Academies."


Youth Clubs

Collegiate & Young Adult Chapters

Ladies Inspiring Fortitude Today L.I.F.T. University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Pine Bluff, AR

Mary L. W.I.L.L.I.A.M.S., Philander Smith University


Women Improving Lives, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

Women of Enlightenment, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

Women Exceeding Expectations, Southern ILU, Edwardsville, IL                                                                 

Women of Integrity,  Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

Ida B. W.E.L.L.S. Women Embracing Lifetime Leadership & Service, (Chicago City-Wide Young Adult Club)
Women of Action, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

Women of Poise and Substance, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL                                          

Exceptional Ladies Impacting & Transforming with Elegance  E.L.I.T.E., McKendree University, Lebanon, IL

W.A.T.C.H. (former collegiate members), Chicago area

Phenomenal Women, Dominican University, River Forest, IL



Women Influencing Success and Excellence, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY


Women of Poise and Prestige, Western Michigan University


IDEAL Women, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS



P.O.I.S.E., Lincoln University, Jefferson  City, MO



Women Achieving Venerable Excellence, Kent State University, Kent, OH


Women of Empowerment, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN

Women of Knowledege and Excellence, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Ladies Intellectually Fulfilling Excellence, Fisk University, Nashville, TN


Women of Worth (WOW Chapter of NACWC), University of Texas, Arlington, TX

Women in Formation, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX

Collegiate & Young Adult Chapters

Collegiate & Young Adult Chapters
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