PROGRAMS & SCHOLARSHIPS
NACWC Youth Department
The National Association of Girls organized by Sallie Stewart in 1930 and the National Association of Boys organized by Otelia Campion in 1983 were established in order bring educate youth and familiarize them with the responsibilities of service, ideals of self-empowerment and the mission agenda of NACWC that is dedicated to uplifting communities of color and promoting racial harmony among all people. Throughout the United States boys and girls clubs exist under the umbrella of NACWC’s standard federated clubs. These members of these standard clubs mentor youth focusing on their educational needs, social and familial needs in preparation for taking their place in society. For information about youth clubs in your area contact:
Eva Owens – firstname.lastname@example.org or
Lakeshia Battles - email@example.com
NACWC Young Adult Department
The goal of the National Association’s Young Adult Department is to mentor young women destined for leadership at all levels. This is done through two methods: University/College Campus and City-Wide Service Chapters organized by young women interested in supporting the ideals, goals and mission of the National Association and young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 accepted into membership of NACWC standard Federated Clubs or Young Adult Chapters. For more information contact: Opal Bacon - firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us.
NACWC Grandparents Academy
The Grandparents Academy is an intergenerational mentorship, education and tutoring initiative. The brainchild of NACWC Club Woman, Rubye Hall, the program charters and provides seed money for academies established according to the program guidelines. The Grandparents Academy program has been featured in articles published by Ebony magazine. Contributions to support the Grandparents Academy program are welcomed and can be sent to NACWC National Headquarters directly or here.
NACWC/Talladega College Partnership
The partnership between Talladega College, the oldest historically black college in Alabama, and the National Association provides college tuition and expense free college education for one female and one male high school graduate whose families are not able to provide a college education for them. Each graduate must be a member of a NACWC Youth Club. Financial support for this partnership is funded through the Power of the Purse silent auction held at NACWC Biennial conventions and through private donations.
NACWC Standard Federated Club Initiates
The National Association’s standard federated clubs support the NACWC’s mission agenda and have independent mission agendas of their own based upon the communities they serve throughout the United States. For information about clubs in your community contact NACWC here.
The National Association of Color Women’s Clubs, its regional and state associations, its standard federated clubs, and its individuals members are responsible for 120 years of scholarship money support to hundreds of thousands African American high school graduates and college attendees throughout the United States. NACWC’s oldest education funding program is Hallie Q. Brown Scholarship Fund. This fund began provide scholarship money to young people in 1904. The fund is sustained through the assessment of the NACWC membership.
In addition to the Hallie Q. Brown Scholarship Fund, there is the also the Patricia Fletcher Scholarship Fund. Further, there are numerous college funding sources offered through the National Association’s network of clubs.
The Frederick Douglass Housing Corporation provides a grant for the youth participants in the Frederick Douglass Essay Contest, which takes place at the Frederick Douglass Luncheon at each NACWC National Convention. Private contributions from individuals, corporations, and other funding sources are accepted. For information about scholarships offered at that national, region, state, local levels of the organization contact staff at NACWC Headquarters.