The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. Philadelphia Section


75th Anniversary

Celebrating 75 years of service (1948-2023)

Apply for our Scholarship (closed until next year)

Group Photo from NCNW 1940 national convention

Join Us

If you have been looking for a place where you can realize your potential with the help of a positive, supportive network of sisters, NCNW is the place for you. Through national programs and through the work of over 200 sections and 32 national affiliate organizations, NCNW helps women enhance their health, knowledge, and personal satisfaction to improve their communities.


Your membership helps NCNW to promote and recognize leadership among women of color; champion women’s rights and civil rights; celebrate and strengthen the African American family; and work toward the economic empowerment of African American women all over the world.

Mary McLeod Bethune School

NCNW Philadelphia Section provides activities and support services for our adopted Mary McLeod Bethune School in Philadelphia. We provide Good Health Wins literature and other resources during the school’s Back-to-School Block Party, and we proudly support their holiday Adopt-a-Family program.



Each year, the NCNW Philadelphia Section Scholarship is open to Philadelphia County high school seniors who meet the following criteria:

  • Official high school transcript
  • G.P.A. 3.0 and above
  • Applied to a four-year college
  • 300-500 word essay re your educational & future goals
  • 2 recommendation letters from non-relatives
  • Portrait/photograph
  • Interview

“Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals.”

– Dr. Dorothy I. Height