The Delaware State University Section of “NCNW” , otherwise known as The National Council of Negro Women held their interest meeting Tuesday, September 13th at 7:30 p.m. in the Martin Luther King Center parlors. The event, held by the executive board of this organization, showcased what the org represents, has to offer, and the benefits of joining this organization. With over 100+ sign-ups at DSU’s org fair, this event was clearly highly anticipated by many girls interested in joining on DSU’s campus.
Founded by Dr. Mary Mcleod Bethune, an influential educator and activist, this national organization ushered in a new era of social activism and continued progress and growth. Today, NCNW’s programs are grounded on a foundation of critical concerns known as “Four for the Future”. NCNW promotes education with a special focus on science, technology, engineering and math; encourages entrepreneurship, financial literacy and economic stability; educates women about good health and HIV/AIDS; promotes civic engagement and advocates for sound public policy and social justice.
For Paris Rodgers, parliamentarian and treasurer for this organization, “In the beginning, my emotions ran wild about how everything would go, and if we would have candidates interested but then once we began to set up for the event my nerves calmed down and it became an enjoyable moment. Seeing so many young ladies coming out to an event on a school night and actually engaging in the activities was very heartwarming to me, this is what I signed up for and the energy was so high and exciting, I loved it. I am excited to continue this journey with my new N’Sisters”.
For prospective members such as Jordan King, this event means “so much to her” and gives her the “pathway to make her mark at DSU”. “ Coming into college, you may feel a mix of emotions , so to have an organization that not only helps you adjust to college but puts sisters in your corner , makes the college experience worthwhile”.