Mission Statement
The NCNW "mission" is  to lead, develop, and advocate for women of African descent as they support their families and communities. NCNW fulfills this purpose 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.

The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) is a council of national African-American women organizations and community-based sections. Founded in 1935 by educator and civil rights leader Dr. Mary McLeod-Bethune.

For information about membership, please contact NCNW-Rockford Section via telephone or email.  Telephone: (815) 315-0925 | Email: ncnwrockford@gmail.com 

Join NCNW Rockford Section and the Rockford Community on Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at

Ellis Arts Academy 222 S. Central Ave. for this year's Black Family Reunion!

​Click the link above for more information!

Site Design/Administrator: NCNW Rkfd

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Know Their Names!

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On the evening of June 17, 2015, a mass shooting took place at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, United States. Nine people were shot and killed.

Cynthia Marie Graham Hurd(54) – bible study member 
Susie Jackson(87) – bible study & choir member
Ethel Lee Lance (70) – church custodian
Depayne Middleton-Doctor(49) – pastor who was also employed as a school administrator & admissions coordinator at Southern Wesleyan University
Clementa C. Pinckney (41) – church pastor and a South Carolina state senator
Tywanza Sanders(26) – bible study member & nephew of Susie Jackson
Daniel Simmons (74) – pastor who also served at Greater Zion AME Church in Awendaw
Sharonda Coleman-Singleton(45) – pastor & speech therapist & track coach at Goose Creek HS
Myra Thompson (59) – bible study teacher

"Knowledge is the prime need of the hour"

​Mary McLeod-Bethune

Welcome to the Rockford Section of 

National Council of Negro Women Inc.

​Rockford Section Membership

If you are looking for an opportunity to be a positive influence in the community come join us!

National Council of Negro Women, Inc.

Rockford Section


President - Ms. Deetra Sallis

1st VP - Mrs. Theresa Paulette Gilbert

2nd VP - Ms. Cotina Hill

Treasurer - Ms. Shauna Cain

Financial Secretary - Ms. Norma Joseph

Recording Secretary - Dr. Martina Smith