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National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc.

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Causes: Children & Youth, Girls Clubs, Women, Womens Service Clubs

Mission: To advance, celebrate, embrace and empower girls and women of color. We will: address the numerous issues that continue to affect the psychological, emotional, physical, and social well-being, and growth of girls and women of color. build solid foundations for life-long learning through innovative programs, research and initiatives that improve quality of life; advance and empower girls and women of color academically, personally and professionally.

Results: NGWCC has successfully developed the following: The PACE Mentoring Program (pace-mentoring.org) launching in September of 2018 The National Girls and Women of Color Talk Radio Series"Visibility." Collaboration with the Journal of Colorism Studies for thematic issue titled: Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color. The Institute for the Study of Girls and Women of Color Merger with I Am Beautiful Global, Inc.(division for girls, pre-teens and teens) The NGWCC Resource Directory Upcoming Anthology: Our Voices Our Stories: Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color. Townhall meeting to address the issues affecting girls and women of color PAC Workshop Series Development of Task Forces

Target demographics: Advance, empower, and transform the lives of girls and women of color personally, academically and professionally, and to take action to eliminate the numerous barriers that continue to affect the psychological, emotional, physical, and social well-being, and growth of girls and women of color. ​

Direct beneficiaries per year: We are a new non-profit focused on being the change in society for girls and women of color.

Geographic areas served: New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland and Washington, DC

Programs: personal enrichment programs and workshops, educational programs and workshops, and workforce training and career advancement programs and initiatives.

Community Stories

32 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3 Maria C.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Since graduating 20 years ago as an Urban Studies major in this community,The NGWCC Is the first and only source of uplifting Girls and Women of Color in this community.In the urban environment such an organization is so very necessary to show us hope, give us guidance, lay the foundation for successful futures. In my experience , observing Dr. DonnaMaria Culbreth speaking with the common people ,the community of girls and women of color in our city they readily embrace the concept she has created. This organization is a valuable community resource.To quote the eager participants "Yes!!! NGWCC IS JUST WHAT WE NEEDED"Kudos to Dr. Culbreth for bringing alive in this city a community source which Is just what the girls & women of color this urban living environment has been searching for !LMCJCNJ

Board Member

Rating: 5

Working with Dr. Culbreth and NGWCC has been rewarding. Between the innovative ideas that Dr. Culbreth creates, she is able to reach across divides and break boundaries to help girls and women of color. I applaud her dedication, passion and drive to continue moving forward and how she lives and focuses on girls and women of color with a "heart full of grace and a soul generated by love" (King, 1968)

Renita B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Visibility talk radio show was the best. When are you going to start airing live shows again? I learned so much about our issues and truned around and could talk to other women about the topics and feel confident. It helped me get my act together and to hold my head high with pride. The guests and Dr. Culbreath made the show so captivating and I miss it. Please post when you will be airing the shows and I would love to be a guest. Dr. Culbreath keeps it real all of the time and knows how to interview and keep you at the edge of your seat. Thank you for being what we all need and please bring the show back soon.



General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

National Girls and Women of Color Council is leading the way by working with women and girls throughout the United States. The anthology book shared so many stories and essays about experiences through the voices of the writers. Get the word out about the anthology and try to get it in schools and on college campuses throughout the US. To the founders and board, know that the community is behind you as you continue to lift us up. Thank you for leading the way.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As a gender and social justice consultant, scholar, educator and facilitator based in North California. I have served as a board member and PACE program mentor for approximately the past 1.5 years. It has been such an honor and humbling experience being involved with NGWCC.

As a first generation immigrant from India, a woman of color, and a prevention educator in the movement to end gender violence--- I was drawn to NGWCC first when I submitted an essay on Colorism for the recently released edited anthology. I feel so proud to have my essay published in this much needed anthology and have these conversations about the types of oppression young girls and women of color experience in their daily lives.

As a South Asian immigrant woman, I felt visible and heard. I have found this experience very liberating knowing that I can contribute my lived and work experiences to support and show my solidarity to my black, brown, and Native American sisters including trans sisters. I also loved the idea of serving as a mentor through the PACE mentoring program and look forward to this process.

Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth has been and still works day and night to accomplish the vision and goals for NGWCC to ensure NGWCC can educate, empower, advance, and guide young girls and women of color. I find her commitment, passion, resilience and advocacy deeply inspiring and motivating.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Ms. Donna has been my mentor like forever and I love her to pieces. I never met anyone with so much passion for their work like her. the anthology stories were so beautiful and I saw myself in so many of the stories. I have one question for you all. Where is your community center because you are needed in the community? and you need to be in the schools to help more of us. You changed my life and empowered me to see that I can go to college and how to carry myself. Ms. Donna needs to give up being a professor and work at ngwcc and PACE everyday as a job like all of us tell her. She really cares about preparing girls of color for the real real real world. She created programs that prepare you for life and college and she doesn't sugar coat it. I learn a new word everyday because she said you should increase your vocabulary. My word for today is EXTRAORDINARY because thats what you are. Thank you Ms. Donna, ngwcc and PACE for being the wind beneath my wings. This is the work the lord wants you to do everyday. H put all the things you are doing in your heart because its what you are supposed to do. May the good Lord continue to inspire and bless you. You are loved and valued Ms. Donna.



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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you for creating the talk radio show for women of color. You are bringing awareness to the world about the issues we live every day. You are applauded for your efforts to help all of us and I know its hard work that you somehow manage to do. Thank you for caring and your positive focus. As I read the reviews for the National Girls and Women of Color Council, I agree many cannot do what you are doing. This organization is a class act that continues to inspire and make me feel good. I donated to your organization because you are a beautiful group of women on a mission and with a positive agenda to save all of us.

1 Loretta M.1

Donor

Rating: 5

I could express myself all day long, when it comes to the tremendous work happening through the efforts and dedication of Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth and her organization, the NGWCC-THE NATIONAL GIRLS AND WOMEN OF COLOR COUNCIL.
My introduction to Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth came through an invitation to be a guest on her Complexity Radio Network show. I'm a writer/playwright/author. From that time forward I have been a true admirer of this phenomenal woman for the work she does tackling the issues that sadly accompany girls and women of color.
I've witnessed the various ways she with precision, knowledge, and understanding applies herself through her organization the NGWCC addressing desperate girls and women of color, uplifting their lives.
I know of no organization as capable of changing lives, making a difference as the NGWCC, Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth's organization.
An anthology entitled, OUR VOICES OUR STORIES is just another demonstration of Dr. Donnamaria's wide-reaching abilities. I, and other writers and professionals contributed to OUR VOICES OUR STORIES that she presented, with the result, an infallible , amazing anthology.
In conclusion, the NGWCC is a 'powerhouse' organization, and Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth is a 'treasure'. In my book, no other organization helping girls and women of color can outdistance Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth and the NGWCC.

Loretta Moore, writer/playwright/author

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I give Dr. Donna Maria Culbreth's organization the highest rating possible. The National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. is uplifting women and girls who otherwise might never rise above the debilitating and disabling conditions they're in. Her mission helps them to overcome, as it redirects them to what is considered 'normal' functioning through the extraordinary enabling information and tools the organization provides. Kudos to Dr. Donna Maria Culbreth and the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc.

Loretta Moore, writer/author

1 ProfaVioleta

Board Member

Rating: 4

What I really appreciate about NGWCC, Inc. is that it doesn't just give girls and women of color opportunities to succeed, it helps them create their own opportunities to succeed, on their terms, with forums and outlets such as the Our Voices, Our Stories anthology, the PACE Mentoring Program, and the Complexity Talk Radio series. NGWCC is truly committed to helping girls and women of color reach their full potential and be their best selves.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

NGWCC continually amazes me with the new opportunities it creates for girls and women of color. It leaves no issue untouched and sees no barrier as insurmountable. I can always count on this organization to inspire.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was excited to see and hear of topics that mattered to me; to hear my voice reflected in the literature is huge. I felt seen, heard, and validated. Some of the stories and poetry put into words my emotions. It has been awesome to know this work is being done!

1 Al S.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a speaker for one of the radio segments; I appreciated having a safe, judgment free time and space that made it both permissible and acceptable to dialogue about issues that are unique to women of color.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization just mesmerizes me. They are so vibrant and taking the stage and presenting their best forward to change how we see ourselves and how we are seen. What more can I say but thank you to all of you working hard behind the scenes. We love you and we love what you do. The leader lives their mission and takes it to heart.

I am the lady you brought groceries for when my card was declined two weeks ago. Dr. Culbreth was behind me on line and was talking to me about National Girls and their new program and gave me her business card. My bank card declined my bill and I was embarrassed but she told me to hold my head up and that we are all our sisters' keepers and I will never forget how her words made me feel empowered. Then she paid for my food and when I said I couldn't take her money she said it was a donation to my family from National Girls organization and I could not stop crying and my daughters could not stop crying because she cared about our well being. When I asked to meet her when I got paid on Friday to pay her back she just said to pay it forward and help someone in need. My husband and I are making a donation for the food amount to the organization. We are still in shock because you don't find people who live their mission like she does. God bless her and this organization. She truly lives the mission of the organization to advance, celebrate, embrace and empower us and our well-being. My family and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The quality projects you are doing are great and I admire your dedication to women and girls worldwide. I have listened to your shows on visibility and enjoy the topics because they are important but we need to talk more about black women and girls. My friends and I enjoyed the show on dementia and how you focused on women of color. You said that you were developing projects to focus on seniors and we are waiting for them. We would like to see more discussions and projects for senior women of color that involve us working with younger women. We have needs that should be addressed too because they are just as diverse as the needs of the younger women. You continue working hard and moving this organization forward and remember the senior community. We would love to work with young women and bridge the gap. Thank you for all that you do with so much class and style. You got it right just keep moving forward.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I love the idea of publishing the anthology and asking women and girls to write. I submitted three poems and they were accepted. I am so hyped and cannot wait to see the final publication. This was a great idea because you are giving us a platform for our voices. I love this organization because they are true visionaries who create what most people could never dream of creating.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm a retired grandmother of four beautiful teenagers and have been watching your progress for a while and am amazed at how you just keep making progress. I am willing to volunteer as you continue to grow because I have to be a part of this organization. I was raised in an era where we didn't have support organizations like this. In the era we live in now and seeing how girls and women of color struggle to stay afloat in the millennium, your organization is needed to help our young people as well as all of us seniors reconnect and move forward knowing that there is hope and an organization truly passionate about helping us. Thank you for all of the great work that you are doing. I have sent an e-mail with my contact information and look forward to being a part of this wonderful organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I love everything you do! I love the radio show because you are talking about the things we need to talk about. Thank you for your dedication to make things better for black girls because we need as much help as we can get. Thank you for helping young women like me realize that we're so much more. Dr. Culbreth you're a woman to admire and honor because you don't ever grow tired of serving and giving your time and you created something to advance, celebrate, embrace and empower us which we needed. Dr. Culbreth always says that we should be our inspiration but what she doesn't know is that she is my inspiration and has inspired me to be inspired so she is my hero too. She has become more than my mentor, she is someone I call a friend who has helped me get over some real tough places so I am honored to nominate the national girls and women of color council because they deserve it. No matter what you're going through they find a way to help you and because of them, I'm a proud college student who is going to be a journalist when I'm done all because they believed in me when I didn' t and couldn't believe in me.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I love the fact that you are so passionate about helping girls and women of color. Your presence, efforts and work is valuable. You are changing lives for the better. Keep up the exceptional work!

Cameron Henderson

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The National Girls and Women of Color Council is the best thing to happen to me. They are the answer to so many of our prayers you are making it possible for girls and women to live their best lives. Thank you for caring about us and helping me realize that I have worth. Dr. Culbreth is a real superstar who loves what she’s doing. Keep doing what you doing because we love and need you all.

Bethany G.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They are really passionate about their mission and making great strides to implement their mentoring program this year. I am excited to see where it goes!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks for starting this org. My daughter loves your Pillars of Character for girls and shared it with her church school class and the girls are really trying to live the pillars. I am looking forward to the expansion of your reach to other states because we need you in the south. Are you going to air a show on the Pillars of Character?

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I always thought of me as being ugly because of how I look. I thought low of myself. I met Dr. Culbreath at a mall and she talked to me and my friends and helped us all realize that we were beautiful girls. and told us about the beautiful part of the national girls and women of color council for girls and then went to her car and gave us copies of the book for girls. what she didn't know was that she saved me from going the wrong way in life. I am now back in school and I have a job and take better care of myself because I saw what the beautiful section of girls was doing. I wish that Dr. Culbreath would go to schools and talk to the girls about her organization because it helped me and my friends to grow into young women on a mission to live a good quality life and have better opportunities. Thank you dr. Culbreath and the beautiful girls section of the organization.

Shaquana T.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I am excited about the town hall meeting because we need to talk about the problems girls and women of color face everyday. Girls and young women need so much help and guidance and the mission of the council is the answer to many prayers. I am looking forward to attending the town hall and am impressed by the accomplishments of the council so far. The anthology is giving us a voice to share our stories that must be told. Thank you council founders and members for starting an organization that will address our needs. Finally, we have hope.

Clarice N.