In 1996, the National Centers for African American Women was launched as a crucial “nerve center” to ensure that the full measure of our diverse talents and collective power would be brought to bear on issues that most affect the quality of life for families, communities, the nation, and the world. The Dorothy I. Height Leadership Institute was launched to enhance the capabilities of established, emerging, and new generations of leadership.
The National Centers for African American Women [NCNW Centers] is composed of four distinct components:
- The Bethune Program Development Center
- The International Development Center
- The Research, Public Policy, and Information Center
- The Economic and Entrepreneurial Development Center
Together, the NCNW Centers and the Dorothy I. Height Leadership Institute will provide the structure that will help us solve the problems that confront our children, families, and communities in the Bethune tradition to “leave no one behind.”