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Sweet Potato Festival
Sacramento Valley Section NCNW logo
Celebrating Our
35th Annual
Sweet Potato Festival
Saturday, March 23, 2024
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Join Us for this FREE Event

Family Fun • Kids Activities • Sweet Potato Pie Contest • and more!

Black Baby Doll Drive
3rd Annual
Black Baby Doll Drive
April 11, 2024

NCNW Sacramento Valley Section is partnering with the Sacramento National Pan-Hellenic Council to sponsor a Black Baby Doll Drive to support Black maternal and infant health and the U.S. Congressional Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act.

Reclaiming Our Joy


Our Joy!

Session 2

Join us for a fun and interactive Inter-generational discussion on how to maintain and reclaim our joy.​

Bethune Height Program
Bethune-Height Recognition Program

NCNW's Bethune-Height Recognition Program (BHRP) is a National platform that provides an annual opportunity for individuals to support the Legacy of NCNW, Inc. NCNW initiatives and programs focus on women of African descent and their families, their health, education, economic empowerment, and leadership development.


Our Mission

To lead, develop, advocate, and empower women of African descent as they support their families and communities.

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The Heritage Cookbook

For the first time in nearly a decade,
the NCNW Sacramento Valley Section
has published a heritage cookbook.

Heritage Cookbook
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Commitment | Unity | Self Reliance

Chartered on June 8, 1972, the Sacramento Valley Section began under the leadership of Legacy Life Member Bettye O. Williams with the support her sisters in purpose — Maude Brewer, Callie Carney, Life Member Minnie Clopton, Leslie Fort, Rosa Gillespie, Geneva Hamilton, Life Member Janette Hampton, Dr. Sumatra Kirkland, Jimie Rhinehart, Mary Louise Riles, Julia E. Sledge, Callie Smith, and Jackie Smith. Today, the section continues to support and advocate for women of African descent under its current president, Donna Wood, who is supported by a body of dedicated and passionate women from all backgrounds.

Our Founder & National Officers

Dr Mary McLeod

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune

An educator, organizer and presidential advisor; a visionary who led the charge to make racial, social and economic conditions for women of color a national priority.

Dr. Dorothy I. Height

President Emerita
Championed civil and human rights, established the National Black Family Reunion, fought for social justice and equality nationally and internationally, authored two books, and led NCNW for more than fifty years.

Shavon Arline-Bradley

President & CEO
Shavon Arline-Bradley, who is also an ordained minister, brings 21 years of experience in healthcare, equity diversity & inclusion (EDI), government affairs, and executive leadership.
Dr. A. Lois Keith

Dr. A. Lois Keith

National Chair
Dr. Keith is a Legacy Life Member and Bethune Achiever and has dedicated much of her life to NCNW’s mission. In addition to her service at NCNW, Dr. Keith is also a champion for equitable education.

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