Our Mission

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

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Sweet Potato Festival
34th Annual
Sweet Potato Festival
Thank you to everyone who made this event possible.
Thank you Sponsors

Councilwoman Mai Vang, District 8
UC Davis All of Us Research Program
Supervisor Patrick Kennedy, District II
Councilmember Rick Jennings III, District 7

A Specials Thank you

Vendors, Sam and Bonnie Pannell Community Center and Sweet Potato Pie Contest Judges

Children of Promise
Children Of Promise Conference

of Promise

A Virtual Conference

October 22, 2022


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 Programs

Youth Section & STEAM

We focus on making the maximum positive effort for our community. Our members and volunteers provide the momentum that helps us affect change. Using data driven models, we provide solutions that make a long-lasting difference.
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Good Health WINs

Good Health WINS begins with education. Our advocates understand the importance of immunizations and are working to create an infrastructure for good health. This is achieved by reducing health disparities, increasing vaccination opportunities, vaccination education and identifying the drivers of vaccine hesitancy.

Children of Promise

Children of Promise

The Children of Promise Conference provides resources to guardians of underserved children. The Children of Promise Conference was implemented in October 1998 in Sacramento, CA by Tommie R. Whitlow, with the first committee members: Deborah Bonner and LaSonya Jones. The Children of Promise Conference occurs yearly on the 4th Saturday in October.

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.
Dr. Thelma T. Daley

Dr. Thelma T. Daley

Chair & President
Dr. Thelma Thomas Daley is a distinguished Counselor-Educator, organization leader and Administrator, and college professor. She is an American Counseling Association Fellow, and a National Board Certified Counselor.