Members of the Reston-Dulles Section, National Council of Negro Women take an active role in the local community.
The Reston-Dulles Section, National Council of Negro Women, seeks new members who want to serve the local community.
"From working with the shelter, the schools, Cornerstones and other organizations, we have been there to serve the community," said Brenda Irons-LeCesne of Reston, Immediate Past First Vice President and Member. According to the organization's President, Cypriana McCray, she joined NCNW because it is an organization that allowed her to expand her service to support women and children. "Whether it is working with them directly, or providing resources that will benefit their overall well-being,” said McCray.
McCray said NCNW directly supports local women and families by advocating for STEAM-based educational programs, economic empowerment and entrepreneurship. She added: "We provide many opportunities for our members to participate in various programs in the ... communities which align with the core values of our organization." NCNW members can become involved in mentoring young women who are part of PEARLS Empowerment, Inc. They can also volunteer with Helping Hungry Kids by preparing meals for children in Reston who may not have adequate nutrition at home on the weekends, and coordinate donations for either the annual Food Drive for Cornerstones in Reston or the United States Marine Corps donation drive, Toys for Tots Program according to McCray.
The organization holds monthly meetings at Reston Community Center-Hunters Woods in Reston on the third Sunday of every month, 3- 5 p.m.
Its next event is the free screening of "Period. End of Sentence," a 26-minute documentary of the Oscar-winning movie to celebrate Friday, March 8, International Women's Day.
On April 28, Reston-Dulles, NCNW holds an afternoon of food and music during its Annual Jazz Brunch held this year 3-6 p.m. at the Fairfax Waterford, 12025 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Fairfax. Individuals can purchase tickets at https://ncnwrestondulles.org/jazz-tickets.
For more information about the organization and upcoming service opportunities and events, visit ncnwrestondulles.org, email email@example.com or call 703- 635-3558.