CONGRESS OF NEIGHBORHOOD WOMEN (NW)
A Network of Grassroots Women Leaders,
Community Based Organizations, and Partners Working to Sustain Families and Communities
Locally and Globally.
PURPOSE & IDENTITY
WHAT OUR NETWORK OFFERS
Release: The National
Congress of Neighborhood Women presents: "Sharing
Strategies" Thirty Years of Grassroots Women in Community Development
NCNW Peer Exchange in the Clearfork Valley, TN - Clearfork Community Institute,
Appalachia Living Learning Center
Purpose & Identity
Welfare, public housing, education, and the economy
are being "reformed" so rapidly that grassroots women leaders need access
to independent information and to others trying to strengthen families and neighborhoods
in order to stay energized, on vision and creative. National Congress of Neighborhood
Women (NW), a network of community builders in low income urban and rural areas
across the U.S., is this link. Founded in 1974, grassroots leaders and their allies
join NW based on shared principles and common goals.
members exchange experiences in the network that range from forming housing organizations
to reforming public schools and creating leadership support groups that help women
survive exhausting responsibilities. In Appalachia, the Pacific Northwest, the
Northeast, the Mid-West/Mid-South and with public housing resident leaders, NW
connects community activists from neighboring states and cities to strengthen
women's capacity to plan, get resources, and maintain organizations in changing
connected to GROOTS, NW serves as a clearing house providing practical information
and access to experienced community developers who insist that low income women
co-design solutions to poverty and urban/rural decay and offer peer lending, sustainable
agriculture, and other approaches that illustrate the successes that result.
Our Network Offers
Materials and access to trainers who explain NW's leadership support methods.
Summer Institute on Women and Community Development--a five-day training retreat
where participants meet grassroots leaders from the U.S. and abroad to exchange
ideas and experiences.
further information on NW
National Congress of Neighborhood Women
249 Manhattan Avenue
Tel: (718) 388.8915
Fax: (718) 388.0285