UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 

THE NATIONAL 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.

OUR PURPOSE & IDENTITY
WHAT OUR NETWORK OFFERS
CONTACT NW\

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Press Release: The National Congress of Neighborhood Women presents: "Sharing Strategies" Thirty Years of Grassroots Women in Community Development

Report: NCNW Peer Exchange in the Clearfork Valley, TN - Clearfork Community Institute, Appalachia Living Learning Center
October, 2003

Our 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.

NW 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 times.

Globally 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.

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What Our Network Offers

  • Materials and access to trainers who explain NW's leadership support methods.
  • A 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.

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For further information on NW
Contact: National Congress of Neighborhood Women
249 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Tel: (718) 388.8915
Fax: (718) 388.0285

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