Jaclyn K Durant
First Vice President, NCBW Bergen/Passaic Chapter
It is indeed an honor to serve in another leadership capacity within the realms of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. (NCBW), Bergen/Passaic Chapter. The opportunity here is great in working with dynamic women who are committed to fulfilling their leadership responsibilities in the areas of Arts & Culture, Economic Empowerment, Education, and Health. It has been inspiring to address leadership and organizational enhancements through the auspices of Membership, Chapter and Fund Development especially when our collective efforts turn visions into realities.
In addition, being a part of an organization that embraces the importance of mentoring young ladies in the Role Model program continues to be rewarding to witness. To that end, the collaborative efforts of the Role Model and Scholarship Committees have brought a new dimension in the organization’s efforts to support the family unit. NCBW’s dedication to advocate on behalf of the youth includes providing education and career resources vital to young adults and parents. This is a testimony to the strides that have been made, the current challenges that impact women, and ensures attention to disparities impacting African American women and families.
During the next few years, the Bergen/Passaic Chapter shall continue to look forward to providing new and enhanced existing programs that highlight advocacy issues that more readily impact African American women and girls. Some of the current issues include:
- Childhood Obesity
- Status and Updates on HIV/AIDS
- Decrease health disparities in Weight Management, Diabetes, Hypertension, Heart Disease, Cancer, and Mental Health
- Affordable Health Care, Equal Pay, and Financial Growth
- Equity access to Education, and Advanced Education Careers
- Mentoring young girls
I thank all NCBW members, past and present, who served in any capacity for the organization. Your generous volunteerism help forge the road to its place in this society today.
Jaclyn K Durant
“In a society, if one group hurts, the whole is impaired.”