Our Program Focus…
NTBPWL’s First Vice-President is responsible for creating local programs to carry out the purposes and objectives of the NTBPWL for adults and young adult clubs.
The National program focus is (LETS) Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Service- (which includes Health, Education, Employment, and Economic Development- H.E.E.D.). We identify local needs and implement projects to address the issues in our community.
Training for business and professional women preparing them for leadership positions in their careers.
Entrepreneurial training is for women interested in starting a business, improving business skills and/or expanding an existing business by increasing their business expertise.
Training for women interested in obtaining or improving technology skills or seeking certification for a technology related business.
(Health, Education, Employment, Economic Development) providing information through programs and initiatives in health, education, employment and economic development that inform, enlighten and strengthen our communities.
Our Club members, share their expertise and knowledge, design and implement projects addressing health issues, advocating and supporting community health initiatives.
Our Clubs implement an array of activities including financial aid workshops, adopting schools, college tours, test taking techniques and mentoring. The scholarship program is the foundation of the education focus on the local, district and national levels.
This disparity in wages and job opportunities is evident throughout the African American community for women and men. Our programs include providing information on employment, careers and skill building.
Clubs direct their programming efforts on developing and sustaining Minority and women owned businesses in our communities. Projects address the difficulty in accessing business capital, accumulating personal assets, real property holdings, estate planning, and retirement strategies.
Vocal Arts Competition
This competition was first introduced in 1983 as the Leontyne Price Vocal Arts Competition. The 2001 Convention changed the name to the Vocal Arts Competition for Emerging Artists upon joining the National Opera Association to offer additional benefits to the contestants.
The competition is designed to recognize promising young black classical vocalists by providing a performance venue and scholarships. The competition begins on the local club level. The first place district winner competes at the National Convention.
This observance provides the local club with the opportunity to present the Sojourner Truth Award to an outstanding African American woman. This award, established in 1948, is the highest award given by the Association.
The first Saturday in March is designated as NANBPWC, Inc. Women’s History Day. The purpose is to focus on the many contributions made by African American women who have been and are instrumental in advancing education, business, professions, technology, family and community.