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NCNW - Staten Island - 15th Annual Harambee Celebration

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The 15th Annual Harambee celebration - honoring community leaders who have distinguished themselves through their service to the community.

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The Staten Island National Council of Negro Women may have paused the fundraising efforts in 2020, but we revved up the programs to support our communities through the pandemic.

This year we are bringing back our fundraising efforts and asking all of our family and friends to support us!

The virtual celebration will take place at 7:00pm on Thursday, April 29th. Guests will be entertained with live music, presentations, and an award ceremony. NCNW-SI takes great pride in recognizing the following community leaders who exhibit the teachings of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune: Calvin and Tenaya Cress, Chynna Cummings, Tanisha Franks, Joanne Gerenser, Robert Gibbs, Green House Program @Lifestyles and Pat McGee, Dorcas Meyers, Sheila Richards and Minister Doris Ruiz. Ticket costs start at $25 and can be purchased here: https://ncnwsi-harambee.eventbrite.com.

The 2021 theme is “Strengthening Our Legacy Through Youth Empowerment”.

The unprecedented circumstances we find ourselves in bear witness to the challenges and increased needs in our community. Harambee in Swahili means “ALL PULL TOGETHER”. It is a celebration of Community and Togetherness that was started in Kenya in 1963. This signature event gives us an opportunity to put these principles into practice and raise funds to support our outreach programs on Staten Island.

The virtual celebration will take place at 7:00pm on Thursday, April 29th. Guests will be entertained with live music, presentations, and an award ceremony. NCNW-SI takes great pride in recognizing the following community leaders who exhibit the teachings of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune: Calvin and Tenaya Cress, Chynna Cummings, Tanisha Franks, Joanne Gerenser, Robert Gibbs, Green House Program @Lifestyles and Pat McGee, Dorcas Meyers, Sheila Richards and Minister Doris Ruiz. Ticket costs start at $25 and can be purchased here: https://ncnwsi-harambee.eventbrite.com

Mary McLeod Bethune, born on July 10, 1875 to slaves, became one of the most important black educators, civil and women’s rights leaders and government officials of the 20th century. Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune founded the National Council of Negro Women in 1935. Its mission is to lead, advocate for, and empower women of African descent, their families and communities by promoting STEAM education, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, economic stability, good health, civic engagement and advocating for sound public policy and social justice. Our local community outreach programs includes civic engagements – get out the vote and census drives, celebrating women in law enforcement; education – youth mentoring, High School Scholarship and writing workshop; Port Richmond High School adopt a school program; health and wellness – deliveries of fresh fruits, vegetables and covid-19 resources to seniors; breast cancer awareness campaign, published monthly health tip alert sheet; covid-19 educational series as well as other service projects.

The Staten Island – National Council of Negro Women, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization. Proceeds from the Harambee celebration will directly benefit the mission and continuous work of our Section.

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