We have developed several vital programs, designed to impact education, economic, political, and health awareness of the lives of black women and their families. We have awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships and mentored young girls in Alexandria: City of Alexandria, Arlington, and Prince William County: Fairfax Virginia. We have established partnerships with local health organizations, schools, and churches to provide HIV/AIDS and parenting help for single moms. The chapter has recently partnered with the Opera Guild to support young emerging artists.
Ebone Image Awards
As a part of the Spring Luncheon, the Ebone Image Awards recognizes the achievements of African American women in the areas of education, politics, community service, health, business, religion, and the arts. The women recognized have exemplified leadership in the communities in which they all live. We have saluted African American women in Maryland, Washington D.C., and Northern Virginia who have overcome many obstacles and would not normally be recognized for their accomplishments on a national level.
This program, generally held in the Spring, provides an opportunity for sisters to bond and hear words of inspiration from dynamic women who serve the community. This luncheon features the Ebony Image Awards. Guests have been treated to words of wisdom and conversation from noted women in our community. We also have a fabulous hat show that includes audience participation.
The Forum is the signature event of our program year and this is also when the Northern Virginia Chapter celebrates its anniversary. Each year our goal is to incorporate one of the four national programmatic commitments of: Health, Awareness, Education Awareness, Economic Development, and Political Awareness into our theme.