GBS Programs

GBS-NCNW is a nonprofit volunteer membership organization founded in 1943 that has been focusing on fulfilling its mission through programs, projects and services that provide information, training, mentoring and support about issues affecting African American women and their families, and community.

The Female Leadership Pipeline Project (FLPP) – Women, Youth ages 10 – 18 and Young Adults ages 19 – 35 (city-wide) – An intergenerational multiplatform outreach to prepare women, girls and young women of African descent. The wide range of activities designed will help women improve their lives, strengthen their communities, and prepare the next generation of female leaders. Focus is on intergenerational communication, health, education, economic empowerment, life skills and leadership and professional development to successfully prosper, compete, and lead.

Adopt-a-Family/Adopt-a-School – Collect and donate food and gifts for Thanksgiving and Christmas

International Service/Trip – To help improve the social and economic status of women in their communities internationally

Health Initiative – Speakers/ workshops addressing African American women’s health issues

Leadership Forum (city-wide) – Focus on developing men and women as leaders in the community (leadership, economics, and entrepreneurship)

Legislative Day – Visit local government and sessions in Baltimore City and/or Annapolis

Baby Shower – Collect and donate new gifts for infants to five years of age for female residents in transition homes (every other year)

NCNW National Programs/Activities – Black Family Reunion Celebration, Uncommon                              Height, National Convention, other regular events include the Affiliates Assembly,    Bethune Recognition Programs, among others as announced by National and other events also held throughout the year and across the nation.