Most Common NC-100BWCMA Q&As:
Q - What do the acronyms stand for?
A- NC = National Coalition and BWCMA = Black Women of the Charlottesville Metropolitan Area
Q - What is considered the Charlottesville Metropolitan Area?
A - Charlottesville, Albemarle, Louisa, Fluvanna, Greene, Madison, and Orange counties
Q - How many women are required in the chapter?
A - There are 35 chartering members of the Charlottesville Chapter, and since chartering we have had many requests for membership information.
Q - Will there be fees/dues?
A - Yes. The NC100BW requires an initial chartering fee of $2500. In addition, there will be an annual $1500 chapter fee, plus a minimum $50/member fee due. At this time, we are estimating that members will have an individual annual fee of at least $250 to cover these requirements. However, this fee could be less, depending on individual circumstances. To fund other costs and financial obligations, there will be fundraising, grant proposals, and other sought-after organization partnerships. Fees/Dues will be further discussed in upcoming meetings and finalized among those committed to charter.
Q - Do I have to be a mentor to join?
A - No. We will need to have a solid mentoring group, so the more willing the better, but this is not a requirement at this time. We are considering writing a policy for which non-members can apply to mentor with us, in addition to our member mentors. To be presented and finalized in upcoming meetings.
Q - What is the required age of members? Mentees?
A - Members: 25 and older preferred, but will review requests from women 21-24. Mentees: Girls in grades 5-8 enrolled in Charlottesville City and Albemarle County Public Schools. There are plans to expand to other schools in the future.
Q - Is this organization an extension of 100 Black Men of Central Virginia?
A - NO! The National Coalition of 100 Black Women is a separate organization from 100 Black Men from the national level down. We might collaborate at some point, but we are not "brother-sister" organizations or chapters.
Q - How can I help support the 100 Black Women?
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