The National Coalition of 100 Black Women-Oakland Bay Area Chapter, founded in 1995 as an all volunteer entity is committed to providing programs that increase the participation of African American women in economic, civic, entrepreneurial, and human service arenas of their respective communities through education, scholarship, and collaboration.
The national chapter (Coalition of 100 Black Women) was founded in 1971 by a group of dedicated African American women in New York City. In 1981, the group created a national organization and renamed it the National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW). Today, NCBW consists of more than 7,000 members representing 63 chapters in 24 states and the District of Columbia. The Oakland – Bay Area Chapter Chartered in 1995 is one of sixty-three chapters within the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., network.