Mary Ann Shadd and Margaret Rose Henry
Civic Engagement Program

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The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc - Delaware Chapter is pleased to be a recipient of the 2018 Fund for Women grant.  The Fund for Women grant is an endowment held at the Delaware Community Foundation. The interest from this endowment is given in grants to women’s and girls’ programs in Delaware each year. 

NC100BW-DE was awarded this grant to launch the Mary Ann Shadd Cary and Margaret Rose Henry Civic Engagement Program targeting black women statewide for leadership development.  The effort to embark on such an initiative was the vision of  Melanie S. Daniels -  President, Mary Anne Miller -  NCBW & James Baker - Former Mayor Wilmington, DE.  The project is designed to measurably increase the civic engagement of participants through awareness of and improved access to training and leadership development. While there is an emphasis on the engagement of black women, all interested women ages 18 and older will be encouraged to enroll. More information coming soon!

Mary Ann Shadd-Carey

Mary Ann Shadd Cary (October 9, 1823 – June 5, 1893) was an American-Canadian anti-slavery activist, journalist, publisher, teacher, and lawyer. She was the first black woman publisher in North America and the first woman publisher in Canada.

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Margaret Rose Henry

Margaret Rose Henry was the first African-American woman to serve in the Delaware State Senate.  She is known for her extraordinary commitment to public service with an emphasis on working to improve the lives of women, children, families, and the elderly.

2022  Statewide Virtual Cohort Schedule Thursdays
April 14 - May 26th, 6:30  - 8:30 pm
Application deadline: March 31, 2022

2020 Cohort Graduates   

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DEAR APPLICANT

Thank you for expressing interest in the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. Delaware Chapter’s (NC100BW-DE) Mary Anne Shadd Cary/Senator Margaret Rose Henry Civic Engagement Program.

The Mary Anne Shadd Cary/Senator Margaret Rose Henry Civic Engagement Program is a specialized leadership development & women’s empowerment program targeting adult women, ages 18 & up residing in New Castle, Kent, and Sussex Counties. 

 

The purpose of the Shadd Cary/Henry Civic Engagement project is to increase women’s awareness of and participation in local, state, and federal governing bodies in establishing law and policy that affect the economic, educational, social, and civic lives of women and girls. 

 

A secondary objective is to formulate a network of women that cross geographic and socio-economic boundaries and borders, limiting their participation to silos or not at all due to lack of access to existing networks.

 

The project is designed to measurably increase the civic engagement of participants through awareness of and improved access to training and leadership development. While there is an emphasis on the engagement of black women, all interested women ages 18 and older will be encouraged to enroll.

 

The deadline to apply for the 2022 Spring Cohort is March 31st.

Sincerely

Melanie S. Daniels

Program Chair

 

GUIDELINES

  1. Participants that miss more than 1 session will be removed from the program

  2. By accepting the invitation to join this program, you are acknowledging that you will participate in the follow-up associated with measuring the effectiveness of this program.

  3. Participants must live in Delaware

  4. By participating in this program, you may be photographed or videotaped and NC100BW-DE may use these for media/marketing purposes.

  5. All materials are the property of NC100BW-DE and must be returned if a participant does not complete the entire program.

  6. If a participant does not complete the entire program but decides to submit an application for another cohort, the applicant will be required to pay $25.

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