The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. Greater Cleveland Chapter

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I am honored and humbled to serve as the Greater Cleveland Delta Foundation Life Development Center (GCDFLDC) President for 2022-2024. The Greater Cleveland Delta Foundation Life Development Center Inc., is a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1997 for the purpose of providing a permanent home for the Greater Cleveland Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Our mission is to promote educational, health, government, economics, social and cultural programs for the community. Our theme for 2022-2024 is Working for Today to Change Tomorrow and our focus is Community, Collaboration and Commitment.

During the 2021 board year, The GCDFLDC set an important goal to pay off the Delta Center’s mortgage located at 11955 Shaker Boulevard. With the generous support of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., donors, friends and supporters we achieved our goal.  We extend a heartfelt thank you to all that supported the GCDFLDC efforts.  During the 2021 board year, the GCDFLDC collaborated with the Cleveland Food Bank to feed 373 families, partnered with local experts to present educational and health seminars, sponsored a community virtual walk and  mentored CMSD students in our Stephanie Tubbs Jones Leadership Academy. The GCDFLDC is committed to continue the rich legacy of serving and uplifting our Cleveland area community. 

Our vision for GCDFLDC is a future where we continue to grow and support important service-oriented causes that are crucial to our community, develop and create lasting partnerships . Thanks to the accomplishments and remarkable work of our Board of Directors, Advisory Board Members, Friends of GCDFLDC, and volunteers, we have begun a movement for transformative change in our community that the GCDFLDC is committed to help nurture and grow.  

On behalf of the Greater Cleveland Delta Foundation Life Development Center, Inc., we are committed to “working for today to change tomorrow”. Thank you for your continued support.

Kathi Howard-Primes

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Garrett Morgan School of Science Partnership

NC100BWGC partnered with Garrett Morgan Middle School to help them execute programs and activities in accordance with grants the school received from Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities and Nutri-Bullet to help reduce obesity among students:

Nutri-Bullet Eating Challenge

Garrett Morgan 2NC100BWGC member Sherdina H. Williams applied for and received a grant from Nutri-Bullet in the amount of $15,000. The grant was awarded to aid students in changing their eating habits over a 90 day period by providing them with access to Nutri-Bullets blenders to encourage students to consume fruits and vegetables via smoothies. The grant provided a Blast Kitchen for student use during school and each participant was given a Nutri-Bullet, ingredients and smoothie recipes for home use.

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Market Day

Garrett Morgan partnered with the Cleveland Food bank to create a Market Day twice a month (2nd and 4th Friday) where fresh fruits and produce are distributed to the school and it’s near west side community. During Market Day a nutritional educator is present to provide information on the produce available and recipes. NC100BWGC members volunteer at each Market Day distribution.

Garrett Morgan 5Health and Wellness Fair

NC10BWGC provided sponsorship and volunteers for workshops to Garrett Morgan students, faculty, parents and community about the importance of nutrition and fitness for healthier mental and physical well-being.

Garrett Morgan 6Nutritional Boot Camp Classes

NC100BWGC developed and taught a Nutritional Boot Camp in March during National Nutritional Month. During this camp the students were taught pertinent facts about minerals and vitamins; the nutritional value of consuming fruits and vegetables; portion sizes; caloric intakes and other life skills regarding nutrition.