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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Our Initiatives


Health is a vital component of a thriving community. The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. is concerned about the well-being of the whole community and the whole person physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Our primary focuses for health advocacy are Family and childhood Obesity, Cancer/Health Disparities, and Metabolic Disease.

Economic Empowerment

Our economic programs emphasize financial literacy, family wealth building, and entrepreneurship. NCBW’s empowerment initiatives offer comprehensive workshops and seminars designed to promote economic self-sufficiency.


NCBW supports youth in achieving educational goals through positive experiences, self-perception, self-respect, excellence in education, and lifelong goals. The Greater Cleveland Chapter connects experts and the community to raise awareness, educate, and inform, dedicating resources to improve the quality of life for African American women.

Apple Everyone Can Code (ECC) | STEAM

The Greater Cleveland Chapter partners with Apple for the NCBW Apple Everyone Can Code (ECC) Program. This initiative teaches coding skills to low-income youth through virtual lessons, hands-on projects, and group collaboration. Targeting African American students aged eight to sixteen, the program enhances technological skills, critical thinking, and confidence.

“Rock The Vote” Youth Civic Engagement | Public Policy

The Greater Cleveland Chapter launched “Rock The Vote” to engage high school students civically. Partnering with CMSD's Garrett Morgan School, they led discussions on voting rights, elections, and myths. Students registered to vote and pledged as peer ambassadors. The program targets millennials and Gen Z voters, aiming to expand within CMSD schools.

"Through Her Eyes" Mentorship Program | Education

In November 2023, we launched "Through Her Eyes," a mentoring program for African-American high school girls aged 14-17. It pairs students with professional Black women mentors and includes workshops, panel discussions, and group mentoring. Meetings occur twice a month on Saturdays. Applications for 2024-2025 will be available in May 2024.

"Homeownership Series" Partnership with PNC for Low-Income Women to Achieve the Dream of Home Ownership | Sisternomics™

Homeownership helps Black Americans build wealth, stabilize communities, access education, and create jobs. The Greater Cleveland Chapter, in partnership with PNC Bank, completed its second "Homeownership Series." PNC's Community Development Department guided attendees on budgeting, credit, mortgage loans, house hunting, and home maintenance. Participants were excited to pursue their homeownership dreams.