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Active Service Organization Seeks New Members in Reston-Dulles Region - Source Connection news papers

Posted on Mar 06,2019
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Members of the Reston-Dulles Section, National Council of Negro Women take an active role in the local community. Photo contributed

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By Mercia Hobson

RESTON - The Reston-Dulles Section, National Council of Negro Women, seeks new members who want to serve the local community.

"From working with the shelter, the schools, Cornerstones and other organizations, we have been there to serve the community," said Brenda Irons-LeCesne of Reston, Immediate Past First Vice President and Member. According to the organization's President, Cypriana McCray, she joined NCNW because it is an organization that allowed her to expand her service to support women and children. "Whether it is working with them directly, or providing resources that will benefit their overall well-being,” said McCray.

McCray said NCNW directly supports local women and families by advocating for STEAM-based educational programs, economic empowerment and entrepreneurship. She added: "We provide many opportunities for our members to participate in various programs in the ... communities which align with the core values of our organization." NCNW members can become involved in mentoring young women who are part of PEARLS Empowerment, Inc. They can also volunteer with Helping Hungry Kids by preparing meals for children in Reston who may not have adequate nutrition at home on the weekends, and coordinate donations for either the annual Food Drive for Cornerstones in Reston or the United States Marine Corps donation drive, Toys for Tots Program according to McCray.

The organization holds monthly meetings at Reston Community Center-Hunters Woods in Reston on the third Sunday of every month, 3- 5 p.m.

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