Chartered on June 8, 1972, the Sacramento Valley Section began under the leadership of Legacy Life Member Bettye O. Williams with the support her sisters in purpose -- Maude Brewer, Callie Carney, Life Member Minnie Clopton, Leslie Fort, Rosa Gillespie, Geneva Hamilton, Life Member Janette Hampton, Dr. Sumatra Kirkland, Jimie Rhinehart, Mary Louise Riles, Julia E. Sledge, Callie Smith, and Jackie Smith. Today, the section continues to support and advocate for women of African-American descent under its current president, Donna Wood, who is supported by a body of dedicated and passionate women from various backgrounds.
We focus on making the maximum positive effort for our community. Our members and volunteers provide the momentum that helps us affect change. Using data driven models, we provide solutions that make a long-lasting difference.
WHAT IS R.E.A.C.H.?
R.E.A.C.H. is our national membership drive that is working toward achieving:
• Enhance engagement
• Encourage collegiate ember to transition to community-based sections
• Create initiatives to encourage increased participation of young women/millennials
• Recruit 6,000 new & reclaimed members
The Children of Promise Conference provides resources to guardians of underserved children. The Children of Promise Conference was implemented in October 1998 in Sacramento, CA by Tommie R. Whitlow, with the first committee members: Deborah Bonner and LaSonya Jones. The Children of Promise Conference occurs yearly on the 4th Saturday in October.
An educator, organizer and presidential advisor; a visionary who led the charge to make racial, social and economic conditions for women of color a national priority.
Championed civil and human rights, established the National Black Family Reunion, fought for social justice and equality nationally and internationally, authored two books, and led NCNW for more than fifty years.
Johnnetta Betsch Cole is an American anthropologist, educator, museum director, and college president. Cole was the first female African-American president of Spelman College, a historically black college, serving from 1987 to 1997. She was president of Bennett College from 2002 to 2007.
Janice L. Mathis Esq.
James Ella James
L. DelVonne Moore
Nekesha L. Batty Esq.
Tommie R. Whitlow
Evangelist Sandra Green
Bettye O. Williams