December 30, 2018
And Then Suddenly You Know ... Its Time To Start Something New!!
The Knowledge Series: Part 2
Join the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Queen City Metropolitan Chapter and St. Paul Baptist Church for the Knowledge Series: Part 2!! What does Charlotte have to offer? What's in your financial toolkit? Please join us to learn more about finances.

St. Paul Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
1401 N. Allen Street
Charlotte, NC 28205

This event is free and open to the public.
Membership Interest Meeting
Did you miss our first Membership Interest Meeting? If so, join us on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 11am for our next Interest Meeting located at CPCC Main Campus Zeiss Building Room#1100.

**You should not attend if you attended the October Interest Meeting at Highland Creek**

Coming to a close of Giving Season!
YOUR support of QCMC is what makes local programming happen. YOUR donation funds QCMC health, economic empowerment and civic engagement initiatives as well as scholarship for local students. We depend on generous donors like YOU.

#GivingTuesday  started November 28th and will continue until December 31st. YOU support OUR cause, great things are possible. Please support QCMC in their mission to bring CHANGE to the Charlotte region during this GIVING Season !

THANK YOU for making the difference in the lives of African American Women!
QCMC Blog!!
Have you checked our Blog? Check out our latest post on Supporting Black Girls !
According to the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality's recent study, Black girls are perceived as a more mature than other groups and as a result are treated negatively both within and beyond the community. Researchers found that since the period of enslavement, Black girls are seen as sexually mature as young as age 5 and as a result are perceived as morally loose and in some cases, as "aggressive and unscrupulous," leading to negative social and policy outcomes. You can read the entirety of the study, "Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls Childhoods" by clicking here

The Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality  works with policymakers, researchers, practitioners, and advocates to develop effective policies and practices that alleviate poverty and inequality in the United States. The Center's areas of anti-poverty work include national, state, and local policy and program recommendations that help marginalized girls, promote effective workforce and education policies and programs for disconnected youth, and develop policy to combat deep poverty.

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. -- Queen City Metropolitan Chapter is committed to advocacy on behalf of black women and girls. 
Things Happening in Charlotte !!
Join the Breakfast Club Meeting
This meeting will be January 20th from 9:00 - 11:00 am at the Ballantyne Lodge in collaboration with the Charlotte Chamber's Ballantyne Chapter
Mayor Lyles will speak about future plans for Charlotte and specifically regarding the South Charlotte area and there will be a brief Question and Answer period. City Councilmembers have also been invited to attend.
Be sure to come early to enjoy coffee and pastries compliments of the Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge.

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Parade
A Charlotte tradition since 1981, the MLK Holiday Parade in Uptown Charlotte includes more than 100 community organizations, marching bands, floats and dance performers!!!!
Event Details
Start Date: 1/13/2018
Start Time: 7:00 AM
 End Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Tryon Street from 9th Street to Stonewall Street
Ring in 2018 at the Queen City’s official New Year’s Eve celebration, CLT New Year’s Eve, Presented by Ally! This annual Charlotte tradition will include food vendors, food trucks, a DJ, live music by Sol Fusion, the lighting of the Queen City crown, and a huge CLT NYE fireworks display starting at midnight.
Public parking is available at surface lots and parking decks throughout Uptown Charlotte at market rates. Mass transit options, including the Lynx Blue Line, Lynx Gold Line streetcar and CATS buses will be available as well.
National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc.
Queen City Metropolitan Chapter