We try to make the world a better place. Our primary concern is for the most vulnerable among us, children, women and families at risk. We seek change in two ways, through hands-on service programs and through grassroots advocacy.
We begin by identifying the needs in our community and taking concrete action to address those needs. NCJW often sets up pilot programs which prove their worth and are later adopted by other institutions. That’s how Head Start and the Opportunity Alliance began, seeds sown by NCJW decades ago. Currently we are involved in the schools, in the women’s crisis shelter, and in the Darfur refugee community.
We advocate for individual rights and freedoms and take a progressive stand on women’s and children’s issues. Our reach extends to Augusta and Washington, D.C. In many cases we work with other like-minded organizations to amplify our impact.
We’re not only about work. We also have fun! Members get together for art shows, cooking lessons, bowling, poetry readings, informative lectures and informal gatherings in each other’s homes.