BWEA Montco Inc.
What is BWEA?
Black Women's Educational Alliance, referred to an BWEA, is an organization that was founded in response to the expressed concerns about the equality of opportunities for black women in all divisions of the field of education as well as their intellectual and professional development.
In 1975 an informal meeting was held on the deck at the home of Dr. Florence H. Scott with three other founders - the late Dr. Gwendolyn Gates Hewlett, Dr. Sadie S. Mitchell and Leontine D. Scott.
They held monthly meetings to share information and ideas.
Out of the "DECK SET" meetings, the
BLACK WOMEN'S EDUCATIONAL ALLIANCE
The Philadelphia Chapter of BWEA assumed a leadership role in encouraging and facilitating that contact. The Chapter formed an Expansion Committee and sponsored a number of informational meetings with educators from the surrounding counties. From such meetings, a nucleus of Abington teachers coalesced to form the second BWEA chapter - Montgomery County Chapter (Montco - BWEA).
Dr. Florence H. Scott was the first president. Under her leadership and that of her executive committee, the vision began to take form. Bylaws were constructed to bring order to the pursuit. An ambitious program of self help was adopted. One of the primary functions was, and continues to be, networking to address such concerns as job security, desegregation, integration, contracts, state codes and women's rights.
A Bit About Us
Making a Difference Today
Here at BWEA Montco Inc., we see the value in everyone. We want to be a catalyst for positive change and since our beginnings in 1976 we've been driven by the same ideas we initially founded our Women Empowerment Non-Profit Organization upon: support, empowerment, and progress. Learn more about our mission, our vision and how we go about making the changes we want .