Founded by Dr. Ana Maria Perera in 1972, NACAW's objectives are to work with other women organizations in order to ensure a strong national platform responding to common concerns.
NACAW is a tax exempt non-profit organization that provides direct services to minority women. It uses a multiple approach to solve the many problems women face in adjusting to and benefiting from life in the United States. It’s membership extends from Florida to New York and from Washington DC to California. NACAW strives to increase awareness among it’s constituents of the numerous opportunities provided by local, state, and federal agencies; assesses the needs of the Cuban-American and other Spanish speaking communities; and provides direct services to clients as determined by their needs assessment.
Our Goals and Objectives
- To increase awareness of education and career opportunities for minority women.
- To promote participation of minority women in Hispanic community service activities
- To develop leadership skills and advance career goals of it’s members.
- To accurately portray characteristics, values, and concern of women
- To encourage minority women to participate in the professional and political world.
- To share and work with other organizations to reach our goal of creating a strong local and statewide program that responds to the needs of women
- To provide solutions to current problems affecting Hispanics and other minority groups, by holding meetings and conferences
- To support the existence of the bicultural plan at all educational levels, kindergarten through University.