Advocating For A Better Future
Our history as an organization and our relationship with Howard University Cancer Center is one of mutual support, collaborative work and positive outcomes. Click on the video below to learn more.
There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.
- Michelle Obama
The Cancer Initiative
In 1981, The Charmettes, Incorporated adopted a national thrust to eradicate cancer in our lifetime. In addition to our cancer awareness and education programs, we have contributed more than $800,000 to the Howard University Cancer Center in Washington, D.C., to support cancer research and services. In 2006, the chemotherapy infusion center was named, "The Charmettes, Inc. Gwendolyn B. Rodgers Chemotherapy Infusion Suite", in honor of the Charmettes long term generous support.
Today, The Charmettes, Incorporated is a nationally recognized women’s community service organization known for blazing trails and making a difference in the lives of families in our communities. With 20 chapters active throughout Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., we are poised for even greater accomplishments in the future.
The Charmettes, Incorporated seeks to provide services and supports to women to increase their participation in civic community development efforts. The Women’s Empowerment Institute will work with Charmettes and partners from other organizations, learning together how to maximize collaborative organizational effectiveness as individual relationships are forged in a learning environment designed to increase the skills, confidence and knowledge required to take on new and expanded community roles and to lead, inspire and participate in community institutions at all levels.
The program is designed to expand the intergenerational and collaborative approach by including individuals from other not-for-profits and who work together through the participatory curriculum.