North Central Service Club, Inc.(NCSC) was founded in the summer of 1966. The founders recognized the need for African-American women to become involved in community service within the central city and to provide a reservoir of leadership to effect positive change. The membership of this small, but very charitable, organization currently includes 21 women in a broad range of occupations. NCSC has consistently developed and participated in civic, educational, social and cultural programs. Since NCSC has been founded, the main premise has been to improve the quality of life for central city women and their families through educational assistance and community service.
Each year, a one-time scholarship is given to 10-12 African-American female high school seniors seeking higher education. The scholarship amounts usually range between $1,000 and $3,000. This scholarship is presented at the NCSC’s Recognition and Scholarship Luncheon. The event is held annually on the first Saturday of May. In order to accomplish the scholarship donations to the high school graduates, each NCSC member is responsible for getting donations, paying dues, selling tickets to our annual fashion show and luncheon, and selling ads.
For the North Central Service Club, each young lady is unique and has the ability and the right to learn. The mission of North Central Service Club is to forge partnerships with family and community that support preparing students for quality education, and to celebrate diversity through the recognition and support of all students. One objective of NCSC is to ease some of the financial stress of meeting the high cost of post-secondary education for students who show themselves prepared to function successfully in that environment. Members are dedicated to helping these students develop stronger self-esteem, self-discipline, sense of responsibility and a feeling of success within a culturally diverse environment. Our goal is that each student reaches success in the field of their choice.