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The National Basketball Wives Association:
Dedicated to the future of our communities

Mission & Vision

Our mission is to inspire leadership in women and improve our communities through volunteer services and financial assistance for deserving charitable organizations. In assisting these organizations, we have the unique opportunity to give back to the communities that have supported our NBA family.

It takes Courage to Care

We gladly accept that challenge

Our vision is to become a distinguished not-for-profit organization, represented by members of the professional sports community, whose focus lies in three core areas: Education, Health & Wellness, and Women’s Empowerment.

Our mission is to leverage our intellectual and capital resources, as well as, corporate and community partners to foster and/or assist families in our national and global outreach.

-The National Center for Education Statistics

Condition of Education 2016

Parents’ educational attainment and household poverty status are associated with the quality of children’s educational experiences and their academic achievement, whether they are in public school, in private school, or being homeschooled.

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The NBWA is fully committed to volunteering its member’s time and funding public programs that benefit children’s education. The NBWA is aware of the connection between the likelihood of success in grade school as it relates to social economics status. It is our goal to bridge gaps of opportunity by providing resources to impoverished communities in need. Our members will frontier regional support and mentoring programs, ushering in the help of grass roots organizations

that have proven their commitment to the community. Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled, and today, nearly one in three children in America are overweight or obese. The NBWA understands the positive impact that can be made viral by way of social media. We plan to engage youth to participate in NBWA Health & Wellness Challenges, featuring the support of our member’s families and celebrity friends.

–Michelle Obama, First Lady

Let’s Move! Launch, February 9, 2010

Everyone has a role to play in reducing childhood obesity, including parents and caregivers, elected officials from all levels of government, schools, health care professionals, faith-based and community-based organizations, and private sector companies. Your involvement is key to ensuring a healthy future for our children.

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The NBWA encompasses a membership of women that includes diverse backgrounds, both culturally and professionally. It is our intent to honor our members and the contributions they give to their families, our society, the arts and much more.

For us, empowerment means to recognize, encourage and uplift our members. Our goal is to present a positive culture for young women everywhere. The NBWA is devoted to being an inclusive and supportive group for all women.

“We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored”

—Sheryl Sandberg

Chief Operating Officer of Facebook and founder of Leanin.org

Empowering women to participate fully in economic life across all sectors is essential to build stronger economies, achieve internationally agreed goals for development and sustainability, and improve the quality of life for women, men, families and communities.

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I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.

- Maya Angelou

The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving.

- Albert Einstein

Supporting Each Other

We can help change the world

Our distinct group of extraordinary women spans various generations and nationalities. We believe this diversity creates an ideal platform for mentoring and encourages the development of lifelong friendships.

With over nine collective decades of basketball history, the members joining the NBWA have come together to share their phenomenal journey in hopes of inspiring and empowering women everywhere.

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