National Alumnae Association of Spelman College
In September 2020, NAASC and March of Dimes launched a partnership focused on ending the racial disparities that exist for black mothers and babies. Black women are 2-3 times more likely to die during childbirth or in the first year after giving birth. Black babies are more likely to be born premature or low birthweight. These outcomes have lifelong impacts on family and community health. As the largest women's HBCU with 20,000 alumnae across the globe, Spelman students, faculty, staff, and alumnae are well positioned to change the national narrative on health disparities. Together with the March of Dimes, we hope to support black women to take care of and advocate for themselves before, during, and after pregnancy to ensure that black women and their children survive and thrive.
The National Alumnae Association, Inc. of Spelman College (NAASC) is the official organization that supports Spelman College, a historically black college for women, through financial gifts, student recruitment, sisterhood, community service, and recognition of Spelman women. The Association provides, encourages, and promotes growth and development of alumnae through leadership opportunities and partnership alliances. The NAASC actively seeks to involve all former students and graduates in the fulfillment of its purpose. To learn more about the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College, visit their website at naasc.org.