National Trends and Services


The National Trends and Services facet is tasked with eliminating disparities by reducing barriers to resources through advocacy, education, and service. The Eastern Area chapters are empowered to raise their voices and transform the communities in which they work. The facet’s goals include:

  • increasing the number of sustainable and measurable programs;

  • increasing collaborative partnerships; and

  • extending our existing initiatives to include communities identified as having the greatest need.


The Eastern Area and its partners serve as catalysts for change, promoting individual and community empowerment. Its partnership with the National Urban League seeks to empower families and impact and improve the lives of African Americans in our communities through education and advocacy.


The National Trends and Services Facet realizes the importance of voter engagement in 2020. Through the Area Legislative and Public Affairs committee, chapters will be encouraged to actively engage in get out the vote as well as voter education activities.


The Census 2020 provides the opportunity for Chapters in the Eastern Area to become active in helping to ensure everyone is counted. As civic minded women, we realize the impact of the Census and how important it is our communities.


Chapters in the Eastern Area work with Dress for Success as a part of our transformative programming.  We realize Dress for Success is more than clothing but is also a vehicle to assist women in learning tools to lead to successful careers and lives.  Chapters donate work attire and accessories as well as share personal and professional development tools designed to help women thrive at work and in life.

National Trends and Services builds upon its partnership with AARP by increasing chapter participation in AARP programming and partnering with our Platinum and Alumnae Affairs committee to help our aging community “live their best lives.”  The National Trends and Services facet is committed to eliminating social, economic, health, and educational, disparities in our communities.


NTS Committee

Tanya Longino, Chair, Carla Brown, NTS Co-chair, Gail Scott, Dawn Williamson-McBean,

Nellie Jenkins, Kelly Harris Braxton, Camille Cooper, Kimberly Johnson


Legislative & Public Affairs

Evelyn Sample-Oates, Chair, Nicole Venable, Co-Chair, Kimmie Robinson, Onida C. Mayer,

Veronica DeLandro, Bridgette Hylton, and Joni Ivy