The MBWA Community Service Committee focuses on building meaningful connections with communities across Massachusetts by serving people through our strong partnerships with local nonprofit organizations such as St. Mary’s, Rosie’s Place, the Abby House, and the Fall River Family Center. The Committee accomplishes this mission by providing our membership with opportunities to address and improve the critical needs of the Massachusetts community through donation drives, meal preparation, and supporting local causes such as the annual Walk for Hunger.
The MBWA Communications Committee serves as the connection between MBWA and its members. The Committee assist with all designs and production of events and marketing communications. The Committee works in close cooperation with the other committees to disseminate information to the membership through emails and quarterly newsletters. The Committee oversees and maintain the current MBWA website. The overall objective of the Communications Committee is to establish an effective information sharing system between MBWA and its membership.
The MBWA Membership Committee is charged with handling matters of membership recruitment and retention. The Committee works with the executive board to develop strategies, programing, and initiatives to grow and maintain membership. This includes visiting law school throughout Massachusetts and creating networking opportunities. The Committee members meet once a month to create programing. A current project of the Committee is creating a directory of all black women attorneys in the state of Massachusetts.
The Ida B. Wells Committee organizes an annual afternoon tea for MBWA members and its supporters. The event honors black women attorneys whose intellect, skill and achievement make them great contributors to the Massachusetts legal community. The Ida B. Wells Award is given to those selected women who exemplifies the pioneering spirit and courage of Ida B. Wells.