One Dozen Who Care, Inc. (ODWC), founded almost 20 years ago, is the first 501(c) 3 Community Development Organization in far Western North Carolina to be organized and incorporated by Black women. As a non-profit based in Cherokee County, NC, ODWC exists to strengthen leadership among local women and youth to create strong community bonds through common cultural, economic and social inter actions in far WNC by:
1. Developing and strengthening leadership and entrepreneurship,
2. Building bridges between races, and
3. Preserving African American Culture and heritage
Along with economic development through our Small Business Center (SBC) technology training classes, our annual Multicultural Women's Development Conference, and our annual Elder Dinner to honor unsung heroes in the African-American Community, we carry out projects that promote social justice and equity.