Start a Chapter
There is currently no chapter in your city/state. You are invited to charter a chapter. If you are interested in chartering a chapter, you should first read and review About Us, Anti-Discrimination Policy, and Mocha Moms, Inc. and the "Mommy Wars". Here are some other things you should know before chartering:
STARTING AND RUNNING A MOCHA MOMS CHAPTER
"Where was Mocha Moms when I was first home?!" How many times have we heard that since we first started meeting! Starting a Mocha Moms, Inc. chapter in your area will fill a void you may not have realized exists. It's easy to feel that you are the only mother of color in your community, so finding each other is so affirming. Our roles of mothers and wives have become more enjoyable once we've found the camaraderie of a group of women who share our priorities. A few like-minded women who bond together to establish a Mocha Moms, Inc. chapter quickly grows in number and spirit. Here are some guidelines to getting started.
NEW CHAPTER SPONSORS
Each new chapter will need to be sponsored by a Regional Director, State Coordinator, National Board Member or a president or vice president of a local chapter. The sponsor's role as a new chapter sponsor is intended to insure consistent operating procedures between all local chapters and provide assistance/consultation where needed. Please refer to the Charter Application for specifics.
FORMS AND REPORTS
- Each local chapter must submit monthly membership reports whenever the chapter welcomes a new member.
- Each chapter must submit a yearly Chapter Activity Report to the National Office. Reports are due annually on February 15th.
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?
- Mocha Moms supports the many choices of mothers of color. We fully appreciate that all participants in Mocha Moms play an active role in the organization--we can all learn from each other. And remember, ALL are welcome.
- You will need to use a member's home or a free location to have support group meetings - i.e. malls, community centers, churches, libraries, etc.
- You may want to attend some of the activities of an established chapter near you.