Message from Chapter Co-Presidents
Thank you for choosing Cobb County Mocha Moms! Our chapter is a thriving community of women building sisterhood through motherhood. Our chapter is filled with intelligent, talented and dynamic women, all dedicated to nurturing our families. Our members strive to support each other during this challenging and rewarding season of motherhood. We believe strongly in the power of sisterhood to uplift and strengthen each of us to become more than we could be alone. Our motto for 2017 is “Intentional Sisterhood”, where we intentionally and practically demonstrate support for our Mocha sisters, and service within the community.
Mocha Moms can mean so many things and serve so many purposes in each mother’s life. Whether you work full time, part-time, stay at home, are married or single, this Chapter has something for you. Our members set the very foundation by which this goal can be reached and we encourage you to become actively involved. We hope you are able to:
- Expand your personal connections by building bonds of sisterhood with other Mocha Moms; and
- Engage in the full range of enriching activities, events and community outreach projects.
We are honored to serve as Co-Presidents. We have a lot of great things planned this year, and we look forward to taking this journey in motherhood with you. Again, we’re thrilled that you joined/renewed! Should you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to seeing you very soon.
Eboni DuBose and Marionette Audifferen
Founded in 2007, this Chapter was formally known as North Cobb Mocha Moms. In late 2016, the name was changed to Cobb County Mocha Moms to truly reflect our membership. We offer support for all phases of motherhood–newborns/toddlers, elementary age and tqeens and teens. Our committees include:
- Weekday and Weekend Mother’s Support
- Home Alone (for moms with school age children or flexible work schedules)
- Monthly Moms Night Out
- Singles Support
- Sister Circle
- Teens and Tweens
- Helping Hands (crisis support)
- Community Activism
The annual membership fee is $50, 50% of which supports national administration and the remaining supporting local chapter administration. Additionally, we have several fundraisers throughout the year to help offset expenses for community outreach and committee activities.
Mocha Moms, Inc. began with the publishing of a newsletter called Mocha Moms in the hopes of connecting at-home mothers of color with each other. The newsletter was intended to encourage these mothers to feel good about their choice as well as to provide information to help them be the best and most important influence in their children’s lives. It was distributed to over 100 moms across the country in the spring of 1997. During the summer of 1997, moms in Prince George’s County, Maryland decided to form a support group called Mocha Moms, Inc. There are now over 100 chapters of Mocha Moms, Inc. throughout the United States and the organization is continually growing and evolving to meet the needs of our moms, their families, and the communities they live in. You can find out more about our National Organization by visiting http://www.mochamoms.org.
Mocha Moms, Inc. began in 1997 as a support group for stay-at-home mothers of color. In 2015, we changed our mission to be the “premier voice for all mothers of color”. Our members are moms, bound together by the bonds of motherhood, who are a mixture of full time working moms, stay at home oms, work part-time, flex-time, night shifts, have home-based businesses, consult or freelance from home, or have chosen alternative, less demanding career paths so that they are more available to their families. Our goal is to support the decisions made by our members. We will never pass judgment on mothers who choose to make or are forced to make different decisions for their families. Click here to view a message from our Co-Founder and President Emerita.
The organization is essential because historically, mothers of color, particularly African-American mothers, have not had the opportunity to devote the majority of their time to caring for their own families. Mocha Moms, Inc. serves as an advocate for those mothers and encourages the spirit of community activism within its membership. In 2006, Mocha Moms, Inc. adopted the community service initiative entitled Closing the Gap on Minority Achievement which focuses on the health, educational and financial disparities which currently exist in our country.
Mocha Moms, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Mocha Moms, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic level, education, or religion. Anyone who supports the mission and purpose of Mocha Moms, Inc. is welcome to join.