Cosmopolitan Women's Club


For over 45 years, the Cosmopolitan Women's Club has been at the forefront of civic responsibility helping local African-American middle school students, graduating high school seniors, and traditional & non-traditional current college students in their pursuit of academic excellence.

The members of the Cosmopolitan Women's Club are strongly committed to inspiring and motivating students to excel in their academic pursuits!

We also have a proud track record of helping students who are less fortunate by being an organization of encouragement and hope for them through our Spirit awards. Our organization conducts an annual scholarship ceremony (free to the public) which is attended by over 150 people including parents, school officials, and other civic organizations.

In the fall of 2021, we plan to offer another College Planning Workshop to help prepare high school students for college.

Board of Directors


Tunde Ayanfodun - Corning Community College

Dr. Robert Burke - Arnot Medical Center

Norris Kirby - Corning Incorporated

Giselle Sherman - Corning Incorporated

Johnny Terry - Corning Incorporated, retired

President - Arnette Brooks - Corning Incorporated

Vice President - Dr. Geraldine Wolfe - Retired

Treasurer - Michele Johnson - YWCA Elmira

Secretary - Benita Eldridge - Elmira City School District


President - Dawn White - Corning Incorporated

Vice President - Monica Bankston - Corning Incorporated

Treasurer - Michele Johnson - YWCA Elmira

Secretary - Benita Eldridge - Elmira City School District


Monica Bankston - Bumble

Arnette Brooks - Corning Incorporated

  Benita Eldridge - Elmira City Schools

   Michele Johnson - Corning Incorporated

Krystal Jubilee - Corning Community College

Ernestine Kyles -  Retiree, Corning Museum of Glass

Lori Mitchell - Corning Incorporated

                               Dawn White - Corning Incorporated

Dr. Geraldine Wolfe - NY State School Administrator ( Retiree )

CWC 2019 Group Photo


CWC has forged outstanding partnerships across the community.


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated – Omicron Nu Omega Chapter

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated – Ithaca Alumnae Chapter

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated – Corning Elmira Alumni Chapter

Ernestine Kyles Book Scholarship – Roy & Ernestine Kyles


These organizations and individuals sponsor scholarships valued at $1,000 or more!


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