Our History

Founded in June 1956 and incorporated nationally in 1972, the Continental Societies, Inc. is an international public service organization dedicated to the socioeconomic and cultural welfare of underprivileged children and youth. The Continental Societies Inc. embraces 46 chapters in 21 states in the Continental USA, District of Columbia and Bermuda and is continuing to grow. Through our Five-Point Programmatic Thrust: Health, Education, Employment, Recreation (HEER), plus Arts and Humanities, Continental women internationally strive to adhere to the humanitarian precept of sharing with those in need.

Nationally, regionally and locally, Continentals have created innovative activities while they volunteer their time through outreach programs in youth centers, schools, pediatric wards, homes for the delinquent, special needs and emotionally challenged youth. Continentals volunteer innovatively through tutoring, mentoring, after-school programs, apparel donations and walk-a-thons. Mentoring programs are a major component of the Continental approach.

Mission Statement

To create environments within our communities that empower children to have access to quality and appropriate opportunities to reach their optimal potential.