Community service

Nomsa Ncube receives Black Excellence on the Hill award for community service in Haverhill

Haverhill’s Nomsa Ncube received the Black Excellence on the Hill award from the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus on Monday.

Ncube was nominated by Representative Andy X. Vargas who said she has been committed to the defense, maintenance and development of fundamental human rights for more than 30 years. She serves at Somebody Cares New England as Director of Community Liaison and Pantry. Throughout the pandemic, Ncube was responsible for ensuring that many members of the Haverhill community were fed and had basic necessities. She was also a key leader in helping to break down vaccine hesitancy in the city. She is a member of the Haverhill LEADS program.

“I was so proud to nominate Nomsa Ncube for the Black Excellence Awards presented by the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus for Black History Month,” Vargas said. He added, “Over the past two years, I have witnessed what his servant leadership means to many in our community. From delivering food to vulnerable people to suppressing vaccine hesitancy, Nomsa represents the best of humanity.

Black Excellence on the Hill celebrates black community leaders and change makers and honors their accomplishments and impact on Massachusetts communities. Other honorees have included educators, racial justice leaders, doctors, religious leaders, small business owners and many more. The event is hosted annually by the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus.