The heart of the organization is working through the standing committees. Please review the list of committees, then decide where your skills, ability, and passion guide you to serve. We need you to join one of several standing committees in the branch to help meet our goals. Once you choose a committee CLICK HERE and let us know your choice.
ACT-SO – Freda Hammonds
Health – Dr. Chris Griffith, M.D.
Armed Services & Veterans Affairs – Edwina Clanton
Housing – Marketa Killingbeck
Communications Press & Publicity – Albert Fields
Labor & Industry – Troy Vincent
Community Coordinator – Stephen A. Parris
Legal Redress – Tawana Jones
Criminal Justice – Teresa Hardy
Membership – Thele Moore
Economic Development – Lisa Wright
Political Action – Nadine Ali
Education – Nakhia Hill
Religious Affairs – Donna Dees
Environmental & Climate Justice – Sonja Gunter
WIN – Dennise Thomas-Allen
Finance – Marcus Dorsey
Youth Works – Nakhia Hill
Freedom Fund – Ingrid Marie Owens
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The NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students. The ACT-SO Committee develops mechanisms to encourage and inspire black youth toward excellence in academics, cultural pursuits and opportunities through community support in local annual high school competitions. First place winners compete in the National NAACP convention.
The Education Committee shall seek to eliminate segregation and other discriminatory practices in public education; study local education conditions affecting minority groups; investigate the public school system and school zoning; familiarize itself with textbook material there from which is racially derogatory; seek to stimulate school attendance; keep informed of school conditions and strive to correct abuses where found; investigate the effects of standardized and high stakes testing practices; teacher certification; promote parental involvement in education and aim to be a center of popular education on the race question and on the work of the Association.
Armed Forces Committee
This Committee shall seek to establish a working relationship with those agencies in government, national, state and local, having the responsibility in the affairs of members of the various Armed Services and Veterans and to see that the programs to which they are responsible are administered fairly and justly to members of the minority community; study conditions pertaining to veterans and members of the Military Service and their dependents and/or survivors in the community; serve as a center of information on matters affecting the members of the Active Military, Reserves, State National Guard and Veterans.
Political Action Committee
The Political Action Committee shall seek to increase voter registration and voting; work for the enactment of municipal, state and federal legislation designed to improve educational, political and economic status of minority groups; seek the repeal of racially discriminatory legislation; work to improve the administration of justice; work to secure equal enforcement of the law; and keep National Office and the Unit informed of all proposed legislation which affects minority groups. This committee shall be nonpartisan and shall not endorse candidates for public office.
Committee seeks to promote media content consistent with fundamental NAACP goals; seek to ensure Black minority ownership and control of print and electronic media; monitor local and national media; provide the National Office with research on those local businesses engaged in communications; seek to ensure that all people have a right to choose from and have access to a variety of high quality telecommunications goods and services at reasonable cost; endeavor to secure and forge publicity for the work of local and national association in through local press entities; attempt to interest persons in charge of local news media on conditions affecting minority groups; seek to counteract derogatory & erroneous statements in the local media about Blacks & other minorities; be responsible for forwarding to THE CRISIS items covering Unit activities and important local affairs and act as a promoter on the sales of THE CRISIS.
The Labor Industry Committee shall seek ways to improve the economic status of minority groups by working to eliminate discriminatory employment practices in industry and government, wage differentials based on race, unequal opportunities for training, promotion and unfair dismissals; encourage greater participation in the trade union movement; work to end discriminatory practices in labor unions; secure the enactment of state and federal fair employment practices legislation and work to improve opportunities in vocational and apprenticeship training.
This Committee shall implement local efforts and support national programs to preserve and expand economic empowerment among African-Americans and other communities of color by researching & establishing relationships with private and public entities; supporting the work of relationships with private and public entities;suppot the work off the National Office in monitoring the progress and activity of private and public entities designated by national program; implement local efforts to promote growth business ownership; increase employment and job creation and encourage business development and home ownership.
Youth Works Committee
The Youth Works Committee shall consist of all Youth Unit Advisors and Youth Unit Presidents and five (5) persons appointed by the Branch President. The Youth Unit Advisors and the Youth Unit Presidents shall choose the chair of the Committee. The Youth Work Committee shall develop and coordinate the programs of the Branch and Youth Units and recruit young people ages 14-24 for the council; opportunities for leadership and educational support an
The Committee shall work to promote, protect and maintain the health of African Americans; assess health needs of the community; advocate for equal access to health education, care treatment and research for all Americans; sponsor health related activities such as health forums, health fairs and workshops highlighting issues of importance to people of color; and support health initiatives of the Association.
The Committee shall plan and conduct fundraising activities, entertainment and the other projects, for local and national purposes within the scope of the Association’s program. It shall work closely with the Finance Committee.
Legal Redress Committee
The Committee shall investigate all cases reported, supervise all litigation in which the Unit is interested; keep the National Office and the Branch informed on the progress of every case. It shall not give general legal advice.
The Committee shall work throughout the year to maintain and increase membership of the Association; responsible for planning and organizing the annual membership campaign; responsible on a continuous basis for soliciting new members and for securing renewals and initiate all possible means to obtain Lifetime Members and sponsor a continuing program towards this end.
Woman in NAACP (W.I.N.) Committee
W.I.N. shall Galvanize women in NAACP (WIN) subject to the control of the Executive Committee and to such rules and regulations as the Board of Directors may enact. WIN shall address within the framework of the NAACP, civil rights issues affecting women and children and shall carry out other civil and cultural activities to enhance membership and provide financial support to the Branch.
Dr. Martin Luther King helped to change the world through his mission of peace and message of unity.
It is in his memory that the MLK Observance Day Association Inc. operates. MLK Observance Day Association. The purpose is to serve our fellow man and to ensure that Dr. King’s goals of eradicating poverty and injustice prevails.
Community Coordination Committee
The Committee shall seek to enlist the support of other community organization on issues affecting the interest of African Americans and other communities of color.
This Committee shall consist of the President, Treasurer and at least one other member. The Committee shall study the financial needs of the Unit and shall be responsible for drafting an adequate annual budget.
The Committee shall study housing conditions in the local community; receive and seek to address complaints of discrimination; oppose all restrictive practices whether public or private and disseminate information and render such other assistance which may eliminate discrimination in housing.
This Committee shall include ministerial and lay religious leaders who are members of the Unit. It shall promote an educations program designed to give moral and ethical interpretation to the civil rights struggle; interpret the work of the Association to organized religious groups of all faiths; enlist the support of such organized religious groups for membership, fundraising and the struggle for equality and full civil rights and provide resource assistance for religious education and social action activities, associated with the improvement of race relations.
Criminal Justice Committee
Criminal Justice Department The goal of the NAACP Criminal Justice Committee is to advocate for a better public safety system that reduces the reliance on prisons as means of solving social problems, advances effective law enforcement and removes barriers to voting and employment for formerly incarcerated people. This includes treatment for addiction and mental health problems, judicial discretion in sentencing, and an end to racial disparities at all levels of the system.
Environmental & Climate Justice Committee
Environmental injustice, including the proliferation of climate change, has a disproportionate impact on communities of color and low income communities in the United States and around the world. The NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program was created to support community leadership in addressing this human and civil rights issue.