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Branch Committees

Each of the committees below may have a variety of volunteer opportunities available. Contact us or stop by one of the meetings to find out how you can help.

Armed Services & Veterans

Works closely with agencies responsible for providing services to members of the Armed Forces and Veterans to ensure programs are administered fairly and justly to the minority community.

Criminal Justice

Works closely with the members of the Regional Prison Coordinator; maintain contacts with and report regularly to the Regional Coordinators; build, cultivate and maintain positive relationships between prison officials; solicit community leaders to assist in carrying out programs

Finance

The Finance committee shall consist of the President, Treasurer and at least one other member.   Studies the financial needs of the Branch and shall be responsible for drafting an adequate annual budget.

Housing

Work to promote, protect and maintain the health of African Americans; assess the 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, fairs and workshops highlighting issues of importance to people of color and support health initiatives of the organization.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee shall: (1) work throughout the year to maintain and increase the membership of the Association; (2) be responsible for planning and organizing the annual membership campaign; and (3) be responsible on a continuous basis for soliciting new members and for securing renewals.

Religious Affairs

The mission is to enlist the support of religious leaders to promote an educational program to give moral and ethical interpretation to the civil rights struggle.  To work with religious groups on the membership, fundraising and political empowerment activities.

Communication

Works closely with agencies responsible for providing services to members of the Armed Forces and Veterans to ensure programs are administered fairly and justly to the minority community.

Economic Development

Works to preserve and expand economic empowerment through research, partnerships with public and private entities, and the promotion of business ownership and homeownership.

Freedom Fund

The Finance committee shall consist of the President, Treasurer and at least one other member.   Studies the financial needs of the Branch and shall be responsible for drafting an adequate annual budget.

Labor & Industry

Works to eliminate discriminatory employment practices in industry and government, wage differentials based on race, unequal opportunities for training, promotion and unfair dismissals; securing the enactment of state and federal fair employment practices legislation and working for improved opportunities in vocational and apprenticeship training.

Political Action Committee

The Political Action Committee shall: (1) seek to increase registration and voting; (2) work for the enactment of municipal, state and federal legislation designed to improve the educational, political and economic status of minority groups; (3) seek the repeal of racially discriminatory legislation; (4) work to secure equal enforcement of the law and; (5) keep the national office and the branch informed of all proposed legislation which affects minority groups. The committee shall be non-partisan and shall not endorse candidates for public office.

Youth Council

The mission of the NAACP Youth & College Division shall be to inform youth of the problems affecting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities; to advance the economic, education, social and political status of African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities and their harmonious cooperation with other peoples; to stimulate an appreciation of the African Diaspora and other people of color’s contribution to civilization; and to develop an intelligent, militant effective youth leadership.

Community coordination

Works closely with agencies responsible for providing services to members of the Armed Forces and Veterans to ensure programs are administered fairly and justly to the minority community.

Education

Seeks to eliminate segregation and other discriminatory practices in public education, study local educational conditions affecting minority groups; investigate the public school system and school zoning; seek to stimulate school attendance;  keep informed of school conditions and strive to correct abuses where found; promote parental involvement in education;

Health

Work to promote, protect and maintain the health of African Americans; assess the 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, fairs and workshops highlighting issues of importance to people of color and support health initiatives of the organization.

Legal Redress Committee

The Legal Redress Committee shall: (1) investigate all cases reported to it; (2) supervise all litigation in which the branch is interested and; (3) keep the National office and the branch informed on the progress of every case. It shall not give legal advice.

Press & Publicity

The mission is to keep the community informed and aware of the organization’s mission, goals, accomplishments, events  and to make people aware of the benefits of becoming a member of the organization.