Calendar Monday, April 21, 2014
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Communities of Color Mayoral Forum & Questionnaire Responses

On Tuesday, September 10, 2013, the Boston NAACP joined the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, University of Massachusetts' Commonwealth Compact and the Coalition of Community Groups in hosting the Community of Color Mayoral Forum.  All 12 candidates participated and the Kroc Center's auditorium was at capacity with standing room only.

 
Boston NAACP Holds Quarterly Leadership Training

On Saturday, April 13, the Boston NAACP held its Quarterly Leadership Training at the offices of the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC) in downtown Boston.  The six hour training began in 2011 when a relatively young leadership team took office.  “At that time, we knew we needed to educate the next generation of NAACP leaders on our history and bylaws, the issues impacting our community and what’s expected of them,” said Michael Curry, Boston Branch President.

 
Boston NAACP Relaunches This is My Vote Campaign

In April, the Boston NAACP relaunched the highly successful NAACP campaign, This Is My Vote.  Last year, the local and national, non-partisan NAACP campaign was directly responsible for hundreds of thousands of people of color that showed up at the polls in November. The Boston NAACP distributed over 15,000 door hangers, hosted a Tele-Town Hall Meeting with over 3,000 residents, and registered over 750 voters.
 
Planning Underway for the 2nd Year of the Boston NAACP’s Pipeline to Leadership Program

In 2012, the Boston NAACP launched its inaugural Summer Job Pipeline to Leadership Program.  Students received a stipend for working for the Boston NAACP over seven weeks, focused primarily on civic engagement, youth violence and economic development.  16 youth, ranging in age from 14 to 20, were challenged to develop leadership skills and to experience the host of issues addressed by the nation’s oldest civil rights organization.

 

Mission Statement

Through a dedicated volunteer force we seek to eliminate the impact of racial discrimination in housing, employment, voting, health care, education, and the Courts.

Vision Statement

The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination.