Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. From the ballot box to the classroom, the thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders and members who make up the NAACP continue to fight for social justice for all Americans.
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination..
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.
Communications, Press and Publicity: Seek to promote media content consistent with fundamental NAACP goals which include the elimination of racial isolation and fear and the furtherance of multiracial and cultural understanding.
Community Coordination: Enlist the support of other community organizations on issues affecting the interests of African Americans and other communities of color.
Education: Seek to eliminate segregation and other discriminatory practices in public education.
Freedom Fund: Plan and conduct fund-raising activities, entertainment and other projects, for local and national purposes.
Health: Work to promote, protect and maintain the health of African Americans.
Legal Redress: Investigate all cases reported and supervise all litigation in which the unit is interested.
Membership: Work throughout the year to maintain and increase the membership.
Political Action: Seek to increase registration and voting and work for the enactment of municipal, state and federal legislation designed to improve the educational, political and economic status of minority groups.
ACT-SO: Conduct annual academic competitions for students in grades nine through twelve.
Housing: Study housing conditions in the local community.
Labor and Industry: Seek ways to improve the economic status of minority groups.
Armed Services and Veterans Affairs: 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.
Religious Affairs: Promote an educational program designed to give moral and ethical interpretation to the civil rights struggle.
Youth Work: Develop and coordinate the programs of the senior and youth groups.
Young Adult: Stimulate interest through advocacy training and solicit membership of 21-40 year olds.
Women in the NAACP (WIN): Address civil rights issues affecting women and children.