We celebrate the significant progress achieved by our organization since the ‘game changer’ strategy was created in 2011. After more than a decade, we are sunsetting the "game changers".
Innovation and growth require nimble strategies. With a focus on innovation and impact, we embrace a bold new vision for our next chapter.
We are launching C-HOPE, our new Centers of Innovation:
Each Center brings together NAACP experts: issue-area leads, policy, lobbyists, communications, researchers, and state advocates to implement our ambitious goals.
Learn more about each Center, our advocacy model, and how this will guide the NAACP's work moving forward.
How are you planning to show up and show out this year?
Last year was about our collective power.
This year we will .....THRIVE!
OUR MISSION is to achieve equity, political rights and social inclusion by advancing policies and practices that expand human and civil rights, eliminate discrimination and accelerate well-being, education, and economic security of Black people and all persons of color.
We envision an inclusive community rooted in liberation where all persons can exercise their civil and human rights without discrimination.
Collaborative, Committed, Ethical, Transparent, Visionary
Our Theory of Change. We are committed to a world without racism where Black people enjoy equitable opportunities in thriving communities. Our work is rooted in racial equity, civic engagement, and supportive policies and institutions for all marginalized people.
Join us in the war against the racial disparities that are still too prevalent in America.
Executive Body Meetings
are held the FIRST (1st) Monday of each month.
(Executive Committee reports should be submitted a week in advance.
*Meetings are held at 7:00pm at
THE CHESTER COUNTY HISTORY CENTER
225 North High St. West Chester, PA 19380
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Additional parking is available at Univest Bank & Trust Co.
200 N. High Street
(Corner of High & Chestnut St.)
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*UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED*
Since April 19, 1919, we have served our community with unwavering focus and resolve. Our site serves to provide information and connections to activities & resources aimed to address the inequalities, that are the focus of the NAACP's work.
This year will mark our 104th Anniversary.
Growing our membership is an important part of the fight. Membership gives us a nationwide footprint of freedom fighters that are ready to take care of the business at hand. "Each NAACP member has the ability to help us double our reach to drive culture and change in communities across the country. We need every member to encourage their network to join the fight. Join by using the online form linked below or text JOIN 20707."
Select #2292-B as your branch/unit number.
Our purpose is grounded in three approaches woven deeply into the fabric of who we are. Collectively, we refer to them as our ‘DNA,’ and we embed them affirmatively in all our work.
The 2023 National Women’s History Theme
“Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories,”
American women of every race, class, and ethnic background served as early leaders in the forefront of every major progressive social
change movement. Yet despite these contributions, we have been and continue to be overlooked and undervalued, in the literature, teaching and the study of American history.
This month's issue of County Lines Magazine features organizations and WOMEN that Serve and Speak up for our communities. Get to know them. Get to know their STORIES.
"We must continue to tell our story, history, our truth. There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."
Dr. Maya Angelou
In Case You Missed It-(ICYMI)
In honor of Black History Month,
Dr. Richelle Foreman-Gunter, a local therapist
and ordained minister, spoke to audiences
on her recent research on racial trauma – what
it is, the impact that it has on both the brain
and the body, ways to begin healing, as well as the Chester County Racial Trauma & Resiliency Collaborative’s efforts in providing resources and support to Black people in Chester County who are experiencing racial trauma.
(Article Source: March Issue of
County Lines Magazine. page 31.)
Rev. Dr. Richelle Foreman-Gunter does tremendous work in the community to combat food insecurity of our residents, young and old.
In addition, she serves as the Chairperson of our Political Affairs Committee
DASD will be hosting a Careers in Education Job Fair
Location: Downingtown High School West
To register for the fair ahead of time and find out more information, apply through the link.
We look forward to seeing you there!
The "Committee of the Whole" Meeting, allows the School Board to consider agenda items as one large committee. Various committees will present reports. Meetings are held at the Administrative Office, 540 Trestle Place.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
(Please note the date)
Join a conversation on resilience: succeeding & leading as a Black woman. Learn more about the barriers they've faced & the strength they used to overcome them & thrive. This conversation is one that you don't want to miss. Learn more about the journey of these phenomenal Black women navigating their
journeys in their own way.
Chester County Safe Schools Summit, "Parenting in a Digital World."
This virtual event will focus on examining current digital interaction apps and platforms, increasing parental awareness of digital interaction threats, and identifying the steps that parents can take to keep children safe.
In 2014, NAACP PA State Conference joined as a Petitioner in the case of William Penn School District et al. v. Pennsylvania Department of Education et al.
Feb. 7, 2023-The Commonwealth Court Judge Renée Cohn Jubelirer ruled that PA’s school funding system is unconstitutional and must be reformed. “All witnesses agree that every child can learn. Read the 786 page decision court document.
In his budget address, Governor Shapiro acknowledged that the recent Commonwealth Court ruling recognized that education is a fundamental right guaranteed by the Pennsylvania Constitution to all children and that students in low-wealth districts are currently denied that right because their districts cannot raise sufficient local resources.
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