The NAACP Economic Department’s work enhances the capacity of African Americans and other underserved groups through financial economic education; individual and community asset building initiatives; diversity and inclusion in business hiring, career advancement and procurement; and monitoring financial banking practices.
The Committee on Economic Development seeks to implement local efforts and support national programs to preserve and expand economic empowerment among African-Americans and other communities of color by. (1) researching and establishing relationships with private and public entities; (2) supporting the work of the National NAACP Office in monitoring the progress and activity of private and public economic development entities designated by national NAACP programs; (3) implementing local efforts to promote the growth of business ownership; (4) increasing employment and job creation; and (5) encouraging business development and home ownership.
Mr. Weaver serves as the Vice President for the DEI group at Mid Penn Bank. In that role Mr. Weaver presented a gift to the branch in recognition of Black History Month. Learn more about their
The student debt crisis has a disproportionate impact on Black borrowers and their families. Across all racial groups, Black borrowers hold the most student loan debt despite also being consistently underserved by post- secondary institutions.
To appreciate the racial wealth gap, it is first important to understand the disparity in important federal policies that helped create the current gaps in college degree attainment.
Read the report: Student Debt and Racial Equity.
We must continue to apply pressure and demand that the leaders elected by the movement we built make due on racial equity and ensure equitable and affordable pathways for education.
Report Legislation Policy and the Black Student Debt Crisis
*PBS-News Hour - Student loan debt has a lasting effect on Black borrowers, despite the latest freeze in payments
The School Districts of Chester County Recruiting Consortium was formed by the Chester County Public School Districts to search for and identify quality, certificated professionals. Prospective teachers are interviewed at career fairs and campus visitations by representatives of the School Districts of Chester County, Pennsylvania Recruiting Consortium. Find out about upcoming events.
The Labor and Industry Committee attempts to improve the economic status of minority groups by: (1) working to eliminate discriminatory employment practices in industry and government, wage differentials based on race, unequal opportunities for training, promotion and unfair dismissals; (2) encouraging greater participation in the trade union movement; (3) working to end discriminatory practices in labor unions; (4) securing the enactment of local, state and federal fair employment practices legislation; and (5) working for improved opportunities in vocational and apprenticeship training.
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