Committees

Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO)

(ACT-SO) is a youth program of the NAACP that is “designed to recruit, stimulate, improve and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African American high school students.” The year-long program recognizes and awards young people who have demonstrated academic and cultural achievement. Gold, silver, and bronze medals, along with cash awards, are awarded to winners in each of 25 categories. The program is informally named the “Olympics of the mind.”

Armed Services and Veteran Affairs / Religious Affairs

Leroy Davis

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.

College Chapter

Adrianna Miller, President

Steven Goings & Andrea Monroe, Advisors

Contact Info:  Steven Goings:  sgoings@csumb.edu

The mission of the NAACP CSUMB College Chapter 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.

Criminal Justice

Ben Cooper, Chair

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

Education

Princess Pope, Chair

Contact information: princesspope@ymail.com

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;

Finance

Jim Black

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.

Health

James (Akin) Miller, Chair

Contact information: (831) 224-4980 or akinmiller@gmail.com

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.

Labor And Industry

Linwood Eady, Chair, Labor and Industry

Contact information: (831) 737-7779 or linwood.eady@att.net

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.

Legal Redress Committee

Leigh Rodriguez

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.

Membership Committee

Vacant Position 

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.

Political Action Committee

Steven Goings, Political Action Chair

Contact information: (831) 277-1523 or sgoings@csumb.edu

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.

Press and Publicity

Vacant Position

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.

Religious Affairs

Ray Pope, Chair

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.

Youth Council

Monica Mapp, Liaison

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.

 

 

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