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 – Donald Jackson 
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 Steven Goings, Advisor 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 National Criminal Justice Committee

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. National NAACP: 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 Committee – Position Vacant 
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 organizationNational NAACP: Health

Labor and Industry – Linwood Eady, Chair 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 – Edward Armstrong 
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 – Ian Oglesby, Political Action Chair 
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 – Cedric Garrett 
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 Work Committee – Monica Mapp and Stacie Andrews,  Co-Advisors
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.