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 race-based discrimination.
Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students.
Advocacy and Issues
Founded February 12, 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s foremost, largest, and most widely recognized civil rights organization. Its more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, leading grassroots campaigns for equal opportunity and conducting voter mobilization.
Partnerships between the NAACP and other organizations are built on a shared vision of a fair world, free of racial discrimination and injustice, which implies solidarity beyond the implementation of specific programs and activities.
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The San Gabriel Valley NAACP Chapter has been fighting for your civil rights since 1964.