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SGV-NAACP ACT-SO Orientation Jan 13,2023

Now more than ever it is clear that takes an entire village to educate a child.  As the illiteracy and dropout rates continue to increase and African-American high school students consistently rank low on national tests and in college enrollment, the need for programs that challenge and encourage their academic and artistic development also increases. We recognize your hard work and dedication to motivate our students toward a higher level of learning and we are committed to becoming a part of your team.

The NAACP’s ACT-SO (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics) Program was developed to enhance and showcase the academic and artistic achievement of African-American high school students just as we do their athletic achievements. Since 1978, the NAACP ACT-SO has: Challenged students to excel and consistently put a spotlight on their efforts and successes; raised the standard of excellence and expectation among our youth; promoted a climate of academic and artistic development; and mobilized the adult community to serve as mentors and coaches for students in the areas of the sciences, humanities, performing arts, visual arts, business and culinary.

ACT-SO is a yearlong enrichment program that culminates in a local and national competition where students compete for awards and scholarships totaling over $150,000. ACT-SO, the “Olympics of the Mind”, seeks to promote positive self-esteem, academic and artistic excellence, positive interaction between our youth and the adult professional community. Furthermore, ACT-SO encourages more African-American youths to pursue higher education.

We need your help in making our outreach efforts to our youth a success. There are four things that you can do: Let teachers know about the ACT-SO program and have them contact me at the number below for additional information; encourage teachers to identify youth who may benefit from participating in the ACT-SO program; encourage teachers to support participating students by helping them to develop their project and rewarding and recognizing their participation in ACT-SO; distribute this letter to student counselors, interested students and to your Black Student Union (BSU) president.

We are proud to share that we have been very successful over the past 20 years, winning a total of (8) National medals. We are very proud of our local high school student participants.

Our orientation will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. at the Pomona Valley Health Center Conference Room, Suite 280 1601 N. Monte Vista Claremont, CA 91711. A parent or guardian must attend.
Directions: 10 fwy, exit  Monte Vista, go North ¾ mile North of Foothill Blvd. Please contact me at
(909) 717-9450 or email at

Angela Benson   ACT-SO Chairperson
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Vote for Minister Paulette Gipson-Region 1 for NAACP Board 

Vote for Change, Leadership, Integrity
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SGV-NAACP Annual Meeting & Holiday Luncheon

A time for SGV-NAACP to reflect on its accomplishments, celebrate our work, and enjoy/have fun with each other. Make time to join us

Nominee for NAACP Board of Directors for Region One

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Uniquely qualified, knowledgeable, and makes decisions in the best interest of the members, NAACP, and community.

Paulette says, "With me, your vote and your voice count! We won the nomination in Boston let’s do it again! Southern California and all of Region 1 matters! "
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Homerun Holidays

Downtown Pomona Christmas Parade is December 9, 2023  5:00 pm- 9:00 pm  Applications opens October 6 and closes Nov 22.  Come out and join the fun.
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SGV-NAACP November Branch Meeting

Join us! We need all members to be actively involved to do the work of advocating for civil rights for our service area and community.
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President Irma Cooper will be joining Sande Rose in Honor of Veterans Day
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San Gabriel Valley NAACP 25th Anniversary Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Join us as we Celebrate the Man, His Dream, and His Beloved Community. Together as one!  For sponsorship and vendor information contact us at, 323-427-7148 or
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Notice of SGV-NAACP Annual Meeting

Per NAACP Unit Bylaws Members must be given notice of the Annual Meeting. pg 23 NAACP Unit Bylaws.

This is the official Notice of SGV-NAACP Annual Meeting
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SGV-NAACP Executive Committee Meeting-

Per our Bylaws (pg 22-23) it is the responsibility of the SGV-NAACP Executive Committee  to budget and plan the activities for the upcoming year (2024 )and submit to the General body of the branch in December 2023 for approval.

This process will begin at the October Executive Committee. Executive Committee Members you will receive the agenda and other appropriate documents  prior to the meeting. Please come prepared to actively engage in this process.
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No Meeting in July 2023

75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9981

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Join Pomona & SGV-NAACP Armed Services & Veterans Affairs Committee in honoring the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9981.

The executive order, signed on July 26, 1948, was President Harry S. Truman’s historic move to integrate the U.S. military. It not only transformed the rank and file of people who served our country in the military, but it also integrated and transformed our society.
Come out and hear how this Executive Order impacted the careers of African American Military Personnel.

Historic Reparations

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The Reparations Task Force Members from Los Angeles will facilitate a Townhall Style presentation on the status of the Historic Reparations
Come out and Learn what happening with Reparations for African Americans.


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This Memorial Day, SGV-NAACP hopes you will stand with us as we remember all those who have served and sacrificed for our nation.  Words can not express our gratitude.

FROM: SGV-NAACP Executive Committee

CA HI NAACP State Convention

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California Hawaii State NAACP is hosting its 36th Annual Convention October 26-29 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront

NAACP National Convention

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"Thriving Together"
114th NAACP National Convention

July 26- Aug 01, 2023
Boston, MA


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MARCH 31- APRIL 2, 2023