National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People

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This semester, I decided to go to a National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. known as the NAACP, meeting to attend their monthly leadership meeting. The meeting was held on March 17, 2016, and there were about 6 people in existence from the Golden Triangle area. All of the people in attendance are a part of the local chapter of the NAACP. The meeting was ran by the secretary and treasurer of the local chapter.
Before the meeting started, the group all bowed their heads in prayer. This prayer was led by RH Brown from WCBI News. This is normal during these meetings, but I know in many other settings this may have been avoided to keep from offending anyone that was not Christian. The meeting began with the secretary, Ceolia
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While the treasury was not particularly well off, the treasurer was clear about where money was coming in and where money was going. To me, this was a good example of leadership. Money problems often create issues within organizations at the leadership level, especially if funds are being mismanaged. The leaders of the organization showing such transparency was a good way to show the people who were not on the board that they understand the importance of accountability, especially in regards to the bank account.
After the Dr. Raspberry updated the group about the bank account, he went into detail about the various projects they were doing in the local community. The following items were the projects in progress:
Opening a learning center for children 5-18 years of age. Also, if a child was doing poorly in school and had a “D” and later received an “A”, the child would get incentive to receive a free computer.
Train 19-23 aged youth to do job interviews and fill out job applications.
Plans to have skilled workers come in and train with the children
Have a counseling team that will work with churches, give counseling sessions, and have different speakers to come in. While discussing these plans, Dr. Raspberry discussed the problem with leadership in the schools not being interested in the development of programs for the youth. One problematic aspect that was pointed out was the lack of responses from the superintendents.
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