The Hickory National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is a branch of the oldest existing civil rights organization in the country. Our mission is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
This branch has been in existence since the late 1960's. As a nonpartisan organization, we strive to increase political literacy, ensure equitable and quality education, and address issues of fair employment and housing. We continue to encourage participation of people of color in most areas of government and community life, and campaign for fair voting rights and greater voter participation.
We are actively fighting to end systemic racism and improve the equity and inclusion of all groups in Hickory, North Carolina, and the United States of America. Our branch currently has over 100 members and over 500 social media followers. We meet monthly on the 2nd Sunday at 3:00 PM via Zoom. Go here for dates and links to meetings.
Our Task Forces are working on a variety of projects to improve the education and quality of life for all residents of Hickory. To see what we are doing and learn how you can become a part of this go here.
We are looking for compassionate adults to join one of our structured mentoring programs. We have opportunities in both the Hickory Public Schools and Catawba County Schools systems from elementary through high school levels.
Mentors provide skills, resources, and positive experiences that will help our youth become better students and realize their full potentials as they become productive citizens.
Opportunities to mentor students at schools throughout Catawba County. Mentors will typically meet students at their schools during lunch time (varies from 10:30 am to 1 pm)
Learn about the importance of primary and local elections, get information on candidates, and other non-partisan voting information. Election day is coming, Tuesday, May 17th, 2022.
Click below to get ready to exercise your voting power!
Your support and contributions will help to power the fight to end structural racism, discrimination, and inequality in all its forms.
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