The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination..


National naacp

The six NAACP Game Changers  address the major areas of inequality  that are the focus of the  NAACP’s strategic plan for the 21st Century: 

Economic Sustainability: Equal opportunity to achieve economic success, sustainability, and financial security.

Education: Free, high quality, equitably-funded, public pre-K and K-12 education followed by diverse opportunities for accessible, affordable vocational or university education.

 Health: Equal access to affordable, high-quality health care, and racially disparate health outcomes will end.

 Public Safety and Criminal Justice:  Disproportionate incarceration, racially motivated policing strategies, and racially biased, discriminatory, and mandatory minimum sentencing will end. Communities will be safer. The death penalty will be abolished.

Voting Rights and Political Representation:  Free, open, equal, and protected access to the vote and fair representation at all levels of the political process. African Americans will be proportionally elected to political office.

​Youth Engagement:  Greater support will be made to enhance the capacity  to recruit, engage, train and retain young adults.  Young adult engagement will be key in policy research, development and advocacy on all levels.

  • The NAACP is a civil rights organization that works to advance equality and racial justice
  • The NAACP was organized in 1909 in New York City
  •  Moorfield Storey was the NAACP’s first president.
  • W.E.B. Du Bois, the only African American on the initial leadership team, served as director of publications and research. 

spring valley branch


​​The Spring Valley Branch NAACP received its charter on June 25, 1951 and for over 60 years, the Spring Valley  Branch NAACP has devoted its energy to ensure the Civil Rights of all members of community are upheld because equality is not a privilege; it's a right

In the early 1950s, a naval worker was working in Spring Valley for the summer  when  a White woman accused him of staring at her; this resulted in his arrest.

As the news of the arrest spread, outrage grew within the community.  Several member of the community began meeting to address the racism and inequality that existed in Rockland County.  

The Spring Valley NAACP was born out of those discussions and the first official meeting was held in the basement of the First Baptist Church in Spring Valley.

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. From the ballot box to the classroom, the thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders and members who make up the NAACP continue to fight for social justice for all Americans.

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of all person and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

On July 22, 2017, the executive committee of the NAACP National Board of Directors unanimously named Derrick Johnson as Interim President and CEO. Derrick Johnson formerly served as vice chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors as well as state president for the Mississippi State Conference NAACP.