NextGen is a 12-month leadership development training program for NAACP members between the ages of 21 and 35. The NextGen curriculum focuses on leadership development but also includes training in legislative action, advocacy and program planning consistent with the six NAACP Game Changer areas – Economic Sustainability, Education, Health, Criminal Justice, Civic Engagement and Youth Engagement. THE APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017. Qualified applicants are encouraged to click here to see the announcement message and instructions for submitting an application.
WIN is one of the 21 Standing Committees in our local NAACP unit. WIN’s purpose is to (1) enhance the leadership role of women; (2) to serve as an advocacy vehicle to address the social, economic, political, educational, health and welfare issues affecting women; (3) to advocate for the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual development of children and (4) to support the policies as well as the on-going mission and vision of the NAACP. The WIN Committee has assembled a list of services to assist women in the NAACP and the community. Click here to see the list.
The unit sponsored a very successful reception on October 24th with Justin Fairfax , candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. Leon Harris was the featured guest at the event. See our Facebook page for details and images of this event.
On Sunday, October 22 at 2 PM, the City of Manassas will dedicate a new historic marker to Jennie Dean on the site of the Manassas Industrial School. This marker, generously funded by local resident Bill Olsen, is being placed to honor the vision and hard work of Ms. Dean in establishing the Manassas Industrial School for Colored Youth in 1893. As part of the dedication, we have secured two guest speakers and light refreshments will be served. At this time, we are inviting you to join us for this special occasion. The City values its partnership with you and hopes you will be able to attend that afternoon. We request that you share this information with members of the local chapter of NAACP as they might find this interesting. Click here for the invitation with all of the particulars.
The October 6th candidate forum held at Hampton Middle School and jointly sponsored by PWNAACP, The League of Women Voters and the Committee of 100 was covered by the Inside NOVA news organization.
The session opened with prayer, the pledge of allegiance and introductory remarks from representatives from the three sponsoring organizations.
The forum was moderated by Dr. Steven Farnsworth, Political Science Professor at the University of Mary Washington.
Click here to view the inside NOVA article describing the event.