For over a century, the Seattle Martin Luther King Jr. County Branch of the NAACP
has been promoting the dream of equality and opportunity for all.
Upcoming FREE Event:
On January 12th, the City of Seattle and Seattle CARES Mentoring Movement will launch “Our Best: Black Male Achievement Mentoring Campaign,” the city’s first initiative to support quality, culturally anchored mentoring for young black men and boys.
This FREE event is Friday, January 12, 6 p.m.– 8 p.m. at Broadway Performance Hall in Seattle. You can make reservations on it now.
New mentoring and recruitment campaign with City of Seattle focused on improving lives of young black men to launch January 12, 2018.
The keynote speaker is Susan L. Taylor, founder of the National Cares Mentoring Movement and editor emerita of Essence Magazine.This initiative is supported by the City of Seattle and a network of educational and youth mentoring organizations. January marks the 15th annual recognition of National Mentoring Month.
This urgent call to action needs you and your leadership! We cannot rebuild the community without our black men! The village is on fire and we need leadership as we move to the next generation and into 2018.
This is Seattle’s first-ever initiative designed to support quality, culturally anchored mentoring created to improve opportunities and life outcomes for young black men and boys. The campaign will recruit, train and mobilize 58 adult black males in the first year, doubling the number of mentors who are currently active. The need for mentors and role models for black males is enormous and the outcome will affect our community.
Mentors will be deployed wherever they are most urgently needed, including schools, youth-serving organizations and/or re-entry programs. They will serve as tutors, role models and inspirational examples to young black males.
Seattle CARES is one of 58 cities and affiliates of the National CARES Mentoring Movement. Since its launch, the National CARES Mentoring Movement has recruited and trained more than 125,000 mentors coast to coast.
Other speakers will include representatives from city government, education, social service agencies, and members of the faith community. Partnering agencies for the “Our Best” campaign include: 4C Coalition, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Big Brothers Big Sisters Inc., The Breakfast Group, City Year, JRA Mentoring Program, Mentoring Works, M.U.S.T, Seattle Public Schools (My Brother’s Keeper) and Treehouse Youth Violence Prevention Network.
For more information, visit www.seattlecaresmentoring.org. Please register through Eventbrite for this inspiring, impactful, and free event.
September 18, 2017
Seattle to Michael Bennett: We've Got Your Back
Bennett’s connection to these struggles has also had an interesting effect on the Seattle chapter of the NAACP. The oldest civil-rights organization in the country has called for an NFL boycott over the league’s treatment of Kaepernick, but as Gerald Hankerson, leader of the Seattle chapter, said, “We are not going to boycott because we want to support Michael and the team and show that this community supports their efforts to speak out.”
August 26, 2017
How NAACP Leaders in NFL cities view Colin Kaepernick and the Anthem Protests
“Our complete involvement from the branch level is that I’ve been working with [Seahawks players] Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril one on one...As Mike has indicated, he’s utilizing his platform to educate folks. He’s been down here in the community with the NAACP...I really applaud his courage and commitment to stand firm in his beliefs despite what has happened to Colin Kaepernick."
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In Memory: Oscar Eason, Jr
It is with a heavy heart we grieve the loss of a longtime NAACP activist and leader, Oscar Eason, Jr. After nearly six decades of service, Oscar served as NAACP President of both Seattle King/County as well as Alaska, Oregon, WA State Area Conference He leaves behind a long, distinguished history of fighting for Civil Rights and equality for all.
While Oscar is no longer with us, his legacy will live on for ages, both in his personal life and in the mission of the NAACP. He will have an everlasting impact on the hearts and souls of all the people who had the pleasure of knowing and working him over the years. Our thoughts and Prayers go out to his family, as we all have lost a legend of Civil Rights in Oscar Eason, Jr.
Seattle Medium article
Are you a student in 9-12th grade interested in showcasing your singing, design, or writing talents? Do you know a student who does?
The NAACP's Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students.
ACT-SO relies on community volunteers and business leaders to serve as mentors and coaches in promoting academic and artistic excellence among African-American and Hispanic students. By providing an arena where students strive to excel in the sciences, arts and humanities, ACT-SO equips its participants with the skills to live meaningful lives.
ACT-SO includes 26 categories of competition. For more information on specific categories CLICK HERE.
ACT-SO recruits students annually and conducts annual Academic Olympic competitions for students in grades 9th - 12th in NAACP Branches throughout the country. First place local winners then compete with youth from other cities at the National ACT-SO finals held during our National Convention.
To learn more about the program and the specific categories and application process email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mural in West Seattle featuring NAACP ACT-SO participant Mahala Provost! Way to go, Mahala, we're so proud of you! Thanks to the artist who painted this brilliant piece.
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