About the NAACP

UNIT:
Riverside Branch of the NAACP (Unit #1059) is classified as a 501 © 4 entity

ESTABLISHED:
In Riverside by Mr. Omar Stratton, et. al in 1942

OFFICE:
Office is currently not staffed. All officers are volunteers.

GOVERNANCE SYSTEM:
15 – 20 member Executive Committee comprised of six officers and the other At-large members have general control of affairs and programs of the branch as outlined in the NAACP Constitution and By-laws and the Association’s 2010-2012 Strategic Plan as implemented by the standing committees, as required.

Woodie Rucker-Hughes, President and official Branch spokesperson

MEMBERSHIP:
The Riverside branch currently has 250 members. Any person who is in accordance with the principles and policies of the Association may become a member of the Branch by paying an annual fee of $30.

MISSION & VISION:
The NAACP insures the political, educational, social and economic mission and equality of minority groups and citizens; achieves equality of rights and eliminates race prejudice among the citizens of the United States; removes all barriers of racial discrimination through the democratic processes; seeks to enact and enforce federal, state and local laws securing Civil rights; informs the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and seeks its elimination; educates persons as to their constitutional rights and to take all lawful action in furtherance of these principles.

BRANCH JURISDICTION:
Metropolitan area served includes: Riverside, Moreno Valley, and Corona, Coachella Valley, Banning, Beaumont and Hemet

MEETING SCHEDULE:
Executive Committee meets the 2nd Monday of each month @ 6 p.m.

General Membership meetings are scheduled on the 3rd Monday of the month @ 6 p.m. and take place at the Stratton Center in Bordwell Park in Riverside, Calif.