A chance to live the American Dream for all
Every person will have equal opportunity to achieve economic success, sustainability, and financial security. The NAACP Economic Department recognizes the importance of the economy and economic issues in advancing an equal opportunity society and aims to address the challenging economic realities facing our country including poverty, lack of jobs and disproportionate high unemployment, lack of affordable housing, foreclosures, etc. The NAACP Economic Department’s work enhances the capacity of African Americans and other underserved groups through financial economic education; individual and community asset building initiatives; diversity and inclusion in business hiring, career advancement and procurement; and monitoring financial banking practices.
The Goals of the Economic Department include:
Empowering local communities with the necessary education, resources and partnerships to develop sustainable economic models that advance diversity and equity.
Ensuring that government and industry are knowledgeable, and committed to bridging racial inequality particularly as it relates to employment, wealth, lending and business ownership.
Growing a movement of concerned citizens and organization who work together to produce an inclusive and strong middle class economy for the 21st century.
NAACP New York State Conference Economic Sustainability Chair:
Garry A. Johnson