Mission of NAACP
Our mission is to achieve equity, political rights, and social inclusion by advancing policies and practices that expand human and civil rights, eliminate discrimination, and accelerate the well-being, education, and economic security of Black people and all persons of color.
Vision Statement of NAACP
We envision an inclusive community rooted in liberation where all persons can exercise their civil and human rights without discrimination. We are committed to a world without racism where Black people enjoy equitable opportunities in thriving communities.
Founded February 12, 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest, largest and most widely recognized civil rights organization. Its more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, leading grassroots campaigns for equal opportunity and conducting voter mobilization.
On April 14, 1919, the Lansing Branch of the NAACP was chartered under the leadership of Branch President C. A. Campbell. Lansing Branch is one of 2,220 branches in the Association with the mission to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
Our work continues as more generations and allies demand we honor our commitment to advocate for our Black and Brown communities. Our communities expect as much and in response we declare,
We’re Here for You!”