About the Lubbock NAACP
Founded February 12, 1909, the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s foremost, 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.
The Lubbock Branch is a non-profit organizational unit of the NAACP. It was re-established in 2017 to help the un-served and under-served communities of color within Lubbock County. Governed by a dedicated group of volunteer members, the NAACP Lubbock Branch partakes in a myriad of civil rights and social justice initiatives. Services are provided at no cost to the community, and includes, but are not limited to Civic Engagement, Legal Redress, and Health and Educational Advocacy.
Our Strategic Priorities
Criminal Justice: Advocate to reduce racial disparities in the Criminal Justice System, increase rehabilitation programs and reform Drug Law policies targeting communities of color.
Economic Empowerment: Eliminate racial economic disparities by advocating for equal employment opportunities, diversity recruitment, financial empowerment and building wealth within communities of color.
Education: Advocate for educational policies and resources that promote equal access to high quality education for students of color within Lubbock Public Schools.
Health: Promote healthcare reform and eliminate health disparities by promoting health and wellness in communities of color.
Political Action: Promote voter empowerment by implementing voter education, voter engagement, voter mobilization and voter turnout initiatives in the South Plains area.