Committees

The Norwich NAACP, like the National organization, maintains standing  committees with specific purposes and desired accomplishments.

ACT-SO (Academic, Cultural, Technological & Scientific Olympics) – organize and coordinate the ACT-SO Program within the branch, providing an instrument through which African-American youth are encouraged and inspired toward excellence in academic and cultural pursuits while benefiting from the maximum support of their communities.

Back to School / Stay in School – BTS/SIS is a program dedicated to providing students from elementary school to high school with
academic and social support. The program aims to enhance student success by reducing the absenteeism and dropout rate, providing a higher level of academic and cultural enrichment, increasing parental involvement and improving overall perceptions about public schools.

Civic Engagement / Voter Empowerment – address voter empowerment, increase public awareness and civic participation in Federal, State, and Local Agencies, ensure registration, education, and election protection; safeguarding the Constitutional right to vote, and to have one’s vote protected and counted; ensuring fair and proportional elected representation.

Education – The overall goal of the NAACP National Education Department is to ensure that all students have access to an equal and high-quality public education by eliminating all education related racial and ethnic disparities, and works to ensure that every disadvantaged student and student of color graduates ready for college or a career by ensuring access to great teaching, fair discipline, equitable resources and challenging curriculum.

Legal Redress – Investigates cases reported to it, maintains information on litigation in which the Branch is interested, keeps the National Office and the Branch informed on the progress of cases. Does NOT give general legal advice.

Membership & Life Membership – work throughout the year to maintain and increase membership; plan and organize the annual membership campaign; continuous solicitation for new members and to secure renewals; obtain Life Members and execute continuing program towards that goal.

Political Action – seek to increase registration and voting; work for enactment of legislation designed to improve the educational, political and economic status of minority groups; seek repeal of racially discriminatory legislation; work to improve the administration of justice and equal enforcement of the law. The Committee shall be nonpartisan and shall NOT endorse candidates for public office.

Religious Affairs – promote an educational program designed to give moral and ethical interpretation to the civil right struggle, interpret the work of the Association to organized religious groups of all faiths; enlist the support of organized religious groups for membership, fundraising, the struggle for equality and full civil rights, and provide resource assistance for religious education and social action activities.

WIN (Women In NAACP) – within the framework of the NAACP, address civil rights issues affecting women and children, carry out civic and cultural activities to enhance membership and support the Branch, enhance the leadership role of women, serve as an advocacy vehicle to address social, economic, political, educational, health and welfare issues affecting women, advocate for the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual development of children while supporting the policies, on-going mission and vision of the NAACP.