The Detroit Branch NAACP’s B.R.I.D.G.E.S program provides an opportunity for open recreation and professional development workshops centered around career readiness, financial literacy, civic engagement and healthy active lifestyles. The B.R.I.D.G.E.S program is for young people between the ages of 14-24 who are either City of Detroit residents or DPS students.
Monday — Thursday
3:00 p.m. — 7:00 p.m.
until August 13, 2015 Locations:
King High School
3200 E. Lafayette St.
Detroit, MI 48207
Communication & Media Arts High School
Detroit, MI 48227
Professional Development Workshops
Fridays (July 24, July 31, August 7, August 14, August 21)
11:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Detroit Branch NAACP
8220 Second Avenue
Detroit MI 48202
Detroit Branch NAACP President, Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, issued the following statement during the Detroit City Council public hearing regarding the proposed four day curfew extension for the River Days Festival and Annual Fireworks. Please click the link below to read the statement.
The 2015 Summer Speakers Series is an opportunity for young professionals to be exposed to individuals who are pioneers in their field, and engage in meaningful conversation in an intimate space. Speakers will share career advice, industry knowledge and their personal story of how they have become successful.
Session 1: Women In Activism Tuesday, June 23, 2015 6:00 p.m. Detroit Branch NAACP 8220 Second Avenue Detroit, MI 48202 Speakers: Honorable JoAnn Watson & Jessica Care Moore
This event is free and open to the public but an RSVP is required. Please send and RSVP to Kamilia Landrum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Coalition for the Future of Detroit Schoolchildren released its report and recommendations for improving all Detroit schools on Monday, March 30, during a press event held at Fellowship Chapel. Detroit Branch NAACP President, Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, serves as one of the co-chairs for the coalition. The coalition met for approximately 100 days to create a comprehensive plan that will imake quality schools for all Detroit children.
Detroit Branch NAACP ACT-SO Competition is Saturday, March 28, 2015!
Download your application today. ACT-SO, is open to all high school students in grades 9-12. Click the EVENTS tab above and select the Afro Academic, Cultural, Technological, Scientific Olympics link to download the application and the category guidelines.
The application deadline is Saturday, March 21, 2015.
The Detroit Branch NAACP and Detroit NAACP Youth Council ACT-SO Program is looking for talented high school students!
ACT-SO , which stands for Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological, Scientific, Olympics, is an Olympics of the Mind. It is a competition open to all high school students in the areas of:
To prepare for our upcoming 2014-2015 ACT-SO season we are hosting Master Classes. The purpose of the Master Class is to help potential contestants prepare for the competition. The topic of our first Master Class will be Public Speaking.
Take Your Soles to the Polls and Vote
The Detroit Branch NAACP presents A Vote Raiser – “It’s About the Turnout!” Saturday, October 11, 2014 10:00 A.M.
Fellowship Chapel Dome and Banquet Center
7707 W. Outer Drive
Detroit, MI 48235 Special Guest — Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, MSNBC analyst, renowned professor, author and lecturer
Each One Bring Two!
Free Food and Refreshments will be provided
For more information please call the Detroit Branch NAACP at (313) 871-2087 or Fellowship Chapel at (313) 347-2820
At the Allies, Issues, and Action meeting on Tuesday, September 23, Renell Weathers with the Michigan League of Public Policy addressed how the State of Michigan’s legislative policies affect cities across the State with a special focus on Wayne County and the City of Detroit. She began with sharing the policy areas that the MLPP focuses on which are Budget, Tax, Healthcare, Poverty Reduction, Jobs and the Economy. She particularly discussed the policies concerning the Family Independence Program (FIP) formally known as Cash Assistance, Education, and Health disparities in the County.
As it relates to the Cash Assistance program she discussed the negative effects of the 48th month rule on families and how the 2011 policy change made nearly 60% of families in Michigan not eligible for Cash Assistance anymore. In regards to education, each student across the State is expected to receive a base of $7251 for the 2014 school year however that number is significantly lower than the 2009 distribution of $7361 and inflation has not been included in the $7251 distribution rate. Lastly, she discussed how 167,000 children in Wayne County are not receiving dental assistance even though the number one illness among children is tooth ache and decay. While there is still much room for improvement, she did comment that the new Healthy Michigan program has assisted nearly 385,000 families with healthcare and that of course is a step in the right direction for our State and families.
As the legislature continues to work on issues, the Michigan League for Public Policy recommends that they continue to focus on restoring the Earned Income Tax Credit, providing programming for children 0-3, reinvest in people and communities, and enact tax reform. More information regarding the work of the MLPP can be found at www.mlpp.org.