The PW NAACP unit will hold its bi-annual election on November 15th. In addition to the traditional process of receiving nominations for officers and at-large Executive Committee members, we have developed this tools to make it easier for our members to submit nominations. If you desire to be nominated for an office or as at-large member of the Executive Committee, then please provide the following link to those whom you would like to nominate you: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PD8NFGW. The nomination process via this survey closes on October 17th so that the unit secretary can validate all nominations.
A member of the unit must have been a member in good standing on April 1st in order to be nominated as an officer or at-large member of the Executive Committee. You must be a member in good standing as of September 17th to nominate someone. You must be a member in good standing as of October 16th to vote in the unit elections on November 15th.
Who leads the local NAACP is important. Not just the president, but the vice presidents, the secretary, the treasurer, and the members of the Executive Committee. The leadership sets the unit agenda and engages partner organizations so that the PW NAACP can more effectively accomplish its mission. It would be great if more of our members with vast leadership experience would consider joining the leadership team of the PW NAACP to help us move forward.
The Prince William NAACP Education Committee is committed 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.
After careful examination of the Prince William County Public School (PWCS) 2014-15 School Profile data, the Prince William NAACP Education Committee targeted six (6) schools in eastern Prince William County located on the route 1 corridor. The schools targeted were schools accredited with warning. These schools include:
Belmont Elementary Fred Lynn Middle Freedom High
Dumfries Elementary Rippon Middle
Potomac High (Although Potomac was listed as Accredited with Warning on the online School Profile Data Sheet, we found out at the principal’s meeting that Potomac HS had gained their accreditation for 2014-15)
The purpose of the meetings was to meet with the principal and other administrative staff to identify the strategies that were in place to strengthen family and community engagement and to offer support to enhance and develop the following strategies:
- Increase attendance at local school meetings (Advisory Council, PTSO, etc.).
- Provide support and advocacy for parents and guardians of minority students with Teachers and Principals.
- Increase enrollment for minority students in gifted programs, Honors/AP courses, specialty programs (IB, Cambridge, Environmental Sciences, etc.), and decrease participation in Special Education classes.
- Facilitate visible participation and support and provide feedback to PWCS on issues that impact the delivery of high quality education to the minority student population.
Please click here to read the report developed by the Education Committee.
The 2016 Virginia State Conference NAACP will hold it’s 81st Annual Convention at the Westin Hotel, 400 Courthouse Square in Alexandria Virginia on October 28 – 30, 2016. Click here for a flyer containing the details on this event and here for a Letter from the Virginia State Conference President Linda Thomas urging participation.
The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan organization, is holding a forum on August 24th from 7- 9 PM at the Central Community Library located at 8601 Mathis Avenue in Manassas. The topic of the forum is “Schools and Discipline: A Discussion on Stopping the School to Prison Pipeline.” As this is an extremely important issue to the African American community, we hope you will attend the discussion. Click here for a flyer containing additional information.