The six NAACP Game Changers below address the major areas of inequality facing African Americans that are the focus of the NAACP’s work. The Brooklyn Branch has a committee focused on each of the game changers. Through the committees the branch membership plan events and activities and organize legislative and other advocacy efforts.
Every person will have equal opportunity to achieve economic success, sustainability, and financial security.
Brooklyn NAACP Economic Empowerment Committee works to enhance the capacity of people of color through financial economic education; promoting diversity and inclusion in business hiring, career advancement and procurement; monitoring financial banking practices and promoting community development.
Every child will receive a free, high quality, equitably-funded, public pre-K and K-12 education followed by diverse opportunities for accessible, affordable vocational or university education.
The Brooklyn NAACP Education Committee advocates for effective, accountable and accessible public school systems, adequate and equitable school funding, promotion of culturally relevant curriculum, and the active involvement of parents in the education of their children.
Everyone will have equal access to affordable, high-quality health care, and racially disparate health outcomes will end.
The Brooklyn NAACP Health Committee works to erase disparities among people of color in the availability and accessibility to quality health care; research and report on community health needs; advocate for equal access to health education, care and treatment.
Equitable dispensation of justice for all
Disproportionate incarceration, racially motivated policing strategies, and racially biased, discriminatory, and mandatory minimum sentencing will end. Incarceration will be greatly reduced and communities will be safer. The Brooklyn NAACP Criminal Justice Committee advocates for smarter, results-based criminal justice policies to keep our communities safe, including treatment for addiction and mental health problems, judicial discretion in sentencing, and an end to racial disparities at all levels of the system.
Protect and enhance voting rights and fair representation
Every American will have free, open, equal, and protected access to the vote and fair representation at all levels of the political process. By protecting democracy, enhancing equity, and increasing democratic participation and civic engagement, African Americans will be proportionally elected to political office.
The NAACP Brooklyn Youth Council is open to any person under the age of 18. Our mission is to inform youth of the problems affecting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities; to advance the economic, education, social and political status of African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities and their harmonious cooperation with other peoples; to stimulate an appreciation of the African Diaspora and other people of color’s contribution to civilization; and to develop an intelligent, militant effective youth leadership.