National Association for the Advancement of Colored People - St. Mary's County, Maryland - Branch #7025   

NAACP - St. Mary's County, Maryland - Branch #7025
NAACP - St. Mary's County, Maryland - Branch #7025
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-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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2009 marked the 100th Anniversary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The NAACP is the nation's oldest pre-eminent civil-rights organization.
Join Us at Our Monthly Meeting
 
General Meeting
(Open to the public)
Last Thursday of each month
6:30 pm
Location:
Jan & Feb - Lexington Park Library
Mar thru Nov - SoMD Higher Ed Center

For additional info:
St. Mary’s County Branch NAACP
Post Office Box 189
Lexington Park, MD 20653
301-863-3011

Report Civil Rights Violations  

Keep the local NAACP informed of the civil rights violations that you witness. File an official NAACP complaint if this violation has directly impacted you.

In order to track civil rights violations, the NAACP asks St. Mary's County folks to fill out a complaint form and disclaimer every time your civil rights, or the civil rights of others have been violated. Due to the nature of the NAACP organization, your complaint will not be acted upon unless it is completely filled out and your signature appears on every page. Forms can be downloaded in PDF format, printed, filled out, signed, and then mailed to us at:
St. Mary's County NAACP
Post Office Box 189
Lexington Park, MD 20653

Legal Redress Chairman:
Sam Taylor
legalredresschairnaacp@gmail.com

WELCOME TO THE ST. MARY'S COUNTY NAACP

Upcoming Events 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Evening Story Time
5:30 p.m.
Lexington Park Library

 "St. Mary's County Reads"

If you don’t have time to bring your child to day-time story times at the Lexington Park library, bring them to our evening story time. Library staff and St. Mary’s County Reads volunteers will read to children to help them discover books, participate in activities, receive book recommendations, follow learning tips to help them make the most out of their reading experience. Come learn about library programs matched to children’s ages and get more information about what your local library has to offer.

Volunteers Needed

“St. Mary’s County Reads” is a literacy program that has been developed through a community collaboration with Southern Maryland Youth Ministries (SMYM), St. Mary’s County NAACP, the Department of Social Services (DSS), the Judy Center and the St. Mary’s County Public Library. It is designed to encourage children to develop an interest, habit and desire for reading and help children be ready to learn to read when they start kindergarten!

Volunteers will be at the Lexington Park Branch of DSS, on Mondays and Wednesdays for only one and a half hour intervals from 8:30 a.m-4:00 p.m. to read to young children who have come with their parents to the office for service. Motivate children to read, encouraging parents to read to their children and take advantage of the many programs and services for young children that the Library offers are primary goals. Programs such as the 500 By Five Reading Program are designed to motivate parents and children to read 500 books by age five to help children be ready to learn to read when they start kindergarten!

Each volunteer is expected to complete a consent for background clearance form, and it will require that their signature be notarized. If you are interested in volunteering and want more Information about St. Mary’s County Reads, Contact: Janice Walthour (NAACP) 301-863-3011, lwalthour@md.metrocast.net or Kerry Miciotto (DSS) Team Leader, Lexington Park Office 240-725-5755.

NAACP - St. Mary's County, Maryland - Branch #7025Thursday, January 26, 2017
St. Mary's County Branch NAACP Monthly Meeting
Lexington Park Library

The St. Mary’s County Branch, NAACP, serving citizens for 70 years, will hold its monthly Branch meeting on January 26, 2017 at 6:30 at the Lexington Park Library located at 21677 Franklin Delano Roosevelt Blvd, Lexington Park, MD 20653. The guest will be Mr. Scott Smith, superintendent of St. Mary’s County Public Schools. He will speak about the progress the school system is making to eliminate achievement gaps and the efforts being made for more diversity in staffing.

Dr. Janice Walthour, newly elected president said that “Education is a top priority of NAACP, and we are focusing on the goals set by the National organization.” The local branch is working collaboratively with the school system and other community organizations to ensure that every disadvantaged student and student of color graduate ready for college or a career by ensuring access to great teaching, fair discipline, equitable resources and challenging curriculum. The NAACP is dedicated to eliminating the racial inequities that continue to plague our education system and has an ultimate goal that every student of color receives a quality public education that prepares him or her to be a contributing member of a democracy.

To achieve these goals, the Education Committee of the national board, in concert with education chairs and leaders from across the Association, have settled upon a four-prong strategy to improve educational achievement for disadvantaged students, Increasing Resource Equity: Target funds to neediest kids, Ensuring College & Career Readiness: A path to success after graduation for all students, Improving Teaching: Growing our own great teachers now in underserved communities, Improving Discipline: Eliminate zero tolerance; keep kids in school* All applied to turnaround schools.

For more information contact 301-863-3011.

 

A Year in Review

Click on image to view St. Mary's County Branch #7025 PowerPoint Presentation

December 16, 2016
The St. Mary’s County Branch NAACP #7025 Installed officers and Executive Committee members at their Annual Meeting on Dec. 16th at the County Inn & Suites in California, MD.


l-r George Brown, Anna Moseley, Agnes Fenwick, Stuart Newkirk (assistant treasurer), Anthony Branch (treasurer), Delores Wilson (assistant secretary), Sylvia Brown (2nd vice-president) Mia Bowers (1st vice-president and Janice Walthour (president). Not pictured Cindy Barnes (secretary),Roderick Lewis (St. Mary’s College Intern), Charlottis Woodley, Darlene Johnson, Sam Taylor, Tommy Herndon, Elsie Lawrence, Alonzo Gaskin, and Nathaniel Scroggins.

Saturday, October 8, 2016
FREEDOM FUND GALA


Elsie Lawrence (r), Banneker Class of 1958 presents $1000 check to Delores Wilson (l) for the NAACP’s Claudia Pickeral Scholarship Fund at the NAACP’s 2016 Freedom Fund and 70th Anniversary Gala. Ms. Wilson is chair of the scholarship fund.

70th Anniversary
St. Mary's County Branch
Celebrating 70 Years
1946-2016

A Special Thank You to All Who Supported Our Annual
FREEDOM FUND GALA
70th Anniversary Celebration on October 8, 2016
“Persevering Through it All”
It was a tremendous success!!

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P.O. Box 189 Lexington Park, MD 20653
(301) 863-3011
www.stmarysnaacp.org
e-mail: stmarysnaacp@gmail.com

Volunteers Needed for "St. Mary's County Reads"

“St. Mary’s County Reads” is a new literacy program that has been developed through a community collaboration with Southern Maryland Youth Ministries (SMYM), St. Mary’s County NAACP, the Department of Social Services (DSS) and the St. Mary’s County Public Library. It is designed to encourage children to develop an interest, habit and desire for reading and help children be ready to learn to read when they start kindergarten!

Volunteers will be at the Lexington Park Branch of DSS, on Mondays and Wednesdays for only one and a half hour intervals from 8:30 a.m-4:00 p.m. to read to young children who have come with their parents to the office for service. We want to help motivate children to read, encourage parents to read to their children and take advantage of the many programs and services for young children that the Library offers. Programs such as the 500 By Five Reading Program are designed to motivate parents and children to read 500 books by age five to help children be ready to learn to read when they start kindergarten!

Each volunteer will be expected to complete a consent for background clearance form, and it will require that their signature be notarized. If you are interested in volunteering and want more Information about St. Mary’s County Reads, Contact: Likie Milton (Southern Maryland Youth Ministry) e-mail: ld_milton@yahoo.com or Janice Walthour (NAACP), lwalthour@md.metrocast.net.

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Registration Required.
Check www.stmalib.org/adults/computer-classes for class time and location.

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