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The NAACP is at the forefront of the movement to build political power and ensure the wellbeing of communities of color. 

 

Your donation to the NAACP helps further our mission to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. 

 

Please help the Reading NAACP bring economic and social equality for all persons. Donate today.

 

 

*Donations to the NAACP are not tax-deductible.

Celebrate the lives of those that fought for civil rights

Rosa Parks (1913-2005)

Medgar Evers (1925-1963)

Malcom X (1925-1965)

Rev. C. T. Vivian (1925-2020)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

John Lewis (1940-2020)

Black voters risked their lives for generations to secure the right to vote, it has been hard fought and hard won.

We must have the ability to vote as if our lives depend on it – because they do!

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

If you are not registered to vote -

click button above to register today!!

Upcoming Events

Sat, Nov 14
Zoom
33rd Annual Freedom Fund Virtual Gala
The Freedom Fund Gala is the Branch's largest fundraising event to support its community engagement projects and scholarship programs.
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Why You Should Join Branch #2289

Membership in the NAACP means joining the leading civil rights organization in the nation. By lending their names and their energy to the NAACP, our members stand at the forefront of change. We want you to become a part of a legacy dedicated to social justice and equality for all people.

 

Your local branch needs your help, become an active member, serve on a committee, lead a committee...most of all help us make a difference in our local community right here in Reading and Berks County, PA.

 

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Create A Revolutionary Earth

 

iCARE was created in June of 2014 to fill a void among the African American community in the city of Reading.  iCARE is a new way of thinking, it is about remembering where one has come from and then going back to where one came from and pulling someone else up.  Education and awareness, healthcare and wellness, and economic growth and development illustrate the concepts of iCARE. 

 

To date iCARE has done the following:

 

  • Award scholarships to Reading High grads since 2014

  • Fed neighborhood children the during summer of 2015

  • Partnered with Misecordia University and sent 10 Reading High School girls to their Leadership Conference in 2014

  • Anually honors key community figures

  • In 2015 we helped a handicapped city resident get a ramp installed at her home

  • Water drive for Flint, Michigan in 2016

  • Preschool coming Sept. 2016

 

Member Profile

Name:  Dennis Williams

 

Occupation: Residential Service Aide

 

Member Since:  2013

What is your first memory of the NAACP:  My first memories of the NAACP date back to the 1960's and the Civil Rights movement.

 

How are you involved with your local branch:  I serve as the Chair Person for the Health Committee and I also sit on the branch Executive Committee 

 

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In The News
Police, Residents Share Views on Recent Shootings Across Nation

August 5, 2016

Some Serious Fun For The Kids, Free of Drugs and Crime
 

July 31, 2016


Half-Dozen Police Chiefs, Dozens of Residents attend Reading NAACP Town Hall Meeting
 

July 28, 2016


Press Release
 
Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the families of Mr.  Alton Sterling, Baton Rouge, LA and Mr. Philando Castile, Falcon Heights, Minn  and the 5 Law Enforcement Officers in Dallas, TX the senseless and tragic loss of their lives last week.
 

July, 11, 2016


New Commander of Reading Based Troop L Introduces Herself to Public
 

March 18, 2016

Why Did I Join?

     "I joined the NAACP because I believe it is an organization that can make a positive difference in the community for all who are disadvantaged"

     "As a past NAACP high school scholarship winner I felt inclined to give back to the branch. It is a good feeling to be a part of the organization with my husband and our children."

   

    
 "I often wonder what it felt like to stand in shadow of a giant. I will never know because I now walk with that giant"

 My purpose is to lend support and advocate for change to correct injustices that do not allow a person to achieve his or her God given potential

— James Young - Reading, PA

— Adriane D. Hoke - Wyomissing, PA

— Jamie Walters - Reading, PA

— Stacey Taylor- Reading, PA

Sundays at 6 pm

The Reading Branch NAACP Religious Affairs Committee has developed the Hope Line. A dedicated FREE conference line offering a time together for encouragement, education, prayer and important calls to action where each one can reach one to make a positive difference. The goal of the NAACP Hope Line is to help heal trauma and division in our Community during these very difficult times. Please consider taking the time to join the call and invite someone that you think may need their spirits lifted! PHONE #: (425) 436-6322 ACCESS CODE: 830684


ALL ARE WELCOME! Simply use your Landline or Cellphone.
No internet required! 

@ 2018 Reading Branch #2289 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People