WHO WE ARE

 

Members of the NAACP, in keeping with the charge of our founders, stand against all forms of injustice.

The United States of America, built by us all, belongs to all of us. The repayment for our labor is equity and justice for all.The NAACP will continue to fight for justice until all, without regard to race, gender, creed or religion enjoy equal status.

OUR MISSION

The mission of the Des Moines Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to achieve equity, political rights, and social inclusion by advancing policies and practices that expand human and civil rights, eliminate discrimination, and accelerate the well-being, education, and economic security of Black people and all persons of color here in the Des Moines Metro.

OUR VISION

We envision an inclusive community rooted in liberation where all persons can exercise their civil and human rights without discrimination.

OUR VALUES

Collaborative

We are inspired by community and believe in the innate power of people working together intergenerationally to drive change.

 

Committed

We acknowledge and learn from the past as we chart a new future with an unwavering commitment to racial equity and justice.

Ethical

We act with integrity and maintain focus on values, the greater good, and mutual respect.

Transparent

We are honest brokers and engage with authenticity around our goals, strategies, and practices.

Visionary

We are global thinkers, problem-solvers, innovators, and disruptors with a strong vision for what’s possible.