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Tom Puryear, Chair

NAACP Oranges & Maplewood Branch

”Education and work are the levers to uplift a people.”

W. E. B. Du Bois


Education Committee Goals/ Objectives 2023:

1.) Host workshops (Basic Education Rights, Amistad, Special education protocols, etc.) that will attempt to empower/inform state residents/activists of educational needs 

2.) Proactively address the initial legal decision on the State Conference’s Segregation Lawsuit

Engage with key State stakeholders to discuss the Educational Committee’s goals, objectives and or partnerships

3.) Encourage Education Committee members to attend education committee meetings with diligence

4.) Promote the statewide (New Jersey NAACP units) adoption of the “Right to Read” policy

5.) Develop a NAACP Education Committee Guest 2023 Speaker Webinar Series *

6.) Promote scholarships for needy students

7.) Secure additional funding for the School Development Authority’s needs

8.) Promote the deployment of the Amistad legislation in all New Jersey school districts

9.) Promote activities/programs that will enhance the ability of New Jersey NAACP units to monitor and advocate for the improved academic performance of African American/Black students

10.) Seek to secure greater input from NAACP units in order to significantly increase the State Conference’s engagement on educational matters.

11.) Develop a proactive relationship with the NAACP National Education Chairperson in order to be aware and obtain knowledge of national trends/conditions

12.) To reaffirm education committee members commitment to our state and national goals and objectives

***Guest speakers should be subject matter experts on current and emerging educational trends and or needs***


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2022- 23 Scholarship Application

Applications are OPEN

Thank you for taking the time to apply for the prestigious NAACP New Jersey State Conference (NJSC) scholarship.  This scholarship is geared towards high school students enrolling in an institution of higher education in the 2022-2023 academic school year. To apply, please complete the attached scholarship application and provide the required supporting documents. Please note, the scholarship selection process is competitive. The following tips will make your application package easier for the NJSC Education Committee panel to assess individual qualifications and worthiness for this scholarship.  Any deviation from the instructions provided in this message will result in the disqualification of your application. 

NAACP NJSC Scholarship Cover Letter

NAACP NJSC Scholarship Application (.DOCX)

NAACP NJSC. Scholarship Application (.PDF)

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