At the November meeting, Asheville City Schools’ board chair and administrators shared with us the disturbing news about the achievement gap growing ever wider. For those that inquired how they can help, Superintendent Patterson said to contact her directly. Here’s the email address you need to take the next step:
Take that next step as a gift to our community for the New Year – but please don’t wait. Connect with Superintendent Patterson a.s.a.p. By the time the New Year arrives, you’ll have a plan in place.
In this season of giving one the most important gifts you can give is to the community. There are many organizations doing grassroots work that directly benefits young people, their families and those surviving at the margins. Asheville Buncombe County NAACP supports and endorses the following organizations. Go to their FB pages to make a donation or contact them to learn more about what you can do to help them forward their mission:
BeLoved Asheville: facebook.com/BeLovedAsheville
My Daddy Taught Me That: facebook.com/MyDaddyTaughtMeThat/
My Sistah Taught Me That: facebook.com/mysistahtaughtmethat/
Positive Changes Y.M.: Positive-Changes-Youth-Ministry-761325107398424/
The Branch will not meet in December. We’ll reconvene on January 8, 2019, in the Sanctuary of Hill Street Baptist Church. At that time we should have a slate for elections of new officers. If you are a member of NAACP be sure your membership dues are current. To vote you have to be a member in good standing for 30 days by election date, and to run for office you have to be a member in good standing for 6 months. Contact 4ward2getherCall2Action@gmail.com if you are interested in running for office. See the attached membership form if you need to to renew. Endorse your check to Avl Bunc NAACP #5363 and mail to:
Avl Bunc NAACP
PO BOX 2881
Asheville NC 28802
Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Happy Hanukka, Joyeux Noël !!!
Asheville Buncombe County NAACP, President
Mountain People’s Assembly, Co-Chair
Racial Justice Coalition, Co-Chair
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