The Greater New Haven NAACP is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization striving to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons. It was granted its charter to become a NAACP branch office in 1917. The Greater New Haven Branch has worked in alignment with the vision, mission, goals, and objectives of the national organization for more than 90 years. It has become the largest branch office in New England and, besides New Haven, it serves the towns of Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Milford, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, West Haven, and Woodbridge.
The branch has three (3) key programs: Health & Wellness Expo, Economic Summit, and NAACP Scholarships for graduating seniors in the Greater New Haven area. Our Annual Health & Wellness Expos are in collaboration with community partners aiming to provide health screenings and medical information, Zumba, yoga, and more to our communities most vulnerable. The Economic Summits are centered on promoting and supporting small business and education on homeownership, investment and finding employment. The academic scholarships are geared to graduating seniors in the Greater New Haven area who have demonstrated academic excellence, community service, and leadership. With every program, we continue to focus on voter registration and voter education in the community as well.