Blog — Economic Opportunity
On June 12, 2013 -- the the 50th anniversary of civil rights icon Medgar Evers’ death -- over 40 students, graduates, and faculty from Medgar Evers College visited the Thurgood Marshall Center in Washington, DC -- home of the NAACP Financial Freedom Center.
The Minnesota House of Representatives for passed a bill to prohibit employers from asking about criminal history on initial employment applications. Once signed into law, the bill will make Minnesota the third state in the nation to “ban the box” for both public and private employers.
Over 600 people turned out for the NAACP Job Fair and near half of those participants were connected with economic resources at the Financial Advocacy and Community Tour.
The NAACP will host a Diversity Job Fair along with a Financial Advocacy and Community Tour (F.A.C.T.) in Chicago, IL tomorrow, February 19th at the Navy Pier.
To help meet our communities’ demand for jobs, economic resources and financial literacy, the NAACP will host a Diversity Job Fair along with a Financial Advocacy and Community Tour (F.A.C.T.) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Employers as well as non-profits and financial institutions will be in attendance and available to connect you with opportunities for building your economic security.
The December edition of The Angle: Our Twist on Economic Justice Issues has been released. The Angle is a monthly publication that provides an overview of the National Economic Department’s work around key Economic Justice issues. It is distributed the 15th of every month to all 1,200 units. It is unique in that it captures the Economic Department’s most up-to-date information in a fun and colorful way!
On Friday, November 30th, the NAACP released the “Opportunity and Diversity Report Card: Hotel and Resort Industry” at a press conference in Atlanta, GA. NAACP President & CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous; Sr. Director of NAACP Economic Programs, Dedrick Muhammad, Richard Lee Snow, and other NAACP and National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners leadership were all in attendance.
Today, Tuesday, November 27 learn and ask questions about how you can land a paid summer internship through the Gateway to Leaderhip Program. Administrators and former interns will discuss this exciting opportunity designed to expose African American college students to careers in the financial services industry.