Press Release

Tiffany Dena Loftin Joins NAACP as Youth & College Director

February 15, 2018

BALTIMORE (February 15, 2018) – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), America’s premier civil rights organization, has named Tiffany Dena Loftin its new Director of the Youth & College Division. Today comprised of more than 700 Youth Councils, High School Chapters, and College Chapters, the NAACP Youth & College Division has fostered youth leadership and activism since 1936.

Tiffany Dena Loftin joins the NAACP from the National Education Association. There, she served as Senior Program Specialist in Community Advocacy and Partnership Engagement at the Center for Social Justice. Previously, she served as the Racial Justice Program Coordinator for the Civil, Human, and Women’s Rights Department, where she played a central role in guiding the work of the AFL-CIO Labor Commission on Racial and Economic Justice. She has also worked at the American Federation of Teachers and served as President of the United States Student Association. A passionate advocate for the empowerment of communities of color, she was recently appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans in Higher Education.

“We are ecstatic to have Tiffany join the NAACP team,” said President and CEO Derrick Johnson. “Tiffany has extensive experience with and clear passion for the kind of membership-based organizing that fuels the NAACP. Having worked with the NEA, AFL-CIO, AFT, and USSA, Tiffany understands and invests in the power of grassroots activism. She’s made critical contributions to a variety of racial justice, electoral, education, and labor movements. We know that she will be a valuable asset to our Youth & College chapters and a wonderful addition to the NAACP staff.”


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