Economic Program Resources
The NAACP Economics Programs department's objective is to achieve racial economic equality by enhancing the economic capacity of African Americans and other underserved groups. Below is a list of resources to assist you in managing your personal finances and credit as well as looking at business opportunites to potentially increase your wealth and equity.
Economic Programs Newsletter: The Angle
"The Angle" highlights the current work of the Economic Programs Department
Diversity in Franchising Program
Have you ever considered franchising as a way to own your own business within your community? Through a partnership with Dunkin’ Brands, parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, NAACP is hoping to increase the number of franchise businesses owned by people of color in the U.S. Read more about the program in our brochure or by watching this video.
You are encouraged to review the resources below to learn more about franchising as a business opportunity as well as franchise opportunities with Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins.
International Franchise Association (IFA)
• Website – Review the IFA’s website for countless resources about joining a franchise organization.
• Franchising 101 – Start at the beginning by learning about the basics and benefits of franchising
Dunkin’ Donuts Franchising
• Website – Check out information on the brand, available markets for franchising, videos and the easy online franchise application.
• Email them – Have a question about franchising with Dunkin’ Donuts? Email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Website – Review franchisee testimonials, existing stores for sale, financial requirements, videos and access the simple online application.
• Email them – Wondering about Baskin-Robbins Franchising? Email the team at email@example.com.
Click on the link for a list of resources and our partners in our work to bridge the racial wealth divide and to empower our communities.
The NAACP JobFinder connects members with reputable companies searching for professional and qualified employees. Visit often and use the JobFinder tools to help define your next career move.
The NAACP Economic Programs department release several reports annually which highlights the pressing economic issues affecting the African American community as well as recommendations on how to address these economic issues.
The department provides economic education resources, including curriculums, presentations, fact sheets, toolkits and resource guides which are a great training tool to share with and distribute to your communities.
Powerpoint presentations on a range of economic issues affecting the African American and other underserved communities are available here.
The NAACP has established partnerships with reputable organizations nationwide to provide financial services and education in your local community. We encourage you to work with these organizations to build economic empowerment in your community.
21 NAACP units across the country are trained to provide financial education at the state and local level
The NAACP Economic Programs department also has a blog on Tumblr which highlights our work and events.