Community Organizer Sammie Dow Joins National NAACP as Director of the Youth & College Division

(Baltimore, MD) Today, the NAACP welcomes seasoned community organizer Sammie J. Dow as its new National Director of the Youth & College Division. Sammie joined the organization with focus on engaging youth and college-aged voters for the 2012 elections.

“I'm so excited for the work ahead,” stated Dow.  “I am honored to be working with the NAACP at such a critical time in our history.  This will be the journey of a lifetime, built one step at a time.”

A native of High Point, North Carolina, Sammie Dow has always been active in community organizing. Prior to joining the NAACP, Sammie was the Foundation and Corporate Development Manager for Family Resources, a $10 million dollar human services agency in southwestern Pennsylvania, focused on the prevention and treatment of child abuse. He successfully led the effort to implement a comprehensive fiscal and grant management process for nearly $500,000 in revenue. He also expanded program revenue by increasing support from current supporters and leveraging new relationships with corporate and foundation partners.

“We are thrilled to have Sammie as a part of our NAACP family leading our Youth & College division in the struggle for civil rights,” stated NAACP National Field Director Rev. Charles White.

Sammie will be based in the NAACP’s national headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland. Read more about Sammie at



Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors. The NAACP is a 501c3 non partisan organization.

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