Service Opportunities

in the NAACP San Diego Branch

Executive Committee

The NAACP San Diego Branch, founded in 1919 and dedicated to the Civil Rights of all persons and eliminating race-based discrimination, is looking for leaders who would like to serve their communities through advocacy.

The full Executive Committee and Officers, plus Monica Montgomery, District 4 Councilmember

We are looking for individuals who want to inform, connect, and empower our membership, so that we are a strong, vibrant organization, run from the grass roots on up.

We expect all applicants to:

  • Be committed to the cause of Civil Rights
  • Be members of the NAACP San Diego Branch (join today)
  • Live or work in the greater San Diego area, south of the 56 Freeway
  • Have good communications and leadership skills
  • Have (or gain) familiarity with our bylaws

We are seeking people who would like to serve in the following capacities as specified in our bylaws:

Secretary

ACT-SO Chair

Armed Services and Veterans’ Affairs Chair

Communications, Press and Publicity Chair

Community Coordination Chair

Economic Development Chair

Environment and Climate Justice Chair

Freedom Fund Chair

Labor & Industry Chair

Housing Chair

Legal Redress Chair

Membership and Life Membership Chair

Young Adult Chair

Our bylaws give the duties of each of these committees in a paragraph or so starting on page 38 (the Secretary is on page 34.) We  invite you to read the relevant section of the bylaws and then fill out a brief application form.  

We are also looking to recruit enthusiastic, outgoing people as Social Media Contributors  to take the Branch’s social media presence to the next level.

If you feel you are qualified to provide leadership in these areas, please fill out our brief application form.

We will contact everyone who applies.

Thank you for your interest in service with the NAACP San Diego Branch, and for whatever work you do, with us or with others, to help our Community thrive.

USC Training in Real Estate Finance and Development

We came across this program at the San Diego Housing Federation’s “Housing at the Breaking Point” conference.  It looks interesting.

The Ross Minority Program was founded in 1993 for the purpose of engaging land use professionals, especially of underrepresented ethnic minority groups and women, to enter the field of real estate finance and development. We continue to provide an excellent opportunity to any and all individuals wishing to build new skills, gain valuable insight and expand their career path in real estate finance and development.

To date, over 900 land use professionals have participated and received their certificate in Real Estate Finance and Development from the Ross Minority Program.  These individuals work in a variety of positions, including: real estate practitioners, non-profit and community leaders, public sector decision makers, and entrepreneurs.

If you’d like to apply to the Ross Minority Program, here are some things you should know:

  1. Admission is open to all individuals — regardless of race, gender, or ethnicity — who would like to receive exceptional training in real estate finance and development.
  2. Admission is competitive and selective. We aim to enroll individuals who will contribute to a rich and stimulating learning environment and benefit from an accelerated program.
  3. The ideal Ross student is:
  • a creative thinker with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • familiar with real estate and the planning process
  • motivated by the risks and rewards of the real estate industry
  • able to thrive on obstacles and challenges
  • compelled to lead and succeed in his or her profession
  • creative, resourceful, and competitive
  • keenly interested in urban development

Upcoming sessions are as follows:

2019 WINTER SESSION

DATE: January 10 – February 1, 2019 (Four-week format)
LOCATION: USC Campus, Los Angeles, CA
SCHEDULE OF CLASSES:
FIRST WEEK: Thursday, Friday, Saturday – Jan 10-12
SECOND WEEK: Thursday, Friday, Saturday – Jan 17-19
THIRD WEEK: Thursday, Friday, Saturday – Jan 24-26
FOURTH WEEK: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – Jan 30-Feb 1

TIME: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm including 6 evening events to 9:00 pm

APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 15, 2018

 

2019 SUMMER SESSION

DATE: June 10 – June 21, 2019 (Two-week format)
LOCATION: USC Campus, Los Angeles, CA
SCHEDULE OF CLASSES:
FIRST WEEK: Monday to Saturday, June 10-15
SECOND WEEK: Monday to Friday, June 17-21

TIME: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm including 6 evening events to 9:00 pm

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 20, 2019

USC Campus Housing may be available at a reduced cost.

LECTURE TOPICS

You may review the lecture topics at: https://lusk.usc.edu/ross/program/lecture-topics.

PROGRAM FEE

The fee for the program is $5,500. There is no application fee.

The Ross Minority Program in Real Estate is underwritten by individual and corporate sponsors who support the program’s mission and believe in improving cultural and ethnic diversity within the real estate profession. The program fee covers registration, materials, meals, networking events, evening receptions, and site visits.

FEE REDUCTION

A limited number of fee reduction grants are available for applicants with demonstrated financial need. A fee reduction application must be submitted with your program application.

APPLICATION

You may access the online application process at: http://lusk.usc.edu/ross/admission/application.

USC Ross Minority Program in Real Estate

October 19th ACT-SO Visit to Black Xpression

ACT-SO will be visiting the dynamic Open Mic night that is Black Xpression.  If you register (for free), ACT-SO will cover your entrance fee.

If you wear your ACT-SO t-shirt (which we will be happy to give students for free if they signup to compete), we will give you a $5 coupon toward food and drink!

For more information about Black Xpression, visit facebook.com/IWillXpress/.

Music and Empanadas; The (2nd) Hangout at Liberty Station

We had a great time at Liberty Station on Sunday night. It was a lovely evening with a lovely breeze, and the bands were both great. We were split on whether the opening act (Rebecca Jade and the Cold Fact) upstaged the headliner (Earl Thomas.)

Besides popcorn and drinks, we also made a run to the Liberty Station Market for empanadas, ice cream, and carmel bars.

These are the sad remnants of our feast:

Stay tuned for more hangouts!

The (2nd) Hangout: Concert at Liberty Station

Let’s get together and hangout at Liberty Station. We will enjoy live music and great company and a few refreshments provided by the NAACP San Diego Branch. We hope to see you there for a little “music and chill” with your community.

Liberty Station Concerts | Liberty Station | San Diego

ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station welcomes the return of Liberty Station Concerts, a wildly popular free concert series inaugurated last year thanks to Season Sponsor Rock Church. The four concerts, presented outdoors on the grassy North Promenade on Sunday evenings, will feature a collection of popular San Diego musicians and acts.

The Hangouts to provide safety (and fun) in numbers, so that we as a black community can enjoy our city, meet one another, and network on a personal and professional level. Liberty Station is being kind enough to provide the movie; the NAACP San Diego will be providing some drinks and snacks. Find us under the canopy with the NAACP banner! ✊🏿

We hope to see you on July 22nd!  You can RSVP via Facebook, and get notified when it’s time for the Hangout!

*More Hangouts are in the planning stage, including converts, movies, cruises, and more!

**While the Hangouts are planned by and specially for African-Americans, we welcome all people of good will. 🤜🏼🤛🏾