Resources in the surrounding community
Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (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 local Chapter of the NAACP, Dona Ana County Chapter #6102, meets 2nd Thursday monthly, 7 p.m., AFSCME Union Hall, Downtown Mall, Lot #10. Should you have any questions, please call local chapter President, Ms. Lola Lestrick at (575) 382-5678.
The state President can be reached at:
President: Sam Bone Jr.
P.O. Box 6293
Las Cruces, NM 88005
The New Mexico State Office of African American Affairs was enacted by the 44th New Mexico State Legislature in 1999 under House Bill 909 and established by Executive Order under the administration of Governor Gary Johnson and continues to serve under the present administration of Governor Susana Martinez.
The New Mexico State Office of African American Affairs is committed to the following guiding principles which lead the decision making process of our Executive Advisory Committee and staff:
- Accessibility and inclusion of programs and services,
- Achievement of outcomes consistent with mission and values,
- Ethical and transparent decision making,
- Assurance of fiscally sound practices,
- Promotion of community responsibility and service,
- Continued assessment of community needs (responding with collaborative initiatives where appropriate).
The office can be reached at (866) 747-6935.