NAACP Trains State Conferences to Provide Financial Education

A couple weeks ago, the NAACP Economic Department welcomed NAACP state conference leaders from across the country to its annual Train the Trainers.

This year marks the 3rd year of "Train the Trainers", where the NAACP Economic team, along with guest speakers, equip NAACP units with the knowledge and tools to engage in economic education and advocacy work in their local communities.

The entire event was filled with collaborative and interactive sessions.Leaders attended presentations on fair lending, credit rehabilitation, asset building and financial partnerships.  They also learned how to leverage social media to advance their economic campaigns.

“I learned so much and am excited to share this information with my state,” states Tyiesha Radford, from the Ohio State Conference.

Additionally, units were charged with creating action plans to facilitate their work over the next twelve months.

“I truly found the training essential in understanding the criteria we must meet to present meaningful financial programs to our community,” states State Conference leader Glenda Overstreet.

Train the Trainer is one of the department’s best tools to provide key economic resources to economically empower communities across the country.

“We were so pleased to host so many eager representatives, “ states Dr. Mjiba Frehiwot, NAACP Director of Economic Education and coordinator of Train the Trainers. “Its always a great opportunity to discuss the newest techniques in organizing as well as the economic issues facing the Black community.”