The NAACP Houston Branch is a non-profit organizational unit of the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People. It was established in 1913 to help the un-served and underserved communities of color within Houston/Harris County. Governed by a dedicated group of volunteer members, the NAACP Houston Branch has an estimated 20 standing committees, which provide a myriad of civil rights and social justice initiatives, advocacy services are provided at no cost to the community and include, but are not limited to Civic Engagement, Legal Redress, Health and Educational Advocacy. Our Back-to-School/Stay-In-School program provides youth services focused on providing tutorial opportunities and addressing Houston’s high drop-out rate. With over 5,000 members collectively, the NAACP Houston is supported primarily by funds generated from membership as well as corporate, community and individual contributions.