Personal injury lawyer Tim Misny, known for “making them pay,” was honored to sponsor a recent event for the Cleveland Branch of the NAACP.
“It is a privilege to support one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most recognized organizations.” Tim says. Tim joins the association’s half-million members and supporters throughout the United States.
The NAACP was formed over 100 years ago in 1909, and the Cleveland Branch followed soon after in 1912. The NAACP’s founders set out to “ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.”
This organization was formed when the world was a much different place, but it is because of this organization that the change was possible. The NAACP continues to make a difference every day in the lives of so many people.
The Cleveland Branch, led by Executive Director, Sheila M. Wright, and President Rev. Hilton O. Smith, focuses its attention on assisting members of the Cleveland community who are in need, for any number of reasons, through various programs and services.
Some of the programs offered by the NAACP include:
- Carl B. Stokes Scholarships
- Learn to Earn
- Youth Safety & Leadership Camp
- Back to School, Stay in School
- Christmas for Children
- Business/Contractors Coalition
- Structuring Your Campaign
One of the most impressive programs found within the Cleveland Branch of the NAACP is the Youth and College Division (“Youth Council”). This program helps to instill leadership qualities in the young people of our community early, so that they will the voice and skills necessary to ensure that the NAACP continues the thrive in the future.