I am Esther Matthews, and I am pleased to serve you as the President of the St Petersburg Branch NAACP - 5130.
We are living in times that will challenge us all, and the NAACP is here to lead the charge for justice and equality in America. I believe it is time for us to work together from the ground to the top to truly have a better community.
We must ENACT change – BUILD bridges – and UNITE each person in our community!
My priority has been and continues to be:
Re-Energize – The Branch and The Community
Re-Claim – The Respect of The Community
Re-Cruit – Powerful Leaders in our Community
~ Promoting IMPACT and CHANGE through Collaboration.
~Appealing for NAACP membership to create a true “One Community” mindset
~ The need for “True” Workforce Housing
~ The encouragement of the Faith-based community to wrap their arms around families in need in the community
~ The encouragement of the school system to implement evidence-based social emotional learning curriculum
~ The need of community support for literacy -Only 27.1% of Black students testing at reading proficiency; despite 81.3% graduation rate
~ Creating a spirit of Prevention-vs-Punishment with our city’s law enforcement agency’s
I am an approachable leader who will continue to be engaged in our community.
We know that it takes a team to truly make a difference, so please join the NAACP St. Petersburg Branch – because TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Esther Matthews, MSW, MLC
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