Warren Godbolt, Chairperson
Economic Development Committee is committed to promoting racial equity, economic development and economic empowerment within the Black community. The Economic Empowerment Committee is comprised of two subcommittees, including the Black-Owned Businesses Sub-Committee and the Financial Capability and Stability Sub-Committee.
Black-Owned Businesses The objective of our Black-Owned Business Sub-Committee is to build capacity of Black-Owned Businesses, heighten business visibility, establish business scale and increase successful business start-ups, while changing community mindsets to support Black-Owned Businesses.
Financial Capability and Stability The objective of our Financial Capability and Stability Sub-Committee is to increase the number of financially stable black individuals and households in DC through increasing the percentage of relevant and streamlined services available to the greater Bridgeport Black residents, providing financial education courses that address specific needs and increasing visibility of service providers and the resources available to low-income Black residents. Our committee plans to execute these objectives while seeking to shift the mindset around stability and wealth creation.
"Strengthening the Black Dollar" Campaign The NAACP Greater Bridgeport Branch Economic Developement Committee is implementing a "Strengthening the Black Dollar," Campaign. The purpose of this campaign is to encourage black consumers to strategically leverage our $1.2 trillion dollar buying power into Black-Owned Businesses to strengthen the economic empowerment within black communities. This campaign will increase the visibility of Black-owned business and shift the mindset of our community to understand the importance of buying Black and reinvesting within in our community.
Work with the Membership Committee to stimulate interest through advocacy training and solicit memberships of 21-40 years of age
Establish and maintain a mentorship PROGRAM to serve as a support bridge from Youth and College to Branch participation
PROVIDE NETWORKING and social opportunities for young adults within the NAACP and the Houston COMMUNITY
Encourage the participation of young adults in all activities and leadership within the Branch
Participate in the branch’s voter empowerment PROGR