Dayton, Ohio – The Dayton chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has a new home.
Today, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and the NAACP announced the donation of the building at 915 Salem Avenue, Dayton.
The building had long been the Dayton office of the AFSC. When that program ended in Dayton, the organization met with NAACP leaders to discuss donating the facility.
AFSC is a Quaker organization that has been working for peace and justice for more than 100 years. They requested the building go to a like-minded social justice organization, and AFSC approached the local branch of the NAACP.
“We are so happy we are able to pass this building on to the Dayton NAACP,” said Sharon Goens-Bradley, Interim Regional Director for AFSC’s Midwest region. “The work they are doing with communities in Ohio and across the country is critically important, and we are grateful to contribute this building to the ongoing struggle for racial justice.”
Dr. Derrick L. Foward, president of the Dayton NAACP, said it was a pleasure to work with the AFSC.
“It was very intriguing to hear about the extensive amount of research the Dayton AFSC Building Management Committee conducted before making a final decision to offer the building to the Dayton NAACP,” Foward said.