Welcome to the Dayton Unit NAACP

Message from our President


On behalf of the Dayton Unit NAACP, 1st Lady Jean and I, welcome you to our Website. Founded in 1915, the Dayton Unit NAACP is the oldest and largest Civil and Human Rights organization in the Dayton Region. Our members, volunteers, office staff, organizers, committee chairs, Twitter and Facebook friends continue to fight for social justice for ALL Americans. We hope you have an opportunity to view our Annual Reports to be enlightened about our work. Please navigate through our website to learn more about our organization. We encourage your youth to participate in our youth enrichment programs.

Your Community servant, 

Derrick L. Foward, M.C.E. 


"Move Forward With Foward"

"Our Success Is Influenced By Your Actions (DLF)" 

Founded in 1915, the Dayton Unit of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the city’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Our members throughout the Dayton Region and Montgomery County are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. Our core goals are to Inform, Educate and Empower the Citizenry as we pursue justice and equality for all Americans. 

For more information on the Dayton Unit NAACP, please call (937) 222-2172 or visit www.naacpdayton.org

Got-Cha Photo Enforcement Cameras

Fellow Citizens: 

Are you a fan of Red Light Cameras and Mobile Speed Trailers? If not, are you willing to sign and circulate a petition to gather enough valid signatures from registered voters in the City of Dayton to have this issue placed on the ballot in November 2018? Would you rather have a Police Officer to issue you a citation for breaking a traffic law? Please share your thoughts via e-mail by "Dropping us a Line" on the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of this webpage.

WHIO Reports (West Dayton Issues)

Fellow Citizens: 

President Foward along with Shenise Turner-Sloss, Co-Founder of Neighborhood Over Politics and Atty. Branford Brown, Executive Director of the Miami Valley Urban League, will be on WHIO Reports to discuss West Dayton Issues. The show will be airing on April 22, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. on TV-7. Please share your thoughts via e-mail by "Dropping us a Line" on the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of this webpage. 

Community Stakeholders Strategy for DPS Schools

Dayton Unit NAACP Community Forum Summary - January 2018 Education Final (pdf)


President's 2018 Letter to DPS Board W-Sign (pdf)


Hot Issues in Dayton

Good Samaritan Hospital Closing

We held a Press Conference Saturday, January 20 at 10 AM, regarding the announced closing of Good Samaritan Hospital        

In collaboration with the faith community, the Dayton Unit NAACP will host a community forum on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Zion Baptist Church located at 1684 Earlham Dr., to have open dialogue between Premier Executives Mary Boosalis and Anita Moore and the Community At-Large. This educational forum will allow Premier to explain why they are closing Good Samaritan Hospital and it gives community members an opportunity to give input as to why they shouldn’t close the hospital.

Schools Closing in West Dayton

The Dayton Unit of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) held a Town Hall titled, “Schools Closing in Dayton.” The event was held on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 6:30 at the Dayton Boys Preparatory Academy located at 1923 W. Third St. This was an open community conversation with concerned Citizens, Administrators, Teachers, Parents, Students and past Graduates of schools that are affected.      

The moderator was Lauretta Williams, Chair of the Dayton Unit NAACP Education Committee.

Dayton Unit NAACP Working with Community Organizations To Save Grocery Store

    Organized a meeting on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, with representatives of ALDI, Inc. Springfield Division (Sarah Brown), Neighborhood Over Politics (Jamica Garrison), Northwest Priority Board (David K. Greer), Miami Valley Organizing Collaborative (Bill Dudley) and the Dayton Unit NAACP (Roland Winburn and Derrick L. Foward), to discuss the future closing of the ALDI Westown Shopping Center location.   

President's Briefing With Premier Health Executives

Check out this great video

Who We Represent?


The NAACP was founded by a multi-racial group of people pursuing to end racial discrimination.


We have an active Junior Youth Council (Ages 1-13), Youth Council (Ages 14-17), High School Chapter (High School Students), and Adult Unit, an opportunity for everybody to get involved!


We protect the Civil and Human Rights of all Americans.

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Join us in the fight for Justice and Equality for ALL Americans!

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We look forward to seeing you at our Monthly Community Meetings typically held on the 4th Monday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at the Dayton Boys Preparatory Academy located at 1923 W. Third St.

Dayton Unit NAACP

1528 W 3rd Street, Dayton, OH 45402, US

(937) 222-2172



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