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, 

Dr. Derrick L. Foward 


"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

Dayton Unit NAACP Receives National Award

Fellow Citizens: 

The Dayton Unit NAACP received their 7th straight  Thalheimer Award during the NAACP 109th Anuual Convention which is the highest award any Local Unit can receive from the NAACP nationally.

Meet the Candidates Forum

Fellow Citizens:

On Sunday, November 4, 2018, the Dayton Unit of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will hold it's Biennial Election of Officers and Executive Members at the Dayton  Unit NAACP office located at 1528 W. Third St. The polls will open at 12:00 Noon and close at 5:00 p.m.

Hot Issues in Dayton

Grandview Medical Center Expanding to Meet the Healthcare Needs of the Community


NAACP Dayton Collaboration With Grandview Medical Center

GVMC's NAACP Letter to President Foward Final Document (pdf)


President's Briefing With Premier Health Executives

Check out this great video

Premier Health Communications

President's 2018 Letter to Mary Boosalis W-Sign (pdf)


Premier Health CEO Mary Boosalis Response - 2-19-18 (pdf)


Premier Health CEO Mary Boosalis Response - 4-16-18 (pdf)


Community Stakeholders Strategy for DPS Schools

Dayton Unit NAACP Community Forum Summary (pdf)


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


DPS Superintendent Response to President Foward Letter (pdf)


DPS Superintendent Attendance Matters Letter (pdf)


Dayton Unit NAACP 2018 Attendance Letter to Parents (pdf)


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.

Stay Connected With Us!

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

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Drop us a line!

Become the Change Agent who Transforms the Community!

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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