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: 

The Dayton Unit NAACP will be hosting a Town Hall on Photo Enforcement Cameras on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Dayton Boys Preparatory Academy. You will hear first hand the PROS and CONS of these cameras. The City of Dayton will share the PROS and an Attorney who has been highly successful at getting these cameras banned in other Cities in Ohio will share the CONS.


  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?

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, were on WHIO Reports discussing West Dayton Issues. Visit WHIO.Com (On Demand) to view video.

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 - January 2018 Education Final (pdf)


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


DPS Superintendent Response to President Foward Letter - 3-12-18 (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!

Let Us Hear From You...Help Us Enhance Our Brand!

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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