Community Based Programs

NAACP Eugene Springfield takes an active role in our local community to bring as many resources as possible.

Youth Programs

In collaboration with seven institutions, NAACP operates youth programs with three major components:


  1. ACT-So
  2. Back to School/Back to Success
  3. Youth Council

Back to School Success brings youth to Lane Community College on Saturdays, to work with tutors. The Act-So performance program provides mentors and supports youth in a national competition.  The Youth Council gives teens civic engagement opportunities.

Closing the Academic Achievement Gap is a major issue in Lane County and an important focus for educational institutions. Through academic, cultural, and socio/emotional support, the NAACP youth programs assist in breaking the multi-generational cycle of poverty. They empower Oregon’s children with access to culturally rich academic programming, targeted to their own needs.