Bring family and friends to support the Pottstown NAACP as we further our mission in the Pottstown area and beyond...
The campus resides on the historical property once owned by Thomas Rutter, an abolitionist iron miller, which was deeded to him by William Penn in the early 1700’s. Several of the original buildings still remain on the campus including the Manor House in which it is said that George Washington once rested. Additionally, the property was used during the closing days of slavery as a terminal for the Underground Railroad. These sites have been designated as official projects of Save America’s Treasures and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
In the 1940s, Elder John H. Wagner, Sr., former President of Allegheny Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, envisioned a boarding school in the North where African-American high school students could attend without the racial issues of schools in the South. News spread that 575 acres of land near Pottstown, Pennsylvania was for sale. President Wagner, a small entourage of preachers, and Dr. Grace Kimbrough visited the Rutter Estate. Immediately upon seeing the property, they knew their prayers had been answered. After a unanimous vote, it was clear that they had found the site for the school in the North. The 575-acre Rutter Estate was purchased for $46,000. The boarding school would first be called Pine Forge Institute. It opened its doors on September 9, 1946 with its 90 pioneer students.
Excellence is No Accident
Dear Community Member,
On behalf of Better Tomorrows Staff and The NAACP we would like your participation for our 1st Annual two day collaborative Teen Career Preparation and Career Fair on , May 22, and May 23rd. The event will be located in the Rolling Hills Community Room.
Dear Community Member,
Why participate and what will I do at the Rolling Hills Career Fair?
Attending a career fair gives you the chance to talk face-to-face with future employers and share potential career paths they might otherwise not know about.
The Career Fair offers students an opportunity to learn more about interview strategies, dressing for success, and maintaining employment.
We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to learn new skill and interview with employers making your chance to become employable a success. Please RSVP by Friday, May 19th, 2019, by emailing your completed sign-up form to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.
Day of Action in Harrisburg, June 12 @ 12:00PM. Contact Nathan Sooy for more information at 717-585-2700
Today, while some Pennsylvania students go to public schools that are among the best in the nation, too many of our students lack access to quality education. This inequity is caused in great part by inadequate state funding, which covers only 35% of total costs (compared to 50% on average in states around the country). This leaves local districts to make up the rest and places low-income districts at a disadvantage.
Further, research conducted by POWER has revealed deep and persistent racial disparities in the way the state’s Basic Education Funding is distributed to the 500 school districts across Pennsylvania. A Fair Funding Formula passed in 2016 was a small step in the right direction, but this only affected a sliver of total education spending in the state. In 2017-18, on average, districts with significant numbers of children of color continue to receive $2,100 per student less than their fair share according to the formula, while predominantly white districts receive $2,100 more than their fair share. Too many of our state legislators do not acknowledge this issue, refusing to take steps towards creating a more just system.
NAACP Presenting a check to the children's holiday
Jonny Corson elected President 2019
Fight for 100% Fair Funding for our youth. Visit our news page.
For more information contact:
Ms. Marlene Armato