About the NAACP


Riverside Branch of the NAACP (Unit #1059) is classified as a 501 © 4 entity.
Woodie Rucker-Hughes, President and official Branch spokesperson. 

In Riverside by Mr. Omar Stratton, et. al in 1942

Office is currently not staffed. All officers are volunteers.

15 – 20 member Executive Committee comprised of six officers and the other At-large members have general control of affairs and programs of the branch as outlined in the NAACP Constitution and By-laws and the Association’s 2010-2012 Strategic Plan as implemented by the standing committees, as required.


The Riverside branch currently has 250 members. Any person who is in accordance with the principles and policies of the Association may become a member of the Branch by paying an annual fee of $30.

The NAACP insures the political, educational, social and economic mission and equality of minority groups and citizens; achieves equality of rights and eliminates race prejudice among the citizens of the United States; removes all barriers of racial discrimination through the democratic processes; seeks to enact and enforce federal, state and local laws securing Civil rights; informs the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and seeks its elimination; educates persons as to their constitutional rights and to take all lawful action in furtherance of these principles.

Metropolitan area served includes: Riverside, Moreno Valley, and Corona, Coachella Valley, Banning, Beaumont and Hemet

Executive Committee meets the 2nd Monday of each month @ 6 p.m.

General Membership meetings are scheduled on the 3rd Monday of the month @ 6 p.m. and take place at the Stratton Center in Bordwell Park in Riverside, Calif.