by Madison White Franks
HEATHSVILLE—The Northumberland County chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will begin a survey this week to gather information regarding the organization and the community.
“We are having an internal look inside of what we have been doing, what the community wants us to do and how the community perceives us,” said chapter secretary Dr. Frank Kober.
“One of the challenges is determining whether or not we, as an organization, are meeting the needs of the community. There are issues and concerns that are out there but we only really hear about them when there is a volatile issue,” said vice president Tyron Williams.
“Unless we can determine where we currently are and where we want to be, we can’t have a strategy,” said Dr. Williams. “This is why we need the community’s input.”
The community organization worked with Research, Evaluation & Social Solutions Inc. and Dr. Laverne Carter to develop a survey instrument, said Dr. Williams…