NAACP Greater Hartford Branch Swearing-In Ceremony
Monday, Jan. 2, at 6 p.m., Greater Hartford NAACP Branch President-Elect Corrie Betts, Newly Elected officers, and At-large Executive Committee was sworn in at Youth Challenge of CT.
Corrie Betts, a Hartford native and Activist, has been elected President of the Greater Hartford Branch of the NAACP. Betts expresses gratitude and excitement, reckoning with the importance of his new role, "I want to thank those of you who have placed your trust in me by electing me to serve in this vital position." Betts' said.
Betts previously served as the chairman for criminal justice for the state conference of the Connecticut NAACP, working on many community development initiatives. This includes the criminal justice reform initiatives "Nothing About Us Without Us" and the Million Jobs Campaign.
Betts' agenda is based on Hartford's community and economic development, including criminal justice reform and education. In addition, Betts would like to focus on advocating for affordable housing, health care initiatives, employment opportunities, diversity and inclusion, and engaging Hartford's youth within the change while leading the Greater Hartford Branch.
Betts truly values the voice of Hartford's youth, being born and raised in the city. "We need bright young minds at the table. Not simply to have them there but to hear their ideas – give them a voice." Betts' said.
Betts also serves as a minister at Glory Chapel International Cathedral, currently working at Youth Challenge CT Inc. as the second Phase Director supporting and mentoring young men struggling with substance abuse problems.
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