**PRESS CONFERENCE: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 AT 10:00 AM **
Airbnb and NAACP To Announce Chicago Partnership
The Country’s Oldest and Largest Civil Rights Organization joins Airbnb to Launch Chicago Program to Spread The Benefits of Homesharing to Local Residents
Chicago, Illinois – On Monday, September 23, 2019, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Airbnb will join together at the NAACP Southside branch office to announce the regional launch of its national partnership. In 2017, the two organizations came together to announce a program that included targeted outreach to communities of color to help more people use their homes to earn extra income. Chicago is the third partnership launch of 2019 and part of Airbnb and the NAACP’s joint efforts to continue to ensure that the benefits of homesharing reach all communities.
The partnership between Airbnb and the NAACP includes commitments across the community that will be outlined at the press conference.
WHO: Rose Joshua, President, NAACP Chicago Southside
Jacquelyne Ward-Richardson, National Fair Housing Manager, NAACP
Janaye Ingram, Director of National Partnerships, Airbnb
Anita Strange-Rebecchi, Airbnb Chicago Host
WHAT: Announcement of partnership between Airbnb and NAACP Chicago
WHEN: Monday, September 23, 2019
WHERE: NAACP Southside Branch
10540 S Western Ave Ste 201Chicago, Illinois 60643-2529
About the NAACP
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. You can read more about the NAACP’s work and our Economic Opportunity “Game Changer” issue by visiting http://www.naacp.org/issues/economic-opportunity/.
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