It’s been six years since the local NAACP chapter has had an office.
Macon chapter President Al Tillman said the organization was invited to join the Macon Housing Authority’s Family Investment Center at 905 Main St. in Davis Homes. The complex also houses a learning center for Central Georgia Technical College, an arm of River Edge Behavioral Heath Center, Macon-Bibb County Head Start and various youth-oriented programs such as the Motivating Youth Foundation and Phillips Children’s Performing Arts Studio.
Tillman said getting an office was the last of his major goals, along with having someone answer the NAACP hotline and increasing the chapter’s visibility and number of community partners. He said he hopes this move will increase the group’s involvement in the effort to curb violence and crime, particularly among young people.