June 29, 2020 Jon Banister, Bisnow Washington, D.C.
America’s largest civil rights organization is shifting its headquarters to the nation’s capital.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People signed a letter of intent to move its national headquarters from Baltimore to D.C., where it will occupy the redevelopment of the Reeves Center, Mayor Muriel Bowser said Monday.
The organization, which also has a D.C. bureau at 1156 15th St. NW, decided to shift its national headquarters to the District to participate in the city’s growth and to amplify the voices of Black people as it fights for national policy changes, NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson said in a statement.
“Washington, D.C., sits at the epicenter of change,” Johnson said. “This exceptional opportunity to bring our national headquarters to D.C. will allow us to be even more proactive in serving the Black community, and confronting the serious challenges facing the nation.”