Michael Childress serves as president of the DuPage County Branch of the NAACP.
On Thursday, Oct. 15, Childress will present The Struggle Continues: The NAACP in DuPage and at Elmhurst University, the first in a series of virtual conversations about faith and diversity on campus and beyond. This event is hosted by the Elmhurst University Office of the Chaplain.
The DuPage County Branch of the NAACP has been active for more than 60 years. Under President Childress, the branch’s focus has been on maintaining key partnerships with the business community and building new ones; expanding voter impact through education and registration efforts; building a diverse membership base that includes all age groups; and mentoring youth.
Among his other responsibilities, Childress oversees youth counsel work with the ACT-SO (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics) program, which is recognized by the National NAACP board of directors as the most successful STEM program in the country.
A Bloomingdale resident since 1988, Childress also has served as a Bloomingdale precinct committeeman, spearheading the Get Out The Vote (GOTV) effort in DuPage.
The Struggle Continues virtual talk will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15. Admission is free but reservations are required. Reserve your spot by on Eventbrite. For more information, call (630) 617-5186 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.