Derrick Lewis II serves as the Field Manager of the NAACP Youth & College Division. In this role, he serves and supports more than 700 NAACP Youth & College units actively involved in the fight for civil rights across the country. Derrick brings 8 years of experience in grassroots organizing and training on a state and local level as both a member, leader, and national staff. Derrick has increased unit capacity across the country with 212 newly chartered and reactivated NAACP units during his time in the Youth & College Division. He has also worked on increasing voter registration and turnout for Black youth and campaigns around key issue areas such as gun violence and police accountability. Derrick is committed to building Black political power through youth leadership development, advocacy, and direct action.
With his organizing efforts, Derrick has his own proclaimed day in Austin, Texas known as, "Derrick Lewis II Day". In 2019, he was recognized by the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce as Advocate of the Year.
Derrick is from La Marque, Texas a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., and earned his B.A. in Kinesiology Human performance, with a minor in psychology from Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas.