National Youth Works Committee, Region 2 Adult Representative
Karen Blanding has served the NAACP on several committees and in various capacities throughout the state of New York. Through her participation, she has learned how to effectively run a local NAACP office. When she was elected president of the NAACP in Corona-East Elmhurst, it consisted of a intergenerational, proactive membership. In addition to this, under her leadership, the Youth Council was reactivated. With a passion and focus on building leaders, she has travelled across the state to help the Youth & College chapters with reactivation, chartering, and implementing programmatic activities. She has also worked to reorganize NAACP offices in order for them to operate at their maximum potential.