Greetings Coalition Family!
We’ve added a new feature to the newsletter “GREEN PIECE”. Please feel
free to submit information and event notices relative to environmental
health, safety. Thank you.
Join A HAND UP! To make donations or donation requests.
Chairman for The Coalition
our Google group http://groups.google.com/group/coalition-the
FOR OUR CHILDREN
Speak Your Mind.
Demand high quality education for Southwest Philly.
There are many
important issues facing schools in West & Southwest
• School closings and
• Schools that could be
privatized or turned into charter schools
• A new building for West
Invited Guests: Councilwoman Jannie
Blackwell, Rep. James Roebuck,
New School District CEO Arlene Ackerman, SRC Chair Sandra
Dungee Glenn, Mayor’s Chief Education Officer Lori Shorr
For more information
contact the Philadelphia Student Union:
Educational Justice for Southwest
Presented by the Philadelphia Student Union
Co-Sponsored by: SWAC, Kingsessing 5th Division Community of
Neighbors, Ivan “Pick” Brown Memorial Foundation Inc., & Kingsessing
Recreation Center Advisory Council
Thursday, May 15 at
Kingsessing Recreation Center, 50th St & Kingsessing Ave
This summer the
Organization of Black Airline Pilots (OBAP) will hold 2
Aviation Career Education
Camps sponsored by Delta Air Lines. The
purpose of each one-week
program is to introduce interested youth to the
world of aviation by
exposing them to the many challenging careers and
opportunities which the
aviation industry has to offer. This is a
program has been around
for several years and is an outstanding
opportunity for all of our
Please take the time to
read the brochure/application in the ‘FILES’ section of our Google group:
and pass it along to
anyone that you know who may be interested.
The age range is for boys
and girls between 14-18 years old.
The best part of the camp
other than the exposure is that it is FREE!!!! Delta Air Lines pays the entire
deadline is June 2, 2008. Please visit www.acecamps.org
www.obap.org for additional details.
PENN STATE'S COLLEGE OF
AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ANNOUNCES SUMMER YOUTH CAMPS FOR 2008
JUNE 22-28; and JULY 6-12
If your ideal school is one where the
classrooms include over 7,000 acres of forest, fields, wetlands, and streams,
and where learning about our environment goes hand-in-hand with having fun
and meeting new friends, then the Penn State Conservation Leadership School
(CLS) is for you. It’s not a recreational summer camp, although lots of fun
is definitely on the agenda. It’s a RE-Creation experience, leading you to
learn, to live, and to think critically about sustaining our environment.
In the unique setting at The
Pennsylvania State University's Stone Valley Recreation Area near State
College, Pa., students between the ages of 15 and 18 learn about the
environment and conservation during a one-week program that emphasizes
field-based, hands-on learning, group problem solving, and leadership.
This year’s program will include a
special session on leadership developed by the PA Rural Leadership Program
(RULE) and an interactive ropes course challenge that will foster cooperation
and teamwork. The 2008 curriculum will focus on important natural
resource issues including:
- Analyzing your hometown drinking water
Participants will bring a water sample from home and learn how to
test for various pollutants that may occur in Pennsylvania water
- Deer population management and habitat
Representatives from the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA)
will discuss strategies on how to achieve biologically and socially
balanced deer herds within existing environmental, social, and legal
- Recycling: Beyond the Bin
Students will get a behind- the-scenes look at the recycling process
and learn how and why this essential “R” (reduce, reuse, and recycle)
plays a key role in our waste management practices.
- What is wood?
Participants may walk away from CLS with a new appreciation for one
of the earth’s most versatile and sustainable resources.
- “Green” Buildings
Students will tour some of Penn State’s newest and award-winning
“green” buildings, which bring together new technologies, sustainable
materials, and creative designs.
Conservation Leadership School is
being offered twice this summer, June 22-28 and July 6-12. The same
program is offered for each week. During their stay at Stone Valley,
the students will work in teams with the faculty and staff from the School of
Forest Resources, and representatives of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat
Commission, the Pennsylvania Game Commission, the Department of Environmental
Protection, the Pennsylvania Rural Leadership Program, and the Department of
Conservation and Natural Resources.
Scholarships are available from
participating Conservation Districts in Pennsylvania and area sportsmen clubs
for students representing their district at CLS. For a listing of
participating organizations and to register online, please visit: http://conferences.cas.psu.edu
and click on Conservation Leadership School. For more information
please contact the Office of Conferences and Short Courses at (814) 865-8301
or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
to receive registration materials. Registration is limited so please apply
For questions regarding the content of the
program, contact Mike Powell, Director of CLS, at (814) 863-1113 or email at email@example.com.
Baby Care Drive for Community Baby Shower
Germantown Settlement a
multi-service organization is holding its 2nd annual Baby Care Drive for its
Community Baby Shower entitled Watering the Seeds of Tomorrow. We understand
that throwing a baby shower for a friend is a tradition, but throwing one for
an anonymous mother in need is an act of kindness. This year, our event is
expected to reach over 350 to 400 new and expected mothers.
The Drive will end May 16,
Our Community Baby shower
will be held Saturday, May 31, 2008 from 10:00 to 6:00 pm.
We are asking for
donations to obtain the following new or gently used baby items:
Diapers, Baby wipes, Carry All Bags, (Layettes, blankets, receiving blanket,
sheet, bumpers, etc.) Infant clothing (new boys and girls clothing, sleep
sets, t-shirts, bibs, hats, sweaters, etc.), Bathing items (baby soaps,
shampoo, cotton, balls, towels, etc), Infant suitable toys (rattlers, pacifiers,
plush toys, books), Bottles, formula, bottle cleaners, Baby monitor,
breastfeeding pumps, breast pads, children books, baby food, baby and toddler
toys, Eating items (sippy cups, plastic bowls cups, etc.), Baby furniture
(portable and standard cribs, bassinets, high chair, baby swing, walker,
strollers, bouncers, potties, baby furniture, etc. (Monetary donations for
our baby item giveaways)
If you wish to provide a monetary donation, please send your check, cash or
money order to Germantown Settlement, Welcome New Babies program, 5538C Wayne
Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19144. Baby item drop off are at the same
location, or call and we will pick it up. If you have any questions, please
call Germantown Settlement at: 215-849-3104, extension 113 or 183 or email us
at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Thank you in advance for your support and commitment to the Baby Care Drive
for our Community Baby Shower and remember: "Good parents give their
children Roots and Wings." --Jonas Salk
Community College of
Philadelphia's Act Now/Act 101 Program
The Act Now/Act 101
Program is seeking your assistance in the development of the following new
opportunities for their Leadership Learning Community students.
Mentoring Program: It is
important for students to meet professionals, outside of the Act Now/Act 101
Program, who have completed college and who would be available to offer
guidance and support as they pursue their academic and career goals.
While some of our students have chosen majors to pursue others are still
undecided. It is helpful for them to meet professionals in the fields they
are considering. The time commitment for Informational Interviews is minimal.
The Act Now/Act 101 Program will keep a list of individuals representing a
variety of professions. Interested students will contact the representatives
to schedule an interview. Interviews may be conducted by telephone or in
person and should take no longer than an hour.
For application or more
information, please email
Erika Hernandez firstname.lastname@example.org
FOOTBALL COACHES WANTED!
The Sigma Sharks Pop Warner
football program is looking for coaches for the 2008 season beginning this
summer. We have 4 teams covering ages 7 – 13, and practice at 19th
and Washington Ave. Time commitment is 10hrs/week in August and 6hrs/week in
Sept./Oct. For more information: Coach Darron at 267.972.8921 or email: SigmaSharks@verizon.net
Resources for Children’s
Health’s SAFE program has openings for new clients. In our SAFE program, we
provide parents of children aged birth through 5 years with the information,
resources and support they need to raise healthy and happy children. A peer
and professional staff conduct services. Spanish-speaking case managers are
In-home visits Help in obtaining medical, pediatric and well-baby
Accompaniment to medical appointments and other appointments;
Connecting participants to supportive community resources to
Health and nutrition information, resources and written handouts;
Incentives- baby items, parent-child activity books, home safety
items, and others;
Assisting participants in securing health insurance or other
Supporting participants in engaging in healthy lifestyle practices,
such as smoking cessation, exercise and good adult and child nutrition;
“Hands-on” support, such as grocery shopping to show participants how
to purchase good quality nutritional food at reasonable prices; and
Positive parenting and health education workshops, which are open to
everyone in the community.
For more information, to sign up, or to make a
referral to the SAFE Program, please contact Brenda Rochester, SAFE
Supervisor, at 215.985.6252.
Kids With a Mission!
The 1st African American Kids Entrepreneur Radio Show on
Junior Entrepreneurs On The Move Radio show Saturdays at 6pm.
You can find JEOTM at http://ww.blogtalkradio.com/jeotm.
JEOTM Radio is the brainchild of 2 young men
Jerry who is 12 years old and his brother RJ AKA Spidey Boy who is 8 years
JEOTM was created to
encourage and foster the entrepreneurial spirit in young people.
Each show will feature
guests that introduce youth early on to business concepts and
By empowering youth JEOTM
Radio seeks to instill key skills that will enable financial independence.
PARENTING EDUCATION and
RESOURCE Program (PEER) presents
Free parenting classes
Attend the FREE non-judgmental ten week
program and receive a
$100.00 food gift card or
Earn $100.00 towards a utility bill of your choice
Classes are held weekly at
Tustin Recreation Center
5901 Columbia Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19151
Mondays 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Other sites available -
Enrollment is ongoing
A project of the Lutheran
Children and Family Service
Program Coordinator 215.339.8002 ext 19
Administrative Assistant 215.424.3741 ext 248
"STOP THE MADNESS ,
STOP THE VIOLENCE"
looking for tutors for their tutoring program at East Spencer Miller
Elementary School at 43rd and Westminster. Tutoring takes place on
Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 5pm to 7pm, and is for students 8-12 years of age.
If you or anyone you know
can help during either of these two timeframes, please contact Malik (aka
Norm) Johnson, at 215-410-2859.
Please share this
you never know
who has a couple of hours a week to help our kids.
TUTORING/MENTORING AT EASTWICK
C&C Athletic Association also has a tutoring and
mentoring program at Eastwick Recreation Center at 80th and Mars Sts. for students, age 10-17. This
program runs from November to April. Contact Calvin Johnson (215-738-5181) if
you can help or know someone who needs to be tutored.
YOUTH SUMMER BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Registration is ongoing for
the Stop The Madness/Stop The Violence Youth Summer Basketball League at
Tustin Recreational Center 5901 Columbia Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19151
Registration is held every
Saturday between 9-12 until May 17, 2008
The cost is
$35.oo/individual player or $125/team, ten player limit
Ages 11-13 & 14-16
All divisions are co-ed
STM/STV and C&C are
members of The Coalition, Inc.
"Speaking Truth to
Spoken Word' movement mentors at-risk males.
Brother to Brother, Boys
to Men Youth Mentoring Club ...because we are our brother's
Philadelphia's homicide rate continues to climb, a local businessman,
entrepreneur and 'spoken word' poets are coming together to 'speak truth to
action' with a mentoring program that they feel will change lives; save lives
of young African American males in the city.
WHAT: a "Mentoring"
Club, for males only between the ages of 13 and 18 and adult males, providing
nurture, guidance and role-models for at-risk youth. The club provides
awareness, self-love activities and a positive environment to build healthy
WHEN: Wednesday evenings 5:00-7:30 PM (Ongoing [since 07-25]
Where: Dowling's Palace 1310 N. Broad Street
Phila., PA 19121 (Next to Blue Horizon) N. Broad Street at
WHY: (Shyster): "Because
it's long overdue!" Promoters of this mentoring club say that it is NOT
a "Lecture" format, not a "scared straight" program;
instead, spoken-word artists with a burden for the community are coming
together to offer young African American males a positive environment to
interact with each other and community role-models. This is an attempt to
curb violence and a practical way to put an end to the senseless violence and
bloodshed that tarnishes Philadelphia's image. "We need 'real-men'
Mentors, who have big hearts and a little
time to spend with a young
man who needs it--badly!" said Sam Gamon. "Because, after all 'we
are our brothers' keepers".
"Shyster"-Ray Williams, 215-729-2025
"Sam I Am" Gaymon 267-970-2390
BLACK PARENT CONNECT BENEFITS
1. You will have a nationwide connection with primarily African
American parents and other parents who have children of color.
2. You will receive EXCLUSIVE discounts and special offers with over
40 selected businesses that have created or represent companies with
items that will encourage children of color to feel proud and
positive about their heritage. Most of these companies are owned and
operated by African Americans, which is something to be proud of in
3. You will receive a monthly email with not only EXCLUSIVE discounts and
offers, but the opportunity to win GREAT prizes from our Black Parent Connect
Shops. Each monthly prize will be valued at $50 or more.
will also receive special tips, news and other parenting information when
visiting our website.
is open to non-members as well)
5. FREE and Easy to join! Just simply join by clicking on our JOIN NOW page
on our navigator tab at www.BlackParentConnect.com
Joan Gosier, President
HBCU kidz, Inc.
Education that is superior, exciting, challenging and custom-designed to fit
each student’s needs and interests.”
The National Rally To
"Violence & Abuse
of Black Women Girls & Elders"
Sat. May 10, 2008
(Assemble 11:00 a.m. -
Walk From City Hall To Love Park - Philly, PA)
Support the first global
Movement for all women and girls of African descent
The International Million
"The only authorized
entity of The Original & Official"
Million Woman March & Universal Movements (TM)
Founder & President
Institute and Investment Group will be hosting
Truth - An Artistic Experience in Honor Malcolm X"
Nite and Fundraiser
Saturday, May 10th, 7 pm
KAOS Network - 4343 Leimert Blvd. (in Leimert Park)
$10, which includes food (all proceeds go to South LA community programs)
Earl Grant, former Comrade of Malcolm X in the OAAU, will be speaking
Orator of Divine Forces (KPFK 90.7) will be spinning that night
WILL BE SIGN UPS FOR A SPOKEN WORD/MC CONTEST
PRIZE FOR 1ST PLACE
must recapture our heritage and our identity if we are ever to liberate
ourselves from the bonds of white supremacy. We must launch a cultural revolution
to unbrainwash an entire people.” – El Hajj Malik El Shabazz (Malcolm X)
FOUR APPRENTICE WINNER
DR. RANDAL PINKETT
Arcadia University &
Village Builders Concepts, Inc.
The 5th Annual
BLACK MALE DEVELOPMENT
Stand Up, Speak Up, Speak
Out: Conversations with Real Men
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Featured Lunch Time
Speaker: Season Four Apprentice Winner
Dr. Randal Pinkett
The Black Male Development
Symposium will provide an opportunity for youth, adults, educational
institutions, community organizations and individuals to participate in a
one-day symposium designed to address the life-threatening issues facing
Black male youth and adults.
Register today at http://www.blackmaledevelopment.com
EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING
are coming to your area - and bringing all the potential of high-speed
broadband with us. Our customers are leveraging the power of the Internet
like never before, and that is fueling our tremendous growth. Learn how our
commitment to broadband and all its capabilities can make big things happen
for your career. We will be recruiting for Bilingual Operator (Fluency in
English and Spanish required) positions for our offices in Philadelphia, PA at the following event:
May 10, 2008
Testing at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
be admitted to one of these sessions, you must be scheduled for this test
date. Walk-ins will not be admitted. To schedule, visit our website at the
URL below, apply for the position and select one of the test times for the
"5/10" test date:
completing the registration, you will get the address for this event. For
admission to the test, you must bring a government issued photo ID &
proof of social security number for identification. If you are unable to
attend this event, you can still apply and schedule testing for another date.
you have already tested for this position in the past, please note that
re-testing requirements must be met before being able to test again.
Affiliate Employees - (excluding Verizon Connected Solutions (VCS) employees) If you
are currently an employee of a Verizon
Affiliate company, we can not consider you for a position at this time due to
a corporate-wide policy that restricts movement of employees between Verizon
companies. The purpose of this policy is to allow Verizon
to manage its workforce and ensure the overall success of the business.
Employees - If you are a former Verizon or a former employee of a Verizon Affiliate/predecessor company, you must apply
on-line. Please note that the company has limited opportunities to rehire
former employees into associate positions. In the event there is a job
opening for which you can be considered, you will be contacted for further
action. You will not be contacted unless you are being considered for a
Research Interviewers Positions Available!!
Women's Health Research The University Of Pennsylvania
Contribute to a well-known and exciting in-community research study
in its 13th year.
· Longitudinal study of Reproductive Hormones in the late reproductive years.
· Focus on hormonal fluctuation and correlations with psychological and
physical symptoms of the menopausal transition.
· 300 female subjects, aged 45-60, living throughout the Philadelphia region
· Visit homes of female subjects throughout Philadelphia region
· Conduct in depth research interviews and draw blood samples
· BA, BS, or RN preferred, will consider LPN or MA.
· Excellent communication skills
· Serious attention to detail required
· Interview or research experience helpful
· Interest in women's health important
· Car and valid driver's license and insurance required
· Weekday/evening and weekend hours available
· Phlebotomy required; will train, but preference given to those all ready
Ø Position available immediately
Ø PAY: $15.00/hour
Email Best! Can also fax or send resume to:
The RHORS Study 3701 Market Street Suite # 820 Philadelphia, PA 19104-
Phone: (215) 614-0226
Fax: (215) 349-5521
Compensation: $15 per hour + mileage reimbursement
This is a part-time job.
Understanding Your Company’s Financial Statements
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Sansom Street, Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19102
informative workshop will help you to better understand Balance Sheets,
Income Statements and Cash Flow Statements.
E. Lee, MBA is
a founding member and Senior Partner of BalancedSolutions, LLC.
A management consulting company specializing in helping small businesses and
nonprofit organizations achieve their financial and operational goals.
formerly held the position of Assistant Vice President, Corporate Risk
Management Department at CIGNA Corporation, a Fortune 100 employee
benefits company. Tomeka joined CIGNA in June 2001 as a member of the
Financial Leadership Program (FLP). As a member and graduate of CIGNA's
FLP, Tomeka has held a variety of positions including: Director,
Enterprise Risk Management Department; Manager, Shareholder Services
Department and several others.
addition to her CIGNA experience, Tomeka served as a Financial Manager at
Dupont, a Fortune 500 multinational life sciences company. She also
accumulated vast internal control and project management experience working
with GMAC Mortgage as well as Prudential.
Participants will learn:
Why do we
How do I
they tell others about the financial strength, historical performance and
viability of your company?
To register for this free workshop, contact 215-790-5000
Or e-mail email@example.com by
Monday, May 16, 2008.
Tomeka E Lee, MBA, Balanced Solutions, LLC
FINDING A JOB IN PHILLY JUST GOT A LITTLE BIT
you’ve ever looked at a job listing and thought, "I’d be perfect for
this job, if only...," you understand the discouragement a lot of
seekers in Philadelphia feel. Understanding these barriers, the employment
volunteers at WhatThePeopleREALLYThink.com have launched a free tool that
helps jobseekers look for jobs and
range from Banquet Server to Call Center Manager.
When it comes to meeting
the qualifications for a job, is there any flexibility? That depends on the
employer, but in most cases, the answer is yes. Certainly, it helps to
understand how your own experience and needs match up to what the employer
wants and is willing to offer, which isn’t always an easy task, thanks to the
obscure language typical of many job listings. http://phila.jobamatic.com
Google needs business reps
Now you can Make Money Through the Google Business Referral Program and Help
Google Locate Businesses in Your Neighborhood
"As a Google Business Referral Representative, you'll visit local
businesses to collect information (such as hours of operation, types
of payment accepted, etc.) for Google Maps, and tell them about Google
Maps and Google AdWords. You'll also take a few digital photos of the
business that will appear on the Google Maps listing along with the
business information. After the visit, you submit the business' info
and photo(s) to Google through your Local Business Referrals Center,
and we'll pay you up to
$10 for each listing that is approved by
Google and verified by the business," according to the Google website.
Read more about this program here:
Philabundance recently launched the
"Fresh for All"
a quick and easy way to
produce into the hands of
those who need it most.
The cost of fresh fruits
and vegetables is rising,
so these healthy foods are
the first to get cut when money is tight.
Where is Fresh for All?
Fresh for All sites are
currently located in Salem and Camden Counties, NJ and Delaware County,
Delaware County Housing
Authority Community Center
1825 Constitution Ave.,
Woodlyn, PA 19094
• Distributions held every
Friday from 12:30-1:30pm.
St. John's Baptist Church
Provided in partnership with Camden
Area Health Education Center, Inc.
400 N. 30th Street,
Camden, NJ 08105
• Distributions held every
Tuesday from 9:30-10:30am.
St. John's Pentecostal
22 New Market Street,
Salem, NJ 08079
• Distributions held every
Wednesday from 11:30-12:30pm.
Fresh for All Membership
Becoming a Fresh for All
member is free and easy. Interested
individuals are asked to
Fresh for All is not
connected with any government agency, so becoming a member will not affect any other
benefits members are receiving.
Members are asked to bring
own boxes or bags to
Volunteers are needed
For more information on
Fresh for All or to become a Fresh for All
member or volunteer
please contact Tunisia at
Soon! Noted Herbalist Ann Pringle will be sharing natural health information
in this section. Ann Pringle has been a vegetarian for more than 23 years. She
initially studied nutrition and vegetarianism on her own, and later attended
Temple University where she took
under a vegetarian nutritionist and herbologist.
Pringle also lectures on health, herbs and has operated her own herbal
company for nearly ten tears.
4th Annual Senior Healthy
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Senator Shirley M. Kitchen
Presents the 4th Annual
Senior Healthy Living Expo
Thursday, May 15, 2008
The Yorkhouse 5325 Old York Road, Phila, Pa 19141
Learn More About
Pace/Pacenet* Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage
Home Healthcare* Senior Medical Health Plans
Stroke Prevention* Unclaimed Property
Social Security* Preventive Healthcare
Safety and victim services* Senior Citizen Housing
Nutrition and more!
Health Screenings & Therapeutic Massages
Door Prizes Giveaways* Refreshments* Lunch
Albert Einstein Healthcare Network
New Courtland elder services
If you need more information, please call 215-227-6161
South Philadelphia Neighborhood Athletic
Mind - Healthy Body
To Go” Fitness Challenge
a $10.00 registration fee participants receive
Access To A Local Gym and cash
incentives for “The Biggest Loser”
To register contact Kimyetta Lewis
SPACES ARE LIMITED!
Resources for Children's
Health's SAFE program has openings and is looking for referrals! SAFE
provides home visiting and case management, parenting support, and family
health and wellness education for parents of young children, ages birth to
five, in South Philadelphia. All services are free. Spanish-speaking staff is
To make a referral or for more information, please call Brenda Rochester,
215-985-6252 or email Brochester@phmc.org
The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation is
committed to enhancing the quality of life for children who have health care
needs not covered by their commercial health insurance. The Foundation
provides financial assistance toward the family's share of the cost of
medical services. Learn more about us and how to apply. http://www.uhccf.org/
May 9, 2008 - 12Noon - 4:30pm
Faculty Student Center,
SW Corner of Broad and
Speakers and topics
Samantha Beers, JD - EPA -
current status of environmental
justice related to
children's health risks in the country
Peter Palermo, MS - City
Lead Poisoning Prevention Program -
update of lead poisoning
Jay Schneider, PhD -
(neurotoxicologist) Thomas Jefferson
University - research
indicating lead poisoning produces
brain damage as opposed to
Lyn Garling, MS -
Integrated Pest Management, Penn State
University - selecting
healthy alternatives for
management for personal and professional
Walter Tsou, MD, MPH -
Former Commissioner of Health, City
of Philadelphia and Former
President of the American Public
Health Association will help to synthesize what
and actions steps for
practice and policy identified.
To register for program
and lunch - e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 2nd
Questions? Call Nancy Rothman at 215-707-5436
Funded by Health Care
Jack Kent Cooke Young
The MusicLink Foundation,
working as a pipeline organization for the
Jack Kent Cooke
is seeking music students
in financial need who may qualify for the
Jack Kent Cooke Young
This is a scholarship
program that specifically applies to
CURRENT SEVENTH GRADE
Students do not
necessarily have to be enrolled in the MusicLink program to apply.
Although musical potential
is a factor in the selection process, students with a strong academic record
are encouraged to apply.
Please forward this on to
any students who may qualify or teachers who
may have students that
qualify for the award.
We have included a link to
the Jack Kent Cooke's website which includes the application materials.
If you do know of any
students who will be applying, we would appreciate it if you could include
their names and email
addresses in an email to
Jennifer Kitchin, Talent Coordinator,
MusicLink Foundation (email@example.com).
This will help them to
monitor them through the application process.
Please see the ‘Young
Scholars Awards’ in the ‘Discussions’ section of our Google group: http://groups.google.com/group/coalition-the
Ellis Trust: Grants and Scholarships for High School Girls Residing in
The Ellis Trust
provides financial assistance for school needs, extracurricular programs,
summer camps and/or high school tuition for high-achieving girls in
grades 9-12 who reside in Philadelphia. Eligible girls are from
single parent families who meet federal reduced lunch income eligibility
guidelines. Call 215-735-4483 with questions. - www.wwscholars.org/ellis/
2008 Tylenol® Scholarship
Feel better about your tuition.
We know that
dedicating yourself to healthcare is no small commitment. Taking years of
hard work and sacrifice. That's why the makers of TYLENOL are once again
proud to offer the TYLENOL Scholarship program—now in its 16th year. This
year, up to $350,000 in scholarships will be awarded to our future doctors,
nurses and other health professionals. Because we think the people who help
us feel better, deserve to feel better, too.
How the scholarship works.
$250,000 has already been put aside and donated to the fund. Then for every
TYLENOL Scholarship coupon redeemed, an additional $0.25 will be donated to
the fund—up to $100,000, for a grand total of $350,000. (Use of the coupon by
residents in MA, ME, IL, WV, OK, SC, and AL will not result in a $0.25
donation to the TYLENOL Scholarship Fund.)
How the scholarship is
170 students will be granted scholarships in the amounts of $1000 and
Applicants will be judged on leadership qualities and academic
Applications must be received by May 15th, 2008. Winners selected by
the end of July 2008. Funds delivered by the end of August 2008.
If you're a
healthcare student, take a moment to apply for the 2008 TYLENOL Scholarship.
Because you deserve
to feel better, too. Remember, applications are due by May 15th 2008.
Running Your Small Business
with Intuit QuickBooks 2006
QuickBooks is one of the most popular accounting software products on the
market for growing businesses, and you don't need to know very much about
accounting to use it. In this course, you'll learn how to set up and manage
your company's books, create a budget, print and track checks and invoices,
April 28, 2008
— June 13, 2008
Want to Learn Basic Home Repair?
You may already know that
JEVS’ Orleans Technical Institute offers a FREE home maintenance and repair
program for Philadelphia low- to moderate-income homeowners but did you know
that this wonderful program is now offered in the evenings?
This program teaches
homeowners how to do their own basic repairs. You will also learn how to negotiate intelligently if you need
to hire a contractor for a repair or improvement project. Learn basic hands-on skills including
safety, tools, seasonal maintenance, toilet repair, changing faucets, fixing
garbage disposals, replacing light fixtures, repairing sheet rock, painting,
tiling/flooring, replacing ceiling tiles, and screen repair. Successful
graduates will receive a new tool box complete with new tools and a home
repair reference book. Over the past
6 years, this program has helped hundreds of homeowners to do their own home
repairs, save money and avoid unscrupulous contractors.
This 12-session program
will take place two evenings a week for six weeks beginning on May 5th and
6th. Participants have a choice of the Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday
three-hour sessions from 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
To qualify, you must be 21
or older, a home owner, Philadelphia resident, and have a low- to
moderate-income. If you have specific
income eligibility questions, please contact Dennis Zimmer at Orleans Tech at
Scholarship For Service
(SFS) is a unique program designed to increase and strengthen the cadre of
federal information assurance professionals that protect the government's
critical information infrastructure. This program provides scholarships that
fully fund the typical costs that students pay for books, tuition, and room
and board while attending an approved institution of higher learning.
Additionally, participants receive stipends of up to $8,000 for undergraduate
and $12,000 for graduate students. The scholarships are funded through grants
awarded by the National Science Foundation NSF.
For more information, click here: https://www.
Adult Literacy Grants
The Dollar General Adult Literacy Grants award funding to non-profit
organizations that provide direct service to adults in need of
literacy assistance. Organizations must provide assistance in one of
the following instructional areas:
· Adult basic education;
General education diploma preparation; or
· English for speakers of other languages.
Family Literacy Grants
The Dollar General Family Literacy Grants will award grants to family
literacy service providers. Please note that the Dollar General
Literacy Foundation uses the federal government's definition of family
literacy when reviewing grant applications. Family literacy programs
applying for funding must have the following four components:
· Adult education instruction;
o Adult basic education
o GED preparation
o English for speakers of other languages
· Children's education;
· Parent and child together time (PACT); and,
Parenting classes that teach parents to be the primary teacher for their
Following is information for students interested
in getting support for
More information available in our Google group: http://groups.google.com/group/coalition-the
SpotLight ON OUR EFFORTS
group kicked off on Wednesday, April 30th, the participants will be single
parents, support staff and resource people set up to give advice and to help
arrange and provide services. We are focusing on a target group within the
population who work in school, day cares, recreation centers and other youth
Mission statement for the group is below.
group for Philadelphia parents performing or who have performed community
service in schools, day care centers, recreation centers, after-school
programs, and youth development agencies to meet their work requirements
under the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program in
Philly Parent Partner Group
is a great parent education and communication opportunity for
in your school and community! Please encourage your contacts
spread the word. Personal experience reminds me how I felt. I can
the fear and uncertainty that we as a family felt when we
the decision to leave the public assistance rolls, That means
part or all of the food stamp allotment, the medical benefits
PHA scattered site housing with utilities included at no or very
was a huge step for our family. Thoughts were whirling around my
like, what if the job is not full time or can we make it with all
new bills. Thoughts of not being good enough for them (employer)
who will pick up or watch my kids all week.
group is open to the parents that have or are transitioning in
of employment, housing and most of all working with the youth in
family and community.
of you have been invited to help us grow. Many members are
in their respective fields. Most members will be people
me and you, just plain old parents or grandparents that could use
of the resources and support that they can put our hands on.
goal is to focus on recruitment of former and current parents that
for the temporary aid for needy parents (TANF)programs.
are a lot of former TANF parents (alumni) that have success
and there are others that have received gainful employment and
willing to support the people that are in the middle of their
are encouraging members to post questions like:
eleven year old problem, any suggestions?
about Child Care?
for cheap fun places to take the kids this summer and fun
is my mom not helping with this thing? Has anyone?
it true that when children/teens reunite after dark, a game
play is to dare each other to...?
feel like I am going to be a big let down. Am I wrong if I?
Bob Shipman Jr.
ARTS FOR AWARENESS
Father Figure enterprises and
The Underground Railroad
Coming This Spring!!!
A universal groundbreaking
documentary that focuses on the relationship between fathers and daughters.
It is an inspiration to families everywhere. The film touches on the
importance of a father in our society, the role he plays in shaping his
daughter’s choices in men, and in the ramifications of fatherless homes.
Father Figure is more than a film. It is
a spiritual, physical and emotional experience that will challenge the
audience’s perception of what a father figure is or should be. It will cause
them to examine their relationships with their fathers, and for men, it will
encourage them to consider what type of father they desire to be.
If you would like to align
yourself with the
Father Figure Movement
or purchase a copy of the
DVD, please contact us.
Where: "OCTOBER GALLERY" - 701 Market
Street Bldg., on the 3rd Floor.
Dept. Store" on Market St. Level. Mellon Center Bldg. This is
University's Center City Campus. Room # 319
When: "FRIDAY" - May 9th, 2008 &
May 16th, 2008 - Starting @ 7:30pm
What: "PANORAMIC POETRY" - POETS
doing their thing - LYRICAL SPIRITS
FREE" - FOR PERFORMING POETS!!!***
ANNUAL MOTHER'S DAY CONCERT
Featuring Ms Barbara
REMEMBER AND HONOR THE VICTIMS OF GUN VIOLENCE
AND THEIR FAMILIES
WHOSE LIVES HAVE BEEN CHANGED FOREVER
Sunday May 11th
Church of the Advocate
18th and Fr.
Paul Washington Ave. (aka Diamond St.)
See flyer in the
‘Discussions’ section of our Google group: http://groups.google.com/group/coalition-the
African American Short Films – Syndicated Television Program –
African American Short
Films, a nationally televised showcase of
short films starring,
produced, written and/or directed by African-
American filmmakers, is
accepting submissions for it's 2008 /10
American Short Films" airs quarterly on network
affiliates in over 100
cities nationwide. This is a wonderful
opportunity to showcase
one’s work on a national level.
Submissions are accepted
on an on-going basis. Accepted films receive
Short films should be
between 1-28 minutes in length.
Viewing copies must be
submitted on VHS, Mini DV or DVD in NTSC format.
Short films may originate
on any format or medium (i.e.; Mini DV,
Digibeta, Beta SP, 8mm,
16mm, 35mm, etc.,...)
Please note the running
time and format shot on.
Send submissions to:
419 North Larchmont Blvd.,
P.O. Box #322
Los Angeles, CA 90004
American Short Films"
Please include your
contact information and tell us where you heard
about African American
Viewing copies will not be
For questions or
additional information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
go to www.badamitv.com
Person Arts launches First Person Salons at the Gershman Y
It was standing-room-only for every single one of First Person Arts’
notorious Story Slams in 2007, and now First Person Arts is bringing that
same energy and enthusiasm to a new series of memoir and documentary-arts
events: First Person Salons at the Gershman Y. On the second Wednesday
of each month, First Person Arts will showcase new work and works-in-progress
presented by the artists themselves to an audience eager to get an inside
look at the creative process. Writers, photographers, documentary
film-makers, painters and sculptors will put both their work and their
methods on display, demonstrating how they turn real-life drama into
compelling works of art.
First Person Arts is accepting applications from artists on a rolling basis
at email@example.com. You can find a Salon
overview and application at www.firstpersonarts.org <http://www.firstpersonarts.org/other_programs-contests.php>
. Join us every 2nd Wednesday, 7:00 pm at the Gershman Y
(Broad and Pine) Admission: $5-10.
SATURDAYS at SERENITY
An Afternoon of Poetry
Every second Saturday of
the month from 1 – 3 PM
A FREE EVENT!
Gifts & Coffee
140 So. Easton Rd.
Words at Dowlings Place
1310 No. Broad St. Phila
Every Thurs. 9pm to 1am
Spoken Word Artists
The Institute of the Black
World 21st Century
State of the Black World
“Return to the Source”
Restoring Family –
Renewing the Struggle
New Orleans, November
Ernest Morial Convention
Damu Smith Leadership Training Institute
Katrina Policy Roundtables
National Town Hall Meeting on the Black Agends and the Presidential
Special Session on Haiti
Pan African Policy Forum
Black Family Summit
Health Summit Planning Session
Issue Area Policy/Strategy Working Sessions
Intergenerational Dialogue on the Black Freedom Struggle
Poetry Slam and Other Cultural-Political Edu-taimment
the invited speakers…
Ray Nagin, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Bev Mad Smith Rev. Al Sharpton, Dr. Maulana
Karenga,, Harry Belafonte, Danny Glover, Haki Madbhubuti, Sonia Sanchez,
Congressman John Conyers, Prof. Grif, Dr. Thad Mathis, Reverend Jeremiah
Headquarter Hotel: Astor Crowne Plaza, 739 Canal Street $153 Single or Double
plus tax and occupancy, $20 for additional occupants 504.962.0500
downloadable pre-registration form click here http://www.stateoftheblackworld.org/form.pdf
on-line pre registration click here
Black Star Enterprises,
presents a Benefit for the
UNIA--ACL Legal Defense Fund
AROUND THE WORLD with Runoko Rashidi
DISCOVERING OUR ROOTS, OUR CULTURE,
AND OUR GOLDEN AFRICAN PRESENCE
Saturday • 17 May 2008 • 3pm – 7pm
Tree Of Life Public Charter School
2315 – 18th Place, NE • Washington, DC
$15.00 General Admission
$10.00 Elders and Students with I.D.
Tree Of Life Students – Free Admission
For Further Info or Vending Space – 202.829.7204
INTERFAITH WALK for
PEACE and RECONCILIATION
18 May 2008
invite everyone to join us on a Spiritual Journey for
in our Hearts, in the Streets of Philadelphia, and in the World.
wear white as a symbol of unity. No
political banners, pleases.
will be walking in Northwest Philadelphia (Germantown, Mount Airy,
Roxborough). There will be a Pre-Walk
Gathering at 12:30pm at the Al-Aqsa Mosque (1501 Germantown Avenue - off 3rd
and Jefferson)), where there is free off-street parking. Chartered buses will leave at 1:00 for
Masjid Muhammad (411 East Penn Street).
Shuttle buses will be available at all stops and at the end to return
to Al-Aqsa Mosque.
who wish to go directly to the Northwest Philadelphia step-off site can meet
at Masjid Muhammad (411 East Penn Street off Belfield Street) for Opening
Ceremonies at 2:00pm. Parking is
available. Shuttle buses will make
scheduled stops, where we celebrate with prayers, music, and teachings.
pm Masjid Muhammad (414 East Penn St @ Belfield St)
pm 1st Presbyterian Church in
Germantown (35 W. Chelten Av@ G’town
pm Unitarian Society of
Germantown (6511 Lincoln Drive @
pm Mishkan Shalom (4101 Freeland Ave @ Shurs Lane)
Compher firstname.lastname@example.org 267-266-0842
Laver email@example.com 610-322-9907
WALK FOR PEACE AND RECONCILIATION
the collaboration of Neighborhood Interfaith Movement: www.nim-phila.org and Mothers in
General Meeting of the Interracial Task Force
Join us for the
Interracial Task Force: General Meeting.
We will meet on the following day and time.
Monday, May 19, 2008 At 10:00 am
COMHAR--100 WEST LEHIGH AVE.
ALL are Welcome! We will be discussing sever important matters Your input is
The Intervention Committee meets at 9:20 on the Same day and at the same
Hajj Malik El Shabazz's (Malcolm X) 78th Birthday observance, May 19 –
Rodnell Collins, nephew of
Malcolm X will lead the Annual Malcolm X Day Pilgrimage as well as greet
community members during open reception/book signing at Harlem's Hue-Man
Bookstore. The O.A.A.U. (The Organization of Afro-American Unity) invites the
community to celebrate the Annual Malcolm X Day and Pilgrimage to the resting
place of Malcolm X on Monday, May 19, 2003.
This year will be El Hajj
Malik El Shabazz's (Malcolm X) 78th Birthday anniversary and the 38th year of
the pilgrimage since his assassination.
The pilgrimage and
gravesite caravan were conceived and initiated by Ella Little-Collins,
Malcolm's sister, who was the first President of Malcolm's O.A.A.U.
The Pilgrimage will be led
by Rodnell Collins, Ella's son and the nephew of Malcolm X and Prof. James Small
now vice President and Executive Director of the O.A.A.U. The ceremony will
be officiated by the Sons of Africa and co-sponsored by Malcolm X/Ella
Little-Collins Family Foundation.
The O.A.A.U. initiated the
pilgrimage in 1965, after the burial of Malcolm X, to honor and show respect
for Malcolm, a fallen leader as well as to educate future generations about
For the Pilgrimage, buses
and cars will assemble at the Harlem State Office Building on 125th Street
and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd at 9:00 am and proceed to Ferncliff Cemetery in
Hartsdale, NY at 10 am.
There will be the
traditional, one-hour ceremony followed by a return to Harlem for people to
take part in several activities sponsored by many organizations throughout
Rodnell Collins is
extending an invitation to all who wish to join him from 5-7 pm at the
Hue-Man Bookstore in Harlem, New York (Frederick Douglass Blvd/125th St) for
an informal reception and book signing, in cooperation with New York's Black
Public Relations Society, African American Newswire/ UnityFirst.com. Rodnell
will share some new insights regarding the family memoir, "Seventh
Child: A Family Memoir of Malcolm X."
The earliest attendees to
the reception will receive autographed book compliments of UnityFirst.com.
For further information,
contact the following: the pilgrimage, (Prof. James Small at (212) 926-9062),
Bus Sponsoring or directions: send email Rmabry@ndsny.org and about the reception, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-286-3659.
7th Annual Chester County Showcase for Professional Meeting & Event
The 7th Annual Chester
County Showcase for Professional Meeting & Event Planners is a premiere
tradeshow for qualified corporate events and meeting planners from all over
the Mid-Atlantic region and further, featuring Chester County’s best and most
elegant event services and hospitality facilities all in one place. See
exhibitors from the most elegant hotels, premier wineries, finest
restaurants, state-of-the-art conference centers, and elite caterers from all
over Chester County on May 21, 2008.
Weds, May 21, `08
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348
This event is invitation
only, for more information or to get an invitation please email email@example.com
The 24th Annual
Celebration of Black Writing Festival
May 23-25, 2008
Black Family Values our village, our writing, our future
May 23-May 25-2008
Cecil B. Moore Avenue at Temple University, Phila, Pa
and many more authors
Poet, Activist and Publisher
with a Lifetime achievement Award Ceremony
Friday, May 23, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Outdoor Book Fair
Youth and Family Events
Food and Clothing
Vendors and more
Vendors, authors and publishers interested in the book
fair, please contact Jeffrey Hart or Bebita Metellus
at 215-232-4485 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
15th Cherokee Festival will have Native American dancing,
drumming and native foods.
Educational and fun for the entire family.
Grounds open at 10am. Grand entry 12pm.
May 24th thru
Temple’s Ambler Campus
580 Meetinghouse Road
Ambler, PA 19034
Saturday and Sunday, 10am
Monday, 10am to 6pm
For more information:
SAVE THESE DATES!!!!!!!!
May 23-25 - 24th Annual
Celebration of Black Writing Festival" // This year the celebration will
honor Haki Madhubuti with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Featuring an
outdoor book fair, literary workshops, children pavilion, youth/teenage open
discussion, book readings, storytelling, open mic, and cultural entertainment.
For more information on
Art Sanctuary, the Celebration of Black Writing, and the after-school North
Stars program and other events not listed here visit our website at www.artsanctuary.org
Free Computers For Schools
Willie Cade, CEO
Computers for Schools
A HAND UP!
Our new group A HAND UP! Is now open, please go to:
Local Non-Profit is
looking for room to develop!
For My Daughter is looking
for approximately 350 - 500 square feet of indoor space for an academic Youth
Separate Male & Female
Secure, yet visible to the
Room for desks and tables
(no more than 10)
Spacious enough for
computers and lots books
Year round, weekday and
Really, reasonable rent!
Community College of
Philadelphia's Act Now/Act 101 Program
Now/Act 101 Program is seeking your assistance in the development of the
following new opportunities for their Leadership Learning Community students.
Mentoring Program: It is important for students to meet professionals,
outside of the Act Now/Act 101 Program, who have completed college and who
would be available to offer guidance and support as they pursue their
academic and career goals. An in-person introductory meeting will be
scheduled by the Act Now Program in February. Mentors would then be then
expected to communicate via email, telephone or in person with their Act Now
student once during the month of March and once during the month of April.
Informational Interviews: While some of our students have chosen majors to
pursue others are still undecided. It is helpful for them to meet
professionals in the fields they are considering. The time commitment for
Informational Interviews is minimal. The Act Now/Act 101 Program will keep a
list of individuals representing a variety of professions. Interested
students will contact the representatives to schedule an interview.
Interviews may be conducted by telephone or in person and should take no
longer than an hour.
For application or more information, please email Erika Hernandez email@example.com
Remember to support
The Coalition, Inc.’s on-air personalities…
Technically Speaking with the award winning JC Lamkin on WNWR 1540 AM,
Saturdays at 2pm.
Straight Up WORD with Dr.
John Elliott Churchville on WNWR 1540 AM, Sundays at 7am.
Sister Phile Chionesu, organizer of the Million Woman March, Mondays 10pm to
1am on Harambee Radio Welcome to Harambee Radio Online
Look for the return of Bro.
Sabir Bey formerly of W.U.R.D. to the airways soon!