Greetings Coalition Family!
Our family is growing! If your neighborhood or community organization
has not yet joined The Coalition, Inc., please take a copy of the information
packet to your next meeting. A copy can be downloaded from the ‘Files’
section of our Google group. Join The Coalition, Inc.!
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
Daniels to Editor
recently received this helpful information:
young men entering 10th and 11th grades.
it on to those that may be interested, post at your church & etc.
on the link below, it will take you to the Morehouse website.
Morehouse College will be offering a Summer
Institute (Project Identity) for African-American males entering the 10th
and 11th grades.
Three weeks (June 7 – 28)
$400 fee (includes meals, housing and activities)
MORE INFO GO TO:
there is more information on our own Web site.
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
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
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 is
in need of volunteers and baby item donations for our 2nd Annual
Community Baby Shower. We need
volunteers to assist us in various assignments throughout the event. Please contact us at 215-849-3104 ext.
113. Ask for Bernadette Prater.
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 29, 2008. 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 ask for
Bernadette Prater go on our website at www.germantown.org look for Community
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
FOOTBALL COACHES WANTED!
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
meet identified needs;
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 old.
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
empowering youth JEOTM Radio seeks to instill key skills that will enable
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
Brown, Administrative Assistant 215.424.3741 ext 248
“STOP THE MADNESS , STOP
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.
share this information; you
never know who has a couple of hours a week to help our kids.
TUTORING/MENTORING AT EASTWICK
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.
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, something to be proud of in itself.
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.”
SECOND ANNUAL MP-3
MANDER RECREATION CENTER
33RD & DIAMOND STREET
SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2008
RESOURCES AND INFORMATION
MP-3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
FOOD AND FUN
FAMILY AND UNITY
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO
BECOME A PROVIDER
TYRONE WILLIAMS @
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:
Join Sister Inez Barron
& Women for Obama
for a Victory Party
May 24, 2008
456 Nostrand Avenue
for Obama are hosting a victory party from 8 – 10 pm at Sistas’ Place this
Saturday and Sister Inez Barron is chairing.
We’ll look at where Obama has gotten with the delegates and plan for
the November campaign! Join us this
Saturday at Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand Avenue, entrance on Jefferson and
bring a friend… For further
information call (718) 398-1766.
Help Rebuild Prince of
Peace Baptist Church
Attention Praise 103.9
listeners! Join Praise and the Philadelphia Phillies as we raise funds to
help rebuild Prince of Peace Baptist Church, the historic Strawberry Mansion
church which was badly damaged by fire on April 30. Purchase a ticket located
in the Terrace Deck (section 423) for $25 to see the Phillies versus the
Colorado Rockies on Tuesday, May 27 @ 7:05 PM
All fans will receive a
free McDonald’s Fightin’ Phils Cap
Net proceeds from each
ticket sold will benefit the Prince of Peace Baptist Church
To order your tickets,
click on the link below and enter the promotion code PEACE.
back to your community while also enjoying a night out at Citizens Bank Park!
Moms Against Guns and
Project H.O.M.E., one of the leading nonprofit groups in the region, invite
you to attend a forum that hopes to bring together moms, grandmoms, aunts,
dads, brothers and sisters, friends, and other family members to talk about
the growing issue of gun violence and how it is affecting our lives and
communities. Following is more information. Please plan to attend.
Project H.O.M.E. and Moms
Against Guns invite you to
Healing the Wounds of
A Community Forum with Dr.
Wednesday, May 28th
at 7:00 p.m.
Honickman Learning Center & Comcast Technology Labs,
1936 N. Judson Street,
Philadelphia 19121 (between 23rd and 24th Streets,
between Berks and Norris Streets)
Urban violence is not
simply a criminal justice problem but one that is often related to deep
trauma. This forum will explore how a community can respond to trauma as a
way of healing and building peace. Dr. John Rich is the Chair of the
Department of Health Management and Policy at Drexel University. He has
extensive experience in of community health and inner-city youth. We will
also hear from community activists and family members who have lost loved
ones to violence. This event is free. Refreshments will be served.
Co-sponsored by the Jewish
Community Relations Council
of the Jewish Federation
of Greater Philadelphia.
For more information,
contact Will O’Brien at Project H.O.M.E.,
215.232.7272, ext. 3047 or
EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING
I want to share with you
management opportunities for Census 2010 – Early Local Census Office (ELCO).
Please feel free to share this information. Each office
will hire six (6) management positions. Within the Philadelphia
Region twelve (12) ELCOs will open. Early Local Census Offices will
open throughout the Commonwealth of PA in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Erie,
Harrisburg, Scranton as well as Camden and Trenton, New Jersey, Delaware,
Maryland and the District of Columbia.
are full time, temporary employment (2 year appointment – position ends when
office closes after Census 2010). I want to share with you
management opportunities for Census 2010 – Early Local Census Office (ELCO).
For more information: See
“Early Local Census Office Opportunities” in the ‘Discussions’ section of our
Google group http://groups.google.com/group/coalition-the
The following positions
please email your resume
or any questions about these openings to
Stan Pokras <mailto:email@example.com>
(No phone calls, please.)
Refurbishing Manager & Hardware Instructor
Responsible for management
of all aspects of computer refurbishment and training facility as well as the
creation and execution of hardware curriculum for Work-Readiness Program
participants. As Refurbishing
manager, duties include: oversight of
staff for pickup, receipt, sorting and storage of donated computers;
production scheduling; troubleshooting and repair; retail store support,
inventory management; and employee/program participant training and
supervision. As Hardware Instructor,
responsibilities include: creation and execution of curriculum for
Work-Readiness Program participants, to include all aspects of computer
testing, refurbishment and repair; supervising participant progress through
curriculum; mentoring, motivating and coaching participants; and conduct of
oral and written examinations. Will also manage warehouse and computer repair
staff, as well as computer home-care program. Experience managing computer
troubleshooting and repair facility and training technicians a must for this
position. Experience training members of urban community a definite plus.
Software & Work-Readiness Instructor
Responsible for managing
all aspects of classroom and practical experience training in computer usage
for Work-Readiness Program. Duties
include creation and administration of curriculum for Work-Readiness Program
participants. Curriculum to include
instruction in computer usage skills and associated basic comprehension,
calculation, communication and decision-making skills. Additional responsibilities include
coordination with other instructors and staff regarding participant progress;
supervision of participant progress through curriculum; mentoring, motivating
and coaching participants; and conduct of oral and written examinations.
Experience teaching computer skills required. Experience with adult literacy issues and urban population a
Thrift Store Manager
supervision of all aspects of retail Computer Thrift Store operation. Supervisory duties include: opening and closing;
cash register transactions; data entry; purchase and tracking of inventory,
accessories and supplies; training and supervision of Assistant; merchandise
setup, display, pricing and labeling; customer service; store promotion and
advertising. Retail experience required.
Strong computer skills, patience for serving inexperienced computer
users, experience in an urban setting definite pluses. May be required to
lift items weighing up to 30 pounds.
Thrift Store Assistant Manager
Responsible for assisting
Store Manager in all aspects of his or her duties as described above. In addition, Store Assistant will train
and oversee store clerks, as well as Work-Readiness Program participants in
retail store operations, including: customer service; cash register
transactions; data entry; inventory tracking and replenishment; merchandise
setup, display, pricing and labeling. Retail experience, particularly in an
urban setting, a definite plus. May
be required to lift items weighing up to 30 pounds.
Responsible for all
clerical duties and communication associated with administering a
Work-Readiness Program. Duties
include: tracking and recording
participant time and attendance; telephone reception; written and electronic
correspondence; record keeping, data entry, filing. Must have experience as administrative assistant, including use
of computer for record keeping and communication. Must also have excellent
written and oral communication skills. Experience working with an urban
population a definite plus.
Responsible for security
of warehouse, computer thrift store, and computer
Primary duties include monitoring security systems (closed circuit TV,
fire and intrusion) and taking charge of personnel safety in
responsibilities include receiving and logging participants in Work-Readiness
Program, coat and bag check, telephone support for training and thrift store
programs. Must have security experience in an urban setting.
* * *
Stanley R. Pokras,
Executive Director Nonprofit
Technology Resources (NTR)
Regional Coord, Community
Technology Centers’ Network (http://www.ctcnet.org/)
Chair, CTCNet of Delaware
Valley, Regional Planning Committee (http://www.ctcnet-philly.org/)
1524 Brandywine Street
Philadelphia PA 19130
215-564-6686 (day) 215-564-6642 (fax)
Research Interviewers Positions Available!!
Women’s Health Research The University Of Pennsylvania
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.
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
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.
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 215-339-0900 x238.
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.
Ms. Pringle also lectures on health, herbs and has
operated her own herbal company for nearly ten tears.
Eating For Energy Workshop
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
What would your life be
like with an abundance of energy and vitality?
What foods are best to eat
to increase your energy?
Please join ertified
Holistic Health Counselor, Jamel Cherry in this
informative workshop where
you will learn how to eat to maximize your
energy. You will learn
about the best foods to increase your energy
and live a life with less
In this workshop you will
How foods affect your body’s energy level.
How to safely increase your energy levels with food
You will get:
Information to empower you to make changes in your life
A free holistic health history consultation
The cost for this workshop
will be $10 and includes handouts.
To reserve your space,
send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
with your name, phone
number and number of tickets you would like to
Location: 966 Fulton St. 2nd
Floor (bet. Grand and Cambridge)
Brooklyn , NY.
More information in our
Google group: http://groups.google.com/group/coalition-the
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!
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 also available.
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/
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Grants Announced: Demonstration Projects Targeting Dislocated Workers
recently announced grants from the Employment and Training Administration are
intended for organizations who offer retraining and job placement services to
dislocated workers. The grants are intended for State Workforce Agencies,
including those in the territories of Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam,
Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa.
Workforce Agencies (SWAs), including those from the territories listed above,
are eligible to apply. Each SWA needs to identify the One-Stop Career Center
and local workforce investment board and that would be participating in the
proposed project. To see a full copy of this communication go to http://groups.google.com/group/coalition-the
June 13, 2008;
Kent Cooke Young Scholars Award
MusicLink Foundation, working as a pipeline organization for the
Kent Cooke Foundation,
seeking music students in financial need who may qualify for the
Kent Cooke Young Scholars Award.
is a scholarship program that specifically applies to
SEVENTH GRADE students.
do not necessarily have to be enrolled in the MusicLink program to apply.
musical potential is a factor in the selection process, students with a
strong academic record are encouraged to apply.
forward this on to any students who may qualify or teachers who
have students that qualify for the award.
have included a link to the Jack Kent Cooke’s website which includes the
you do know of any students who will be applying, we would appreciate it if
you could include their names and email
in an email to Jennifer Kitchin, Talent Coordinator,
will help them to monitor them through the application process.
see the ‘Young Scholars Awards’ in the ‘Discussions’ section of our Google
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 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
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
Sankofa Association of Roxborough
The Sankofa Association of roxborough was
established to preserve, educate and reinforce African and African-American
history, culture and values.
It is our desire that this organization become a
dynamic vehicle for community collaboration and partnership resulting in
ongoing activities, concerts and other events that increase awareness and
contribute to the quality of life, and promote community empowerment.
Contact: Angela Mohammed
ARTS FOR AWARENESS
The 24th Annual
Celebration of Black Writing Festival
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
honoring Haki Madhubuti
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.
Saturday, May 31 • 1:00 PM
The Museum of the City of
1220 Fifth Avenue @ 104th
East Harlem’s lively art
scene, which began after World War II, has fostered emerging and mid-career artists
of many ethnicities.
Join art historian and El
Barrio resident Mario Cesar Romero for a walking tour of galleries, museums,
artists’ studios, and public murals
in the vicinity of East
106th Street, El Barrio’s cultural corridor.
Presented in celebration
of the fifth annual El Barrio Week.
$9 General admission; $5
Museum members, seniors, and students.
more information please call 212.534.1672, ext. 3395.
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.
Acentos Bronx Poetry
Acentos is a program of
the louderARTS Project, Inc., presented in conjunction with the Bronx
Writers’ Center, a program of the Bronx Council on the Arts.
Acentos provides a renewed
spotlight for Latino poetry in a venue that fosters an encouraging atmosphere
for writers of diverse backgrounds and experience, in a setting that
stimulates both open dialogue and an increased sense of community in the
culturally resurgent South Bronx.
Acentos is presented every
second and fourth Tuesday of the month by Oscar Bermeo, Jessica Torres, Fish
Vargas and Rich Villar.
Acentos Bronx Poetry
Showcase is now held
every 2nd &
4th Tuesday, 7:30 pm at the
Bruckner Bar & Grill,
One Bruckner Boulevard (Corner of Third Ave).
IRT #6 Train to 138th
For information, visit
their website: www.louderarts.com/acentos,
send email: email@example.com
or view newsletter: Acentosfirstname.lastname@example.org
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
seasons. “African 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
ATTN: “African American
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: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
to Support the Virtual Office
Brown Bag Lunch Series
After a long
hiatus, NPower's brown bag lunch series is returning on Monday, June
2, 2008 from 12:00pm-1:00pm. We invite you to bring your lunch
and learn about technologies that support the virtual/remote office at this free
organization move often or perhaps have many locations? How do you get
access to your files while on the go?
This hour long
free workshop will provide an overview of the technologies available to
enable you to get remote access to your "stuff".
Click here to review the PDF flyer for the event.
RSVP to me as space is
Jeremy Caleb Heffner
Client Development Coordinator
Meet, Greet and Eat...
At the Urban Education Center
7571 Haverford Avenue
In the Haverford
Avenue Shops Mall behind McDonalds
Philadelphia, PA 19151
June 5th, 2008
6:00 - 8:30 PM
Refreshments, Dancing, Off-Street Parking
Bring plenty of Business cards
L. W. Farmbry
Bring this flyer for admission (flyer in ‘Discussion’ section of our
Google Group: http://groups.google.com/group/coalition-the)
Join Us for The 2008
Philadelphia Fatherhood Festival
June 7th, 2008 8am – 4pm
A Change In Progress: /I
am Somebody to a Child/
No Cost Event
Jeffrey M. Leving, Esq.,
Author of Father’s Rights
Fatherhood Award Recipient
Brian Dawkins of the Philadelphia Eagles
/Men: Bring a Good Friend/
/Women: Contact a Loved
/GrandMothers: Make sure
they all Attend/
Attendees and exhibitors
For more information,
Los Angeles Black Book
Expo to be held June 14, 2008
Fourth annual event to
feature authors, exhibitors from across U.S.
Special programs for the
youth, book expo after party
There is a spoken word
venue, “Merilene Murphy’s Spoken Worlds” including poetry readings with
featured artists and the first annual LABBX Youth Poetry Fest with
participants competing for a grand prize. The Children’s Literary Zone will
present children’s book authors, storytellers and the first annual LABBX
Young Authors Forum.
The fourth annual Los
Angeles Black Book Expo (LABBX) will be held Saturday, June 14, from 10:00
A.M. until 6:00 P.M. with a two hour after party featuring networking and
live entertainment on the Ahmanson Senior Center, Exposition Park.
authors appearing at LABBX: Alretha Thomas, Dr. William D. Wright, Frederick
Williams and Patryce “Choc’Let’ Banks (also performing in the after party
along with singer Wendy Alane Wright), Maxine Thompson and Bruce George,
Co-Founder of The Def Poetry Jam and founder of The Bandana Republic.
Featured performers for
the Spoken Worlds program include: Sacramento artists Terry a O’Neal and
Terry Moore, Master Griot duo members of The Coalition, Inc. Quiet Rage,
Sardonyx Jade and the hosts of the venue, the Poets Jazz House.
General event information
including author and exhibitor applications are available online at
www.labbx.com or by calling 323-385-7103. Detailed information on all
festival activities will be posted in the LABBX blog, www.labbx.blogspot.com.
The physical address for
the LABBX is P.O. Box 44600, Los Angeles, CA 90044.
Volunteers are welcome to
assist the LABBX committee.
Honor The Heroes Benefit
June 21, 2008....6:00pm. x
Beer, Dunk tanks, food
will be provided by
Texas Roadhouse &
Carabba's Italian Restaurants.
Silent auctions, string
bands, dj's, and 2 live bands.
Please come out and show
We are hoping for some
corporate sponsors for the large jumbo tron, which was used at the funerals.
This will be a huge event, with 5,000 people expected. This Jumbo Tron will
be used to do a slide show of the Officers, but is expensive to rent.
I will have tickets if
anyone would like to purchase them. They are $25.00 each, the proceeds for
the event will now go towards the Liczbinski family, Anne Skerski wants the
money to benefit the Liczbinski family. She felt that so much was done for
Gary already and we have renamed the evening to Honor the Heroes Sgt. Stephen
Liczbinski, Gary Skerski, and Chuck Cassidy With all proceeds for the event
to benefit the Liczbinski family.
Thanks, Mark Mroz
Free Computers For Schools
Willie Cade, CEO
Computers for Schools
We have over 1,000 Pentium
4 desktop computers that need a home...
Teamchildren an Audubon PA
based regional outreach non profit has now distributed over 7,000 low cost
refurbished computers to family’s schools and organizations throughout our
We have put smiles on the
faces of more than 30,000 children helping them complete homework
assignments, doing research on the Internet, and staying in communication
with family and friends in the comfort and safety of their homes.
Through our Digital
Outreach we are giving these children and their families the tools and
opportunities to expand their educational and economic futures and to compete
effectively in the 21st century.
We also have a limited
number of Laptops
A HAND UP!
Our new group A HAND UP! Is now open, please go to:
WE NEED YOUR HELP THIS
ANY DONATION WILL HELP.
Strawberry Mansion Tennis
1800 Callowhill Street
Philadelphia PA 19130
215.763.0581 check out our
new web site.
The Olney Recreation
Center is having its
Spring Coming Out on June
and I would like for it to
be an educational event as well as
Does anyone have any
resources for organizations that
conduct basic health screenings,
health education or have resources or
finances that would be willing to come out and
share this information?
Please let me know, I
don't know where to start.
Ms. A. Rutherford
tel # 215-560-5008
fax # 215-560-5116
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!
Yvonne Haughton 267-795-7811
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
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Saturdays at 2pm.
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John Elliott Churchville on WNWR 1540 AM, Sundays at 7am.
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