Greetings Coalition Family!
Us for The 2008 Philadelphia Fatherhood Festival
8am – 4pm, Pennsylvania Convention Center
Change In Progress: /I am Somebody to a Child/
No Cost Event
Speakers: Jeffrey M. Leving, Esq., Author of Father’s Rights
Award Recipient Brian Dawkins of the Philadelphia Eagles
Bring a Good Friend/Women: Contact a Loved One/GrandMothers: Make sure they
and exhibitors register at: www.2008festival.eventbrite.com
For more information, visit: www.fatherfest.com
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.
Co-Founder, The Coalition, Inc.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
Dear Coalition members and friends,
The disturbing pattern of violence, particularly
violent acts by and against youth continues at a horrific pace in
Philadelphia. News reports of youth
violence have become commonplace in Philadelphia and the country.
This summer Stop The Madness-Stop The Violence
Inc., a non profit organization which strives to teach alternatives to
negative behavior and violence will sponsor a “Youth Summer Basketball
League” this league will have two age divisions (11-12-13) and (14-15-16)
league play will begin on June 24, 2008. An afternoon community event will
take place at the Tustin Recreation Center located at 5901 Columbia Ave. (60th
& Lancaster) on June 21, 2008 between 4:00-8:30 pm in celebration of the
league and community involvement. We are asking for community and grass-root
organizations to celebrate with us on June 21, 2008 e in a variety of
activities which included (2) exhibition basketball games, community
information tables , poetry, spoken word, and live entertainment.
goal of Stop The Madness-Stop The Violence Inc. is to provide wholesome,
Positive activities for youth which provide an environment to encourage a
sense of ethical, social and neighborhood responsibility through community
service and involvement. This is
guided by three basics beliefs: that
violence is preventable, peace is possible and both are best achieved through
community-driven strategies that demonstrate the power of collective action.
Your support is critical to our success in realizing our organization goal of
motivating community residents to partner with us to reverse this deadly
trend. We look forward to your partnership in this effort. Please do not hesitate to contact me by
telephone at (267) 262-1615 if you have any questions or need additional
Sincerely, Abdul Al-Maliki (President)
Stop The Madness-Stop The Violence Inc.
“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.
that is superior, exciting, challenging and custom-designed to fit each
student’s needs and interests.”
THE END OF M.A.N.
City-wide campaign ends
with poetry event for at-risk teen males and mentorship drive
The M.A.N. Campaign is a social
service marketing campaign for the recruitment of mentors.
The creation of the
campaign was a response to the need to decrease the rate of imprisonment,
truancy, and senseless violence amongst African American males under
twenty-five years of age in Philadelphia.
Originally a six-month
effort, The M.A.N. Campaign which began in July 2007 was extended until
The campaign comes to an
end with two concurrent events:
The MISsed Education
Poetry Slam for truant teens and a M.A.N. Mentorship Drive for male mentors.
On Saturday, June 7, 2008,
The M.A.N. Campaign in conjunction with the Department of Truancy and
Prevention will host an event for the truant young men they purpose to help.
The campaign and its supporters believe that there is a benefit to bringing
young men together to hear stories from professional men that have beat the
The MISsed Education
Poetry Slam will take place at the Philadelphia Daily News Building from Noon
The headliner poet for the
The MISsed Education Poetry Slam is Philadelphia-born, Tony Award Winner, HBO
Def Jam Poet Black Ice. Additional speakers include National Author and
Columnist Solomon Jones along with M.A.N. Advocates: Author Mister Mann
Frisby and FOX 29 Sports Reporter Bill Vargus. Youth from The Enterprise
Center's Project Great Potential will also share stories about how they are
overcoming the odds by focusing on entrepreneurship.
The event is sponsored in
part by Verizon Wireless, Chase, and SpeakToMe, Inc.
Youth attendees will receive
free food and giveaways such as T-shirts, haircuts, and movie passes.
Youth can pick up free
passes to attend the event from Yvonne McCoy of the Department of Truancy and
Prevention. Space is limited for adults.
For more information,
visit www.themancampaign.org or
Contact: Andrea Hodge
Mobile: (302) 250-7602
In addition to the poetry
event for male youth, The M.A.N. Campaign will hold its final mentorship
drive for men at the 2008 Fatherhood Festival. The festival is an all day
event taking place at the Philadelphia Convention Center from 9AM- 4PM. Men
interested in signing up to become mentors can stop by The M.A.N. Campaign
The free event is hosted
by Daddy UniverseCity, Inc.
For more information on
the event, visit www.fatherfest.com.
CLARK PARK SUMMER FILM
SERIES - FREE FRIDAY
(and occasional Tuesday)
NEAR 45TH & REGENT
June 6 – Sep 12, 8 pm or dusk
Friday, June 6
The Great Debaters
In 1935 the debating team
from Wiley College, a small
black university in
eastern Texas, rose to nation
prominence with a long
string of victories over other
teams, many from all white
schools. Along the way the team
members and their
professor coach Melvin B. Tolson,
portrayed by Denzel
Washington, endure the racial insults,
intimidation and acts of
gruesome violence that were the
hallmark of Jim Crow in
The excellent cast also
Forrest Whitaker, Jurnee
Smollett and Nate Parker.
2007; 124 minutes
Film showings are
free. Schedule subject to change.
For more info, contact
International Action Center at
215-724-1618 or phillyIAC@action-mail.org
Socialize with the public
education community at the annual
"Turning the Page for
Celebrate the part the
Philadelphia Public School Notebook plays as an independent, grassroots media
source in the movement for quality and equality in Philadelphia's schools.
The celebration includes
food and drinks, student musicians and caricaturists, student journalism
awards, door prizes and other surprises!
Join us on June 9 to help
keep Turning the Page for Change.
Tickets are $50-discounts
for students, parents, and people under 25.
For more information visit
call 215-951-0330 x 2160.
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.
The positions 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
Enterprise Center Community Development Corporation, a nonprofit in West
Philadelphia, is looking for a Street Team Manager.
send resumes and cover letters to Peggy Shane, HR Manager, at
and please direct any questions to Imanni Wilkes, Associate Director, at email@example.com
Enterprise Center Community Development Corporation (TEC-CDC)
Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139
Title: Street Team Manager
of position: Full-time, including some evening and weekend hours
Based on qualifications and experience, $30,000--$40,000 annually plus
Description: The mission of TEC-CDC is to build neighborhoods where people
are willing, able, and organized to achieve their common goals. TEC-CDC works
in the Walnut Hill neighborhood, which is located between 45th and 52nd
Streets from Market to Spruce Streets in West Philadelphia, to implement
Managing a staff of 15-20 Street Team organizers
Training the Street Team in communication and relationship-building
Coordinating canvassing operations throughout Walnut Hill
Coaching each Street Team member to meet personal and professional
Managing relationships with the Street Team's partner organizations
Maintaining timesheets, budgets, and hiring for the Street Team
Candidate must be energetic, creative, personable, self-motivated,
committed to community empowerment
Excellent verbal and written communicator
Community organizing and/or management experience
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
Familiarity with Philadelphia's nonprofit sector education
High school diploma required; bachelor's degree or master's degree
Shane, HR Manager: (215) 895-4004, firstname.lastname@example.org
more information, please see The Enterprise Center CDC's website at
Director, Community Empowerment
Enterprise Center CDC
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 job seekers in
these barriers, the employment volunteers at WhatThePeopleREALLYThink.com have launched a free tool that helps
jobseekers look for jobs and apply online, http://phila.jobamatic.com.
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.
Straight Up: A Men’s HIV
will hold its
1st annual 3 on 3
Mill Creek Playground
47th and Brown Streets,
Philadelphia PA 19104
Saturday June 7, 2008 from
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Straight Up provides
increased community presence and health promotion, educational programs,
mentoring, testing and counseling for HIV to heterosexual men of color.
We are seeking men ages
16-35 to register a team (minimum 3 player’s maximum 4 players) in the
tournament. Every player will receive a t-shirt, backpack, condoms and
information on HIV prevention.
There will also be a cash
prize for the winning team, raffles, food, entertainment and free HIV testing
available all day…Get your results in 20 minutes.
For more information or to
register please contact Circle of Care at 215-985-2657.
National Day of Protest
Against Health Insurance Corporations:
Thursday, June 19th!
12 Noon at Cigna, 5 Penn
Center (15th and Market)
Join nurses, doctors,
patients and Americans of every
stripe protesting in
memory of the countless victims of
industry. Protests are being held
the country on the day
when health insurance lobbyists are having their annual convention. Cigna is being protested
because they are one of
the merciless health insurance
giants that deny care
every day, responsible for the death
of 17-year-old Natalie
Sarkisyan when that corporation
denied her a liver
More info on the June 19
protest: call 610-567-2907 x113
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.
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/
Event brought to you by
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Enjoy Live Music, Network
& Learn How to go Green
Presented by: CORT
Smokin Mirrors- Music from
the 60’s &70’s
Dani Mari- Singer, Song
Simple – A Phish Tribute
DATE: Friday, June 13th
TIME: 4PM to 8PM
LOCATION: Wholefoods Roof
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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.
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
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
The 2008 Philadelphia Fatherhood Festival
from all backgrounds, from over seven states will converge on the
Pennsylvania Convention center for the third year in a row for the 2008
Philadelphia Fatherhood Festival. The mission is to become better parents.
This year, more than over 400 men will gather on June 7th for a
one of a kind event at the PA Convention Center. This FREE
event aims to bring together all kind of fathers and father figures- those of
in intact or blended families, married fathers, single fathers, stepfathers,
fathers-to-be, new fathers, grandfathers, adoptive fathers, and, older
brothers. Fathers of all races, cultures, backgrounds, religions, creeds, and
color will attend.
It is being organized by Daddy UniverseCity and sponsored by The United Way
of SouthEastern Pennslyvania, Prudential Ins, Clear Channel Radio/ Power99
& WDAS, The Parent Leadership Academy, Department of Human Services
(DHS)/Division of Community Based Prevention Services (DCBPS), Office of
Truancy and Delinquency Prevention, EPIC Stakeholder Project, Real Men Cook
of Phila, Proud Poppa, and other organizations.
Our Keynote Speaker for this event will be famed Attorney Jeffrey M.Leving,
Author of Fathers Rights.
2008 Fatherhood Award Recipient this year is Brian Dawkins of the
conference will bring together a panel of city council, judges, state
workers; state representatives and psychologists for a premier roundtable
event entitled the Fight for Equality. This roundtable will
look to resolve the barriers that men face raising children. “It is time to
direct the complaints to the people we voted in power to resolve them,” says
Joel Austin, President/CEO of Daddy UniverseCity Inc.
Tracks that will be discussed include: Fatherhood & Parenting, Healthy
Relationships/Communications, Money Management, Life Skills, and Health &
Wellness. These are the foundations of parenthood.
estimated 33 percent of children in the United States live away from their
biological fathers. When children grow up without fathers, they suffer
incarceration, drugs, and crime. Women are more likely to have teenage
pregnancies, be unwed mothers or face child abuse. The problems of crime and
violence in our city is a direct result of the lack of positive male
participation in child development, it is time to address the problem.
should register for a table at www.2008festival.eventbrite.com.
is free, but we urge fathers, agencies, organizations, and companies to
register fathers at www.2008festival.eventbrite.com
For more information visit www.fatherfest.com
The Planning Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 610-721-6757
ARTS FOR AWARENESS
Lords and Ladies, Squires
and Maids, and Good Gentles All!
Midsummer Productions LLC
is proud to present the
Faire to be held at the
Ukrainian Homestead in
June 7th and 8th from 10
am – 7 pm (rain or shine)
The 200 wooded acres of
the Ukrainian Homestead will be transformed
into the 16th century
Province of Rostand the first weekend in June.
The Duke of Rostand has
died, leaving no immediate heir, and two
opposing Parties battle to
decide who will succeed him. The day will
be filled with adventure,
treachery, and intrigue! Forget twenty-four
hour news services; this
is how politics used to be settled.
Written and directed by
Brian DiBonaventure, the battle of succession
is played out through the
entire faire day.
Two suitors (Joshua Daniel
Gieringer and Phillip Jones) fight for the hand of Lady Isabel (Allegra
Billy) and the title of Duke of Rostand. Pulling the strings behind the scene
are the villainous Lord Chancellor (Michael Pizolato) and the Duchess Eleanor
(Jennifer Chamberlain-Thomas). Who will win the lady's hand? Who will ascend
as Duke? Will even the impartial
ambassadors Jonathan of
the Royal House of Stewart (Peter David
Hughes) and Cardinal
Stefan Colberto (Stephen Mazlum) be able to keep
the proceeding fair and
balanced? Welcome to Rostand, where cutthroat
politics is not just an
Walk through our gates and
be transported into a world filled with
belly dancers, fire breathers, wandering
minstrels, and a live
combat. Stroll through our marketplace and
enjoy a day of shopping or
pull up a chair and feast like a king on a
turkey leg or a hearty
bowl of stew. A day at the faire includes
enchanting entertainment, the finest artisans in the
land, and a cast of motley
characters that interact with the audience
making every trip a
memorable one for all ages.
This year we are proud to
feature Daniel Greenwolf—The Celtic Magician
on our main stage. As well
as an assortment of other performers
fairegrounds, including the fire performance group
Kaji-Da, the celtic
ensemble Blackjacks and Blarney, period musket and
cannon demonstrations by
Lord Scrope of Bolten's Retinue, and middle
eastern belly dancing by
Sephira Phaedra to name a few.
The Midsummer Renaissance
Faire is open on
June 7th and 8th from 10
am – 7 pm (rain or shine) just minutes off the Pennsylvania Turnpike in
scenic Lehighton, PA.
Admissions is $15 for
adults; $7 for children
ages five through twelve;
free admission for children four and under;
and $13.50 for senior
citizens and military (with ID).
Group rates (20 or more)
available when ordered in advance.
More information and
ticket reservations can be
found at www.midsummerfaire.com or by
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
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
FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND
Friday, june 13, 2008
800 North broad street
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
tickets call: 215-236-3372
19th annual father’s day
sunday, june 15, 2008
location: belmont grove belmont mansion drive
time: 12:00 noon till 6:00 pm
THE FATHER’S DAY RALLY
COMMITTEE, INC. PRESENTS THE
DR. WILLIAM “BILL” COSBY
Honorary chair of 2008
father’s day celebration
for more information call
The Fathers’ Day Rally
The Hatfield House 3201 W.
Girard Avenue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130
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.
Pastors for Peace
Caravan to Cuba
Camden - Friday, June 20
In just three weeks South
Jersey will be hosting the Cuba Caravan as it passes through Camden on its
way to challenge the illegal and immoral embargo against the people of Cuba.
Save the date and invite
your family and friends to an evening of good food, friendship, and
Meet caravanistas from
around the US and other countries and learn why they decided to join the
Caravan. Almost 50 years after the Cuban Revolution, the US government
prohibits trading relations with Cuba and denies Americans their right to
travel there. The Caravan defies
these prohibitions by raising humanitarian aid and transporting it to
Cuba. It has become a beacon in the
affirmation of basic human rights and justice. As we make the final plans to
support the Caravan's efforts, we need your help to make this event a
Please take a minute now
to decide how you can help and send us an email to let us know! There are
four ways you can help:
If you can host
caravanistas at your home the night of June 20, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you can help out with
food, email email@example.com.
Please spread the word. If
your church or organization would like more information about participating,
Help us on a cleanup
project one week before the event. Join us on Saturday, June 14, from 9:30 to
11:30 am as we get the buildings at Newton Friends Meeting ready for the
Caravan. Bring cleaning supplies if you can (optional) and email us at
GreaterCamdenUnityCoalition@yahoo.com to let us know you will be there.
Thanks for your support,
and see you on June 20! More info about the Caravan: http://pastorsforpeace.org/
are cordially invited to the annual DHS EPIC Stakeholder Summit and
Recognition Event. The one-day summit will convene key leadership
and Stakeholders from, business, faith community, educators, and law enforcement,
government, and community residents, throughout the city. You will have
the opportunity to learn what is happening in your community, and review the
strategic plans developed by your community’s Stakeholders active in the
Equal Partnership In Change process.
out and join us from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 21, 2008 at
The School for the Future
4021 Parkside Avenues
The day will consist of presentations
from local and national perspectives on trauma and its impact on an
individual, support systems, and the community. A panel of
professionals will be convened to participate in a moderated question and
answer session which will provide opportunities for attendees to participate
and obtain additional information. During the afternoon session you may
have the opportunity to learn about and impact future programming and
collaborate with the EPIC Stakeholders throughout the upcoming year.
We look forward to joining you on this
day and are eagerly anticipating your contribution to the process. If you
have any questions or concerns please contact Lorraine McGirt at 215 683
Mount Tabor Church
110 W. Rittenhouse Street
Vending Spaces are
available for our Community Fun Day
June 21,2008 (rain date
9:00 AM -- 4:00 Pm
$25.00 Provide your own
No Food Vendors
Event will include;
Vendors, Health screenings, Games, Food, Information hand outs to inform the
A fun day for all.
Contact: Leath McCallum
"Back to Basics” Main
event will be held the day before Father's Day, on June 14, 2008 at
Fairhill Park on 4th St and Lehigh Ave
beginning at 2 pm and ending
at 6 pm.
The premise for the event
is to pay homage to being an "Hombre" (means "man" in
Spanish) a Padre (a father), an Abuelo (a grandfather) and a Padrino (a term
in Spanish used for a godfather or a father like figure).
It is the goal of the committee
to create an environment filled with Compadres (meaning my son’s godfather or
will take place promoting the important role that Latino Men will play on
changing the current status of the community.
The theme for the day will
be to get back to the way it used to be, "Back to Basics".
Where people took care of people, when respect of people and property were
the norm, when you truly were your brother's keeper!
environment will be created, where organizations will set up information
tables and will present on stage opportunities for Latino Men to get involved
through volunteering. Volunteers will be recruited to coach a sports team,
join a town watch, be a block captain, mentor a youth, become a cub scout
leader and much more.
CHANGE THROUGH SERVICE AND
will be filled with:
bands(Jimmy george) and more
for the children
The focus for
the day will be the continuous reading of the Pledge (Spanish and
English) from the stage. Special Guests will be invited to read the pledge
with the other "Compadres" who will commit to returning in one year
and recruit more "Hombres".
or Organization can Join and be part of a movement for peace, unity and
For more information: Bill Summers, Site
Philadelphia Weed and Seed Project
100 E. Lehigh
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
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 http://www.stateoftheblackworld.org/form.htm
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
information regarding 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Saturdays at 2pm.
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