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FOR OUR CHILDREN
PENN STATE’S COLLEGE OF
AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ANNOUNCES SUMMER YOUTH CAMPS FOR 2008
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
Conservation Leadership School is
being offered July 6-12. 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.
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
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
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.”
The First Annual 4th
"Block Captain Boot
sponsored by Councilman
Curtis Jones, Jr.,
will take place this
Saturday, June 28th
9 AM to 6 PM
breakfast start at 8 AM) at the
Philadelphia College of
4190 City Line Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA. 19131.
There are still a few
places left if you act now and reserve your space!
Preference will be given
to residents of the 4th Council District. If you
are a block captain or
want to learn how to be one, come get this most
The day's highlights will
include sessions on: recreation, block
beautification, crime and safety, weatherization and more!!
Mayor Nutter will present
honorary block captain certificates to all
To reserve your spot,
please e-mail: Morgan Cephas at
Office of Curtis Jones,
4th District Councilman
Philadelphia City Council
Room 404 City Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19107
I work with the Cadence
We're going to be starting
our summer programs and I wanted to see if the kids involved with your
programs would be interested in creating a team.
I would love to sit down
with you and explain how the program is going to work.
Like last year, we will be
running some kids races during the Commerce Bank Race. I would to get your kids involved with
that as well.
You can reach me at this
email address Ryan Oelkers: firstname.lastname@example.org
or at 267.973.5821 (cell).
The University of
African American Resource
of Color at Penn
To Father, To Build
Community Exchange of Ideas
& Special Keynote
by renowned author: “I
Chose To Stay” &
ex-Vaux Middle School 8x’s
World Chess Champion Youth Coach
Friday, June 27th,
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Center 3708 Chestnut St. Philly
Light Snack &
Vendors of Cultural
Come mentors, coaches,
fathers, father figures, youth and wise old heads prepared to dialogue about
ways of saving and enhancing our children’s lives!
For further information
Brother Robb Carter
Jerry Ricks Scholarship
Fund Blues Concert
Friday June 27th
Universal Unitarian Church
2125 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Featuring: Kool Jazz &
the Blues Avenue Band; Joe Becton & the Cobalt Blues Band; Denise King;
Jim Ford & Blues Band; Angel Scott; George Bonds & Band; Robin
Watkins; Leroy Foster & Bad Bidness Band; Go For Broke Blues Band; Hazelita
Fauntroy; Clef Club Youth Blues Ensemble
June 28th the
Council of Negro Women, Inc. Philadelphia PA Section
and Teen Day in Malcolm X Park, 11am-5pm.
park is located at 52nd and Pine Streets.
will have live entertainment, food and food all day long.
All in the community are
welcomed to come out and enjoy the Family and Teen Day with the National
Council of Negro Women.
Original & Official
Million Woman March &
The Million Woman Movement
International (PA Unit)
What is police and
What are your rights?
Can there be effective
Why in 2008 is there a
rise in police excessive force and governmental mis-conduct?
Are we seeing the
beginnings of US Marshal Law?
Why is the concern and
emphasis on community based violence and crime really being highligthed?
Get some answers and
solutions at the next session of the
"MEETING OF THE
Sat. June 28, 2008
3:30 - 6:00 PM
UNIA-ACL 1613 Cecil B. Moore Ave
Open Forum and Panel
POLICE & GOVERNMENTAL
and a Book Signing with
Bro. DeLacy Davis
Founder of Black Cops
Against Police Brutality Organization and author of
Black Cops Against Police
Brutality: A Crisis Action Plan
Bro. Dalacy will address such top[ic as:
* Civilian control and
oversight of the police
* Residency requirements
* Community based training
for all police officers
* Cash rewards for the
exposure, arrest and conviction of corrupt cops
* Congressional Public
* Mandatory drug testing
for all police officers
tolerance" for substance abuse by police officers
* Integrity tests
* Annual psychological
Admission Free: Love
For more information call:
The Black Women’s Defense League at:
or e-mail BWDL7@aol.com
Natural & Holistic
Foods, Jafari- El's Info-Edu DVD’s, and other great items will be available
AND: Bro. DeLacy’s book will also be available
A must read for all Black
& Brown peoples and those interested in true Justice
The Ngoma Committee of
Philadelphia invites you to our
6th Annual Drum
Celebration "In Honor of our Ancestors".
Date: Sunday, June 29,
2008 Time: 12:00 - 6:00pm
Location: Hatfield House
-- 3201 W. Girard Ave
Bring your children,
instruments, blankets and chairs and be a part of this spiritual, musical and
This is a free event!
For more info contact:
Terry 215-455-5885 or Zumbi 215-386-6048
For vending contact: Ife
West Philadelphia Coalition of Neighborhoods & Businesses
in partnership with the
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
are joining together to
host a FREE
Neighborhood Energy Summit
at The School of the
4021 Parkside Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Monday, June 30, 2008
10 a.m. - 2p.m
Vanessa Brown, Democratic
Nominee for State Representative for the190th District
Wendell F. Holland,
Chairman of the Public Utility Commission
Public Utility Commission
Philadelphia Gas Works
Energy Coordinating Agency
Mayor’s Office of
Utility Emergency Services
American Association of
Water Revenue Bureau
Talk with a panel of
experts on a variety of important utility issues
For Further Information,
contact The West Philadelphia Coalition
of Neighborhoods &
Businesses at 215-476-0400
Giveaways and Education Materials Will Be Provided
* Bring your utility bills
to discuss with local utility representatives
Ed Schwartz, Institute for
the Study of Civic Values, 1218
Rm. 702, Philadelphia, Pa.
EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING
Children's Hospital of
Philadelphia is hiring 160 people for their housekeeping department.
Starting salary is
$33,946.00 a year.
They are opening a new
Wing and need folks by July.
Please fill out an
application on line at www.chop.edu\careers
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
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
Active Smokers More Likely To Kick The Habit
(BlackDoctor.org) -- Physically active smokers might have
greater success quitting smoking than those who are more sedentary, according
to a new study from the University of Toronto in Canada.
The study, which appears in the May issue of American
Journal of Public Health, looked at the demographics of nearly 23,000
Canadian smokers. Physically active men were 36 percent more likely to have
tried to quit smoking within the past year and women were 37 percent more
likely to do so than their less-active peers were.
“Previous studies have suggested that participating in one
healthy behavior, such as physical activity, may lead to the adoption or
maintenance of another positive behavior, such as smoking cessation,” said
lead author Wayne deRuiter.
About one-quarter of the daily smokers studied were
physically active. On average, these smokers were six years younger than
sedentary smokers were. Physically active smokers, who were more likely to be
male and single, began smoking at a younger age, smoked fewer cigarettes per
day and tried to quit smoking more often than their inactive counterparts
While the findings are encouraging, it is possible that
some smokers will use physical activity as an excuse to continue smoking,
according to Jennifer McClure, Ph.D., an associate investigator at the Center
for Health Studies for the Group Health Cooperative in Seattle. She was not
involved with the study.
“There’s some caution to be used here because we don’t
know how well [increasing physical activity to stop smoking] would work. By
telling people you can use physical activity as a harm- reduction means, this
could delay or deter their efforts to quit smoking,” McClure said. “This
would not be the message we would want to convey.”
“I’ve had the opportunity to speak with smokers who told
me they are ‘living proof’ that physical activity does assist in smoking
cessation,” deRuiter said. “These individuals were, at one time, hardcore
smokers who began walking several times throughout the day. As physical
activity levels increased, they found they were smoking less until they
eventually quit smoking altogether.” However, he added, “I think that these
individuals represent a minority.”
Should sedentary smokers be encouraged to get moving as a
first step toward quitting?
The researchers were not able to determine if it is
possible to induce smokers who are not already physically active to adopt the
lifestyle, particularly in an unsupervised environment.
McClure agreed. “If we’re going to look at physical
activity as a means for promoting smoking cessation or reduction, the open
question really is — for that larger group that is physically inactive — can
we motivate them to initiate that behavioral change?”
By De'Laney Rowland, BDO Staff Writer
National Nursing Centers
Consortium Stay Quit, Get Fit.
12:00 to 2:00
starting July 8th Tuesday
850 North 11th street
(corner of Parrish St)
call Elizabeth to sign up.
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/
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
SpotLight ON OUR EFFORTS
ARTS FOR AWARENESS
2008 PUP Jazz Fest
The Tony Smith Quartet
With vocalist Michelle
Friday June 13, 6pm – 10pm
1319 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA (1199C
Includes all you can eat
home cooked soul food buffet
PUP Member tickets $25
2008 PUP Jazz Fest Honoree
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
BROCK'S KID'S INC.
PHILLY MUSTANGS YOUNG
PEACE ON THE STREET ~ STOP
SATURDAY, JULY 12, 2008
9AM - 2PM
FREE FOR ALL YOUTH ~ FREE
FOR ALL YOUTH ~ FREE FOR ALL YOUTH
The Philly Mustangs is a
program started by nonprofit organization
Brock's Kids, Inc to
empower young men in the Philadelphia area. The
goal of the Philly
Mustangs program is to provide young men with an
outlet to play football,
practice a healthy lifestyle, participate in
community service, and
broaden their educational and career goals.
The Mustangs program was
created earlier this year by Raheem Brock, a
Philadelphia native and
defensive tackle of the Super Bowl XLI
Colts, along with four other outstanding
individuals who plan to
share their knowledge and love of the game.
We are hosting a Youth Day
with activities such as:
* HEALTH SCREENINGS
* FOOTBALL DRILLS &
* MEET THE PHILLY MUSTANGS
* PHOTO & AUTOGRAPH
OPPORTUNITIES WITH PLAYERS & SPECIAL GUESTS
* GAMES ~ GIVEAWAYS ~ FACE
* FOOD ~ FUN
Limited Tables &
Chairs available~ Register Today!!!!
Vendor Table $50.00
(Includes: 2 Tickets to Philly Mustangs Home Game)
$25.00 (Includes: 2 Tickets to Philly Mustangs
are still available.
Questions: Please contact
Kym Oglesby, Director of Operations
firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: 267-386-8204 ext. 8
Technology Assessment for your organization
Information in the
‘Discussion’ section of our Google group:
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!
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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