Greetings Coalition Family!
An information and fun-filled Weekend of Peace
awareness is being hosted by Stop the Madness/Stop the Violence, Inc. and The
Coalition, Inc. at various sites on the weekend of August 1, 2008.
Included will be a basketball tournament, food,
entertainment, and a moment of silence Saturday at noon at each site to
acknowledge the families affected by senseless violence, where House of
Umoja’s Imani Pledge will be read. This event is Free and open to the
This event places emphasis on cooperation, problem
solving/prevention, family and unity, the goal is to build stronger and more
peaceful communities through cooperative efforts of diverse organizations
that promote community uplift, traditions, family values, and self-respect.
Each site will host its own form of outreach,
which may include motorcades, vendors, information displays, musical
entertainment, poetry, face painting, domestic violence panel discussion,
health screenings, and so much more.
Recreation centers included are Tustin, Eastwick,
Simons, Kingsessing, Chew, and Anderson. Also, family events will take place
at Hebron Tabernacle, First African Presbyterian Church, and other locations
TBA. See websites for updates and more information on individual locations.
Our new website is open! Please take a moment to visit. We are
building and we want your input. Please contact us with your suggestions and
comments. This is our website, let’s build it together!
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
SEEKING TUTORS &
Just 1 hour a week can change a young persons life! STARS, a new initiative
at the Philadelphia Job Corps Center, is seeking dynamic mentors and tutors
to join our volunteer team and work with our students. Be a part of the
solution! Contact Darvin Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org today!
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 Byron Story
Violence Prevention and
Support Services for
Dropout Youth Program
has established itself by
making a difference by swimming against Philadelphia's rising tide of youth
violence and the dropout crisis in the North Central neighborhoods (Ridge
Avenue Corridors) over the last six years.
The organization will
celebrate its 6th Anniversary and Open House
on Friday July 18, 2008
at our New Building site
(2-Story/over 1700 square feet),
located at 1521-25 Ridge
The newly renovated
building will continue to host the alternative education and violence/drug
use/sale prevention program for troubled teenagers that aims at steering
youth 16-19 years old who've dropped out of high school or have been expelled
from the public schools for the General Education Development, (GED)
Equivalency Diploma Pennsylvania state exam.
BSF will also continue to
provide the sort of counseling that enables youth to avoid contributing to-or
becoming part of-the casualty count.
At our 6th
Anniversary/Open House celebration we will recognize our prior students and
staff, honor families who have lost their children to violence, community
members/agencies and political influences that have supported and promoted
BSF philosophy that "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can
use to change the world instead of violence."
This event will also host
our 4th Youth Talent/Poetry Slam contest.
BSF is looking to
recognize and reward the most outstanding young performers of 2008.
The cost of entry is $25
for solos and $40 for group performances.
The grand award winner
will receive $100.00, respectively.
Each of the three award winners and participates of the Talent/Poetry
Slam contest will also receive a trophy in acknowledgement of their
performance and hard work.
You may contact Juanita
Story-Jones, Executive Director, at 215-769-8544 or email@example.com for any
further questions or clarifications.
Urban Farm Bike Tour On
The Road Again!
Last Summer's urban farm bike tour was a big hit. Don't miss our
3rd Annual Ride. Join us at the Weavers Way Co-op Farm on
Saturday, July 19, at 8:30 am. The bike tour will be
approximately 25 miles, and will end up at Philadelphia Brewing
Company in Kensington around 1:30 pm.
Sign Up Now
Email Weavers Way board member Chris Hill to sign up:
Bring a small donation:
This year we're asking riders to bring $10 to cover the costs of
pizza at the Philadelphia Brewing Company, and to pool together
some money to donate to the farms on the tour.
At 5 pm on July 19, we'll be showing a working version of the
film that's being produced about the Women's Garden Cycles Bike
Tour of urban farms and gardens in the Northeast. The film will
be screened at the Video Library, 7141 Germantown Ave. The women
who did the tour will be at the film showing to talk about it.
The film is about 40 minutes, and there will be discussion for
another 45 minutes or so.
Here's what the day will feature:
A chance to speak with Dave Zelov, Weavers Way's farmer
and David Siller, Weavers Way farm educator at the start of the
tour at the Coop farm in East Mt. Airy
A chance to chat with the DC women about their trip. You can
also learn something right now by going to their blog.
At Mill Creek Farm you'll get to meet farm managers Jo and
Jade, who will talk about the many programs they're
juggling-from green roofs to farming, to hosting tours, to
solar, to biodiesel. Those who want to start in West
Philadelphia should be at Mill Creek Farm (49th and Brown) no
later than 10:30.
There will be a stop at Spring Gardens community garden in
Fairmount, overlooking Center City. This and many other
community gardens have set aside plots that produce exclusively
for community cupboards in the city.
NEW STOP THIS YEAR: For the first time this year we'll be
stopping at a farm at 8th & Poplar run by Teens4Good.
Greensgrow, Philadelphia's oldest and most established
urban farm is next. A commercial success, with CSA, farmers
market and sales to area restaurants, Greensgrow is a
fascinating place to visit.
Five minutes from Greensgrow is Philadelphia Brewing Company
(formerly Yards Brewery), where all of us will relax with some
sample brews--and some pizza.
For those who are interested, a showing of the film about the
3-month bike tour of Northeast urban farms and gardens will be
showing at the Video Library in Mt. Airy at 5 pm.
More on the farms
The Weavers Way Co-op Farm is 1 1/4 acre organic (not certified)
farm that supplies the well-known food cooperative with
vegetables and flowers throughout the growing season. The Farm
is managed by farmer David Zelov and farm educator David Siller
and two full season apprentices Nicole Sugarman and Nina
Berryman. Many volunteers and visiting students make this farm
possible. The farm includes two fields dedicated to supplying
the coop and area markets, as well as a children's garden
operated in conjunction with the Awbury Arboretum. The Co-op
farm is located in East Mt. Airy's Awbury Arboretum, near Chew
and Washington Lane. Click here for more on the farm's history.
Click here for a map to the farm.
The Seeds for Learning: Martin Luther King High School Farm (New
this year!) Is a 1/3 acre organic (not certified) farm started
this growing season outside the high school, which is 1/4 a mile
from the Weavers Way Farm. The farm supplies local markets and
teaches student employees the practice of sustainable farming
and running a business. 3 students employees and the Weavers Way
farm crew spearhead this project.
The Mill Creek Farm is a collectively run urban education farm
that utilizes vacant land to improve local access to nutritious
foods and to promote sustainable resource use by growing and
distributing produce and by demonstrating ecological methods of
living. Run with enthusiasm and creativity by co-managers Jade
and Johanna, the farm sells produce on location twice a week,
sells to nearby Mariposa Co-op, and has an on-site building
featuring a living roof, composting toilet and straw and mud
walls. Click here for more about Mill Creek Farm.
Mary Seton Corboy co-founded Greensgrow Farms in 1997 with the
idea of selling right off the farm produce to Philadelphia chefs
from an abandoned property in Kensington, within site of
Philadelphia's downtown. Today Greensgrow is a nationally
recognized leader in urban farming, still selling to local
restaurants (including Django, White Dog, Fork, Standard Tap,
Little Fish, Rose Tattoo, and Beau Monde) but also open to the
public from early spring through Thanksgiving. A small but
dedicated staff runs a multifaceted operation, including a
nursery, a farm market, and a Community Supported Agriculture
(CSA) program, proving that abandoned land is only abandoned if
we choose to leave it that way.
Spring Garden St., at 18th
& Wallace Streets, is a mature, lovingly
tended community garden between Spring Garden and Fairmount on
19-20, 2008 – Philadelphia
Back on My Feet, a nonprofit organization that uses running as a
vehicle to promote the self-sufficiency within Philadelphia's homeless
population, is proud to announce the inaugural 20in24 Relay Challenge,
Ultra-Marathon and Midnight Madness Run
Because of the wonderful
support of our sponsors and partners, 100 percent of the profits from the 20in24 go
directly to support Back on My Feet. We are pleased to provide 20in24
participants the option of either paying the registration fee or fundraising
the same amount.
The 20in24 Relay
This is Philadelphia’s
first 24-hour relay race. The event is created for teams of five that can
choose a participation category ranging from 8.4 miles to 33.4 miles per
The Lone Ranger -
Ultra Marathon Option
For those who are a little
more nuts than the rest of us, the Lone Ranger option challenges individuals
to complete as many loops as possible in the 24-hour time frame. Special
prizes for those who complete 50 (6 loops) and 100 (12 loops) miles.
Midnight Madness - Philly's New
Be one of the hundreds to
participate in Philadelphia’s first glow-in-the-dark 8.4-mile run around the
Schuylkill River Loop starting at Midnight on Saturday, July 19th in front of
Lloyd Hall. In addition to prizes for the top three finishers, awards will be
given to the the most illuminated runner.
Register or volunteer
online at: http://www.20in24.com/main/index.html
Media contact: Anne Mahlum
Council of the World Inc.
Presents its Annual
Unity Day Gathering
Date: Sunday July 20,2008
Place: Lemon Hill Dr.
In back of the Pavilion
Time: 12:00p.m. to 8:00
All are Welcome !!!!!!!!
Free Will Donation- Bring
a Dish to Share, Please No! Pork!
information : Call
Wilson-Bey (215) 476-0280
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
Healthy Lifestyle Tip--Dictionary of Wholesome Foods
Here is another in a series of occasional healthy lifestyle tips. "The
Dictionary of Wholesome Foods" is a healthy-eating guide that's
not too overwhelming to digest. It provides complete explanations
for all the healthy ingredients out there with accompanying recipes.
The guide can serve as a great shopping aide, quick kitchen reference
or inspiration for a health conscious meal.
"The Dictionary of Wholesome Foods" is a timely addition to the food
reference shelf, one that's desperately needed as mass-marketing of
health food continues to grow. It provides practical guidance on how
to make sense of the burgeoning selection of healthful foods, herbs
and supplements, and provides a concise understanding of the sources,
characteristics, benefits, and uses of health foods. It is also a pure joy
to read and peruse, with its lovely line drawings and quirky, often
playful, descriptions and turns of phrase. The Dictionary of Wholesome
Foods is a personable, compulsively readable guide that includes
historical information and fascinating anecdotes about the many foods
it describes, plus an array of delicious recipes that feature them, such
as Adzuki Rice, Almond Crescents, Pumpernickel Bread, Spinach
with Pignoli and Raisins, and Homemade Yogurt. This is the perfect
shopping companion or armchair read; sure to delight information
seekers and food writing enthusiasts alike.
BTW, you can still pick up your copy of the book "Real Men Cook:
Rites, Rituals & Recipes for Living" by Real Men Cook co-founder K.
Kofi Moyo at a bookstore near you. My recipe, "Big Daddy's Fruit
Salad," is one of the many health conscious dishes featured in the book.
It's on page 8.
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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, is 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
ON OUR EFFORTS
(This feature will return
ARTS FOR AWARENESS
this reaches you in good health and spirits!! I'm working on a lot of
projects as usual. Come out if you can. Mark your calendars!!!
July 25, 2008 7:30 PoEms NOt PRisons!!!
Baltimore Ave. donations. open mic. I'm featuring. and i have a
July 28, 2008 6:30-7:30 Domestic Violence Training Workshop by Women in
2737 Cambridge Street I'm hosting a training for the cast, crew and
supporters of my next piece on domestice violence which will be August 15-17,
2008. I've partnered with SANCTUARY and we're about to bring it!!! space is
extremely limited. If you or someone you know wants to attend, RSVP at
267.456.7432 by July 14!!! cost is $10.00 if you come, please bring an empty
alcoholic beverage bottle. THANKS!
JULY 31st- August 3rd is the 5th Annual Black Women's Art
FYAH!!!! check out bwafphilly.org for more info and schedule.
McInyre is heading this magnificent event and it promises to be
I'll be updating you!!
ya round!!! be safe and productive.
Brutus is a lifelong human rights activist and poet. He is perhaps
best-known African poet writing in English, although his books were banned
for many years in his home country, South Africa. His tireless work against
apartheid in South Africa got him arrested and shot in 1963. He was sentenced
to an 18-month jail term of hard labor on Robben Island where he broke rocks
with Nelson Mandela. He was sent into exile in 1966 and proceeded to lead the
successful movement to have South Africa and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) banned
from the Olympics and other international sporting events. Since then he has
remained active in struggles for human and cultural rights, including
co-founding the Pittsburgh Anti-Sweatshop Community Alliance in 2002,
connecting international solidarity with workers to the philosophy of Black
Consciousness. He is currently Professor Emeritus in the Department of
Africana Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a great poet and one
of the few who successfully integrated a life in the arts with a life on the
front lines of the fight for justice and integrity for everyone
Where: "OCTOBER GALLERY" - 701 Market
Street Bldg., on the 3rd
Floor. "Ross Dept.
Store" on Market St. Level. Mellon Center Bldg.
This is Cheyney
University's Center City Campus. Room # 319
When: "FRIDAY" - July 18th, 2008 –
Starting @ 7:30pm
What: "PANORAMIC POETRY" - POETS
doing their thing – LYRICAL
SPIRITS getting down.
FREE" - FOR PERFORMING POETS!!!***
I AM BLESSED & HUMBLED
TO ANNOUNCE THAT WITH THE SUPPORT OF OCTOBER GALLERY, WHO SPONSOR
"PANORAMIC POETRY," I WILL BE HOSTING A NEW POETRY VENUE STARTING
FRIDAY 07/11/2008, CALLED "POETRY & PRAISE SERIES." SEE BELOW.
IT WILL HAPPEN EVERY FRIDAY, BUT ON THE 2ND & 3RD
FRIDAY OF THE MONTH. I
KNOW I AM EXCITED AND LOOKING FORWARD TO IT, AND I HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE....
IT WILL BE A STONE COLD BLAST, AT BOTH VENUES!!!!
are now on sale for the
5th Annual Black Women's
You will not want to miss
this historic event!!
5th Annual Black Women's
Arts Festival, July 31st-August 3rd, 2008, Philadelphia, PA
Now in its fifth year BWAF has become a non-profit which produces a
once-yearly 4-day festival showcasing: Music/Live Performance, Literary Arts,
Visual Arts, Film, Workshops, Vendors, and Dance/Theater. It also hosts over
60 artists from across the globe.
BWAF is committed to being a platform that values black women and their work;
emphasizing unique, under-represented art forms, showcasing new and emerging
artists while promoting the necessity of health and well-being. Led by
Creative Director Monica McIntyre, BWAF is poised to become a world-renowned
For more information on artists, workshops, shows, and schedules go to www.bwafphilly.org.
Event: 5th Annual Black Women's Arts Festival, July 31st-August 3rd, 2008,
Philadelphia, PA 2shows/3wkshps
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2008 at 11:00 AM
Sunday, August 03, 2008 at
01:00 AM (ET)
Location: Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
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
Bible Way Baptist Church
1323 No. 52nd
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Saturday July 26th,
10am – 4pm
Pony Rides, Face Painting,
Waterslide, Moon Bounce, Mural Arts Children’s Play Area, Healthy Start Mom
Mobile, Free Give-a-ways
Come out and enjoy a day
filled with fun, lots of food, plenty of fellowship and best of all Free
Give-A-ways… and lots more
The Bible Way Baptist
Church Family will minister through song, praise, dance, pantomime, poems,
Join Bible Way and the
surrounding community for our
House of Umoja Inc.
presents the Collard Greens Cultural Festival
July 25th – July 27th.
The festival will be held
in the 1400 block of North Frasier Street on Saturday and at Carroll Park on
59th St. & Girard Avenue on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information call
the Fatherhood Institute (FHI) partners with the Chester Chapter Association
of Black Social Workers and First African Presbyterian Church to present a
community-based and professional development workshop. On Saturday, August 2,
2008 FHI will present Thomas W. Singleton, MSW of the University of Toledo
School of Education where he is a doctoral pre-candidate. Mr. Singleton's
presentation is entitled Understanding African Americans Within the
Criminal Justice System: Dysfunctional Thinking, Criminal Thinking, Addict
Thinking and How They Interact. Of interest, Mr. Singleton's
discussion will include potential church and grassroots community
interventions that address issues of relapse and recidivism.
will be held at the First African Presbyterian Church, located at 42nd and
Girard Avenue in West Philadelphia. Registration begins at 8:30AM and the
workshop begins at 9:00AM until 12:00 noon. The workshop is FREE to the
public. CEU credits will be offered at $15 and certificates will be available
upon completion of the workshop.
information, please contact the Fatherhood Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org
is part of The Coalition, Inc.’s Weekend of Peace observance. August 1st
through 3rd see website for more information.
National Night Out: Grant Cushinberry Memoriam
Tuesday August 5, 2008,
Topeka, KS @ 6:00 pm,
The Stop the Violence
Memorial Tree Dedication Committee/Black Star Project Program Rally will
honor the memory of Grant Cushinberry with the 25th Annual
National Night Out. This Special Memorial is sponsored in part by the Black
Star Project under the Leadership of the Honorable Phillip Jackson.
From 7a.m to 5p.m.on
this date, The Stop the Violence Memorial Tree Dedication Commitee/Blackstar
Project is asking neighborhoods throughout America to join
forces with thousands of other communities to Pray on their State Capitol
Grounds respectively to Stop The Violence And Increase the Peace in
remembrance of Grant.
In honor of the 25th Annual
National Night Out and the late Grant Cushinberry,
a rally will be held in
Cushinberry Park at 6:00p.m, August 5, 2008.
Pastor Juanita Jackson, of
Kansas City Missouri’s New Level Full Gospel Outreach Ministry, will be the
guest speaker for the event.
Other guest speakers
are Benjamin "Benny" McCellend, past President of the
former Cushinberry Park Improvement Assn; Judi Kalina, Kim McMillan; Erica
Brown; Javer Clara Velma; Justin Drogie and Eliza Roberts.
27 Miles for Beau
a benefit to raise funds
Marathoner to run in memory of man he never knew
SOUTH PHILADELPHIA In 2007 there were 392 murder victims in the city of
Philadelphia. That number represents not only 392 people, but 392 lost opportunities
and thousands of affected family and friends. It is a city whose murder rate
surpasses the number of days in a year. These statistics need to be
recognized and action needs to be taken, but this can only be done through
education: educating adults about safety, educating teens about violence, and
educating the world about the lives these victims lead.
Beau Zabel wanted to
educate. He came to Philadelphia on May 5th, 2008 with aspirations to become
a high school math teacher in the School District of Philadelphia. He moved
into my South Philadelphia home and we shared optimism and hope for our soon
to be lives as future teachers. Beau accepted a part time job at a Starbucks
a few blocks from our home and he took pride in his work at his "dream
job". Beau came to Philadelphia with a positive mindset, a comic
personality and a desire to foster change and promote hope through education.
Beau's life was cut tragically short when he became Philadelphia's murder
victim #139 on June 15, 2008. Beau's late night walk home from Starbucks
ended in a fatal robbery that cost him his ipod and his life.
Since June 15th, the citizens of our small South Philadelphia neighborhood,
and others throughout the city of Philadelphia have tried to raise awareness
about Beau's life and ambitions. We have united together to create a reward
fund, neighborhood crime watch, a unification of community, and a nation-wide
search for answers. These efforts have inspired the non-profit organization
Witness Justice to become involved. Kathleen O'Hara, who works on behalf of
victims, was outraged by Beau's murder and wrote an op-ed piece for the
Inquirer, Friday, June 19. (You can go to the link below to read it). She is
a board member of Witness Justice, a national organization committed to
victims' rights. Every year, Witness Justice sends a "Team Heal
Trauma" to the Marine Corps Marathon, to raise awareness of victims of
crime and trauma. This team is comprised of a committed group of runners who
run in honor of these victims of crime. The race is Sunday, October 26, 2008,
in Washington, DC.
Kathleen's article inspired me to respond (along with a number of family and
friends) to thank her for bringing awareness to such a heroic life. Kathleen
informed me about her dedication to finding and sponsoring a runner for this
team and for Beau. Kathleen and I joined efforts to find a sponsor to run for
Team Heal Trauma in honor of Beau Zabel.
Andrew Shanks, the 24
year-old who will be moving into Beau's empty room, is that runner. Andrew
will run the D.C. Marine Corp Marathon to represent a person he never got to
meet but whose city streets and dreams he shared. By completing this 27-mile
run, Andrew will proudly represent all victims of crime, the city of
Philadelphia, and the heroic life of Beau Zabel.
We have decided to hold a benefit in honor of Beau as well as all victims of
violent crime to raise money to achieve 27 miles.
Proceeds will be
contributed to Witness Justices' sponsorship of Andrew and his goal to run a
race of life that Beau never had the chance to. Proceeds exceeding $1,000.00
will be donated to the Scholarship Fund that Beau's Mother, Lana Zamora, is
creating in his memory.
I invite you and all family and friends to attend the benefit that will take
place at Beau's Starbucks (4th and South Streets) on August 3, 2008 from 4-6
Please feel free to contact me if you have any additional questions or ideas!
I will be sending out a flyer with all the details. I sincerely hope that you
join us and forward this invitation to all of your family and friends.
We hope to see you there
Meg Guerreiro 301-846-9110 or 800-4WJ-HELP
The op-ed piece: http://www.philly.com/inquirer/opinion/20594479.html
Witness Justice website: www.witnessjustice.org
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.
My niece, BRIDGET PARKER, a very bright and
diligent student is seeking volunteer work and/or an internship as
currently a first semester senior at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania.
My course of study or major is Biology. I am interested in a part-time
internship or volunteer service to prepare me for my future career while
also serving the community. Through an internship or volunteer service I
expect to gain valuable tools that will broaden my knowledge in a particular
career interest (which is listed below) while also serving the
community. After completion of Cheyney University I will attend Graduate
School to earn a Master’s Degree in Recreational Therapy to later own and
operate my own Recreational Therapy business. I will continue my education to
earn a PhD in Health Studies or Education. Therefore, I am interested in
participating in an internship or volunteer services that help me reach my
goals while also giving back to the community. I am interested but not
limited to the following areas to complete an internship or volunteer
service: Biology, Recreational Therapy, Recreation and Leisure Management,
Education and Business (operational and management aspects)."
If you can assist her in obtaining or finding an internship or volunteer
service, please email Bridget at BParker@cheyney.
THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!
Cassandra W. Lighty
Email Addresses: Cassandrarw@ yahoo.com or
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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