News  From

The  Coalition, Inc.

Friday 21 November 2008

Volume  3, Number 12

The  Coalition, Inc. Board of Directors

Gary  R. Adams, President

John  E. Churchville, Treasurer

Yvonne  Haughton, Secretary


Josephine  Blow, Patricia Coyne, Stanley Daniels, Tom Henry, Calvin Johnson, Angela  Mohammed, Abdul Malik Raheem

Table  of content

For  Our Children … 02

This  Week … 06

Employment  and Training Opportunities … 06

Health  Matters …08

Green  Piece … 08

Grants,  Scholarships  & Instruction… 09

SpotLight  … 12

Arts  for Awareness … 12

Coming  Up …15

Computers  and Technology … 18

A  Hand Up … 18

On  The Airways … 19






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New ideas pass through three periods: *It can't be done. *It probably  can be done, but it's not worth doing *I knew it was a good idea all along!
-- Arthur C. Clarke.





































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God places  the heaviest burden on those who can carry its weight.” Reggie  White






























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Volunteers are still needed to help organize the first INTER-FAITH  COMMUNITY
 SURVIVAL SUMMIT to be held in the city of Philadelphia. For information or to  volunteer or register as a representative for your place of worship, call  215.387.2734 or
























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There was a guy telling his  friend that he and his wife had a serious argument the night before.  "But it ended," he said, "when she came crawling to me on her  hands and knees." "What did she say?" asked the friend. The  husband replied, "She said, 'Come out from under that bed, you  coward!'"













































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You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call  failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.
--  Mary Pickford.


































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Our society is so caught up in winning; we forget that most of the  great men and women in history have, at one time or another, failed at  something. Often repeatedly, and discouragingly. But each failure is nothing  more than a brick in the wall that forms the foundation of our success. We  can't forget that.
--  Carlton Young








































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What is it  about the job of the vice-president that seems to dissolve all common sense?  Most of us remember the Dan Quayle experience, but the self-proclaimed  creator of the Internet has  enough of  his own to take us through to the end of the year…


"Mars is essentially in the same  orbit... Mars is somewhat the same distance from the Sun, which is very  important. We have seen pictures where there are canals, we believe, and water.  If there is water that means there is oxygen. If oxygen, that means we can  breathe."
 -- Al Gore as Vice President



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On the first day of school,  the teacher asked any troublemaker to stand up. After a few moments of  silence, a shy little girl stood up. “Are you a troublemaker?” the teacher  asked. “No,” replied the girl. “I just hate to see you standing there all by  yourself.”














































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The Raw Family Newsletter


















































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Only those who dare fail greatly can achieve greatly.
-- Robert F. Kennedy.

















































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Live your beliefs and you can  turn the world around.
-- Henry David  Thoreau.


















































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History has demonstrated that  the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before  they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their  defeats.
-- B. C. Forbes.







































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Editors  Note: The following piece really hit home with me.


“You Know You Live in a Small Town When...”

 The "road hog" in front of you on Main Street is a farmer's  tractor.
 The local phone book has only one yellow page.
 Third Street is on the edge of town.
 You leave your jacket on the back of the chair in the cafe, and when you go  back the next day, it's still there, on the same chair.
 You don't signal turns because everyone knows where you're going anyway.
 No social events can be scheduled when the school gym floor is being  varnished.
 You call a wrong number and are supplied with the correct one.
 Everyone knows all the news before it's published; residents read the  hometown paper just to see whether the publisher got it right.












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A journey of a thousand miles always begins with one step.
-- Ancient Egyptian Proverb.































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Once upon a time long, long ago there was a season when neither  the
 Packers nor the Vikings made the post season playoffs. It seemed so
 unusual that the management of both teams got together and decided
 that there should be some sort of competition between the two teams,
 because of their great rivalry. So, they decided on a weeklong ice
 fishing competition. The team that catches the most fish at the end
 of the week wins.

 So on a cold northern Wisconsin lake they began their contest.

 The first day after 8 hours of fishing the Vikings had caught 100
 fish and the Packers had 0. At the end of the 2nd day the Vikings had
 caught 200 fish and the Packers 0.

 That evening the Packers coach got his team together and said, "I
 suspect some kind of cheating is taking place." So the next morning
 he dressed one of his players in purple and gold and sent him over to
 the Viking camp to act as a spy. At the end of the day he came back
 to report to the coach. The coach asked, "Well, how about it, are they

 "They sure are!" the player reported, "They're cutting holes  in the ice."

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The last time you failed, did you stop trying because you  failed -- or did you fail because you stopped trying?
-- Unknown.
















Word Of The Week

palindrome \PAL-in-drohm\: A word, phrase, sentence, or verse that reads  the same backward or forward.








Greetings  Coalition Family!


Family,  we are still reeling from the abundance of information we shared at the  recent workshop “Networking 101”, please see some of the knowledge gathered  from diverse sources for your edification, shared in the left margin of this  edition.

If my mind  can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.”  Jesse Jackson


The  Coalition is accepting nominations for board members, terms beginning  February 2009. These are active positions. Nominees must be willing to  commit to The Coalition’s vision of a collective approach to community  improvement, be willing, able and prepared to attend scheduled (usually  quarterly) board meetings, be team and community oriented and become an  active contributor to the collective brain trust to keep our mission current  and positive.


We  encourage young people to apply.


Please  visit our web site to become acquainted with The Coalition’s mission to  improve the quality of life in our communities and become aware of our Pledge  of Commitment.


Look  for announcements of future workshops in The Coalition’s ongoing efforts to  raise the level of effectiveness of community organizations and businesses!  Your ideas and suggestions are welcomed.


The Coalition,  Inc. website is open! Please take a moment to visit. We are building and we  want your input. This is our website, let us build it together! 






Verizon Kids Fun Run

A series of non-compettitive races for kids, as part  of the Philadelphia Marathon weekend. All participants will receive marathon  medals.

Ages 4 – 12


Saturday November 22nd

10:30 AM


Pennsylvania Convention Center

12th and Arch Streets

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Cost: $15



Arden Theatre’s “1-Day Workshops”


Students in grades 1-5  learn how to master a different aspect of the theater: Puppet making! Learn  how to make excellent puppets & take one home with you!

1 PM – 4 PM

Cost: $30


Arden Theatre’s Teen “1-Day  Workshops”



Students in grades 6-12 learn how to master a different aspect of the  theater: Audition  Workshop! Nail that audition this year! Whether teens are hoping to get a  role in the school play or musical or on the professional stage, this class  will give them all the pointers, tips & concrete feedback they need to  improve their chances.


Arden  Theatre Company

40 No. 2nd Street

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania






40th Annual Model Railroad Open House


Saturday  November 29th

1 PM


Passenger and freight trains on more than 700 feet  in this model railroad


Schuylkill Valley Model Railroad Club

400 So. Main Street

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania


Updated layout for this celebration!




For more information: 610.935.1126






In Philadelphia there are many latchkey children,  children without role models, sedentary children, and Generation I (internet)  children spending hours in front of a screen (TV and/or computer). ALL of  these children have hidden or untapped talents and potential.


The After School Program handout  on Cap4Kids  lists hundreds of activities to help children and teens realize their  potentials and at the same time decrease their risk taking behaviors. From  Squash to Tennis, Horse Back Riding to Training for Marathons, Mural Art  making to Music recording.


The programs are many and the need is many. PLEASE  help families in need find specific activities that interest our children and  use the Cap4Kids After School handout to help bridge the gap between families  in need and the social service agencies that serve them.




Daniel R. Taylor, D.O.,  FAAP

Assistant Professor Drexel  University College of Medicine

Director Community  Pediatrics and Child Advocacy

City Administrator Cap4Kids 

St. Christopher's Hospital  for Children

Front and Erie

Philadelphia, PA 19134



This program provides  parents with access to Familet, a computer service that allows parents to  track their children’s grades and test scores and to access educational  resources.

The program offers parents  training on how to access and use these services.

The School District of  Philadelphia has arrangements with several computer dealers to offer parents  who need a computer or internet access hardware and software at a discounted  price.

For  more information call: 215.701.6507



For My Daughter Library

is a new after-school, Saturday and summer time  community based Library and resource center, which provides programs and  services for Daughters ages 8-14, and their families.


For My Daughter Library wants children in the  community to understand the importance of recycling and resource  conservation. In an effort to lead by example For My Daughter Library was  created with recycled furnishings, energy efficient lighting and up to date,  previously owned, gently loved books and materials. Even the interior paint  is Eco-friendly!


For My Daughter Library offers opportunities to  learn languages, access higher education and strengthen environmental,  family, community and self-respect and more in a safe, girl-friendly and  relaxed atmosphere for Daughters. And library membership is FREE to youth  ages 8 - 14!


For My Daughter Library also offers physical  programs such as

Skiing and Dragon boat Racing and promote  health and family activities.

For more information contact Yvonne Haughton  Or call 267-795-7811.

Greetings from  the Center for Urban Youth Development (CUYD) at Eastern University and  the Greater Philadelphia Federation of Settlements!

The Youth Development  Certificate offered through CUYD  and the Greater Philadelphia Federation of Settlements <>  will start on September 16th. Youth workers will gain the necessary  foundation and skills to help youth transition into successful adulthood.  Don't worry, there is still time to register for the Certificate Program and  sharpen your own knowledge and skills in the field of youth work!

For more information go  to:


Parenting: a tough Task!


Confident Parents =  Confident Kids


Please join us to:

·       Learn and share, techniques for being a confident parent

·       Share your knowledge with other parents

·       Discuss your concerns

·       Listen to guest speakers on a variety of topics


Some subjects and  questions we will discuss and find answers to are:


When  my child does …………. What do I do?

   Boundaries: Setting Limits – Establishing  and enforcing family rules

   What is the difference between discipline  and punishment?

   Forms of effective discipline

   What is ADHD?

   How do I recognize a drug problem?

   Health care needs

   What is child abuse/neglect?

   Where do I go for help?

   How can I work effectively with my school  to get my child’s needs       met?



When:  Thursday evenings 6 PM – 8 PM


Where:  Presbyterian Children’s’ Village 6517 Chester Avenue 19142

To  register, or get more information, contact:

Ms.  Lauretta Keeys 215.730.2247


A light dinner will be  served

Tokens for transportation

Child care for up to 2  children per family

Bring a friend



Online  resources for parents:,,


This Week…


The Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet Society



The Nutcracker


Friday November 21, 2008 7:30 PM

Saturday November 21, 2008 11 AM & 3 PM

Sunday November 21, 2008 1:30 PM & 5”30 PM


Upper  Darby Performance Arts Center

601  Lansdowne Avenue

Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania


Tickets: $10-$20


For more information:  610.622.1189





Internships available at  WHYY


Children's Service  Internship


Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania, United States


Membership Marketing  Internship


Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania, United States


"Voices in the  Family" Internship


Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania, United States


"Flicks" and  "Quick Pics" Production Assistant


Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania, United States


Graphic Design Internship


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,  United States


Public Information  Internship


Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania, United States


Marketing and Promotions  Internship


Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania, United States


"It's Our City"  Internship


Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania, United States


"Radio Times"  Production Internship


Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania, United States


Web News and Information  Internship


Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania, United States






Personal Trainer Stephanie G.

Will host classes for older adults and seniors

EVERY WEDNESDAY ~ 10am - 11am.


FREE screening and educational information


No matter how old you are, exercise can improve your  quality of life

and you don't have to spend a lot of time doing it  to see and feel

improvements. Older adults and seniors need to  engage in cardio,

strength training and flexibility exercises to stay  healthy and

maintain as much strength and functionality as  possible.



Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church

5620 Wyalusing Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19131

Time: 10am - 11am




FREE screening and educational information.


Questions please call the church at: 215-747-2600


Cost: $3.00


For bookings and speaking engagements contact:

Raveena Media Group

Ph: 267-386-8204 ext. 2 ~ Email:






For sustainable enterprise  go to Green Jobs Philly




Chinese Language Meet up


ICON and The Philadelphia  Chinese Meetup Group have agreed to lend support to each other for the  proliferation of bettering our opportunities for networking through the Asian  and Philadelphia community. Meet and mingle with fellow Chinese Speakers!  Come to a Chinese Language Meetup to practice speaking, build vocabulary and  finally figure out those verb conjugations! All ages and levels are welcome.  The Philadelphia Chinese meet up group also seeks to facilitate and promote  scholarship of language communication, and unity of people through healthy  interaction.


Sundays 5:00pm (every  week)

Zen Tea House

225 N 11th St

Philadelphia, PA 19107



“Call Me MISTER”


Do you know any Black  males who are seniors in high school who want to go to college out of state  for 'FREE' ? Several Black Colleges are looking for future black male  teachers and will send them to universities/colleges for

4 years FREE.


The 'Call Me MISTER'  program is an effort to address the critical shortage of African American  male teachers particularly among South Carolina 's lowest performing public  schools. Program participants are selected from among under-served,  socio-economically disadvantaged and educationally at-risk communities.

The Call Me MISTER program  combines the special strengths and resources of Clemson University with the  individualized instructional programs offered by four historically black  colleges in South Carolina : Benedict College , Claflin University , Morris  College and South Carolina State University.

To provide even greater  opportunity and access, students have the option of first attending one of  our two-year partner colleges before transferring to one of the four-year  institutions to complete their baccalaureate degree.

In addition, the project  has limited enrollment in the middle school Master of Art in Teaching  program.

Anderson University,  Benedict College, Claflin University,

Clemson University,  College of Charleston, Morris College,

South Carolina State  University, Greenville Technical College,

Midlands Technical  College, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College,

Tri-County Technical  College, Trident Technical College.


The project provides:

Tuition for admitted  students pursuing approved programs of study at

participating colleges. An  academic support system to help assure their success. A cohort system for  social and cultural support.


Visit  for more details and the online  application or call (800) 640-2657.



Upcoming College Fairs


1)  Date:   Friday, November 21, 2008

Historically Black  Colleges and Universities Fair

Time:  3:30 pm- 7:30 pm

Location:  440 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA  19130 (School District of Philadelphia), Education Center Atrium

Contact:  Jennifer Garrett, Phone: 215-400-4130,  Email:


Students are encouraged to  bring copies of their transcripts because of the possibility of on-site  admissions.  Financial Aid workshops  will be available and application fees will be waived. Professional dress is  requested.


2)  Date:   Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Joint Recruitment College  Fair- Hosted by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and School  District of Philadelphia

Time:  4:30 pm- 8:00 pm

Location:  440 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA  19130 (School District of Philadelphia), Education Center Atrium


Gain information on  colleges and universities who are part of the Pennsylvania State System of  Higher Education.





Date: Saturday, December 6, 2008

Time: 12pm -3pm

Location: Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church,  Gym area

5620 Wyalusing Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131


Every high school junior and senior student in the  Philadelphia and

its surrounding areas are invited to attend this  information day.

Pennsylvania College 2 and 4 year programs are  expected to attend.



Quality of Life Grant


Through the Quality of  Life Grant program, families that care for children and adults with autism  and other special needs may receive funding to offset their enormous  financial burdens. These grants provide families with stipends that may be  used for a wide variety of supports related to their family member.


To apply for funds



The Ron Brown  Scholars Program

Seeks  African-American high school
 seniors to receive $10,000 annually for four (4) years to attend an
 accredited four-year college or university in the US. Deadline:
 January 9, 2009. Mail application,
 transcripts and recommendation letters in one package.

 For information, contact Ron Brown Program, 1160 Pepsi Place, Suite 206,  Charlottesville, Va. 22901; 434-964-1588;;








We will be SpotLighting  members and organizations. If you wish to have your organization spotlighted,  forward to us information on your primary mission, your current projects  and/or how you would want other members of The Coalition, Inc. to be  involved. Many of us are already being a support to one another, but there is  plenty of room for improvement.






Soul Simpatico: A Night of Live Art

Saturday, November 22 @  8pm


Get ready for a night of live music, live art, good  people, wine and culture as the Philadelphia chapter of YFS presents our  signature event Soul Simpatico: A Night of Live Art!!


"A Night of Live Art" will provide an  outlet for artists to exhibit their talents, and the audience will get the  opportunity to see how a masterpiece is created. This Soul Simpatico will  feature amazing artists with talents in sacred Henna art, canvas oil painting,  graffiti artwork, vendors, complimentary wine, DJ Aura on the 1s-and-2s, and  a live performance by progressive Hip-Hop artist Hezekiah along with DJ  Statik from the Illvibe Collective!


Advance tickets for Soul Simpatico: A Night of Live  Art are available online now for only $15! Please visit to purchase yours today!

The last day to purchase pre-sale tickets is Friday,  November 21.


What: "Soul Simpatico: A Night of Live  Art"


When: Saturday, November 22


Time: 8pm-midnight


Where: Media Bureau, 725 N. 4th Street in Philly


Cost: $15 in advance/$20 at the door/Free for YFS  members


“Panoramic Poetry” is EVERY 2nd & 3rd  Friday of the Month YOU MUST request  to read, it is a Feature ONLY List

Poetry Set


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... Please enter from Market  Street or 8th Street Side entrance. 


When:    Every 2nd and 3rd  Friday 


What:     “PANORAMIC POETRY” -  POETS doing their thing – LYRICAL SPIRITS getting down. {To view Previous  Performances}




A Living History Of Africans In America

Poetry, songs and  historical interpretations, will focus on some major events and personalities  before & during the Civil War.


November 23, 2008 2 PM

Parkway Central Library

Montgomery Auditorium

1901 Vine Street

Philadelphia, PA







National Artists Seeks Venues


We are seeking your  organization and/or educational institution as a site host or facility  sponsor of one or more events and activities which will highlight a  supportive scheduling about Non-Violence and PEACE.   Schools( public, catholic, charter, boarding &  Independent), Social Agencies, Community Groups, Juvenile Detention  Facilities, College Campuses, Recreation Centers and Churches have all become  the foreshaddowing benefit of our respondents  (Please Feel Free to post, distribute, duplicate this  correspondence to others or forward by email or send through out through  listserve)


(1)  "PEACE"  &   "NON-VIOLENCE".

A Spoken Word Performance  and/or Positive Hip Hop Concert

with prominent performers  seen on B.E.T., HBO, MTV, the Black Family Channel, etc.



Performances Available for  Classroom Visitations or Auditoriums


Potential Themes: Violence  & Crime Prevention

("Ain't You Bad or  Aren't You Kool", "I AM SOMEBODY", "To Be Young, Gifted  and Black with Rap" "Its All About My Ego & Trippin Me  Out", "WHY CHILDREN CRY IN THE DARK", "Oh God, Please  Send Me A Do Right Man" and "What You Don' Know Wil Hurt You",  plus other topics!!!!!!!!!

(previously performed for  St. Gabriels, Carson Valley Schools, Wordsworth, Devereaux, Diverified  Community Services, Bridging Worlds, Amonst Men, CEP Schools, AVRP programs,  Parkway, etc.)


Please check out the  webpage at   To join our mailing list or to receive by  mail a copy of our printed promotional packet please contact the following  persons:

Maurice Henderson

(856) 691-8600 ext. 814


More information also  available in our Google group  “Activities & Events for Schools, Social Agencies/Community Group”




An Afternoon of Poetry


Every second Saturday of  the month from 1 – 3 PM


Serenity Inspirational  Gifts & Coffee


140 So. Easton Rd.

Glenside, PA


Jus’  Words at Dowlings Place

1310 No. Broad St. Phila

Every Thurs. 9pm to 1am

·       Poets

·       Rappers

·       Singers

·       Spoken Word Artists

$5.00 cover





                   Keepers Of The Culture – Souls Of Freedom:


                                      November 30, 2008 2 PM

                                       Parkway Central Library

                                       Montgomery Auditorium

                                            1901 Vine Street

                                            Philadelphia, PA


Poetry,  songs and historical interpretations, will focus on some major events and  personalities before and during the Civil War.


Discussion After the Election


On Dec 4, at the Church of  the Advocate,

18th & Fr. Paul  Washington Ave, (AKA Diamond St) probably in the Washington Center, there  will be a forum reflecting on the November election.

Rev. Issac Miller: A good friend of mine from my  college chaplain days, Mack Jones, PhD, distinguished Professor of Political  Science, retired, Atlanta University (WEB DuBois' Atlanta Univ), Ron Walters,  also a PhD Political Scientist formerly at Howard now at University of  Maryland (Howard's loss!) and frequent commentator on CNN, and Amiri Baraka,  formerly New Jersey's Poet Laureate and long time social, political and  artistic activist, will speak, with questions from the audience.

This  event is sponsored by the African Studies Department at Temple and the  Community Institute for Africana Studies.

Cost  is a staggering $1.00!

This should be a great  chance to catch up on the last couple of years of non stop campaigning, and  to think about what we might be about on the eve of a new Presidency in these  serious times.

College and University Fairs


Date:  Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Joint Recruitment College  Fair- Hosted by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and School  District of Philadelphia

Time:  4:30 pm- 8:00 pm

Location:  440 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA  19130 (School District of Philadelphia), Education Center Atrium


Gain information on  colleges and universities who are part of the Pennsylvania State System of  Higher Education.



NIH Summit


The Science of  Eliminating Health Disparities


National Center on  Minority Health and Health Disparities


December 16 – 18, 2008


Gaylord National Resort  and Convention Center

National  Harbor, MD


Join the NIH Institutes,  Centers, Offices, and their many partners engaged in research on minority  health and health disparities to:

Highlight the research  progress of the NIH on health issues among racial/ethnic minority and  medically underserved populations

Increase awareness and  understanding of disparities in health

Showcase best-practice  models in research, capacity building, outreach, and integrated strategies to  eliminate health disparities

Identify strengths and  gaps in health disparities research

Network and dialogue with  the nation’s leading experts on minority health and health disparities


Sponsored by: National  Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD)


The  NCMHD is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a component of the  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).




Will You Join A  Faith-Based Effort to Fight Violence?


We invite Philadelphia  area faith communities -- city and suburb, rich and poor, young and old— to  come together on


January 17, 2009


and witness the power of  faith in action!


Our belief:  As people of faith…

We embrace Dr. Martin  Luther King's hope for

peace and safety in our  communities.

We resist apathy to this  epidemic of violence, because fear, closed doors, and separation will not end  it.

We unite to bring God's  vision of a peaceable kingdom, without the violent loss of 400 lives in  Philadelphia alone last year.


Join with other  Philadelphia area faith communities as we gather in houses of worship for  prayer, education and discussion,

raise our hearts and  voices in worship and song,

hear from inspirational  preachers and teachers and take action.


We'll walk together to a  rally in front of a local gun store notorious for selling guns used to  threaten, wound and kill.


Together we'll call for  retailers of firearms to adopt a sensible Code of Conduct to dramatically  reduce the illegal trafficking of handguns.   This is the same code that has been adopted by Wal-Mart, America's top  gun seller.


Won't you join us?


A joint effort of the  Church of the Brethren,

Mennonite Church USA,  Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends and others  who want to worship and witness


For more information or to  register email or call:







Free Computers For Schools
 (800) 939-6000
 Willie Cade, CEO
 Computers for Schools
 773-583-7575 Office
 773-583-7585 Fax






Our new group A HAND UP! Is now open, please go to:


In  response to the needs of many grassroots organizations for the basic tools  needed to implement their ideas and projects, The Coalition, Inc. members  have come together to establish a network to facilitate the  distribution/re-distribution of unwanted, unneeded, surplus and even  repairable items for recycling.

·       If you have office supplies, electronics, office furniture, you are  updating, or no longer use, free up that space by offering them to someone  who can get good use from it.

·       If you have office space you do not have an immediate use for, offer  it to home-based organizations for a few hours a week as a meeting place.

·       If you have special skills such as grant/proposal writing, website  design/maintenance, or computer skills, please share and educate others.

·       If your organization offers aid to the less fortunate such as meals,

clothing, resume' writing, job search, SAT/LSAT  coaching, GED classes, scholarship help etc., share it here:



To  join The Coalition go to:  and download a copy of the Pledge of Commitment and return it to us


Those  in need of particular equipment, furnishings or supplies are encouraged to  join to this group (  to inquire if others are able to assist.


Any  group or individual may make donations, but individuals who wish to request  donations must do so through a member organization.

Organizations are encouraged to post notices of ongoing  or special community service programs that are open to the public i.e. Food  Banks; seasonal clothing/toys; fuel programs, etc.

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You  may also offer or make requests anonymously through the group moderators who  will arrange pick up/delivery via a third party.

If  you wish to assist others by making transportation available for pickups or  deliveries, please let a group moderator know.


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Remember to support  The Coalition, Inc.’s on-air personalities…

NEW TIME! Straight Up  WORD with Dr. John Elliott  Churchville, Senior Pastor of The Liberation Fellowship Church of Jesus, on  WNWR 1540 AM, Sundays at 9:30am. Dr. Churchville will explore the Holy Scriptures  verse by verse for your spiritual and practical edification.

Life, Liberty and The Pursuit Of Happiness with Dr. John Churchville and Nancy Ellen, Wednesdays at  1pm on WNWR 1540 AM. Sponsored by Liberation Fellowship CDC.

WELCOME BACK! Civil  Alert World with Brother Sabir Bey  Saturdays 5:30pm to 6:30pm on WNJC 1360 AM. Also listen in on WKDU 91.7 AM  Friday, 12am to 3am


Sister  Phile Chionesu, organizer of the Million Woman March, Saturdays 10:30pm to 12am on  Blog Talk Radio

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