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News From
The Coalition, Inc.


News  From

The  Coalition, Inc.

Friday 12 December 2008

Volume  3, Number 15

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 … 07

Health  Matters …08

Green  Piece … 09

Grants,  Scholarships  & Instruction… 09

SpotLight  … 12

Arts  for Awareness … 13

Coming  Up …15

Computers  and Technology … 19

A  Hand Up … 19

On  The Airways … 21






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

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We are proud to announce that News From The Coalition, Inc.  is featured on the internationally acclaimed site Eight Cities Map which is  read in more than 0ne hundred fifty-five countries!

Click here: EightCitiesMAP Choose  “Philadelphia’s Online Community 

“Newsletter” from the menu.































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All  difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in  that which is small.
Lao Tzu







































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











The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all the other woes of  mankind, is wisdom.
 Thomas Huxley























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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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Defeat isn't bitter if you  don't swallow it.
-- Unknown.





















































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














Courage is going from failure to failure without losing  enthusiasm.” ...Winston Churchill






















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Treat those  who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with  goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest, and  be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained.

Lao Tzu



































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

















































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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…


"I believe we are on an  irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy - but that could  change."
 -- Vice President Al Gore, 5/22/98































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The Raw Family Newsletter










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.












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Don't look back. Something might be gaining on  you.
Satchel Paige



















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























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No real social change has  ever been brought about without a revolution... revolution is but thought  carried into action.
Emma Goldman


















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






















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"You don't stop laughing  because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing."
     --Michael Pritchard










































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"Saying goodbye doesn't mean anything. It's the time  we spent together that matters, not how we left it."
     --Trey Parker and Matt Stone






As noted by the folks at the NLNA  there is a site on which you can enter  your address or zip code and get information (news, crimes, historical  pictures) about that particular area.


You can access the main site  for Philadelphia via    and  enter you address or zip or neighborhood to get more information.






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If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform  one million realities.
Maya  Angelou































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The severity of the itch is inversely  proportional to the ability to reach it.

















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Learning from your mistakes is smart,  learning from the mistakes of others is wise.
























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Word Of The Week

noisome \NOY-sum\: Noxious; harmful; unwholesome. Offensive to the  smell or other senses; disgusting.



Even at a Mensa convention someone is  the dumbest person in the room.

Greetings  Coalition Family!


The  next meeting for the annual Week of Peace will be held January 13th at  Kingsessing Recreation Center, 50th Street and Kingsessing Avenue  at 7:00 pm. Organizations who wish to participate in the activities for that  week should have a representative present.


Family,  word of our endeavors continues to spread. Through Eight Cities Map, we are  now reaching more than one hundred fifty-five countries! Check out Eight  Cities Map at


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.


We want to hear  from you! The Coalition, Inc. website is open! This is our website,  let us build it together! Let us know what you think.



Notice: Look for  the announcement of Sankofa of Roxborough’s annual Kwanza event in a special  holiday edition of News From The Coalition, Inc.




We can complain because rose bushes have thorns or rejoice because  thorn bushes have roses.






Philadelphia Congress

of the National Congress  of Black Women




 Creating Alternative Support Services Together (CASST Inc)



"Yuletide for  Young People in Need"


Although  many are finding it difficult to make ends meet during these tough economic  times, very few people can say that their situation is worse than a young  person incarcerated in the Philadelphia Youth Study Center during the holiday  season.


Subsequently, the  Philadelphia Congress of the National Congress of Black Women (PC-NCBW) has  teamed up with Creating Alternative Support Services Together (CASST Inc) to  provide outreach and mentoring to young girls incarcerated in the  Philadelphia Youth Study Center.


PC-NCBW and CASST are  committed to working jointly with other charities and associations to tackle  the causes and effects of hopelessness in the Philadelphia community. These  groups have organized an advocacy program for the Philadelphia Youth Study  Center's Christmas party. Over the next week, CASST and PC-NCBW are  collecting the following items for the Youth Study Center's children (boys  and girls ages 13-21):


Toiletries (lotion, soap,  shampoo, conditioner, vaseline, etc.)

Undergarments of all sizes  and kinds for both boy and girls


journals (glued and bound  only, please keep in mind they are "incarcerated" so no

spiral bound items of any  kind.)

Writing Utensils -  pencils, markers, crayons, etc. (these would be kept on

the unit by the staff for  all of the children to share)

Writing paper and mailing  envelopes

Art supplies (anything to  keep their little hands productive and busy -

nothing metal or sharp  please)

Board games, playing  cards, etc. (These would also be maintained and monitored by staff

but would be provided for  the youth to play with)


Reading materials

Clothing of all kinds and  sizes (For children who are released and who may not have weather appropriate  attire to go home in upon their release)

The center is hosting its  annual holiday event for the residents and staff of the facility on  Wednesday, December 17th, 2008, so we'd like to get them items in as soon as  possible. Please be advised the need is ongoing. Even after the event, the  above donations will still be greatly accepted.


Please contact Fatimah  Lane at or call: (267) 242-2525 to confirm/organize  the drop off of your items.




Annual “NUTCRACKER”  Performance With Pages To Pirouettes.


December 21, 2008 2 PM


Parkway Central Library

Montgomery Auditorium

1901 Vine Street

Philadelphia, PA







Area Girl  Scouts looking for women of achievement


For more than two decades, the Girl Scouts have  honored women who demonstrate the highest levels of achievement in their  fields and serve as role models to the next generation of women leaders.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania is continuing  this historic tradition and seeking nominations for women to recognize at its  23rd Annual Take the Lead ceremonies. The event will be held Monday, March 2,  2009 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia.

The deadline for nominations is Monday, December 8,  2008.

Take the Lead honors women from the Philadelphia  region considered role models for girls and who exemplify the highest ideals  of Girl Scouting.

“The Take the Lead award recipients are women whose  professional achievements and contributions to the community cannot be  overlooked,” said Ann Meredith, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of  Eastern Pennsylvania. “They are the female leaders girls want to emulate.”

Last year’s awardees included Dr. Amy Gutmann,  president of the University of Pennsylvania; Lisa Nutter, president of  Philadelphia Academies, Inc.; and Melissa Fitzgerald, a local actress,  producer and art director.

The Take the Lead awards ceremony is conducted  entirely by Girl Scouts who also have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with  the honorees and learn from them.

Funds raised from Take the Lead provide support to  the more than 40,000 girls and 15,000 volunteers of the Girl Scouts of  Eastern Pennsylvania.

To submit a nomination, download an application online  or contact Joni Brennan by email, by mail at GSEP, P.O. Box 27540,  Philadelphia, PA  19118 or by phone at  1-888-564-4657.






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…



Do you  know a needy family?


The Philadelphia Congress of the National Congress  of Black Women have teamed up with the Gilbane Building Company to help  families this holiday season to give outreach, support and serve the needy.


Read the the details here:



Lansdale, PA: Seeking volunteers for

Manna on Main Street

Interested in making soups or casseroles, or serving  an afternoon meal? The Manna on Main Street soup kitchen in Lansdale can  always use a helping hand this holiday season. If enough people are  interested (4-6 volunteers), this could potentially be an ICON event.


E-mail Dave Hong with any interest:

Read more info on Manna:





Dec. 13: “Hurt Teens Who Hurt”

From 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., at Girard College, 2101  S. College St. Philadelphia, 19121, join Mothers In Charge and the Drexel  University Couple & Family Therapy Department to learn how to cope with  and survive the violence inflicted by hurt teens who hurt others.

Those who should attend include:


Families Affected by Violence

Children and Teenagers

Parents and Grandparents

Family Friends and Community Members


Dec. 16: “Stop the Violence: A Message to our Youth”

5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., at the African American Museum,  701 Arch St. Philadelphia, 19106.


Why would a group of mothers who have lost children  to murder give a significant part of their lives to work with incarcerated  violent offenders—knowing any of these offenders may very well have been the  one who sunk the bullet or the blade into the hearts of these mother’s children?


The answer is behind the newly released Mothers In  Charge documentary Stop the Violence: A Message to our Youth, which will be  unveiled Tuesday at the African American Museum. The documentary tells the  story of how violence devastates victims’ families, disrupts communities, and  destroys the lives of those who committed the crimes. Mothers In Charge plans  to distribute the DVD to hundreds of Philadelphia schools and youth  organizations to influence school age children to reject Philadelphia’s fatal  culture of violence.











Job Announcement: Outreach  Coordinator for Philadelphia


Date of Posting: December  10, 2008


Deadline for Application:  January 16, 2009


Description: Citizens for  Pennsylvania’s Future (PennFuture), a statewide public interest membership  organization, seeks qualified applicants for an 18-month, full-time position  in our Philadelphia office to serve as Outreach Coordinator for Philadelphia,  coordinating a local riverfront campaign and assisting in other outreach  responsibilities in the area.


Job Duties: The successful  applicant will be responsible for the following activities as part of  PennFuture’s Next Great City campaign:

-          Develop and execute a campaign  plan for creating public riverfronts in Philadelphia.

-          Build a united voice for  Philadelphia’s riverfronts by creating diverse coalition of organizations,  businesses and individuals to support and engage in the campaign.

-          Cultivate relationships with  Philadelphia City Council members, City Planning Commissioners, Philadelphia  Water Department staff and others within the city government who have a stake  in riverfront planning.

-          Educate residents about the campaign and engage them in  various activities.

-          Represent PennFuture and the  riverfront coalition in the media.

-          Create and disseminate materials  such as maps, brochures, reports and other supporting documents.

-          Provide assistance on general Next  Great City campaign, such as contributing to website and newsletter and  organizing meetings.

-          Generate support for PennFuture’s  policy campaigns in the Philadelphia area, and conduct other outreach tasks  including membership development and organizing special events.


Qualifications: The ideal  candidate will have a working knowledge of the region and be positioned to  network easily within key constituencies identified (riverfront  neighborhoods, recreational groups, and developers specifically). Familiarity  with riverfront issues such as buffers, recreational trail development, and  ecological restoration is desired. Prior experience and demonstrable ability  for public speaking, presentations and community organizing required.  Proficiency with basic computer skills including word processing, e-mail, and  Internet applications required. The successful candidate must be  self-motivated and able to handle multiple tasks at once.


Specifications: Funding  for this position is only guaranteed for 18-months, however an extension of  this source as well the acquisition of other funding is probable. Evening and  weekend hours are occasionally required. Competitive salary and benefits  including health, life and disability insurance and generous vacation is  included. PennFuture is an equal opportunity employer.


To apply: Send cover  letter, resume, two writing samples and a list of at least three references  by  January 16, 2008 to Christine  Knapp, Director of Outreach at knapp at pennfuture dot org.




Citizens for  Pennsylvania’s Future (PennFuture) is a statewide public interest membership  organization working to create a just future where nature, communities and  the economy thrive.  PennFuture has  offices in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, West Chester and  Wilkes-Barre and a staff that includes attorneys, media professionals,  government relations experts, outreach professionals and administrative  support.


PennFuture operates the  following programs: Global Warming, PennFuture’s Center for Energy,  Enterprise and the Environment, Healthy Watersheds, Healthy Air, Smart  Growth, and Legal Protection of Public Health and the Environment. We conduct  issue campaigns, mobilize our members, network with local, state, regional  and national environmental organizations, conduct policy analysis and  advocacy, and provide legal services to our members and conservation,  sportsmen’s and environmental groups. PennFuture is Pennsylvania’s most  professional, effective environmental organization with a proven track record  of important accomplishments. We strongly believe that every environmental  victory grows the economy. Learn more about PennFuture at


For the past three years,  PennFuture has been the convening organization behind the Next Great City  initiative. The initiative is backed by a coalition of over 100 organizations  in Philadelphia all supporting a 10-point, common-sense and cost-effective  environmental policy agenda. The project has resulted in many successes, such  as the expansion of recycling, funding and restructuring of leadership for  Fairmount Park, and the reallocation of the way stormwater fees are  collected.


Among the initiative’s  recommendations is for Philadelphia to create public riverfronts that will  strengthen river neighborhoods, provide miles of trails, parks, boardwalks  and wetland for residents and visitors to enjoy, improve water quality and  attracts new development and other amenities.


To learn more about the  Next Great City campaign, visit


Christine Knapp

Director of Outreach

Citizens for  Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture)

1518 Walnut St, Suite 1100

Philadelphia PA 19102

P 215-545-9692

F 215-545-9637






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



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;;




Congratulations to ICON for officially obtaining  recognition as a 501(c)3 charitable organization!  Many thanks to ICON's treasurer, David McGrail, for taking the  lead on making this happen.


Over the years, ICON members have been very giving  of their time by volunteering for charitable events.  If you are interested in donating money to  support our event programming and other charitable causes, please consider  making a tax-deductible donation to ICON as the year draws to a close. 

Every donation is appreciated and no amount is too  small.

Please make your checks out to "ICON |  Philadelphia" and send to:

David McGrail

333 Dawson Street

Philadelphia, PA 19128





“African American Short Films”


City: Philadelphia    

Station: WPVI-TV ABC    

Date: 12/13/2008  

Time: 12:00pm


Set Your VCR, DVR to record  or TIVO African American Short Films, Watch Us Again or Watch US Later!!!!

Email us @


African American Short  Films is in its 6th year on the air.


Right here you will see  short films made by African Americans that range from comedy to drama and all  the shades in-between that are entertaining and totally socially  relevant.  This show contains 4 short  films and an African American Tribute.   Enjoy!!!!


In this episode you will  see:


“Oxtails” tells the inside  story of what guys think that women do to trap a husband.

“Water…. Is Life” This  comedy laughs at the choices one makes in critical situations.

“Knock, Knock Who’s There”  is a blind date comedy.

“Paperless” is the  ultimate parody of the saying “you say potatoes, I say potatoes”

“Out of Focus” we think  you will enjoy the test given to this guy!!!!

“Gamers Circle” This short  gets your attention, Fast!!!!


Please tell your friends  and family to watch the airing of this show.   

And If they email us we  will notify them when we are next on.   

Thanks, Frank Badami


Visit us @

Viewing and Recording this  show supports African Americans in the American Art of FilmMaking !!!!

Email us at



Celebrations Of Giving And Light


Stories, music, mime,  & more to illuminate the holiday season.


December 14, 2008 2 PM

Parkway Central Library

Montgomery Auditorium

1901 Vine Street

Philadelphia, PA




“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}




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






Camphor  Memorial United Methodist Church

5620 Wyalusing Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19131


Women  Day's Committee of 2009

Invites everyone to our


Holiday  Bazaar & Dinner Sale

December 14, 2008

Time: 1pm – 5pm





SUNDAY DINNER SALE (Chicken & Fish ~ Plenty of  homemade Desserts)

Provided by Camphor Premier Caterers






For more information about this years amazing event  or to become a vendor please contact Kym Oglesby, Women's Day, Chairperson P:  215-747-2600 ~



Camphor  Memorial United Methodist Church


Womens Day  Committee 2009




Location: Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church

5620 Wyalusing Avenue ~ Philadelphia, PA 19131


Date: Sunday, December 14th


Time: 1pm -5pm


Other Activities

Sunday Dinner Sale

Raffle Tickets of donated items








For more information about this years amazing event  or to become a

vendor please contact


Womens Day, Chairperson - E:


Small booklet space is only $50.00 per page.  Booklets will be given to all shoppers.


Contact us for more information.



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).



Bilingual  Domestic Violence Trainings Offered


The Bilingual Domestic Violence Program at Lutheran  Settlement House will be offering its next 40 Hour Domestic Volunteer  Training during January 2009.

The purpose of this training is both to educate  participants about domestic violence and to prepare participants to volunteer  or work at a domestic violence agency in the Philadelphia area. 

This training is also open to professionals who want  to increase their knowledge about domestic violence and skill in working with  domestic violence survivors, and who do not plan to volunteer or work at a  domestic violence agency. 

The cost for professionals who do not plan to  volunteer with an agency $225. 

The training is free for volunteers.

The project is also looking for volunteers to help  answer the Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline, and to assist with  community education and outreach, counseling, translation,

court accompaniment, and other projects.

 It is in  particular need of volunteers who are bilingual and/or are able to volunteer  during daytime hours.

The training will run for two weeks in January  between January 7th and January 16th.

If you are interested in attending in your capacity  as a professional,

call Susanna Gilbertson 215-426-8610 x240 by  December 15th.

If you are interested in volunteering with the  program and are interested in attending the training, call Jacqueline Berry  215-426-8610 x274


LSH  is  located at 1340 Frankford Avenue in Philadelphia.





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:






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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.

To  post:


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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