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News From
The Coalition, Inc.


News  From

The  Coalition, Inc.

Friday 10 July 2009

Volume  3, Number 42

The Coalition, Inc. Board of  Directors

Gary R. Adams (President),  John E. Churchville (Treasurer), Yvonne Haughton (Exec. 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 … 08

Health Matters …09

Green Piece … 11

Grants, Scholarships  & Instruction… 12

SpotLight … 14

Arts for Awareness … 15

Coming Up …17

Computers and Technology … 21

A Hand Up … 21

On The Airways … 23





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The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to  do what he wants done,  and  self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.- Theodore  Roosevelt



















































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"Leadership is not magnetic personality - that can just as  well be a glib tongue. It is not "making friends and influencing  people" - that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to  high sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the  building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. - Peter Drucker










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A Sunday school teacher was telling her class the story of the Good  Samaritan. She asked the class, 'If you saw a person lying on the roadside,  all wounded and bleeding, what would you do?'

A  thoughtful little girl broke the hushed silence, 'I think I'd throw up.'

 (Thanks to Vernon Brown  for this  submission)

















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For the Lexophiliacs

I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me.



































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"If you can find a path  with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere."
     --Frank A. Clark


















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The need for change bulldozed road down the center  of my mind.
Maya Angelou







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"It is very strange that the years teach us patience - that the  shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting." …Elizabeth  Taylor

















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The Raw Family Newsletter















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“If you want to make the world a better place,  take a look at yourself and make a change” Michael Jackson






If you have a  favorite relevant quote, why not share it with our readers. send to

We will credit you  with the submission.







































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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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A guy sticks his head in the barber shop and asks, "How long  before I can get a haircut?" The barber looks around the shop and says,  "About two hours." The guy leaves. A few days later, the same guy  sticks his head in the door and asks, "How long before I get a  haircut?" The barber looks around the shop full of customers and says,  "About two hours." The guy leaves. A week later, the same guy  sticks his head in the shop and asks, "How long before I can get a haircut?"  The barber looks around the shop an says, "About an hour and half."  The guy leaves. The barber looks over at a friend in the shop and says,  "Hey Bill, follow that guy and see where he goes." In a little  while, Bill comes back into the shop laughing hysterically. The barber asks,  "Bill, where did he go when he left here?" Bill looked up and said,  "To your house."







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Hereeeeeeeeeeeeees...  Kathy!


A boss was educating an employee on effective sales technique.


"The main thing to remember is that repetition, repetition,

repetition is the keynote!" he advised. "If you have a  product to

sell, keep harping on it in every possible way, cram it down people's  

throats and beat them over the head with it! Above all, don't ever

forget to repeat and repeat and repeat! It's the only way to get  results!"


"Yes, sir!" the employee answered.


"And now, what was it you came in to see me about?" the  boss asked.


The employee replied, "A Raise! A Raise! A Raise! A Raise! A  Raise! A

Raise! A Raise!"

(Special  thanks  to Kathy Parsons for this  submission.)


Submit your own humor, and let our readers know how funny you can be.  We definitely need the help. ; )

(Family appropriate)




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"Destiny is no matter of  chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a  thing to be achieved." …William Jennings Bryan














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I claim that human  mind or human society is not divided into watertight compartments called  social, political and religious. All act and react upon one another.
Mohandas Gandhi






























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Word Of The Week

upbraid \uhp-BRAYD\, To scold or criticize harshly.












Greetings  Coalition Family!

We recently learned that Mamie Nichols, a former member of  the GPUAC Board of Directors, passed on Wednesday, July 1, 2009.  The Memorial Service will be held Saturday,  July 11th, from 11:00AM - 12:00PM at St Simon's the Cyrenian Episcopal  Church, 22nd & Reed Streets in Philadelphia.


Ms. Nichols was the Founder and Executive Director of the  Point Breeze Federation, a nonprofit organization founded in the 1960s that  focused on neighborhood development through counseling and referrals, public  housing and community projects.


In 2001, GPUAC was proud to honor Ms. Nichols and her  organization with the Ernest E. Jones Community Leadership Award at our 32nd  Anniversary Breakfast, for her work to revitalize the Point Breeze section of  South Philadelphia.


Ms. Nichols was a part of the GPUAC family many years - as  a supporter, board member and community activist.  We will always cherish and remember the contributions she made  to improve the quality of life in Philadelphia.


You can read about Ms. Nichols’ life of service here:   Expressions of sympathy can be sent  to:  Nichols Family, 1823 Reed Street,  Philadelphia PA 19146.


Our heartfelt condolences to the family.




Sharmain Matlock-Turner

President & CEO






will host 16 summer  camps for

1-8 grade students  (campers must have completed kindergarten) and

3 high school  summer enrichment programs. 

K-8 camps operate  8-5:30 daily and include academic enrichment activities, recreational games  and swimming, arts, and weekly trips. Breakfast, lunch and snack served  daily.

June 29-August 14,  $130 total.

High school  programs operate 20 hours per week and focus on performing arts and media  –students may earn a stipend for participation. Locations and contact numbers  for enrollment in attachment.

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ACCEL Community  Cyber Program

A PA Cyber Learning  Community


Enrolling Now!

K thru 12

Register by  calling: 610.352.9925

 Accel Community Cyber Program

A PA Cyber Learning  Community is now enrolling for the 2009/2010 school year.

If you are looking  for a safe, fun and interactive environment where your child can learn and  socialize with their cyber peers? Are looking for training learning coaches  to help with your child's cyber course work, homework and test?


Well look no  further. Accel provides a daily structure, homework assistance, and tutoring  to cyber families. The program operates Monday through Friday from 8:00 to  3:00 pm with an afterschool program that runs until 6:00 pm. Accel serves  families with youth in grades K-12.


For enrollment  information, please call 610-352-9925 or visit us on the web at

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Nutritional  Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is sponsoring its  annual

Summer Food Service  Program

from now through  September 4, 2009. 

Last summer, more  than 600 sites and

25, 000 children  participated in the program.


Participating sites  can offer children lunch and a choice of breakfast or snack.  Most Philadelphia and many suburban  neighborhoods qualify. 

To sign up, contact  Nutritional Development Services at 215-895-3470. ----- Coalition members! Activate ‘Your’web link on The  Coalition, Inc. web site -----



2009 Summer Enrichment Camp

6134 Lancaster Avenue

Philadelphia PA 19151


The Overbrook Art Center's Summer  Enrichment Camp is dedicated to providing a balanced, fun and  hands-on-learning experience for the whole learner. Our camp participants  will engage in creative arts, environmental education, leadership skills, and  exploration programs.


The Overbrook Art Center’s

Summer Enrichment Camp

is dedicated to providing a balanced, fun  and

hands-on-learning experience for the whole  learner.

Camp participants will engage in creative  arts,

environmental education,

leadership skills, and exploration programs.


When: July 6 to August 28

Ages: 6 to 13 years old

Camp Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Extended Hours: 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.


Registration: Friday: June 26 – Time: 5-7  p.m.

Mondays: June 29 – Time:6-8 p.m.


For Information Call:

(215) 879-7770

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Registration Deadline  Extended for Fellowship Farm Leadership Academy!


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WHO: Ages 13  through 17


WHAT: Developing  Leadership Potential through Experiential Learning


WHERE: Fellowship  Farm in Pottstown PA, 45 minutes west of Philadelphia


WHEN: August 9  through 14, 2009


All costs are  covered through funding by the Comcast Foundation

and the Jaime  Loeper Memorial Fund


Application  deadline has been extended with a few spots still available.


Sign up for a  challenging, fun, and exciting week-long adventure.


Contact Fellowship  Farm at  or call 610/326-3008 for an application.


Bring the kids!

Bring the  neighbors!

Bring your family!


Great Food! Live  Entertainment! Games and Prizes! Activities for the Kids!

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Did You Ever Pet a  Llama? Well you can at...

Fellowship Farm

Family Fun Day

Saturday, July 11th,  12:00 to 4:00 p.m.


2488 Sanatoga Road  in

Pottstown, PA 19464



And of course,

Eleanor will be  there to meet and greet!


Free Admission ~  Free Parking


If you would like  to volunteer to help at Family Fun Day, please call the Fellowship Farm  office at 610/326-3008.


If you are  interested in bringing increased understanding, improved communication  between individuals and groups, heightened team effectiveness, and expanded  productivity and accomplishments to your organization, contact us at or call  610/326-3008.

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Summer Programs  For Kids

Summer has  officially begun.  Parents scrambling  for summer activities for their children and teen can find comprehensive  listings of program on the 

Website under the

After School  Programs/Camps parent handout

including the  recently added Complete Listing of Summer Programs under the Dept. of  Recreation's listing.

For summer jobs and  internships, one can go to the Teen Resources handout and near the bottom of  the listing find hundreds of job and volunteer opportunities including the  recently updated Volunteer Way website that makes finding volunteer  opportunities much easier.

Let's keep our kids  safe and busy this summer and let's continue to bridge the gap between  families in need and the resources in Philly that serve them by using the  Cap4Kids website.

Enjoy your summer!!


Daniel R. Taylor,  D.O., FAAP

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The National Center  for Health Marketing's Global Health Odyssey Museum is pleased to offer the

2009 CDC Disease  Detective Camp (DDC). DDC

is an academic day  camp for students who will be high school juniors and seniors during the  2009-2010 school year.

Campers will take  on the roles of disease detectives and learn how CDC safeguards the nation's  health.

The camp will be  offered from July 13-17.

For more info and  to apply to go  .

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University of  Maryland, College Park: Women in Engineering, E2@UMD, July 12-18 or July  19-25; rising juniors and seniors. Go to or  call 301-405-3283.

University of  Maryland Young Scholars Program targets rising juniors and seniors who have a  strong academic record and a desire to excel to

experience college  life while earning three academic credits.

14 courses are  offered for three weeks from July 12 to 31, 2009.


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Graduating seniors  who are not sure what they want to do after high school should consider applying  for a paid community service position with City Year, Washington, DC, a group  of 17-24 year olds committed to full-time service for ten months in the

Washington, DC  community.

Benefits include:  living stipend ($200 per week),

health care  coverage, free metro pass, and $4,725 educational scholarship.

For more info: or email:  or call: 202-776-7780, Amanda Seligman.

 Recruitment open houses will be held once a  month at their headquarters: 918 U Street, NW, 2nd floor,

Washington D.C.

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Online resources for parents:,,


This Week…


Public Service Announcement


Minister Rodney Muhammad of Mosque No.12  along with other community town watch leaders, elected officials and  concerned citizen groups, are inviting Philadelphia residents to an important  meeting and rally

Tuesday July 14, 2009

Malcolm X Park

52nd and Pine Sts.

Philadelphia, PA


This gathering begins at 5:00PM til 7:30PM.


Minister Rodney Muhammad announced in a  press conference June 10th a citywide tour to both protest and  educate residents about the heavy gun trafficking in our neighborhoods,  making murder through “gun violence” a  daily occurrence.


Community groups, residents and all, must  be made aware and demand that legislators get the cooperation from law  enforcement and the courts for Philadelphia to shape it’s own “strong gun laws.”


Join Minister  Rodney Muhammad and others Tuesday July 14th at Malcolm X Park.  STOP THE KILLING!


For information  call: 215-908-5202


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Helping Local Businesses Survive a Bad Economy


Should local  businesses use the Internet to become more profitable?

Hosted by the  Greater Germantown Business Association


Philadelphia, PA,  --- 7 million Americans are “heavy” social media contributors (6+ activities)  who connect with 248 people on a ‘one to many’ basis in a typical week.  The percent of time people spend  communicating online has increased 18% since 2006, while time spent on  entertainment had declined 29 percent 1


“The problem is  most small business owners do not realize that their customer pool is online  looking for them,” says business owner, JC Lamkin, President, Gypsy Lane  Technologies (GLT) and member of the Greater Germantown Business Association  (GGBA).  "A quick drive down the  8200 to 5100 blocks of Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia will result in the  realization that our area businesses are quickly folding.  But, if you take a cruise on social media  websites, you will begin to understand why ... prospective customers are  online.  These days, it's not just  about having a website or the plummeting DJIA (Dow Jones Industrial  Average).  It is about connecting with  customers, establishing your brand as a leader in your industry and building  relationships online.  Additionally,  many business owners don't realize that their customers are online discussing  their product and service needs. Social media sites are now allowing  businesses to develop relationships with customers.  Business owners just need to learn how to properly build a  strategy and tap into that customer pool."


To address the  concerns around closing Philadelphia area businesses, the Greater Germantown  Business Association welcomes all to attend the

Free Greater  Germantown Business Association’s regular monthly meetings held on the

second Tuesday of  every month; and, begins at

7:00 p.m. sharp  with updates, the workshop immediately follows. Meeting adjourns at 8:00 p.m.


This interactive  workshop will be facilitated by tech expert, JC Lamkin, PMP, president of  Gypsy Lane Technologies (GLT), a professional Internet solutions company  headquartered in the Germantown section of Philadelphia with training offices  in Philadelphia and King of Prussia, PA. GLT specializes in best-in-class database  development, website development, social media strategies, webcasting, online  marketing, Flash multimedia and content management solutions. GLT features an  integrated team of web consultants, creative designers, writers, coders and  marketing professionals who know how to get online results. 

Ms. Lamkin will also be available to sign copies of her  book, “Fabulous & Tech-Filled, Volume 1”.  Additional Social Media for Business workshops

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Education Programs Manager

The Enterprise  Center CDC

Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania, United States

Salary: Mid 30's

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Meet Companies  Hiring In your Hometown




Monday, July 13,  2009 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM


Crowne Plaza

4100 Presidential  Blvd

Philadelphia, PA  19131

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Philadelphia  Youth Network WorkReady Summer Internships:

Do you have a  child, family member or friend who is, or do you know a high school student?  The City of Philadelphia will host Philadelphia high school students in  part-time paid internships for six weeks over the summer.  Please visit our website for program and application  materials.

Best Regards,

The Office of  Leadership Investment


Stephanie  Tipton                Dominique Aubry                Tara Mohr


714 Market St., Suite 304, Philadelphia, Pa  19106

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Get Well 2009  and Beyond


Your health and  financial services resource directory

Join our growing  community!

Sign up for our  "Quest For Good Health" weight loss challenge, or join us for our  Get Well Chef cooking classes.


Best Regards,

Kimyetta Lewis


Get Well 2009 and  Beyond



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Food Focus: Fruit
A healthy lifestyle is the key to longevity, optimum weight,

abundant energy and  balance.

By using fruit to  satisfy our taste for sweetness,

we can leave behind  the use of chemical, processed and refined sweeteners. Fruits are easy to  digest, are cleansing and cooling and are great for those who are  overstressed and overheated

from excessive mental  strain or hot climates.

Fruits are filled  with fiber and liver stimulants, which act as natural, gentle laxatives.  Whenever possible, buy fresh, locally grown fruit as opposed to imported  fruits shipped from far-off places. This keeps you eating in season, and more  in harmony with your environment and climate.
 Eating raw fruit in summer months is highly cooling, while baking it in the  winter months neutralizes the cooling effect.

Fruit in the form  of juice is a great choice for cleansing the body, but be aware that juice  rapidly raises blood sugar levels,

leading to an  energy crash soon after.

Frozen, whole,  puréed or juiced fruit can make

great summertime  cool-down treats.

Try frozen grapes,

banana-coconut  smoothie popsicles

or lime juice ice-cubes in  iced tea!
 Whether you are having fresh fruit for a light early morning breakfast, a  midday snack or evening treat, enjoy nature's sweetness and whenever possible  buy organic. Here are a few summer fruits and their health benefits:
 Great for lung conditions and asthma; used to help treat anemia due to their  high copper and cobalt content.

Bananas: Help to lubricate the intestines, treat ulcers,  detoxify the body and manage sugar cravings; are rich in potassium (which  helps hypertension).
Cherries: Slightly warming in nature; increase overall body  energy, remedy arthritis and rheumatism and are rich in iron, which improves  the blood.
Grapefruits: Treat poor digestion, increase appetite during  pregnancy, alleviate intestinal gas and reduce mucus conditions of the lungs.
Papayas: Tone the stomach, act as digestive aid, moisten the  lungs and alleviate coughing; contain carpaine, an anti-tumor compound.
Raspberries: Benefit the liver and kidneys, cleanse blood of  toxins, regulate menstrual cycles, treat anemia and can promote labor at  childbirth.

Source: Newsletter  from Peacefilled Living


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Get Fresh!

Volunteer with  Philabundance Fresh for All


You recycle out the  wazoo and consider yourself consigliore of the

enviro-sack mafia.

Hence, a cause you  can believe in: Philabundance wants to fill those ubiquitous bags with  produce through its new Fresh for All program. 


And you can help by  volunteering.

The nonprofit hands  out perishables at six sites in the Delaware Valley — where nutritious diet  staples are hard to come by,

especially in tough  times.

With a minimum  three-hour commitment, you’ll keep busy.

Help with admin,  approve clients, or do community outreach (posting mailings, making phone  calls).

Looking for  something physical?

Take food to sites,  divide apples, and dole out the goods.

You’ll be doing a  major part to help people get the fruits and veggies they need.

And that’s a green  movement to be proud of.


To participate in  Fresh for All, contact

Tunisia  Garnett (215-339-0900 ext. 238 or 

For more  information, go to 

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Recycling Services Inc. in Pottstown takes styrofoam on  Saturday and Tuesday mornings.

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Do your part, see ‘Deforest Your  life’ in The Coalition, Inc. Group

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For sustainable  enterprise go to Green Jobs Philly






Student Achievement and Learning & Leadership Grants


NEA Foundation  Accepting Applications for Student Achievement and Learning & Leadership  Grants Programs

Deadline: October  15, 2009

The NEA Foundation  (  supports a variety of efforts by teachers, education support professionals,  and higher education faculty and staff to improve student learning in public  schools, colleges, and universities across the United States.

The foundation is  accepting applications for the following grant programs:

The Learning &  Leadership Grants program provides opportunities for teachers, education support  professionals, and higher education faculty and staff to engage in  high-quality professional development and lead their colleagues in  professional growth.  Grants to  individuals fund participation in professional development experiences such  as summer institutes and action research. Grants to groups fund collegial  study, including study groups, action research, lesson study, and mentoring  experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment. The grant amount is  $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups.


The Student  Achievement Grants program provides grants of $5,000 each to improve the  academic achievement of students by engaging in

critical thinking and problem solving that deepen  knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve  students’ habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection.  Proposals for work resulting in low-income and minority student success with  honors, advanced placement, and other challenging curricula are particularly  encouraged. Grant funds may be used for resource materials, supplies,  equipment, transportation, software, and scholars-in-residence.

Applicants must be  practicing U.S. public school teachers in grades K-12, public school  education support professionals, or faculty and staff at public higher  education institutions.


Visit the NEA  Foundation Web site for complete grant program information.

RFP Link:

For additional RFPs  in Education, visit:

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NIH Summer Institute on  Community-Based Participatory Research


The National Institutes of  Health has announced the 2nd summer institute. We are thrilled to see that  the organizers have responded to Community-Campus Partnerships for Health’s  (CCPH) comments on last year's summer institute.

When the 1st NIH institute  on CBPR was announced, CCPH expressed concern about its exclusive focus on  academic researchers.

In CBPR, the community is  involved at the very start of the research,

so it was incongruent that  the institute did not include the community partners or acknowledge the  possibility of a community partner as a principal investigator or co-PI.

This summer's institute  has been designed for community-academic partner teams (see below for  details).


CCPH has  successfully implemented community-academic partner team-based model of CBPR  training: 


The training  curriculum, "Developing and Sustaining CBPR Partnerships" is  available online at


If you're  interested in bringing a CBPR training workshop or institute to your  location, contact CCPH senior consultant Rachel Vaughn at  for more information.

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Even if you do not  have a college-aged child at home, please share this with someone who does,  pass this scholarship information on to anyone and everyone that comes to  mind. Though there are a number of companies and organizations that have  donated moneys for scholarship use to African Americans, a great deal of the  money is being returned because of a lack of interest.


No one is going to  knock on our doors and ask if we can use a scholarship.


Take the initiative  to get your children involved. There is no need for money to be returned to  donating companies because we fail to apply for it.


Please pass this  information on to family members, nieces, nephews, and friends with children  etc. We must get the word out that money is available. If you are a college  student or getting ready to become one, you probably already know how useful  additional money can be.

Our youth really could use these scholarships. Thanks!!


For a list of  scholarships please visit our group ‘The Coalition, Inc.’

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Annual Church and Community Event


Bible Way Baptist  Church

and several  ministries in the 19131 area are partnering with

Carroll Park  Community Council

and the

Parkside  Association.

to launch it's  annual

Church and  Community event scheduled for

Saturday, July  25th, from

10AM til 4PM.

Many vendors and  local businesses as well as community stakeholders have been invited to  attend, participate, and support.

There will be NO  SELLING!! But there will be food, fun for the kids, and much more for  everyone! Please save the date.

For more info or to  make a donation:

please contact  Pastor Robert Rodgers or Christine Vanish @ 215-477-0778.







Ariana Santiago  hosts this event,

which features live  painting, fashion previews and music.

Every first &  third Thu



Patterson's Palace,

1621 Cecil B. Moore  Ave.


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6th Annual Black  Women’s Arts Festival (BWAF)

based in  Philadelphia, PA, USA, and scheduled for July 30-August 2, 2009.

 BWAF, a Philadelphia based community event, focuses on the visibility &  viability of black women artists of all genres and media without regard for:  age, gender expression, physical ability, religion, sexual orientation or  size.

 Founded in May 2003 by self-described "renaissance negresse"  Cassendre Xavier & operating as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization  since 2007, BWAF is a multi-day, multi-venue showcase of Music/Live  Performance, Literary Arts, Visual Arts, Film, Workshops, Vendors, &  Dance/Theater. It also hosts over 60 artists from across the globe. BWAF is  committed to being a platform that values black women & their work;  emphasizing unique, under-represented art forms, showcasing new &  emerging artists while promoting the necessity of health and well-being. Led  by Creative Director Monica McIntyre (a classically trained  cellist/vocalist/composer/lyricist), BWAF is poised to become a  world-renowned arts festival.


 1. To create a strong festival presence in Philadelphia & its surrounding  regions
 2. To increase awareness & visibility of the BWAF & individual black  women artists through local and regional marketing campaigns
 3. To become a self-sustaining organization which produces a large annual  festival & have the necessary resources to maintain our vision, mission,  & integrity
 4. To inspire all who attend & participate in our yearly festival as well  as educate our communities through the arts
 5. To develop venues for black women to present & participate in  performances, visual arts exhibitions, artisan marketplaces, workshops, &  health initiatives

 For more information

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An Afternoon of Poetry


Every second  Saturday of the month from 1 – 3 PM


Open Mike!

Serenity  Inspirational Gifts & Coffee


140 So. Easton Rd.

Glenside, PA


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Jus’  Words at Dowlings Place

1310 No. Broad St.  Phila

Every Thurs. 9pm to  1am

·       Poets

·       Rappers

·       Singers

·       Spoken Word Artists

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The Coalition, Inc.  WEEKEND of PEACE

now in its 6th year  - has evolved from a local basket ball tournament hosted at several West and  Southwest Philadelphia Recreation Centers to a weekend and more of special  events, concerts, sports tournaments, youth panels, entertainment, music,  spoken word, and other featured activities undertaken by an expanding number  of community and organizational partners for all ages.


The goal of the WEEKEND  of PEACE

is to highlight  collaboration and provide access to the positive, productive activities  available throughout the city, throughout the year, for our city's young  people and their families.  This is  rapidly expanding into a SUMMER of PEACE, as more communities and  organizations sign on each year.


The 2009 WEEKEND  of PEACE

will be launched with  a Music and Spoken Word Benefit Concert ($5 minimum peace offering) at the  Church of the Advocate on Saturday (July 18) from 2 - 8pm.  On Thursday (July 23) there will be a  series of police/youth basketball tournaments at the Eastwick Rec. Center  from 6 - 9pm.  On July 29 (Wednesday),  an "Oldies for Peace" night will be held at Malcolm X Park.  On Friday (July 30), at Kingsessing Rec,  Center, a youth empowerment panel discussion on violence will be conducted,  followed at 7pm by a showing of a video TBN.


Plenty of free,  community-based youth-oriented activities for entire family - and we haven't  even gotten to the weekend yet! 

For the actual WEEKEND  of PEACE - we will have a "Concert on the Green" on Friday  (July 31), 7pm, at the Kingsessing Rec Center, featuring Stickman Tony, the  Spoken Word, and other entertainers. 

The next day  (Saturday, August 1) at Kingsessing, there will be a Health Fair (10am - 1pm)  followed by a five-game AAU tournament in honor of former St Joe's basketball  player Ivan Brown at 12 noon.

The weekend will  wrap up at Kingsessing on Sunday (August 2nd) with a Gospel Festival  featuring local Gospel groups, starting at 5pm.










Partners  and Sponsors include:

                                               THE COALITION  MEMBERS                                                                 OTHERS

Stop the Madness-Stop the  Violence, Inc (founders)  House of  Umoja                                     Police Advisory Comm. 

Eastwick Regional Park  Center                                    Church of the Advocate           Simons Recreation Center

Cobbs Creek Recreation  Center                                  SW Action Coalition                Lancaster Av Bus. Assoc.

Liberation Fellowship CDC                                       Tustin Recreation Center          McVey Recreation Center

Phila Commission on Human  Relations                     C & C  Athletic Association     Philadelphia  Corporation                 Phila  Black Public Issues Forum                                B & B Jazz                               for the Aging

Kingsessing Recreation  Center                                   Men United Against Violence  Big Brothers/Big Sisters                Fr Paul Washington Community  Committee              The Farmhouse                        Philadelphia Federal

PA Million Man March (of the Brady Campaign)                                                      Credit  Union.                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                      United Taxi Workers 

                                                                                                                                     Alliance  of PA                                      

                                                                                                                                     Arts & Spirituality  Center                



Entertainers  donating their time and talents include:

Barbara  Montgomery                             Sonia  Sanchez                                               Denise King                                  Goldii,  Jade & Ice                                           Tiffany, Bernard, Monica                             Shyster

Swayyah                                                 Tanikka Charae                                             Tamica             

Sun  Lion Ra                                            Mecca                                                            Bernard Collins Tamara Graham                                      Monessa                                                       Lox Knox

Harambee World African Drum & Dance Ensemble                                                    Marcy Francis      (Sekere/Percussion)                    Stephanie Renee McNeal                               Jan Jeffries  (Percussion)                        


 And a Special Surprise Guest  Star!


The purpose of the weekend is  to promote peace throughout the city and to encourage Philadelphians to  pursue peaceful relations and utilize available services for the uplifting of  their communities. There are a host of free activities scheduled at the  various locations including, Jazz concerts, basketball tournaments, health  screenings, anti-violence and information tables, youth empowerment panels,  workshop discussions, spoken word poetry, bands, music, vendors, games, food  and prizes and live performances. All are welcome to attend.


For more  information about the events taking place in your area contact your local  sites or call Calvin Johnson @ 215-738-5181, or Malik Johnson @ 215-410-2859  or visit these websites  or

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2009 Fran Dunphy Basketball Camps


Space is still  available for both sessions of the 2009 Fran Dunphy

Basketball Camps  this summer on Temple University’s main campus in



The  camp’s second session is open to

boys and girls  entering

grades 2-7

will be held July  13-17, 2009.


The camp will teach  the fundamentals of basketball in a fun and

competitive  environment through speakers, daily skill instruction

stations, contests  and 5-on-5 games.


Please email  or

call the basketball  office at 215-204-3148 with any questions.


For more  information, please access the following link for a camp



* Discounts are  available for Temple University employees


Fran Dunphy  Basketball Camps

July 13-17, 2009

(215) 204-3148

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Moorish  Unification Council of the World, Inc.


Presents its Annual


Unity Day Gathering


Date: Monday July  20th, 2009

Place: Lemon Hill  Dr. Fairmont Park

In back of the  Pavilion (section #2)

Time: 12:00 pm to  8:00 pm


ALL  ARE   WELCOME  !!!!!!!


FUN !     FOOD !    GAMES!!!!!


Free Will Donation-  Bring a Dish to share if Able, if not please come!!!!!!


For information:  Call Wesley Wilson-Bey

(215) 476-0280


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The 2009 African American Family Conference

The AAFC Community Pavilion provides information sessions,  resources and workshops regarding employment, media and community  relations, environmental/eco-friendly education, violence in  communities, church and community relationships, safety/law enforcement  relations, community services and more.

The conference area in this pavilion will feature an AAFC  Community Cafe consisting of collaborative dialogue and active engagement  with attendees concerning family, education, health care and other issues  within African American families and communities.  The  AAFC values the voices within communities. The information and resources  collected will be filmed to evaluate and develop cohesive aftercare  programs and assist in the initiation of legislation to improve the lives of  families and communities.

If you are an educator, speaker, workshop facilitator,  community activist or program director working with community initiatives as  defined above, the AAFC would like you to join this initiative.

The 2009 African American Family Conference

will be held on

Saturday July 18, 2009

at the

Pennsylvania Convention Center

1101 Arch Street,

Philadelphia, PA 19107.

To conduct workshops, screenings, volunteer your time or  provide resources please click on the proper link below.

AAFC Speaker/Workshop
AAFC Sponsorship
AAFC Volunteer
AAFC Vendor

If you have additional questions contact us via e-mail,


*  *  *  Outside PA  *  *  *

Happy Nappy Day Poets In The Park


Gil Scott-Heron

Sunday July 12th  2009

1pm to 8pm

Gwynn Oak Park

Gwynn, MD

Vendors and Poets  needed!

For more  information: 410.298.0660 or





Free Online Computer Instruction

See ‘Archives’ at

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



In response to the needs of many grassroots organizations  for the basic tools to implement and sustain 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 Contact Us share  your expertise 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 (A HAND UP!) 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: Click  Here  or Mail to: A Hand Up!


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.

To  join: A Hand Up!


















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

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, and “...liberation of the oppressed, and  social justice for the poor.”


Life, Liberty and The Pursuit Of Happiness with Dr. John Elliott Churchville and Nancy Ellen,  Wednesdays at 2pm WNWR New World Radio 1540 AM.


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

“Nu Day Resurrection and Liberation" Show 

Call in and give your thoughts, comments, opinions at  1-646-652-2232 

or send an instant message tomwmsistahood@aol.comto chat on line. 










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