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News From
The Coalition, Inc.


News  From

The  Coalition, Inc.

Friday 18 September 2009

Volume  4, Number 9

The Coalition, Inc. Board of  Directors

Gary R. Adams  (President/CEO), John E. Churchville (Treasurer), Yvonne Haughton (Exec.  Secretary),


Josephine Blow, Stanley  Daniels, Edwin Desamour, Nijah Famous, Kendall Hayes-Fullard, Tom ‘Bunny’  Henry, Abdul Malik Raheem

Table of content

For Our Children … 02

This Week … 05

Employment and Training  Opportunities … 11

Health Matters …13

Green Piece … 14

Grants, Scholarships  & Instruction… 16

SpotLight … 23

Arts for Awareness … 23

Coming Up …25

Computers and Technology … 28

A Hand Up … 28

On The Airways … 29




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For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace  of mind.  Ralph Waldo  Emerson






















































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I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is  gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me  from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal  and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can  become a leader among men. - Lao-Tzu












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The unity of freedom has never relied on uniformity of  opinion” - John Fitzgerald Kennedy




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A nice, calm and respectable lady went into the pharmacy, walked up  to the Pharmacist, looked straight into his eyes, and said, "I would  like to buy some Cyanide."  The  pharmacist asked, "Why in the world do you need cyanide?"  The lady replied, "I need it to  poison my husband."


The pharmacist's eyes got big and he exclaimed, "Lady! I can't  give you cyanide to kill your husband. That's against the law!  I'll lose my license! They'll throw both  of us in jail!  All kinds of bad things  will happen. Absolutely not! You CANNOT have any cyanide!"


The lady reached into her purse and pulled out a picture of her  husband with the pharmacist's wife.


The pharmacist looked at the picture and replied, "Well now,  that's different. You didn't tell me you had a prescription."



















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For the Lexophiliacs

Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end.



































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Two guys burgle a store; they  burst out the door running as they hear the sirens of police cars coming  closer. The two dive into two separate bushes hoping they won't get caught.  Soon the squad cars stop near the bushes and the two robbers hearing  footsteps grow more nervous. A cop then grabs one of the guys out the bush  laughing "Busted". As he drags the robber off he looks back shaking  his head in shame... "Come on John!!!!!!!!" he screams, "They  got us!"





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There's a world of difference between truth and  facts. Facts can obscure the truth.
Maya Angelou







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I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not  know what can't be done. - Henry Ford







The Raw Family Newsletter















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In organizations, real power and energy is generated through  relationships. The patterns of relationships and the capacities to form them  are more important than tasks, functions, roles, and positions. - Margaret  Wheatly Leadership and the New Science






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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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There was a boy who worked in the produce section of a super market.  A man came in and asked to buy half a head of lettuce. The boy told him that  they only sold whole heads of lettuce, but the man replied that he did not  need a whole head, only half. The boy explained that he would have to ask the  manager and so he walked into the back room and said, "There is some  jerk out there who wants to buy only a half a head of lettuce." As he  finished saying this, he turned around to find the man standing right behind  him, so he quickly added, "And this gentleman wants to buy the other  half." The manager okayed the request and the man went on his way. Later  on the manager said to the boy, "You almost got yourself in a lot of  trouble earlier, but I must say I was impressed with the way you got out of  it. You think on your feet and we like that around here. Where are you from, son?"  The boy replied, "Minnesota, sir." "Oh, really? Why did you  leave Minnesota?" inquired the manager. The boy replied, "There’s  nothing but loose women and hockey players up there." "My wife is  from Minnesota", exclaimed the manager. The boy instantly replied,  "Really! What team did she play for?"










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Hereeeeeeeeeeeeees...  Kathy’s Korner!


How about the two old men, one a retired professor of  psychology and the other a retired professor of history. Their wives had  talked them into a two week stay at a hotel in the Catskills. They were  sitting around on the porch of the hotel watching the sun set. The history  professor said to the psychology professor, "Have you read Marx?"  To which the professor of psychology said, "Yes, I think it's the wicker  chairs."


(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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For every action there is an equal and opposite criticism.













































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I get no respect. The way my luck is running, if I was a  politician I would be honest. Rodney Dangerfield


































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The baby was coming way too fast so the paramedics were called. To  make it worse, when they arrived, there was a power outage. The paramedics  asked the four-year-old sister to hold the flashlight for them.

Despite the difficulties, all went well and the mother delivered a  baby boy. The paramedic smacked him on the behind and he began to cry.

Looking over at the wide-eyed little girl, the paramedic  asked her what she thought about what she had just witnessed. She said,  "That naughty boy should have never crawled in there. Spank him  again!"






















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Word Of The Week

adumbrate \AD-uhm-brayt;  uh-DUHM-\ To give a sketchy or slight representation of; to outline; To  foreshadow in a vague way; To suggest, indicate, or disclose partially; To  cast a shadow over; to shade; to obscure.



Greetings  Coalition Family!


A Father's Prayer: Please God, let me aspire to be the man  I wish my son to become and my daughter to marry ...Madu


As we begin another school year, please plan an active  role in the education of your children. After all, it is our responsibility,  teachers are only capable assistants to the task.















He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self  in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with  an impartial eye.” - Buddha












In Philly 25% of  children have poor vision.

Almost 80% of  children in Philly are screened in school or in a doctor's office, but only  37% who failed their vision screen actually see an eye specialist.

On the  website, under the Physical Health  handout, working closely with PCCY, there are several resources to help  families find and pay for vision care.

Please become  familiar with PCCY's Vision Care Guide, The Eagle's Eye Mobile, and the New  Eyes for the Needy program. Help children lead more productive and satisfying  lives by getting them the eye care they deserve.

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OneWebDay  Philly technology service project!


In an effort to connect technologists and  those on the "wrong side" of the digital divide, we are organizing  internet trainings at four Philadelphia Housing Authority developments. Each  training requires just two hours of your time, and curricula will be  provided. RSVP to


We still need volunteers for workshops  Wednesday, Sept. 23 and Thursday, Sept. 24 at the following developments:


1. Harrison Plaza, 1240 N. 10th Street

2. Norris Apartments, 1914 N. 11th Street

3. Whitehall Apartments, 1824-1826 Foulkrod  Street


Wed., Sept. 23, from 1pm to 3pm--The  workshops are geared toward adult residents. They will cover the basics of  how to use Twitter, Facebook and other social media tools that PHA residents  have heard of but never used. The trainings will also focus on "media  literacy," or websites parents might want to be aware of if their kids  are visiting them.


Wed., Sept. 23, from 4pm to 6pm--The  workshops will be geared toward teens and adults. The content will focus on  homework help and college prep resources (local college websites and applying  for financial aid online).


Thurs., Sept. 24, from 1pm to 3pm--The  workshops will be geared toward adults. The content will focus on employment  searching resources, job training websites and online computer tutorials  available for free.


4. Emlem Arms, 6733 Emlem Street


Wed., Sept. 23, from 1pm to 3pm--This  workshop will be geared toward senior citizens. The content will teach  residents the basics of setting up an email address and downloading photos.  Trainers will also introduce residents to websites of interest (health  resources, Septa schedules, Google maps, etc.).



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The Food stamp program under the new stimulus package is now called  the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).

Did you know?

Eligibility for  SNAP benefits changed so many more families in food insecure households are  now eligible.

On the website, under the Food and Nutrition parent  handout, you will find several organizations who can help families find out  if they are eligible. Also, on the COMPASS website they can apply for these  benefits and many others.

For more info you  can also go to

Please continue to  link families in need with the appropriate social services agencies that  serve them through Cap4Kids. Thanks.

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The Let's Love  Logan Community Association

will be having  their

9th  Annual Community Festival on

September 12, 2009  from

11:00 to 5:00 pm at

Wingohocking Park –

10th &  Wingohocking Street.

There will be drill  teams, face painting, health care vendors, chair massages, health screenings,  pony rides, talented performers and more. Come enjoy all

the fun! See you  there!

For more  information call Michael Hayward - (215) 455-3123


The Logan Olney  EPIC Stakeholder Meeting will be held on September 14,

2009 at Holy  Trinity Church located at 1100 W. Rockland Street (Marvine

Street entrance)  from 5-7pm.

Topic of  Discussion: Attendance & Truancy (How to avoid truancy court) Special  Guests; Delia Reveron & Greg Patton - School District of Philadelphia  & Jameelah Hairston of Carson Valley Children's Aid. Dinner will be  served (Zoo Tickets & Book bag Raffles)

for more  information call: Charlene Samuels (215) 456-5561

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The  Food stamp program under the new stimulus package is now called the SNAP  (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).

Did you know?

Eligibility for  SNAP benefits changed so many more families in food insecure households are  now eligible.

On the website, under the Food and Nutrition parent  handout, you will find several organizations who can help families find out  if they are eligible. Also, on the COMPASS website they can apply for these  benefits and many others.

For more info you  can also go to

Please continue to  link families in need with the appropriate social services agencies that  serve them through Cap4Kids. Thanks.

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Online resources for parents:,,













Lest  We Forget Slavery Museum


“My Slave Sister Myself”


FREE film screenings of My Slave Sister  Myself:


Wednesday, September 30th

6:30 PM

Church of the Advocate

1801 Fr. Paul Washington Ave. (aka W.  Diamond St.)

(215) 236-5848


OVERVIEW: My Slave Sister Myself exposes  the effects of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade on enslaved African women and  correlates them with feelings deeply embedded in the souls of today’s African  American women. The comparisons are compelling!  The film also reveals how slavery impacted African American  manhood and shaped perceptions about the Black Man's sexual prowess.  This unique, thought-provoking documentary  film addresses a myriad of issues that were born in slavery, yet continue to  plague African Americans today. This informative 55 minute DVD sheds light on  a dark and tragic period in American history (includes 10 min. music video).  Come see this thought-provoking film and join in the stimulating discussion  that follows.


View Movie Trailer-Click on Products:



DVD COST: $25.O0 – Website: $29.00

Limited Quantity, Purchase A Copy Today!

For More Information Call: (888) 886-LEST

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1st,  One Youth Rally of the Season!


Friday September 18, 2009

7 PM

Iglesia del Barrio

Kip & Cambria

For more information:

Nes Espinosa -267-235-2621

Eric Desamour - 215-783-6031

Church Office - 215-423-0986

Bethel Temple Community Bible Church

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Latino  Community in Philadelphia Celebrates

26th  Annual Neighborhood Fair

Feria del Barrio


Serving as one of  Philadelphia's largest celebrations of Latino arts

and culture, the  annual Feria del Barrio brings together thousands of

community residents  from throughout the Greater Philadelphia region for a

FREE family event  featuring some of the world's most renowned musical

artists. Dozens of  community agencies, corporate sponsors and vendor’s line

the city's  historical Centro de Oro for access to the nation's fastest

growing market  while children take advantage of crafts, games, and other



At Feria you can  find your favorite foods, artists, singers, dancers,

performers; get the  information you need from dozens of local agencies; get

your blood pressure  checked at the health area; play in the Children's Zone;

buy different  products at bargain prices from over 100 local merchants or

from your favorite  artists; and pick up freebies or sample products from our



In addition, as  part of the Feria del Barrio tradition, an individual is

recognized for  his/her commitment to the community. This year Feria del

Barrio's organizing  committee will present the award to Johnny Irizarry,

Director of La Casa  Latina at the University of Pennsylvania.



September 20, 2009

12-6 p.m.


El Centro de Oro

North 5th Street

(between Lehigh and  Cambria Avenues)

Philadelphia, PA  19133


This year's  headliners are ‘Zion and Lennox’, one of

Puerto Rico's  hottest reggaeton duos.


Other performers include:


- Alex, Alex-(bachata)

- Foto Rodríguez y su Orquestra La Única-(salsa)

- Tino y la Orquesta de Soneros-(salsa)

- El Danny-(bachata)

- Grandes Ligas-(meringue)

- Ilu Aye-(bomba y plena)


In addition to a  local stage featuring:


 Project Capoeira - Andrés Felipe Ortega -  Fiesta Flamenco Dancers –

Grupo Latino  Dancers - Johnny Cruz Ensemble –

Larimar / Dominican  folkloric dancers –

DJ Mojado /  "Not your regular citizen"


Feria del Barrio is  done in collaboration with Congreso del Latinos Unidos,

the Hispanic  Association of Contractors and Enterprises, and Raíces

Culturales  Latinoamericanas and Taller Puertorriqueño

and the following  sponsors

Mega Radio Station,  Univision 65, Al Dia Newspaper, Senator Tina

Tartaglione,  Nationwide Insurance, Johnson and Johnson, Health Partners,

American Diabetes  Association and the Mid Atlantic Excess Surplus.

Food for VIP area  provided by the following restaurants: Tierra Colmbiana, El Rincon, Las  Cazuelas, Las Margaritas, Los Taquitos de Puebla,

Barranco Restaurant  and El Bohio.


For a complete  listing/schedule of performers, general information and media inquiries  please visit 

or contact Yolanda  Jimenez-Colon at

or 267.255.2989.

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General  Meeting of the Interracial Task Force


Monday, September  21, 2009

10:00 am

COMHAR--100 West  Lehigh Ave.

ALL are  Welcome!  Your input is valuable

Please share this  information with your neighbors and invite them to come


The Intervention  Committee meets at 9:20 on the same day and at the same location. Please plan  to attend


Donna Diehl

215-707-1827  [voice]

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“Bridge of Courage” Fundraising Event

hosted by

Women Organized  Against Rape (WOAR)

Proceeds from this  event enable WOAR to provide individual and group counseling, court and  medical accompaniment and advocacy to over 5,000 adults and children in the  Philadelphia area.

Parents, children,  women, men and the community as a whole have come to depend on WOAR’s  programs.

WOAR is committed  to continuing to provide all individuals consistent support free of  charge.  We cannot continue to carry  out our mission without your continued generous support.  Please join us at our Benefit this year.


Thursday, September  24, 2009

5:30-7:30 pm


Park Avenue Banquet  Hall

4942 Parkside  Avenue

Philadelphia, PA  19131


This year WOAR will  be honoring:


Kathleen M. Brown PhD - University of Pennsylvania School  of Nursing


Councilman William Greenlee – 15th Ward


Ralph Riviello, MD, FACEP – Assoc. Professor of Emergency  Medicine Drexel Univ. College of Medicine


Rev. Dr. Alyn E. Waller, Senior Pastor Enon Tabernacle  Baptist Church


For Tickets,  Sponsorship, Advertising and general information

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On the  International Day of Prayer for Peace 


a day calling for  global ceasefires & nonviolence,


we will join our  cries for a ceasefire from the continual gun shots in



with the prayers  and actions of thousands of people around the world.


Monday, Sept 21,  2009

Prayer Vigil from

4:45-5:30 pm

as part of the  weekly

Monday witness

from 4-6pm

at Colosimo's Gun  Center,

933 Spring Garden  St.


In addition to the  war and violence raging in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Eastern Congo, Darfur, and  unfortunately other places too numerous to list, we face violence that takes  a deadly toll, too often unacknowledged because the victims are frequently  young, poor and/or people of color, throughout this nation.  This violence that plagues the most  vulnerable among us is due in large part to the easy and profitable  availability of illegal handguns, both in this city and the Commonwealth.


"If I cry  tonight, understand that my cries are those of our children dying in the  streets." Fr. Paul Washington


Please Join Us and  Be a Voice for the Children as we raise our voices in

anguish and anger  and prayer.


Our witness also  continues each Saturday morning from 11 am - 1 pm

as we call on Mr.  Colosimo to sign the

Responsible  Firearms Retailer Code of Conduct


Colosimo's is  between 9th and 10th Streets, 4 blocks east of the Spring

Garden stop on  SEPTA's Broad Street/Orange subway line.

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City website offers emergency preparedness info for  nonprofits


September is  National Preparedness Month and a time when the Department of Homeland Security,  with the support of coalition partners, works to increase public awareness  about emergency preparedness. 

During the month of  September, consider hosting or participating in activities related to  preparedness.

This year, National  Preparedness Month focuses on encouraging individuals, families and  communities to get an Emergency  Supply Kit; make a

Family  Emergency Plan; get informed about emergencies and their appropriate  responses; and participate in emergency volunteer efforts.

In Philadelphia,  the Office of Emergency Management has established a new webpage dedicated to  information for nonprofit organizations and how they should prepare for an  emergency.  The site offers a toolkit  on Business  Continuity Planning, a Planning  Checklist, and other useful information.

The OEM is also  hosting Family Preparedness Workshops in September on the following dates and  times to help individuals and families be better prepared for any kind of  emergency:


-- Thursday,  September 24th at 6pm at the 24th/25th Police Districts at 3901 Whitaker  Avenue.

The workshops will  feature presentations by the American Red Cross, the Office of Emergency  Management, and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. There will be  door prizes, information on Philadelphia’s neighborhood evacuation plans and  signup sheets for emergency text alerts through ReadyNotifyPA.

For more information,  click here.

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Life Skills Trainers Certification Seminar

September 24th -  25th - Wilmington, North Carolina

October 15th and  16th -Wilmington, Delaware

Two-day  train-the-trainer certification seminar. Get certified to teach "The  Rites of Passage for Males" Life-skills for at-risk males (Thursday) and  "YES YOU CAN !" Self-esteem Training Workshops for women (Friday).  For additional information call 1-877-464-2066

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Project Assistant to the CEO


Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package

Education: Bachelor (BA, BS, etc.)

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States

Posted by: Community Education Alliance of West  Philadelphia

Job Category: Project management, Public Policy, Research  Sector: Nonprofit

Last day to apply:  October 26, 2009


Type: Full time

Language(s): English

Area of Focus: Economic Development, Energy Conservation  and Green Living, Personal Finance



The Owner of  several established Philadelphia-based businesses and a prominent member of a  state board that generates funds for energy conservation and new business  development is seeking a energetic dynamo to join our team. This position  will work directly with the CEO/Owner to spearhead an exciting energy  conservation initiative in the Philadelphia area, while also gaining exposure  in real estate, telecommunications/broadband services, mortgage, education  and social services. This is a unique opportunity for a self-motivated  individual to implement the goals of the President through project research,  management, and liaison work between the company’s interests.


Applicants must have a  strong knowledge of alternative energy sources and the ability to lead  projects and educate others on the benefits of energy conservation.  Candidates must also be intelligent, organized, creative, and flexible with  the ability to thrive in a fast paced business atmosphere. Must be a  self-starter who will grow and assume responsibility. Management and  leadership skills are required and commitment, energy, and focus are crucial.  Responsibilities are variable and include implementing and managing programs,  policies, and projects as assigned by the CEO and Project Managers.

The Project  Assistant will train under the supervision of the President/CEO and a team of  Project Manages and will be expected to assume responsibility quickly.

How to Apply:

E-mail your resume  and salary requirements to

or fax to (215)  790-1520.

Please reference  'Idealist - Project Assistant' in the subject line.



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Job Opening- Crew Leader


If you or someone  you know is looking for a job, please take a look.


Home Performance  Crew Leader:

A Home Performance  Crew follows the prescription of a green home energy auditor.  The Home Performance Crew makes fixes to a  home based on its energy use and on computer modeled and prioritized energy  savings measures as determined by a green home energy auditor.


Delaware Valley  Sustainability (


See extensive  information in our group: The Coalition, Inc. Group

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Education Programs Manager

The Enterprise  Center CDC

Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania, United States

Salary: Mid 30's

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What’s For Lunch?

What you eat  can add years to your appearance and take a toll on your youthfulness.


How about a bacon dog on a bun with French  fries prepared in golden corn oil, and a coke? Hey! Why not top it off with a  nice fresh glazed doughnut?


Here is a list of the top ten foods that  age you, followed by a list that provides quite different results.


10 Terrible Aging Foods;
 2.Hot Dogs
 3.Potato Chips
 4.White Bread
 5.White Potatoes
 6.Corn Oil
 7.Sugary processed cereals
 8.Sugary soft drinks
 9.Red meats

 10 Top Anti-Aging Foods
 3.Spinach, dark leafy greens
 4.Salmon and Sardines
 5.Whole grain cereals
 7.Nuts,notably almonds, walnuts
 8.Legumes, including peanuts
 9.Green tea
 10. Extra virgin olive oil

 List provided by: Rosie LaVertue

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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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?Weavers Way #5 plastics recycling resumes


Fellow Recyclers,


The next Weavers Way collection of #5  plastics, which are not included in the City’s recycling program, will resume  on

Saturday Sept. 19 from 10am to 1pm.

For those observing Rosh Hashanah on September  19th, you can bring your #5 plastics the following

Saturday, September 26, between 11AM and  noon.


The collection dates for the rest of the  year will be on the 3rd Saturday of each month: October 17, November 21, and  December 19. The program will skip January and resume in February.


The collections take place at the co-op's  garage, at 542 Carpenter Lane, which is across the street and a bit further  down the block from the Big Blue Marble bookstore.


Please note that we need volunteers to keep  this project going. (Weavers Way members can get work credit for helping us;  work shifts are available on co-op's the online calendar.) If you're willing  and able to help on September 19 and haven't yet signed up, please reply to  this email.


The #5 category includes yogurt cups, sour  cream containers, hummus tubs, some medicine bottles, and more. Your  recyclables must be clean and dry to be accepted. Check to make sure there  are no other materials (paper, screws, other number plastics) on the items  you bring in. Impurities of any kind compromise the recycling process and  usually lead to the discarding of an entire batch. Exclude any lids unless  they are clearly marked #5. (Most lids from #5 containers are #4 plastic, but  this is not always the case.)


We ask recyclers for a small donation to  cover postage costs of mailing the recyclables to the Gimme 5 processing  facility in New York.

Before bringing your #5s to the collection,  be sure that they meet the requirements for Gimme 5:


All items must be CLEAN and DRY. If they  contained food or any oily or dirty product, make sure they have been washed,  not just rinsed. Items stacked when wet tend to stay wet, so allow washed  items to dry fully before stacking or packing.

The #5 stamp needs to be visible on each  item. Lids are separate items. Don’t assume lids are the same number plastic  as the container; sometimes they are but usually they are not. Check to make  sure there are no other materials (labels, paper, other number plastics,  metal) on the items you bring in.


Brita filters are also welcome! Let them  air dry for several days to make sure they are completely dry.


We'll see you soon!

Carolyn, Helen, Priscilla and Stevik

of the Weavers Way Environment Committee


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

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For sustainable  enterprise go to Green Jobs Philly




The Frator Heru Institute Fall 2009 Semester


The Frator Heru  Institute,

now in its 21st  year in Philadelphia,

begins the

Fall 2009 semester  with

12 specialized  community-based

education classes,  seminars and workshops.


Late Registration  will be held on

Monday, September  21, 2009 from

5:00 p.m. to 7:30  p.m.


Register at the  Jefferson Gardens Community Center:

1046 W. Jefferson  St. - LL


For further information  on classes, call (2l5) 235.1604 or go to the FHI Website:


FHI courses carry  low registration fees of $20 - $50.


Greetings,  Community Advocates and Organization Leaders!


I hope all remains well for all of you!


Before my schedule gets any fuller, I would like to share  this upcoming event info with you!




The FHI Fall 2009 Open House will be held this Saturday,  9/19/09, from 11a.m. - 4p.m. on site:


1046 W. Jefferson St.


Thank you!




Mr. Yumy Odom, Founder

The Frator Heru Institute

1046 W. Jefferson St. - LL

Philadelphia, PA 19122

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Chronically  Low Performing Schools Research Initiative 84.305G

Purpose of Program:  The central purpose of the Institute's research grant programs is to provide  parents, educators, students, researchers, policymakers, and the general  public with reliable and valid information about education practices that  support learning and improve academic achievement and access to education  opportunities for all students. In carrying out its grant programs, the  Institute provides support for programs of research in areas of demonstrated  national need.

Funding Opportunity  Number: ED-GRANTS-032309-015

Opportunity  Category: Discretionary


Current Closing  Date for Applications: Oct 01, 2009     .

Deadline for  Transmittal of Applications: 10/01/2009.

Funding Instrument  Type: Grant

Category of Funding  Activity: Education

Category  Explanation:

Expected Number of  Awards: Unlimited

Estimated Total  Program Funding: Unlimited

Award Ceiling: Per  Requirement

Award Floor: Per  Requirement

CFDA Number(s):  84.305  --  Education Research, Development and Dissemination

Cost Sharing or  Matching Requirement: No

Eligible Applicants

State governments,  County governments, City or township governments, Special district  governments,

Independent school  districts, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education,  Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Native American  tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments),  Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of  higher education, Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the  IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Private institutions of  higher education For profit organizations other than small businesses, Small  businesses

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U.S. Department  of Education

Teacher Quality  Partnership Grants Program (Modified)

Eligibility:  Eligible partnerships must include a high-need local education agency (LEA),  a high-need school or consortium of high-need schools served by the high-need  LEA, or a high-need early childhood education (ECE) program, and a partner  institution (see the RFP for details).

Amount: $143  million to be split into 25 expected grants, with required matching funds.

Purpose of Grant:  To improve the quality of new teachers by creating partnerships among  institutions of higher education, high-need school districts and high-need  schools.



Deadline: October  6, 2009.

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At-  Risk Youth

Anie E. Casey  Foundation

A private  charitable organization dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged  children in the United States. The foundation offers community-focused  grants. The site also has several publications. Provides funding to both  501(c)(3) and local/state government. Organizations wishing to send a  proposal to the Foundation should submit a letter of no more than three pages  explaining the organization and its project and how the money will be used.  Send the letters to: The AEC Foundation; Attn: Office of the President; 701  Saint Paul St.; Baltimore, MD 21202.

Phone: 410-547-6600

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AOL  Time Warner Foundation

The AOL Time Warner  Foundation is dedicated to using the power of media, communications and  information technology to serve the public interest and strengthen society.  However, rather than simply providing grant monies or funding unsolicited requests,  the foundation prefers to enter into sustainable strategic partnerships with  organizations that have a demonstrated commitment to pioneering innovative  ways of meeting four priorities: Equipping kids for the 21st century;  Extending Internet benefits to all; Engaging communities in the arts; and  Empowering citizens and civic participation.

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AT&T  Foundation

The AT&T  Foundation seeks to educate, enrich, engage, and empower the communities  served by AT&T. The Foundation's funding areas are education, civic and  community service, and arts and culture.

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Beaumont  Foundation

The Beaumont  Foundation of America (BFA), a non-profit philanthropic organization, is  dedicated to the enriching the lives of individuals by providing technology  to historically underserved schools and communities. The foundation believes  technologies are essential tools for progress in the 21st century, and that  given access to digital information, people will have an equal opportunity to  advance socially, economically and intellectually.

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Banta  Company Foundation

The Banta Company  Foundation provides funding for at-risk youth and delinquency prevention  initiatives. The funds can be used for equipment, general/operating expenses,  seed money, program development, as well as other areas. For more information  please contact: Banta Company Foundation; 225 Main Street; PO Box 8003;  Menasha,WI 54952-8003.

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Ben  and Jerry's Foundation

Ben and Jerry's  Foundation has no specific program areas. The Foundation seeks projects that  lead to societal change or address the root causes of problems. The  Foundation awards grants ranging in amount from $1,000 to $15,000. Applicants  must submit a letter of interest at any time during the year.

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Best  Buy Children's Foundation

The mission of the  Best Buy Children's Foundation is to improve the lives of youth aged 5 - 18  in communities where Best Buy maintains a business presence. The Foundation  awards grants to nonprofit organizations with innovative approaches to  developing life skills in young people through education, mentoring, and  leadership development. Funds can be used for: program development; direct  project support; specific curriculum development; and scholarship aid for  participants in life skills or mentoring programs. The Foundation typically  awards grants ranging from $2000 - $10,000 to nonprofits.

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Healthy  Community Outreach Program

will be granted to  nonprofit organizations to support grassroots efforts which increase  awareness on critical health initiatives through health walks, health fairs  and health education outreach.

Grants up to  $25,000 will be considered.

Please provide all  levels of event sponsorships on your application. Nonprofit organizations  with evidence of IRS 501(c)(3) designation or de facto tax-exempt status may  apply for a grant, with the following exceptions: advertising; capital  campaigns; grants or scholarships to individuals; multiyear requests;  political causes and events; or religious organizations in support of their  sacramental or theological functions.>Awards

Ongoing Deadline

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Hidden  Valley Salad Dressings

Love Your Veggies  Grant Program

Eligibility:  Elementary school programs nationwide.

Amount: Ten grants  of $10,000 each.

Purpose of Grant:  To help schools develop a program to offer fresh produce.


Deadline: November  6, 2009.

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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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“African  American Short Films”


City:  Philadelphia    





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


Email us by  clicking  and/or select Contact Us so we can read your comments and  notify you when we are next on.

GoodThoughts, Frank  Badami


This show contains  5 short films.  Enjoy!!!!


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.   GoodThoughts, Frank Badami

Visit us @

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

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“Trouble the Water”

By Kimberly Roberts

Academy Award  Nominee - Best Documentary Feature 2008



On Friday,  September 18, 2009 from

6:30PM-9:30PM, at

Calvary Episcopal  Church

814 N. 41st Street  , Philadelphia , PA , in

Thomas Logan Hall,

the documentary  “Trouble the Water” will be shown. It is absolutely free to the public, but  an R.S.V.P. is required to save your seat.


This powerful film  takes you inside Hurricane Katrina in a way never before seen on screen.  Aspiring rap-artist Kimberly Roberts turns a video camera on herself, her  husband Scott and their neighbors stranded in New Orleans with no mans to  evacuate.  She records the harrowing  ordeal when the nearby levee falls and deadly floodwaters rush in.


REOS is sponsored  by N’COBRA (National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America ) in  partnership with Calvary Episcopal Church.

Call 215-222-2070  today to reserve your seat for the documentary

“Trouble the  Water.”


This is an  excellent movie for students in middle school and high school. The movie is  absolutely free, but you must RSVP to get in.

This film is about  more than just a hurricane, it's about America. Trouble the Water is a  redemptive tale of self-described street hustlers who become heroes - two  unforgettable people who survive the disaster and then seize a chance for a  new beginning." The film length is 90 min.

Ample parking is  available on the Church’s parking lot at the intersection of 41st and Parrish  Streets.


The public is urged  to call 215-222-2070 or 215-850-1699 today to reserve your seat for the  documentary “Trouble the Water.”


Mzee Ari S.  Merretazon,M.S.CED

N'COBRA Board  Member

Northeast Regional  Representative

Co-Chair, Financial  Divestment Committee

Member,  Philadelphia Chapter


America, never  forget, 1) reparations is/are the cross-road solution to our human capital  infrastructure," and 2) reparations are ways and means; the really real  reality of human capital infrastructure development comes with The  Reparations Accord for Blacks in America, which will coordinate the many ways  and means of repairing the damage as a matter of public policy."  Merretazon, 2008

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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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Fathers group holds domestic violence symposium


Daddy’s Right Here  will sponsor its fourth annual symposium on the them Facing and Embracing Our  Responsibilities,” focusing on the epidemic of domestic violence in  Philadelphia.

Since May, 46  people have been murdered in incidents of domestic violence, according to the  group.  Calling this a “public  tragedy,” the group will hold its symposium from

11am to 8pm on

Saturday, September  26th at

Holy Trinity  Bethlehem Church Rectory at

11th and Rockland  Street

 in the city’s Logan neighborhoods.

The symposium will  feature guest speakers, including keynoter Sumaki Kenya Shan, resource  tables, raffles and more. 

Other speakers  include Sylvia Horst of the Kids n Kin program of Turning Points for  Children, Thomas Gregory of the Philadelphia Health Department, James  Dickerson of the Fatherhood Institute, and Norman Jones of Normans Good Food.

To register, click here



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The Healer's Sweat



Healers Need  Healing Too ~ Be Energized  Be Renewed

All Wholistic  Health Practitioners are Invited!



Every Third Friday,  8:30pm - 11:30pm


September 18th


October 16th


November 12th


December 18th



Lake Claire  Community Land Trust


317 Nelms Avenue;  S.E. Atlanta,GA 30307


FACILITATED BY  Robert Pue, Sun Glazer & Reflexogist




Both men and women  practitioners are invited to attend. Please wear loose fitting clothing (men  may wear shorts and ladies may wear long sarong style dresses). Please also  bring

with you a bottle  of water and at least two towels.


To get the most out  of the sweat, it's good to eliminate or reduce your intake of the following  foods at least three days before the sweat and increase your water  consumption. This will allow you to withstand more heat and detoxify at a  higher level.



Starchy foods







$10 Love Offering


ABOUT Lake Claire  Sweat Lodge it's a green urban oasis in the heart of the city, now home to  The Healer's Sweat.




I-20 exit Moreland  Avenue North - R- Mc Clendon Avenue go thru four traffic lights - R - Nelm  Avenue, parking is available on the street.


If you are a  hands-on practitioner and would like to provide services at the Sweat, let us  know.


Reservations are  strongly suggested but not required, call 404. 890 6564 or 770.621 5056 or  email us here at,  see you there!



Candles Created  & The Black Vegetarian Society of Georgia

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Hip  Hop Subway Series


Hip Hop Subway Series is an event where  rappers/MCs, singers, and a myriad of musicians come together to perform live  freestyle and cipher on the trains and subways of New York City. It’s a free  event and you should come and participate or just be an onlooker and keep us  company. FinaL OutlaW who performed with Naughty By Nature a few weeks ago  will also be performing in attendance. Everyone is welcome to come!


What: Hip Hop Subway Series

When: Sunday, Sept. 20th, 2009 – We will  meet at 5:45pm

Where: Back of Brooklyn bound (A) Train  platform at Time Square 42nd Street, New York, NY


Hip Hop Subway Series:



FinaL OutlaW performing live @ “Live From  Planet Earth” this Saturday Sept. 19th


Who: Liberator Magazine & Final Outlaw

What: “Live From Planet Earth”

When: This Saturday, Sept. 19th 2009 – 9pm  Sharp

Where: Brodie’s Backyard, 760 Evergreen  Ave. BK, NY, 11207

Cost: FREE


Question: Who is Final Outlaw?

Answer: If you don’t know, Google: Final  Outlaw, or Youtube: Final Outlaw, or click below and find out.


Final Outlaw on MTV:






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.

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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.”


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,

“Nu Day Resurrection and Liberation" Show LIVE  each Saturday evening 10:30 PM--12:00 midnight EST.

"NU Day" is heard in Philly and, worldwide,  through the internet at:  Or you can tune in via podcast at 646-652-2232

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

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