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News  From

The  Coalition, Inc.

Friday 13 November 2009

Volume 4, Number 16

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 …

This Week …

Employment and Training Opportunities …

Health Matters …

Green Piece …

Grants, Scholarships   & Instruction…

SpotLight …

Arts for Awareness …

Coming Up …

Computers and Technology …

A Hand Up …

On The Airways …





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The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack  of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.
 Vince Lombardi




















































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Anger is an acid that c
an do more harm to the 
vessel in which it stan
ds than to anything on 
which it is poured. --A











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Interestingly,  koi, when put in a fish bowl, will only grow up to three inches. When this  same fish is placed in a large tank, it will grow to about nine inches long.  In a pond koi can reach lengths of eighteen inches. Amazingly, when placed in  a lake, koi can grow to three feet long. The metaphor is obvious. You are  limited by how you see the world. - Vince Poscente




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A local United Way office realized that the organization had never  received a donation from the town's most successful lawyer. The person in  charge of contributions called him to persuade him to contribute.

"Our research shows that out of a yearly income of at least  $500,000, you give not a penny to charity. Wouldn't you like to give back to  the community in some way?"

The lawyer mulled this over for a moment and replied, "First,  did your research also show that my mother is dying after a long illness, and  has medical bills that are several times her annual income?"

Embarrassed, the United Way rep mumbled, "Um ... no."

The lawyer interrupts, "or that my brother, a disabled veteran,  is blind and confined to a wheelchair?"

The stricken United Way rep began to stammer out an apology, but was  interrupted again.

"or that my sister's husband died in a traffic accident,"  the lawyer's voice rising in indignation, "leaving her penniless with  three children?!"

The humiliated United Way rep, completely beaten, said simply,  "I had no idea..."

On a roll, the lawyer cut him off once again, "So if I don't  give any money to them, why should I give any to you?"



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Carlson was  charged with stealing a Mercedes Benz, and after a long trial, the jury  acquitted him. Later that day Carlson came back to the judge who had presided  at the hearing.

"Your  honor," he said, "I wanna get out a warrant for that dirty lawyer  of mine."

"Why  ?" asked the judge. "He won your acquittal. What do you want to  have him arrested for ?"

"Well,  your honor," replied Carlson, "I didn't have the money to pay his  fee, so he went and took the car I stole."


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A  long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of  being right.
Thomas Paine




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Hate grows and victors where love is afraid to share its  bloom” - Don Williams, Jr



The Raw Family Newsletter















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So much of our time is preparation, so much is routine, and  so much retrospect, that the path of each man's genius contracts itself to a  very few hours. Ralph Waldo Emerson



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The  Forest Service has issued a BEAR WARNING in the national forests for this summer.  They're urging everyone to protect themselves by wearing bells and carrying  pepper spray. Campers should be alert for signs of fresh bear activity, and  they should be able to tell the difference between Black Bear dung and Grizzy  Bear dung. Black Bear dung is rather small and round. Sometimes you can see  fruit seeds and/or squirrel fur in it. Grizzly Bear dung has bells in it, and  smells like pepper spray!


























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Hereeeeeeeeeeeeees...  Kathy’s Korner!


A pair of chickens  walk into a public library, find the librarian and say, 'Buk Buk BUK.' The  librarian decides that the chickens want three books, and promptly gives them  some. Without further ado, the chickens walk out.

 Around midday, the two chickens are back and looking quite annoyed. One leans  over to the librarian and says,' Buk Buk BuKKOOK!' The librarian decides that  the chickens want another three books and promptly gives them some more. The  chickens leave as before.

 About an hour later the two birds march back in, approach the librarian,  looking very angry now and nearly shouting, 'Buk Buk Buk Buk Bukkooook!'

 The librarian is now starting to get worried about where all her stock is  going. She decides to give them more books but also to follow them and find  out what's happening.

 She followed them out of the library, out of town, and into to a park. At  this point, she hid behind a tree, not wanting to be seen.

 She saw the two chickens throwing the books at a frog in a pond, to which the  frog was kept repeating, "Rrredit Rrredit Rrredit..."


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Do  you remember this guy?

A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for  me at kick boxing.
Emo Philips






















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People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; Forgive  them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior  motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful you will win some false  friends and true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, people  may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway. What you spend years building,  someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway. If you find serenity and  happiness, they may be jealous; Be happy anyway. The good you do today,  people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway. Give the world the best  you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you've got  anyway. You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; It was  never between you and them anyway.
-- Mother Teresa.











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A mangy-lookin' guy goes into a bar and orders a drink.  The bartender says "No way. I don't think you can pay for it." The  guy says "You're right. I don't have any money, but if I show you  something you haven't seen before, will you give me a drink?" The  bartender says "Only if what you show me ain't risque."  "Deal!" says the guy, as he reaches into his coat pocket and pulls  out a hamster. He puts the hamster on the bar and it runs to the end of the  bar, down a barstool, across the room, up the piano, jumps on the key board  and starts playing Gershwin songs. And the hamster is really good. The  bartender says, "You're right. I've never seen anything like that  before. That hamster is truly good on the piano." The guy downs the  drink and asks the bartender for another. "Money or another miracle else  no drink," says the bartender. The guy reaches into his coat again and  pulls out a frog. He puts the frog on the bar, and the frog starts to sing.  He has a marvelous voice and great pitch, a fine singer. A stranger from the  other end of the bar runs over to the guy and offers him $300 for the frog.  The guy says "It's a deal." He takes the three hundred and gives  the frog to the stranger, who runs out of the bar with it. The bartender says  to the guy, "Are you some kind of nut?! You sold a singing frog for  $300? (cont.)



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It must have been worth millions. You must be crazy!"  "Not so," says the guy. "The hamster is also a  ventriloquist!"




















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When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary  project, all your thoughts break their bonds; your mind transcends  limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find  yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and  talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far  than you ever dreamed yourself to be.
-- Patanjali















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Tech Support: "I need you to right-click on the  Desktop."

Customer: "Ok."

Tech Support: "Did you get a pop-up menu?"

Customer: "No."

Tech Support: "Ok. Right click again. Do you see a  pop-up menu?"

Customer: "No."

Tech Support: "Ok, sir. Can you tell me what you have  done up until this point?"

Customer: "Sure, you told me to write 'click' and I  wrote click'."













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Word Of The Week

abrogate \AB-ruh-gayt\,: To annul or  abolish by an authoritative act;  To  put an end to; to do away with.




Greetings Coalition Family!


Well that didn’t take long. Public transportation is back  up and running in Philly. Congratulations on how we pulled together to help  each other out! There is still a lot of traffic on the roads though. But we  should see things return to normal once the rise in gas prices reminds folk  why they were using SEPTA in the first place.






















We transcend the  little self and develop the awareness of our unity with others only as we go  out in love which seeks to help and serve. – N. Sri Ram




“It is easier to build  children than it is to repair men.”…Frederick Douglass


Students Can Learn More about Their College

Options at the Free Philadelphia National  College Fair


Arlington, VA –The Philadelphia National  College Fair will be held Sunday, November 15, 2009 at the Pennsylvania  Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sponsored by the National Association for  College Admission Counseling (NACAC), hosted by the Pennsylvania Association  for College Admission Counseling (PACAC), and in partnership with the Mayor's  PhillyGoes2College initiative. This event is free and open to the public.


As the process of applying to and selecting  a college becomes more and more competitive and complex, students and parents  need all the help and information they can get. Attending a college fair is  an excellent way to gather information about colleges and universities. The National  College Fair program provides  valuable resources for students and parents attempting to navigate the  college-admission process.


The fair allows students and parents to  meet one-on-one with admission representatives from a wide range of national  and international, public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and  universities. Participants will learn about admission requirements, financial  aid, course offerings, and campus environment, as well as other information  pertinent to the college-selection process. At the fair’s counseling center,  students and parents can discuss their individual needs with college experts.


“The resources and opportunities that the  National College Fairs provide for students and their families are  invaluable,” said Greg Ferguson, NACAC Director of National College Fairs,  Programs and Services, “and admission professionals have been delighted by  the caliber of students attending our programs.”


Now in its 37th year, the National College  Fair program annually helps more than 850,000 students and families  nationwide explore their options for higher education, making it one of the  most visible college recruitment tools in the country. NACAC currently  sponsors fairs in 50 locations. For a complete schedule, visit


More Information

More information about the Philadelphia  National College Fair, including directions to the fair, a list of colleges  exhibiting at the fair, and tips for preparing for the fair is available on  the NACAC Web site at, by emailing or by calling 800/822-6285.



NACAC is an Arlington VA-based education  association of more than

11,000 primary and secondary school  counselors,

independent counselors, college admission  and financial aid officers, enrollment

managers, and organizations that work with  students as they make the transition from high school to postsecondary  education.

Founded in 1937, the association is  committed to maintaining high standards that foster ethical and social  responsibility among those involved in the transition process, as outlined in  the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice.

This program is also approved by the  National Association of Secondary School Principals.


For more information, contact: Christy Houston                                                                               800/822-6285

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Help For Parents  With School-Age Children


Are you a parent, relative, or health care professional  with any of the following scenarios?

* Not too sure how to register child for Kindergarten or  Head Start.

* Trying to decide on what type of school best fits a  child's needs. Public or Charter or Magnet or Catholic?

* Want to get a child motivate and focused on college.

* Want to get child back in school after taking a leave,  but don't know what options there are for out-of-school youth.

* Child being bullied in school and don't know what to do.

* Child not doing well in school and may have a learning  difference.

On the  website, under the Education parent  handout

and the Resource  tab  there are resources in the community to  help advocates for children find help for their child's educational needs.

Please become  familiar with the listed resources and continue to bridge the gap between  families in need and the agencies and resources that serve them.

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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:,,








Please join me  for the 186th Student Achievement College Fair


Dear Friends,


I believe that each  and every student in the 186th District, and throughout the entire state of  Pennsylvania, deserves the opportunity to pursue a quality higher education.  With dedication and hard work, our students can achieve great things. That is  why I am inviting all students to explore the possibilities for the future at  a great event I am organizing.


186th District  Student Achievement College Fair

Saturday, Nov. 14,  2009

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

G.W. Childs School

1541 S. 17th St.



This event will  feature representatives from 30 colleges and universities, including the State  System of Higher Education schools and historically black college and  universities (HBCU).


Students, bring  your parents and friends and take part in workshops on a variety of topics,  including how to choose the right college, how to apply to college, how to  research and apply for financial aid and scholarships, and much more!


I hope to see you  on Saturday! As always, feel free to contact me if I may be of further  service to you or your family.



Rep. Kenyatta  Johnson


PO Box 202250

Harrisburg, PA  17120-2250

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Free Legal  Advice for New & Established Small Businesses

The Enterprise  Center

4548 Market Street

November 17th, 2009


No walk-ins will be  accepted: pre-register by November 11th.


Services Provided:

* Free Legal Advice for Small Businesses

* Volunteer Attorneys work with your business to examine  your legal needs

* Business that attend this clinic may then be eligible  for referral to a volunteer attorney who will continue working with the small  business

Event Schedule:

* 10:30-11 : Registration and Snacks

* 11-12:30 : Attorney Consultations.  You must arrive by 10:45am or we cannot  guarantee that you will be helped


* You MUST Pre-Register by November 11th to attend.

* For pre-registration or other information, contact  Theresa Brabson at (215) 523-9567 or, by email, at

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The Men and Women of the 24th Police District

in partnership with our


invites you to

Join Us In Prayer in saluting the life of  our fallen brother

Sgt. Timothy Simpson #387

Ceremony will take  place

Tuesday, November  17th at 7 PM

Aramingo and  Allegheny.

Immediately  following the ceremony the FOP will provide refreshments

along with a buffet  at

1336 Spring Garden  St.,

all are welcome to  attend.

For more  information contact Tina Willis at 215-685-9963.


Officer Tina Willis

24th Police  District Community Relations Officer

3901 Whitaker Ave

Philadelphia, PA  19126215


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Urban Associates at  Tazia’s – Friday, Nov. 13, 2009


Looking for an  intimate and exotic networking encounter?   We are talking Quality vs Quantity.   

Join Jeff Pinckney  and the Urban Associates


Tazia Restaurant  and bar,

101 11th Street

(11th and Arch)  right across from the

Philadelphia  Convention Center on

Friday, November  13, 2009

6 – 9 pm. 

Get a taste of Asia  as you enjoy the unique Asian fusion combined with upscale sophistication and  down to earth reality that flows through every Urban Associates event.  Join the Delaware Valley’s most  interesting and engaging individuals while enjoying an amazing happy hour and  delectable delights.  RSVP Urban  Associates at 215-669-8004

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Multicultural Professional Job Fair


The 24th annual  Philadelphia International Art Expo

 is scheduled for

November 13, 14 and  15, 2009 at the

Liacouras Center,

Temple University,

Philadelphia, PA.


This Expo is one of  the nation's largest Art Expo with over 200 exhibitors and over 40,000  attendees.


We have presented  this Expo for 24 years and this year we wish to expand our community outreach  program to include - A Multicultural Professional Job Fair.


October Gallery  would like to extend an invitation to your company to be one of our featured  vendor / recruiter at this year's Expo 2009 Career Fair. The Multicultural  Professional Job Fair at Art Expo will be held

Friday, November  13, 2009 from

2 to 6 pm,

Liacouras Center,

Philadelphia, PA.





5 Foods That Fight Cholesterol


by Sally Wadyka for MSN Health & Fitness


There’s no denying that a healthy diet is the first line  of defense against rising cholesterol. “If you eat a  predominantly plant-based diet—with lots of fruits and vegetables plus some  fish—you are on the right track to keeping your cholesterol at a healthy  level,” says Lisa Dorfman, a registered dietitian and spokeswoman for theAmerican Dietetic  Association. That said, certain so-called super-foods can  actually help lower bad cholesterol and/or increase the good cholesterol.  Ideally, you want to shoot for total cholesterol under 200, with LDL (the bad  one) under 110 and HDL (the good one) greater than 35.


Try to incorporate more of these foods into your daily  diet:



Studies have found that eating just a quarter cup of  almonds a day can lower your LDL by 4.4 percent, according to dietitian  Leslie Bonci, who is also the director of sports nutrition at University of  Pittsburgh Medical Center. “Eating nuts, especially almonds, which are high  in good-for-you monounsaturated fat, is better than simply eating a low-fat  snack like pretzels,” says Bonci. Of course, they can also be high in  calories, so stick with a small serving and choose almonds that are dry  roasted without oil.


You’ve seen the commercials with people proclaiming  dramatic drops in their cholesterol numbers thanks to a daily serving of this  hot cereal. Those great results are due to the high levels of soluble fiber  found in oatmeal. “The soluble fiber binds to the bile acids that are the  precursor to the development of cholesterol and help flush it out,” explains  Bonci. It doesn’t matter how you get your oats—those instant, just-add-water  packets are just as good for you as traditional, slow-cooked versions.



Omega-3 fatty acidsare widely considered to be the best of the “good” fats, and the best  place to find them is in fish—especially fatty fishes like salmon, halibut  and tuna. According to Dorfman of the ADA, you want to get 1.5 to 3 grams per  day of omega-3. A 4-ounce piece of salmon will give you close to 3 grams, and  you can also get these fatty acids from walnuts and flaxseed (two tablespoons  of flaxseed provides 3.5 grams) and in fish oil supplements.


Red wine

Not everything that’s good for you has to feel virtuous. A  glass of red wine, which contains flavanols, has been shown to have  anti-inflammatory properties that may help lower cholesterol and stave off heart disease.  But in this case, more is definitely not better. “For women, the  recommendation is one drink a day and for men it’s two,” says Bonci. More  than that will, literally, dilute any potential benefits. These flavanols can  also be found in red grape juice and dark cocoa.



Soybeans, soy nuts and edamame, plus anyproducts made from soy(like tofu, soymilk, etc.) can help to reduce the production of new  cholesterol. A little can go a long way—aim for about 25 grams of soy protein  a day (the amount in a cup of edamame). And those who are at an increased  risk of breast or prostatecancer  may want to skip it since too much of soy’s phyto-estrogens can act similarly  to the body’s own estrogen (which has been shown to feed some  hormone-dependent tumors).


Now that you know the good stuff to add to your diet, try  to reduce—or better yet, eliminate—these bad-for-you  foods from your repertoire.


5 Foods That Feed  Cholesterol


There’s no denying that a healthy diet is the first line  of defense against rising cholesterol. “If you eat a  predominantly plant-based diet—with lots of fruits and vegetables plus some  fish—you are on the right track to keeping your cholesterol at a healthy  level,” says Lisa Dorfman, a registered dietitian and spokeswoman for theAmerican Dietetic  Association. That said, certain so-called super-foods can  actually help lower bad cholesterol and/or increase the good cholesterol. Ideally,  you want to shoot for total cholesterol under 200, with LDL (the bad one)  under 110 and HDL (the good one) greater than 35.


Try to reduce—or better yet, eliminate—these bad-for-you  foods from your repertoire:


Whole-milk dairy products

Saturated fat, which clogs arteries and increases LDL  levels, is the No. 1 cholesterol-boosting culprit. And foods like ice cream  and cheese are where you’re likely to find them. Swap out the Ben &  Jerry’s Chubby Hubby for a lower-fat frozen yogurt, and skip the brie in  favor of something less rich, like a part-skim mozzarella.


Processed meats

Bacon, sausage, liverwurst and the like are also wonderful  sources of artery-clogging saturated fat. Look for lower-fat options, like  bacon and sausage made from turkey and other lean protein sources.


Fast-food fries

Even worse than saturated fats are the dreaded trans fats.  “You might as well take a gun and shoot yourself!” says Dorfman. The main  source of trans fats are partially hydrogenated oils, and that’s exactly what  most fast-food restaurants are still using to cook their fries. Trans fats  hit cholesterol with a double whammy—in addition to raising your LDL, they simultaneously  lower your HDL.


Tropical oils

Palm kernel and coconut oilsare two of the fattiest of oils—100 percent of the bad-for-you saturated  variety. Don’t use them when you cook at home, and try to avoid them when you  eat out (most fast-food restaurants have eliminated them, but you can check  their Web sites for detailed nutritional information). Use heart-healthy  mono- and polyunsaturated fats, like olive, canola and safflower oil,  instead. According to theADA,  “Eating too many foods high in saturated fat may increase blood levels of  [lipoprotein] LDL and total cholesterol. High blood levels of LDL and total  cholesterol are risk factors for heart disease.” The World Health  Organizationcame to similar conclusions about saturated  fatty acids.


Baked goods

Many manufacturers of packaged cookies and cakes have  eliminated trans fats from their recipes, but check the nutrition labels  to be sure. But all baked goods—even those that are homemade—are high in  saturated fats, thanks to the butter and shortening.  Since no one wants to give up dessert completely, eat high-fat baked  goods only occasionally, opting more often for low-fat sweets like sorbets.


To help fight cholesterol, try to incorporate more of  these foods into your daily diet.                    

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The public comment period for the National Cancer  Institute (NCI) Advocates in Research Working Group (ARWG) final  recommendations opened today (Nov. 2nd).  The ARWG has proposed comprehensive recommendations on the most  effective ways to engage individual advocates in NCI activities.  The recommendations focus on:


  1. Recruitment of  individual advocates for NCI activities

  2. Assessment and  matching of individual advocates to NCI activities

  3. Training of  individual advocates and NCI staff to prepare for a

research advocacy engagement

  4. Facilitating  the engagement process

  5. Evaluating and  tracking advocacy involvement

  6. Retaining  research advocates and NCI staff and promoting advocate

involvement in NCI activities


View background information and recommendations at:


Learn more about the ARWG at


Provide comment on the recommendations by email to or by regular mail:


Shannon Bell, Director

Office of Advocacy Relations, NCI

31 Center Drive, Suite 10A28

Bethesda, MD 20892-2580


All comments must be received by Monday, November 30, 2009  in order to be considered.

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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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Tips for making  oatmeal appealing to kids

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How do we bring up ALL people through the movement to  build a more Sustainable City? There are some starter ideas FYI (For Your  Inspiration) below.


Environmental Justice Videos

1.    Van Jones at GreenFest 2007 in Chicago:

2.    Majora Carter – “Greening the Ghetto” :


Free E-Newsletters

1.    Public Education Network e-newsletter (Nice resources.): 

2.    Next Great City e-Newsletter (Lots of events):

3.    Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood  Development (PHENND) e-newsletter (Just awesome!): 


Philadelphia Initiatives

1.    City of Philadelphia Going Green: 

2.    East Coast Greenway Pennsylvania:  

3.    Greater Philadelphia Environmental Network: 

4.    Next Great City Initiative: 

5.    Urban Green Partnership: 

6.    Urban Sustainability Forum:

7.    SustainLane City Rankings: 



The National Religious

1.    Partnership for the Environment 

2.    PennFuture: 

3.    PennEnvironment:   

4.    The Pennsylvania Environmental Council

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?Weavers Way #5 plastics  recycling resumes


Fellow Recyclers,


Weavers Way collection of #5 plastics,  which are not included in the City’s recycling program, will be on the 3rd  Saturday of each month:  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.)


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





HIV/AIDS Prevention Workshop


Workshop  Summary

Culturally-Relevant  Communication about HIV/AIDS is an interactive and user-friendly workshop. Ivan J. Juzang, MEE  President and Founder will examine the environmental influences, attitudes  and behaviors and unique communication style of urban, ethnic and other  hard-to-reach audiences; review theories and techniques for

developing cost-effective and  culturally-relevant communication strategies; and then show session attendees  how to apply these learnings to their own HIV/AIDS testing programs,  prevention services and outreach efforts.

Learning Objectives

 After attending the session, attendees will have the background necessary to  more effectively communicate with their target audiences about sex, sexuality  and HIV/AIDS. They will also have a clearer understanding of media  consumption patterns and other social factors that impact sexual decision-making;  and the attitudes, motivations and perceptions of minorities on healthy  sexuality and HIV/AIDS prevention, testing and treatment. Such information  will help interventionists, community-based organizations and service

providers develop innovative and effective  messages and services targeted  to minority audiences.

Workshop Description:

 Topics explored during the session include:

The environmental context, peer group  dynamics and social interactions that influence sexual behaviors;

How service providers can be more culturally  aware, and increase the effectiveness of their outreach, media and materials;  and

Strategies for attracting the  hardest-to-reach audiences to HIV-prevention, testing and treatment programs.


For more information on other workshops and  schedules visit their website


To inquire about a  MEE Workshop at Your Organization call 215.829.4920 or Email here

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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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At- Risk Youth

Annie 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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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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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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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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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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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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SpotLight On Our Efforts


The Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of  the Elderly


is a non-profit organization, based in Philadelphia,  dedicated to improving the quality of life for vulnerable older people.

Setting CARIE apart from others in the aging field is its  sole focus on advocacy through a comprehensive array of activities, community  education programs, professional training and consultation, and referral  using a client-centered approach.  CARIE’s unique advocacy model helps  not only the individual client but many others through its work to inform  policy-makers, education programs targeted at providing information and  improving the ability of those who help frail older adults to give quality  care.

CARIE’s programs and services include community education,  professional training, and individual counseling and problem solving.  A  leader in the field of aging for more than 25 years, CARIE is recognized as a  vital resource for a wide range of audiences, including older adults, family  members and other caregivers, aging and other social service providers,  policy makers, and academicians.   Its services are provided  locally, throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and in some cases  nationally.

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.








Why was this film  suppressed by the American government?


Why did this film  effectively end the screen careers of Lawrence Cook, Paula Kelly and Janet  League?


Why was actor J. A.  Preston written out of a soap opera?


Why did director  Ivan Dixon never direct another feature film?


Why was the book  and film banned in South Africa and Jamaica?


Why was it  necessary for the book to be first published in London?


Why was Sam  Greenlee targeted by the FBI, CIA & IRS?

Why has the FBI  refused to release Sam Greenlee´s secret files?


Ask these questions  and more.  Bring author\filmmaker Sam

Greenlee and his  award winning film to your campus.



Sam Greenlee, 307

6146 S. Kenwood  Ave.

Chicago, IL, 60637


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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







Club Damanis – Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009


Join Philly Funnyman Malcolm Hill for

Hillarious Saturdays at Club Damani's.

This month, we got a post Turkey party with  BET Comic View legend, Dick Traycee, the crazy Dave Temple of Jamie Foxx's  laughapooza, Philly’s own Scooter and Butter So Broke and Special Guest, Will  Sylvine, Def Comendy Jam and Bad Boys of Comedy. There will music, dancing  and plenty of laughter. Advance tickets $15.00.

Contact:   Malcolm Hill at 267-271-7960


Club Damani

638 N 66th St

Philadelphia, PA 19151


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Confident Girls, Courageous Women

A conference for young women and those  who care about them


Join WOMEN’S WAY on  

Saturday, December  5, 2009

Moore College of  Art & Design

20th Street and the  Parkway

Philadelphia, PA  19103


for the

7th Annual Women  & Influence Conference, Confident Girls,

Courageous Women


There is no admission  fee, but you must

register by Friday,  November 27, 2009.




Women &  Influence 2009 is a FREE half-day conference that will focus on

promoting a healthy  sense of self for young women.

Programs will be  geared toward young women and adults who care about, work with or influence  young women.


This year's event  is WOMEN'S WAY's first intergenerational conference as

we reach out to  high school-aged females. Learn from city officials, local

agencies, and  community members about the importance of mentoring and

building strong  self-confidence at a young age.

This conference  will feature the work of many WOMEN'S WAY funded agencies as well as  lunchtime presentation

on media influence  and body image.

Workshops include

discussions on topics  such as healthy relationships, sexuality, body

image, social  media, and leadership.


Complimentary  coffee and beverages will be available in the morning. Lunch will be provided  in the afternoon.





9:30 to 10:00 am:  Registration

10:00 to 10:15 am:  Introduction

10:15 to 10:45 am:  Keynote Speaker

10:45 to 11:45 am:  Morning Workshops

11:45 am to 1:00  pm: Lunch and Presentation

1:00 to 2:00 pm:  Afternoon Workshops

2:00 to 3:00 pm:  Mentoring Panel Discussion


More information  coming soon.




Founded in 1977,  WOMEN'S WAY is the country's

oldest and largest  women's funding federation.

Our mission is to  raise money and public awareness to

fight for and  achieve women's equality, safety, self-sufficiency, and

reproductive freedom  through

women-centered  funding, advocacy, and education.


WOMEN'S WAY extends  sincere thanks to Citizens Bank Foundation for its

continued support  and for generously underwriting the 2009 Women &

Influence  conference. We also are grateful to Moore College of Art &

Design for hosting  the event.

For more  information, directions, information on parking,

and public  transportation options or to register,

please contact Cate  Galbally or call



a Women's Way  event!


Carol Rogers

Philadelphia Department  of Public Health

Health  Commissioner's Office

1401 JFK Blvd,  Suite 600

Philadelphia, PA  19102


Tel: 215.686.5243

Fax: 215.686.5212


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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.

To  join: A Hand Up!

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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 

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











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