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Subject: Friday 22 April 2011 News From The Coalition, Inc.

Greetings Friends and Members of The Coalition, Inc.,

The Eighth Annual Weekend Of Peace will be held on July 29th through
31st 2011 at various locations (TBA). This event, occurring annually
since it’s humble beginning in 2004 as an invitational citywide youth
basketball tournament, brings healthy alternatives to violence in its
myriad of forms (physical; economic; educational; health; sexual;
environmental; self-inflicted... et al) to people and communities who
may otherwise not be aware of these resources, or know how to gain
access. This free-to-the-community event is open to all entities who
wish to offer positive programs and services to our communities
intended to promote better personal, family, community and global
health. We encourage all who value life to participate.

This is an invitation for your organization/institution/business to
participate in this ambitious project. We invite you to contribute in
whatever way you can, we also invite you to take advantage of our
broad platform and set up an exhibit outlining your services to the
community at one of our many event locations. Contributors and
Coalition members: free; Non-contributing businesses: (fee to be
determined). We reserve the right to determine which services are
healthy to the community.

Coalition members are particularly urged to be involved as The
Coalition, Inc. came into being as a direct result of community
leaders “Communicating, Cooperating and Collaborating” to provide safe
activities and a sense of purpose to our youth. This is not a one
weekend a year event. Programs are launched in recognition of
community needs, and existing programs are brought to the attention to
those people whom they are designed to serve. To join The Coalition,
obtain a Pledge of Commitment by sending request via email or calling 215.387.2734 to request one via
traditional mail.

For more information on the Weekend Of Peace, contact Abdul Malik
Raheem 215.410.2859 email:; or Calvin Johnson

Our Community Improvement Workshops are back! On Tuesday April 26th,
Michael Rice will be conducting a workshop on “Running A Community
Meeting”, and on Thursday April 28th, we welcome back our old friend
Ken Houston who will be conducting exercises in Conflict Resolution,
the workshop that got it all started. Future scheduled workshops are
Computer Basics with Yvonne Haughton; We Be Bloggin’ with Tech Guru J
C Lamkin; Urban Networking with Michael Rice and Leading From The
Bottom with Dr. John Elliott Churchville. RSVP required. These are
very popular workshops and class size is limited, so register now! We
look forward to seeing you there.

For seven years members of The Coalition, Inc. has been working to
build a network for community groups to increase their efficiency,
effectiveness and visibility. We created News From The Coalition, Inc.
to be a news organ to maintain communication, promote cooperation and
inspire collaboration among entities who have the same goals. Since
then we have become international, we wish that all information
pertinent to the betterment of families and communities world wide be
accessible to all the groups concerned. In the same spirit we have
created The Coalition E-group to share information that may not make
it to the weekly E-newsletter.

Please accept this invitation and use this group to share your projects and
concerns with other members and the general public.
Access to The Coalition E-Group can be gained at

The opportunity to become a member of The Coalition Board of Directors
is here again. If you were nominated previously and did not get
selected, you are still eligible to present your request again.
Members are elected to one-year terms beginning in January or June. We
will be accepting nominations for additional board members to fill any
vacated seats to be considered in our June 2011 elections. So if
working with some of the most progressive minds ever come together for
a single cause appeals to you, please send all nominations to  Place ‘Nomination’ in the subject line.

“WAKE UP everyday seeing it as another opportunity to rewrite history.
This is another day to renew your commitment towards perfection and
excellence. Remember there are many challenges, obstacles and people
working against YOU, but nothing is more damaging and destructive then
you working against yourSELF. YOU are the only thing stopping YOU from
becoming a better YOU.”  - Carlos Muhammad

Look for our new website opening soon!
Coalition members are invited to send us a brief description of your
services for our Community Resources page along with your web link if

More and more we must realize that we need each other to attain our
ultimate goals, we must remain focused and open to new and different
ideas and methods. “Communicate… Cooperate… Collaborate.” The
Coalition, Inc. is committed to affecting real change in our
communities, if you are committed, seek collaboration with other
projects that are also committed and use your combined resources to
attain your goals. If you require assistance, we will be happy to
refer you to reputable efforts to collaborate with. Call us
(215.387.2734) or email us at

You may be receiving this E-newsletter because you were referred to us by a
friend. Please confirm your continued interest in receiving this email from
us, or if this E-news is being forwarded to you, and you wish to be placed
on our mailing list please contact us at:

News From The Coalition, Inc.
"Communication, Cooperation and Collaboration"

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