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The  Coalition, Inc.

Friday 06 January 2012

   “Communication – Cooperation – Collaboration”      Volume  6, Number 19

The Coalition, Inc. Board of Directors

Gary R. Adams (President/CEO), John E. Churchville  (Treasurer), 


Josephine Blow, Stanley Daniels, Quibila Divine, Nijah  Famous, Tom ‘Bunny’ Henry, Lansana Koroma, Abdul Malik Raheem, Lewis  Williams,

Table of content

For Our Children … 02

This Week … 02

Employment and Training Opportunities … 04

Health Matters …06

Green Piece … 08

Grants, Scholarships   & Instruction… 09

SpotLight … 11

Arts for Awareness … 12

Coming Up …13

Computers and Technology … 15

A Hand Up … 17

Word-of-the-Week … 18





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The fire you kindle  for your enemy often burns you more than him.
 -- Chinese Proverb.


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Faith is taking the first step  even when you don't see the whole staircase.
 Martin Luther King, Jr.


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He who passively  accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He  who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.  
 Martin Luther King, Jr.



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I  submit to you that if a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for,  he isn't fit to live.
Martin Luther King, Jr.



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History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of  this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad  people, but the appalling silence of the good people.  - Martin Luther King, Jr.


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Never  forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
Martin Luther King, Jr.


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Whatever affects one  directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you  are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.  - Martin Luther King, Jr.


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Hereeeeeeeeeeeeees...  Kathy’s Korner!


Band leader to  singer: "Listen, tonight we're going

to begin the set with  'April in Paris', but I want to do it

a little differently.  We'll start in the key of G for the

first four bars, then  modulate to B-flat for the next eight

bars, change the  meter to 3/4 for six bars, then pick up

the tempo to Allegro  for twelve bars, then modulate to

F-sharp for eight  bars, change the meter back to 4/4 and

slow down to Rubato  for four bars, play a tacet for four

bars and modulate up  to D-flat for the last eight bars."

"Hey! Hold on! I  can't do stuff like that without

rehearsing it!"

"Why not? You've  been doing it all week!"




COMMITMENT (ko-mit-ment) n.

Female: A desire to get married and raise a family.

Male: Trying not to hit on other women while out

with this one.


 (Kathy  Parsons is a regular contributor.)












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The past is  prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving  out peaceful tomorrows.  - Martin  Luther King, Jr.





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When you are right you cannot be too radical; when  you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.
 Martin Luther King, Jr.








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20 Responses To Use With Telemarketers

1. If they want to  loan you money, tell them you just filed for bankruptcy and you could sure  use some money.

2. If they start out  with, "How are you today?" say, "I'm so glad you asked,  because no one these days seems to care, and I have all these problems. My  arthritis is acting up, my eyelashes are sore, my dog just died . . . "

3. If they say  they're John Doe from XYZ Company, ask them to spell their name. Then ask  them to spell the company name. Then ask them where it is located, how long  it has been in business, how many people work there, how they got into this  line of work if they are married, how many kids they have, etc. Continue  asking them personal questions or questions about their company for as long  as necessary.

4. This works great  if you are male. Telemarketer: "Hi, my name is Judy and I'm with XYZ  Company. " You: Wait for a second and with a real husky voice ask,  "What are you wearing?"

5. Cry out in  surprise, "Judy? Is that you? Oh my God! Judy, how have you been?"  Hopefully, this will give Judy a few brief moments of terror as she tries to  figure out where she could know you from.











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6. Say "No"  over and over. Be sure to vary the sound of each one, and keep a rhythmic  tempo, even as they are trying to speak. Sing in an operatic voice if  possible. Or a "Tiny Tim" falsetto. This is most fun if you can do  it until they hang up.

7. If MCI calls  trying to get you to sign up for the Family and Friends Plan, reply, in as  sinister a voice as you can, "I don't have any friends, would you be my  friend?"

8. If the company  cleans rugs, respond: "Can you get out blood? Can you get out goat  blood? How about human blood?"

 9. After the  Telemarketer gives his or her spiel, ask him or her to marry you. When they  get all flustered, tell them that you can't just give your credit card number  to a complete stranger.

10. Tell the  Telemarketer that you work for the same company, and they can't sell to  employees.


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11. Answer the phone.  As soon as you realize it is a Telemarketer, set the receiver down, scream,  "Oh my God!" and then hang up.

12. Tell the  Telemarketer you are busy at the moment and ask him/her if he/she will give  you his/her home phone number so you can call him/her back. When the  Telemarketer explains that telemarketers cannot give out their home numbers  say, "I guess you don't want anyone bothering you at home, right?"  The Telemarketer will agree and you say, "Me either!" Hang up.

13. Ask them to  repeat everything they say, several times.

14. Tell them it is  dinner time, but ask if they would please hold. Put them on your speaker  phone while you continue to eat at your leisure. Smack your food loudly and  continue with your dinner conversation.

15. Tell the  Telemarketer you are on "home incarceration" and ask if they could  bring you some beer.























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16. Ask them to fax  the information to you, and make up a number.

17. Tell the  Telemarketer, "Okay, I'll listen to you. But I should probably tell you,  I'm not wearing any clothes."

18. Insist that the  caller is really your buddy Leon, playing a joke. "Come on, Leon, cut it  out! Seriously, Leon, how's your momma?"

19. Tell them you are  hard of hearing and that they need to speak up . . .  louder . . .  louder . . .

20. Tell them to talk  very slowly, because you want to write every word down.

NOTICE: The above  have all been tested and approved for use on telemarketers. No Telemarketers  were harmed in the testing.

































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"The pessimist  complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader  adjusts the sails." - John Maxwell





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If the foot should say,  "Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body," it would  not for that reason cease to be part of the body…

If the whole body were an eye,  where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where  would the sense of smell be? 1Corinthians 12:15 & 17

Get in where you fit in. Ed.





stoic \STOH-ik\, (Capitalized). A  member of a school of philosophy founded by Zeno holding that one should be  free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief, and should submit without  complaint to unavoidable necessity.
 Hence, one who is apparently or professedly indifferent to or unaffected by  pleasure or pain, joy or grief; not affected by passion; being or appearing  indifferent to pleasure or pain, joy or grief.

Greetings Coalition  Family!


Happy New Year All! Let us work together to make this a truly NEW  year. Stand together to ensure our quality of life is not further threatened.  Together we have the strength to effect real and lasting change. This year we  will be introducing more ways for our individual strengths to become  collective strength. We need your voices and cooperation. Help us help us!


The principles of the Nguzo Saba are to be applied throughout the  year, remember…


Umoja – Unity = To strive  for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.

Kujichagulia-Self  determination= To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and  speak for ourselves.

Ujima – Collective Work and  Responsibility= To build and maintain our community together and make our  brother’s and sister’s problems our problems and to solve them together.

Ujama – Cooperative  economics= To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses  and to profit from them together.

Nia – Purpose= To make our  collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to  restore our people to their traditional greatness.

Kuumba – Creativity= To do  always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community  more beautiful and beneficial than when we inherited it.

Imani – Faith= To believe  with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and  the righteousness and victory of our struggle.


"One of the most difficult things is not to  change society - but to change yourself." - Nelson Mandela


 “We  each hold a piece to the puzzle.” – Dr. John Elliott Churchville

“Communicate… Cooperate… Collaborate”


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


Cap4Kids  Hint of the Week


A cold winter means large  utility bills for many that cannot afford them.

On the  under the Housing/Utilities parent  handout, you will find links to various ways to apply for LIHEAP as well as  several other options for utility assistance.

Click here


Also, please continue to spread the word  about Cap4Kids Philadelphia by liking us on Facebook at!/pages/Cap4Kids-Childrens-Advocacy-Project-of-Philadelphia

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School Discipline Advocacy Service (SDAS)  The cross-campus collaboration of Temple University and University of  Pennsylvania Law students. SDAS aims to provide assistance and possibly  representation to public and charter school parents and students in school  discipline hearings. The program includes a telephone messaging service  (215-204-8812) and email address (  that parents and students can contact for resources and support.






With The Name Of Allah, The Beneficent, The  Merciful

Moorish Unification Council of the World,  Inc.

Presents its

Annual Unity Day Celebration

In Honor of Noble Drew Ali



Community Award Presentations

Speaker: Wesley Wilson-Bey


Sunday January 8, 2011

3:00 – 6:00 P.M.

Kingsessing Recreation Center

49th & Kingsessing Avenue

Philadelphia, PA


More information: Wesley Wilson-Bey/Chairman  215.476.0280

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Interdenominational Citywide Crusade for  Peace

will convene  a special

Pastors and Spiritual Leaders Prayer Brunch  meeting

Monday, January 9, 2012

11:00 am until 1:00 pm at

Yesha Fellowship Hall,

2301 Snyder Avenue,

Philadelphia, PA 19145,

Where Bishop Darryl Robinson is the Host  Pastor. The Steering Committee requests your presence for this very special  breakfast meeting. Your influence, expertise, and wisdom are essential to the  moral agenda of restoring peace and healing to our communities.

As we continue the dialogue to address the  continued violence in our city, we are pleased to announce that we will begin  discussions surrounding an initiative regarding a proclamation for a day of  peace, healing and prayer in our municipality. This is an awesome opportunity  and platform for the Pastors and Leaders in our city to unite their prophetic  voices. Edmond Burke wrote “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is  for good men to do nothing”.

United we stand and together we must  maintain united in the spirit of peace.

So that we may prepare for this meeting,  please contact us at 215-271-4017 or via e-mail at  

Please R.S.V.P by Saturday January 7, 2012  to ensure your seat.

Your attendance is important for this  assembly. We really need to come together.

Remember that “Coming together is a  Beginning, Keeping together is Progress, and Working together is Success.”

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Physicians for Social Responsibility

and our partnering organizations for

Medical School and Health Professionals

Battle of the Bands at

World Cafe Live

WHEN: Tuesday January 10, 2012 from 6:30 -  10:30 PM

WHERE: World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street

Come meet Philadelphia area professional  students and experience and unforgettable night of fun, music, and a chance  to connect with other students at the famous WORLD CAFE LIVE upstairs.

Featuring musical talent from local medical  schools and health professionals. Come cheer for your school!

Bands performing include: "Mojo"  from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, "The Novack Experience"  from Drexel Medical School, Ben Cocchiaro "The White Hat" from  Drexel Medical School, and "Jamie Harrison" from

Jefferson Medical School.

All professional students are invited  including medical, nursing, law, grad students, PA, MPH, etc.

Enjoy snacks and drinks at Happy Hour  prices until 8:30... Great food and drink available all night long.

FREE PARKING!  Parking lot is below street level.

Any proceeds from the event will support  PSR's bullying prevention, environmental health, and restorative justice  programs and medical students’ initiatives.

Click  here to register.

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Regional Career Fairs/Events

Diversity/Professional Job Fair

Thursday, January 12, 2012, 10AM - 2PM

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown,

5th floor, Salons C & D

1201 Market StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19107


King of Prussia Job Fair

Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 11AM - 2PM

Dolce Valley Forge Hotel

301 West Dekalb Pike

King of Prussia, PA 19406


Mega Career Fair

Wednesday, January 18, 2011, 10AM – 3PM

Lincoln Financial Field

1020 Pattison Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19148


New Jersey South Job Fair

Thursday, January 26, 2012, 11AM - 2PM

Holiday Inn-Cherry Hill

2175 West Marlton Pike

Cherry Hill, NJ 08002


Job Fair of Philadelphia

Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 10AM - 1PM

Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel

640 West Germantown Pike

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462


Philadelphia Job Fair

Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 11AM - 2PM

The CHF Conference Center315 Chestnut  Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106  Diversity


Professional Job Fair Monday, March 12,  2012, 10AM - 2PM

Doubletree Hotel Philadelphia

237 South Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107


King of Prussia Career Fair

Monday, March 19, 2012, 11AM - 2PM

Crowne Plaza Hotel Valley Forge

260 Mall Boulevard

King of Prussia, PA 19406


Healthcare Job Fair

Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 9:30AM - 2:30PM

Classes 8AM - 3:30PM

Expo Center at Oaks

100 Station Avenue

Oaks, PA 19456


Philadelphia Career Fair

Monday, April 23, 2012, 11AM - 2PM

Crowne Plaza

4100 Presidential Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19131





Maximizing your Outcomes

25 Ways to do better In the New Year

Special Report

With a new year coming soon, everyone is  beginning to think about how they can do better in the coming year. Looking  back, every experience you had holds valuable insight on how you can increase  your effectiveness and your outcomes in 2012.  Your history holds the key to your future.

If you don’t learn from your past, you are  destined to repeat it.

In today’s E-blast, I am going to provide  with 25 ways to increase your value and leverage in the coming year. We are  going to focus on your improving business, social, personal relationship  success in the coming year. While these tips appear simplistic, they are  powerful. Take time to absorb them into your subconscious mind and watch for  the results.


1. Seek excellence not perfection – No one  is perfect. However everyone can be better. Focus on increasing your skills  and outcomes by a couple degrees at a time and over a short period you will  achieve amazing results.

2. Plan your work and work your plan. (Not  having a plan is like taking a walk without a destination.  Plans have goals and the achievement of  goals is the benchmarks of success.)

3. Work smart, not hard (Think about what  you need to do, enlist help and identify resources before you start.  Your work will be easier and you will have  better results.)

4. Talk slowly but think quickly (By  speaking slowly, your words have more impact and your communication skills  are sharper.  While at the same time,  your brain is more powerful that any computer.  One of the key attributes of a successful person is the ability  to make decisions quickly.)

5. Remember the three R’s:  Respect for self; Respect for others; and  Responsibility for all your actions.

6. When someone asks you a question you  don’t want to answer, smile and ask, “Why do you want to know?” (Some people  want information from you so they can exploit and hurt you.  Focus on people’s motivations-your views,  feeling and ideas should only be shared with those who have your best  interest in mind)

7. When you lose, don’t lose the  lesson.  (Eliminate the word failure  from your vocabulary.  Instead focus  on the lessons you learn and experience you will gain when things don’t turn  out the way you planned.  Take this  new knowledge and do better.)

8. When you realize you’ve made a mistake,  take immediate steps to correct it.   (Face it, everyone makes mistakes.   In fact, if you are not making mistakes you are probably not making  anything.  However, once you realize  that you have made a mistake, don’t dwell on your error.  Quickly resolve the issue and move on.)

9. Smile when you answer your phone, the  caller will hear it in your voice. (Never answer the phone when you are upset  or angry, the caller will feel it through the phone.  Conversely, smiling will focus your  subconscious on the positive feeling and the caller will feel your vibe.)

10. Be contender, but a pretender. (A  contender controls his or her reality by preparing themselves.  A pretender attempts to fake their way  through without preparation—they are soon exposed.)

11. Look at problems or setbacks as  opportunities.  (Problems or setbacks  should be viewed as training on how not to do something.)

12. Always make lemonade out of the lemons.  (The secret of successful, effective people is that they view problems as  hidden opportunities that they must find)

Social Life

13. Everything is not for everybody.  (Keep business and personal life  separate.  All people who you consider  friends don’t make good business partners.)

14. In order to have good friends you have  to be a good friend. (You have to give love in order to attract love. Treat  your friends like you would like to treated)

15. Don’t let a little dispute injure a  great friendship.  (Good friends value  their agreements over than disagreements)

16. Don’t believe all you hear, spend all  you have or sleep all you want. (Use discretion and good judgment at all  times-sleep until you wake up and then get up)

17. Next time you see a homeless person  soliciting change, give them a couple dollars.  (What you send out comes back to you.)

Love Life

18. Love deeply and passionately.  You might get hurt but it’s the only way  to live life completely. (You were blessed with emotions to utilize  fully.  Loving without passion is like  drinking water on hot day and not swallowing.)

19. Remember that great love and great  achievements involve great risk. (Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one  is indicated.  You can’t across a  chasm in two small jumps)

20. When you say, “I’m sorry,” look the  person in the eye.  (Eye contact  reinforces credibility)

21. In disagreements, fight fairly.  No name calling.  (People will eventually forget what the fight was about but  they will always remember what you called them)

22. Believe in love at first sight (Your  intuition is one of your greatest gifts.)

23. The best relationship is where your  love for each other exceeds your need for each other. (Affection and  independence trumps neediness and obsession)

24. Remember in relationships, you are in  charge of your happiness.  (Don’t  depend on others in order to feel good—depend on yourself)

25. Establish Trust – the foundation of every  good relationship is trust.  Trust  creates the glue that keeps relationships together.  Lack of trust is like an acid that dissolves good  relationships.  Always keep trust at  the forefront of your relationships.

Until the next time keep connecting…..

Michael Rice

Building a network, one relationship at a  time


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

For sustainable enterprise go to Green Jobs Philly

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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 programs.

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 





Ron Brown Scholar Program

 The Ron Brown Scholar Program is a national program that awards
 scholarships to academically talented, highly motivated African
 American high school seniors who intend to pursue undergraduate
 degrees full-time. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent
 residents. The Program honors the late Ronald H. Brown, Secretary
 of Commerce during the Clinton administration. These scholarships
 are reserved for exceptional individuals who share Brown's traits
 of excellence, leadership, commitment to public service and a desire
 to make a difference. In addition, applicants must demonstrate
 financial need.

January 9, 2012


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Gates  Millennium Scholar Program

 The 2012 Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) scholarship application is
 now available. GMS will select 1,000 talented students to receive a
 "good through graduation" scholarship to use at any college or
 university of their choice.

 Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they:

 --Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian
 Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American

 --Are a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the USA

 --Have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 on an un-
 weighted 4.0 scale or have earned a GED

 --Will enroll for the first time at a U.S. located, accredited college or
 university in the fall of 2012 as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year
 student (with the exception of students pursuing a high school diploma
 while concurrently enrolled); first-time college enrollees can also be
 GED recipients

 --Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in
 community service, extracurricular or other activities

 --Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria

The application deadline is January 10, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST.












SpotLight On Our Efforts


Open Society Foundations and Echoing Green  Launch Black Male Achievement Fellowship

NEW YORK - The  Open Society Foundations and Echoing Green announced today a new fellowship  program for individuals dedicated to improving the life outcomes of black men  and boys in the U.S. It is the first fellowship program of its kind that  targets social entrepreneurs who are starting up new organizations in the  field of black male achievement.

"We're  proud to support innovators working to transform the lives of black men and  boys and their communities," said Shawn Dove, Manager of the Open  Society Foundations Campaign for Black Male Achievement. "Historically,  black males have been prevented from fully engaging in American society due  to a host of economic, civic, social, and political barriers. Now for the  first time, there's a fellowship program dedicated to providing creative  thinkers the space and support they need to tackle this complicated and  entrenched problem."

The online  application for the Open Society Black Male Achievement Fellowship will be available  on December 5, 2011 and closed on January 9, 2012. It will be awarded to  eight fellows who are generating new ideas and best practices in the areas of  education, family, and work such as initiatives related to fatherhood,  mentoring, college preparatory programs, community-building, and supportive  wage work opportunities. Fellowships will also be awarded for efforts in the  areas of communications and philanthropic leadership.

"The  pioneering efforts of social entrepreneurs have real and long-term systemic  impacts on society," said Cheryl L. Dorsey, President of Echoing Green.  "We're excited to be partners in this new Fellowship program focused on  black male achievement. When all segments of our society succeed, we can be  much more innovative and competitive as a country."

Echoing  Green has run a social entrepreneur fellowship for the past 24 years.  Eighty-five percent of their Fellows remain in the social sector in  leadership positions after their fellowships have ended. Each BMA Fellow will  receive a $70,000 stipend in start-up capital as well as technical assistance  over 18 months to help them launch and build their organizations; access to  technical support and pro bono partnerships; community of like-minded social  entrepreneurs and public service leaders; and other benefits.

For  eligibility and application information, go to:

About  the Open Society Foundations
 Active in more than 70 countries, the Open Society Foundations work to build  vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their  citizens. Working with local communities, the Open Society Foundations  support justice and human rights, freedom of expression, and access to public  health and education.
About Echoing Green
 Echoing Green unleashes next generation talent to solve the world's biggest  problems. We are a nonprofit social venture fund that identifies, invests in,  and supports some of the world's best emerging social entrepreneurs-society's  change agents. Because we believe human capital is the most important asset  class, and understand the difficulties faced by social innovators who  challenge the status quo with bold ideas for a better world, Echoing Green  invests deeply in these next generation change agents as well as works to  create an ecosystem around them that supports and celebrates social  innovation as a high-impact strategy for social change.
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I see little of more importance to the  future of our country and of civilization than full recognition of the place  of the artist. If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must  set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. Pauline Kael


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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DUE TO THE  FREE LIBRARY BEING CLOSED MON JAN 16, 2012 we have elected to hold the  feeding

Saturday January  14, 2012 @ 9am

19th  & Vine Streets.


The population  we are feeding frequents the library where heat and bathroom facilities are  available.

I pray you are  not inconvenienced and can still attend, don't forget 10 sandwiches in a  brown bag, we'll bring the water SOUP and the goodies.




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Root Cause  and Open Society Foundations Campaign for Black Male Achievement to Launch a  Leadership and Sustainability Institute


BOSTON -To  bolster the efforts of advocates and organizations

working to improve the life outcomes of black males in the U.S.,

Root Cause and the Open Society Foundations Campaign for

Black Male Achievement are launching a Leadership and

Sustainability Institute. The project is meant to strengthen the

capacity of the campaign's grantees and other nonprofit organizations  working within the field of black male achievement.

"It's going to take decades of effort to make real headway on

the many difficult issues that black men and boys in this country

face so we are acting with the fierce urgency of now," said  Shawn Dove, the Campaign Director of the Campaign for Black Male Achievement.  "We're excited to partner with Root Cause on this important legacy:

an institute that provides individuals and organizations

working on black males achievement with the tools and

support they need to ensure success."

Black men and boys face major racial disparities, unequal

opportunities, and achievement gaps at nearly every

stage in life including early childhood, primary and secondary

school, college, and employment.

For example, by 2004, 50 percent of black men in their 20s

who lacked a college education were jobless, as were 72 percent

of high school dropouts; 42 percent of all black boys have

failed an entire grade at least once and only 18 percent of

black men ages 20-21 are enrolled in college; the Bureau of

Justice Statistics projected that 28 percent of black males in  America

will serve some time in state or federal prison.

While over the years numerous leaders, advocates and organizations  have

made major strides in improving the life outcomes and achievements of  black men and boys, sustaining a strong and consistent multi-decade focus on  the issue has been a great struggle. An 1995 Urban Institute study found that  of the 51 programs focused on black men and boys surveyed, after 10 years a  quarter no longer existed and less than a quarter still maintained  programming focusing on black males. Organizations working in the black male  achievement field have

faced, and continue to face, more obstacles compared to the overall  nonprofit sector including:

The black male achievement field has been plagued by inconsistent  philanthropic support. Organizations often work in isolation from one  another, may be working in segregated neighborhoods, and have lower access to  networks and resources to help grow their impact. Efforts to coordinate the  field are often short term, inconsistent, and unstructured. Available growth  and sustainability resources often lack sufficient cultural context or focus  on organizations working in this field, and those few service providers that  are dedicated to the field are often small, geographically scattered, have in  consistent cash flow, slow growth of impact, and challenges to  sustainability.

About the Open Society Foundations Campaign  for Black Male Achievement
 The Campaign for Black Male Achievement is a multi-issue, cross-fund strategy  to address black men and boys' exclusion from economic, social, educational,  and political life in the United States. The campaign responds to a growing  body of research that reveals the intensification of black males' negative  life outcomes. It builds on U.S. Programs' mission to support individuals and  organizations that nurture the development of a more democratic, just  society, as well as the Open Society Foundations' expertise and past work to  reduce incarceration, promote racial justice, and support youth engagement  and leadership development.


About  Root Cause
 Founded in 2004, Root Cause began as a small nonprofit consulting practice  for innovative nonprofits. Since then, Root Cause has grown to become a  nationally recognized organization with 30 team members, an annual budget of  $3 million. Root Cause has developed growth and sustainability plans for more  than 130 nonprofit organizations that have subsequently raised more than $50  million.

 Media Contact
 Tania Green







Comcast  unveils new plan to combat digital divide

  Comcast has announced that it will begin offering a new  service, Internet  Essentials, in time for the 2011-12 school year.
    This initiative will directly address the major barriers that  many in our communities face for in-home broadband adoption:   affordability and lack of digital literacy.
    In today’s world, it is important for everyone to be digitally  literate.  Broadband adoption is vital for our communities because it  helps improve our children’s education, our local economy, and the ability  for members of our communities to find jobs and benefit from opportunities  available online.
    Comcast Internet Essentials will provide eligible families with:
    -- Affordable home Internet service ($9.95 per month)
    -- A low-cost computer ($149.99 plus taxes)
    -- Access to free internet training – online, in print and in  classroom (at established community training sites)
    Internet Essentials will be available everywhere that Comcast  offers its high-speed Internet service.  Students in more than 4,000  school districts in 39 states and the District of Columbia will be able to  participate.
    Comcast will accept new Internet Essentials participants for at  least three years, through the end of the 2013-14 school year.  Any  household that qualifies during this three-year period will remain eligible  for Internet Essentials, provided the household still qualifies for the  program, until that child graduates from high school.
    For more details, go here.
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Free online journal focuses on technology  for nonprofits
   Technology can help nonprofits create the change they want  to see in

the  world. But even with daily evidence of world-changing innovations

and  applications of technology, it's difficult for nonprofit leaders to

know  how to apply it to their missions.
  NTEN:Change, a free online journal from the

Nonprofit Technology Network,  

provides  the guidance and practical considerations nonprofits need to

make  the sound investments and decisions that will help them meet

their  goals.
    Free subscriptions are available here.

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Group  offers low-cost web access to nonprofits

Mobile  Citizen, a provider of mobile broadband for education and nonprofits, will  offer a Technology Assistance Grant program beginning in January to provide  non-profit organizations with affordable access to the Internet.

Available  only in Portland, Oregon, Las Vegas, and Philadelphia, the grant includes  reduced-price service from Mobile Citizen, with unlimited usage for only  $10/month or $120/year per account.   It bundles Mobile Citizen’s wireless broadband, powered by WiMAX, a  fourth generation (4G) technology from Clearwire Corporation with a variety  of benefits available only to grantees, including:

--  12 months of service from Mobile Citizen extended to 15 months at no  additional charge.  With this,  nonprofits receive three free months of service per account.

--  Dedicated Mobile Citizen Customer Care customized for non-profit  organizations.

--  A free one-year membership to NTEN, a nonprofit technology network, ongoing  information and news as well as access to a support community.

--  A choice of additional benefits including an educational webinar series.

For  more information, email Free  Trial.








"None of us has gotten where we are solely by pulling ourselves  up from our own bootstraps. We got here because somebody bent down and helped  us." - Thurgood Marshall


America’s Original Savings Network


As amazing as it may sound many people do not realize how easy it is

to LEGALLY stop paying for their groceries! This is how the one hour

television show began for the company whose website is at:




Q: Are these manufacturer coupons or  coupons that I print on my computer?

A:  All of our coupons are actual manufacturer coupons. Fewer and fewer retailers  accept coupons that are printed from your computer because of a huge increase  in counterfeit coupons. Actual manufacturer coupons which we issue are  accepted everywhere that coupons are accepted.

Q:  Can these coupons be doubled?
 A: Yes. These are manufacturer issued coupons and may be doubled in any store  that offers double coupons.

Q:  What are the face values and the expiration dates of these coupons?
 A: Being manufacturer coupons, the manufacturer determines the face values of  the coupons. We currently stock coupons ranging in value from 40 cents to  5.00 dollars. The coupon expiration dates are generally valid for 90 days.

Q:  How can I use $1,000.00 worth of coupons in 90 days?
 A: With our program, you get to choose the coupons you want, when you want  them. This way you never have to worry about the coupons expiring.

Q: How do I choose the coupons  I want?
 A: Each coupon book contains coupon request slips which you fill out and send  in. Those coupons are then mailed to you.                                           ----- Coalition  members! Activate ‘Your’web link on The Coalition,  Inc. web site -----

















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