Greetings Coalition Family!
“WE’RE OFFICIALLY A NON-PROFIT CORPORATION!”
Thanks to all who believed!
Join A HAND UP! To make donations or donation requests.
Chairman for The Coalition
our Google group http://groups.google.com/group/coalition-the
FOR OUR CHILDREN
OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY, INC
Zeta Iota Iota Chapter
CHARLES DREW BLOOD DRIVE
SATURDAY, APRIL 26th, 2008
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Harambee Charter School
66th & Media Streets
For Appointments Click
Be an African American
Hero to a Child with Sickle Cell Disease!
Through a one-of-a-kind
program, the American Red Cross and local children’s hospitals are improving care
for children with sickle cell disease -- and we need your help! Sickle cell
disease is an inherited disease that affects more than 90,000 people in the
United States, ninety percent of whom are of African descent.
There is no cure for
sickle cell disease, but good medical care, including blood transfusions, can
help manage and prevent the pain and
serious complications of
What You Can Do To Help
Blood donors are the real
heroes in this story because some patients with sickle cell disease need many
units of blood every month! But if the blood is not a very close match, the
patient may reject the blood and a source of help and hope will be gone. This
condition, called alloimmunization, can be fatal.
The best matches for these
patients will come from African American donors.
African American donors
who want to help can choose to give blood for a child with sickle cell
disease by using a special blue tag available at all Red Cross blood drives
and donor centers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
If you are African
American, please share your good health with a child who has sickle cell
disease by doing something simple, easy, and safe by giving blood.
American Red Cross,
Cooperative Sickle Cell
IN OUR LIVES
ALTERNATIVES TO VIOLENCE PROJECT
Date: APRIL 25-27, 2008
25: 4:00 pm-8:30 pm
April 26: 9:00 am-6:30 pm
9:00 am-2:30 pm
FRIENDSHIP HOUSE /CASA AMISTAD
2615 N. 4TH Street, Philadelphia, PA (4th at Lehigh)
that besets our community and the world can be overcome.
develop powerful, effective ways to deal with conflict,
understanding, develop healthy relationships, and enhance
and well-being of all.
☼ Rediscover the power of respect and affirmation
☼ Practice responsible, honest and constructive
☼ Explore the value of building a nurturing community
☼ Delve into the challenges and rewards of cooperation
☼ Experience creative problem solving and conflict
Teachers, Social Workers, Community Organizers,
People of Faith,
Parents, Youth, and… Anybody seeking real alternatives to violence!
Registration: On or
before April 11. Space is limited.
Fees: Advance payment: $10.00. At the door: $15.00
fees are set to cover costs of materials and snacks. Scholarships are
This is a cooperative workshop, where everybody contributes to the
group’s experience. A commitment to participate throughout the weekend
Information: Jorge Aráuz
Tel: 215 421 5811; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternative to Violence Project (AVP) is an independent, non-sectarian,
world-wide community of volunteers dedicated to the search of healthy and
constructive ways to address conflict. This workshop is sponsored by
the Fairhill Friends Ministry, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious
Society of Friends.
Baby Care Drive for Community Baby Shower
Germantown Settlement a
multi-service organization is holding its 2nd annual Baby Care Drive for its
Community Baby Shower entitled Watering the Seeds of Tomorrow. We understand
that throwing a baby shower for a friend is a tradition, but throwing one for
an anonymous mother in need is an act of kindness. This year, our event is
expected to reach over 350 to 400 new and expected mothers.
The Drive will start March
28, 2008 and end May 16, 2008.
Our Community Baby shower
will be held Saturday, May 31, 2008 from 10:00 to 6:00 pm.
We are asking for
donations to obtain the following new or gently used baby items:
Diapers, Baby wipes, Carry All Bags, (Layettes, blankets, receiving blanket,
sheet, bumpers, etc.) Infant clothing (new boys and girls clothing, sleep
sets, t-shirts, bibs, hats, sweaters, etc.), Bathing items (baby soaps,
shampoo, cotton, balls, towels, etc), Infant suitable toys (rattlers,
pacifiers, plush toys, books), Bottles, formula, bottle cleaners, Baby
monitor, breastfeeding pumps, breast pads, children books, baby food, baby
and toddler toys, Eating items (sippy cups, plastic bowls cups, etc.), Baby
furniture (portable and standard cribs, bassinets, high chair, baby swing,
walker, strollers, bouncers, potties, baby furniture, etc. (Monetary
donations for our baby item giveaways)
If you wish to provide a monetary donation, please send your check, cash or
money order to Germantown Settlement, Welcome New Babies program, 5538C Wayne
Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19144. Baby item drop off are at the same
location, or call and we will pick it up. If you have any questions, please
call Germantown Settlement at: 215-849-3104, extension 113 or 183 or email us
at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for your support and commitment to the Baby Care Drive
for our Community Baby Shower and remember: "Good parents give their
children Roots and Wings." --Jonas Salk
Community College of
Philadelphia's Act Now/Act 101 Program
The Act Now/Act 101
Program is seeking your assistance in the development of the following new
opportunities for their Leadership Learning Community students.
Mentoring Program: It is
important for students to meet professionals, outside of the Act Now/Act 101
Program, who have completed college and who would be available to offer
guidance and support as they pursue their academic and career goals.
While some of our students have chosen majors to pursue others are still
undecided. It is helpful for them to meet professionals in the fields they
are considering. The time commitment for Informational Interviews is minimal.
The Act Now/Act 101 Program will keep a list of individuals representing a
variety of professions. Interested students will contact the representatives
to schedule an interview. Interviews may be conducted by telephone or in
person and should take no longer than an hour.
For application or more
information, please email Erika Hernandez email@example.com
FOOTBALL COACHES WANTED!
The sigma Sharks Pop Warner
football program is looking for coaches for the 2008 season beginning this
summer. We have 4 teams covering ages 7 – 13, and practice at 19th
and Washington Ave. Time commitment is 10hrs/week in August and 6hrs/week in
Sept./Oct. For more information: Coach Darron at 267.972.8921 or email:
Resources for Children’s Health’s
SAFE program has openings for new clients. In our SAFE program, we provide
parents of children aged birth through 5 years with the information,
resources and support they need to raise healthy and happy children. A peer
and professional staff conduct services. Spanish-speaking case managers are
Help in obtaining medical, pediatric and well-baby care;
Accompaniment to medical appointments and other appointments;
Connecting participants to supportive community resources to
Health and nutrition information, resources and written handouts;
Incentives- baby items, parent-child activity books, home safety
items, and others;
Assisting participants in securing health insurance or other
Supporting participants in engaging in healthy lifestyle practices,
such as smoking cessation, exercise and good adult and child nutrition;
“Hands-on” support, such as grocery shopping to show participants how
to purchase good quality nutritional food at reasonable prices; and
Positive parenting and health education workshops, which are open to
everyone in the community.
For more information, to sign up, or to make a
referral to the SAFE Program, please contact Brenda Rochester, SAFE
Supervisor, at 215.985.6252.
Kids With a Mission!
The 1st African American Kids Entrepreneur Radio Show on
Junior Entrepreneurs On The Move Radio show Saturdays at 6pm.
You can find JEOTM at http://ww.blogtalkradio.com/jeotm.
JEOTM Radio is the brainchild of 2 young men
Jerry who is 12 years old and his brother RJ AKA Spidey Boy who is 8 years
JEOTM was created to
encourage and foster the entrepreneurial spirit in young people.
Each show will feature
guests that introduce youth early on to business concepts and
By empowering youth JEOTM
Radio seeks to instill key skills that will enable financial independence.
PARENTING EDUCATION and
RESOURCE Program (PEER) presents
Free parenting classes
Attend the FREE non-judgmental ten week
program and receive a
$100.00 food gift card or
Earn $100.00 towards a utility bill of your choice
Classes are held weekly at
Tustin Recreation Center
5901 Columbia Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19151
Mondays 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Other sites available -
Enrollment is ongoing
A project of the Lutheran
Children and Family Service
Program Coordinator 215.339.8002 ext 19
Administrative Assistant 215.424.3741 ext 248
"STOP THE MADNESS ,
STOP THE VIOLENCE"
is looking for tutors for
their tutoring program at East Spencer Miller Elementary School at 43rd and
Westminster. Tutoring takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings
from 5pm to 7pm,
and is for students 8-12 years of age.
If you or anyone you know
can help during either of these two timeframes, please contact Malik (aka
Norm) Johnson, at 215-410-2859.
Please share this
you never know
who has a couple of hours a week to help our kids. C&C Athletic Association also has a tutoring and
mentoring program at Eastwick Recreation Center at 80th and Mars Sts. for students, age 10-17. This
program runs from November to April. Contact Calvin Johnson (215-738-5181) if
you can help or know someone who needs to be tutored.
"Speaking Truth to
Spoken Word' movement mentors at-risk males.
Brother to Brother, Boys
to Men Youth Mentoring Club ...because we are our
Philadelphia's homicide rate continues to climb, a local businessman,
entrepreneur and 'spoken word' poets are coming together
to 'speak truth to action'
with a mentoring program that they feel will change lives; save lives of
young African American males in the city.
WHAT: a "Mentoring"
Club, for males only between the ages of 13 and 18 and adult males, providing
nurture, guidance and role-models for at-risk youth. The club provides awareness,
self-love activities and a positive environment to build healthy
WHEN: Wednesday evenings 5:00-7:30 PM (Ongoing [since 07-25]
Where: Dowling's Palace 1310 N. Broad Street
Phila., PA 19121 (Next to Blue Horizon) N. Broad Street at
WHY: (Shyster): "Because
it's long overdue!" Promoters of this mentoring club say that it is NOT
a "Lecture" format, not a "scared straight" program;
instead, spoken-word artists with a burden for the community are coming together
to offer young African American males a positive environment to interact with
each other and community role-models. This is an attempt to curb violence and
a practical way to put an end to the senseless violence and bloodshed that
tarnishes Philadelphia's image. "We need 'real-men' Mentors, who have
big hearts and a little
time to spend with a young
man who needs it--badly!" said Sam Gamon. "Because, after all 'we
are our brothers' keepers".
"Shyster"-Ray Williams, 215-729-2025
"Sam I Am" Gaymon 267-970-2390
BLACK PARENT CONNECT BENEFITS
1. You will have a nationwide connection with primarily African
American parents and other parents who have children of color.
2. You will receive EXCLUSIVE discounts and special offers with over
40 selected businesses that have created or represent companies with
items that will encourage children of color to feel proud and
positive about their heritage. Most of these companies are owned and
operated by African Americans, which is something to be proud of in
3. You will receive a monthly email with not only EXCLUSIVE discounts and
offers, but the opportunity to win GREAT prizes from our Black Parent Connect
Shops. Each monthly prize will be valued at $50 or more.
will also receive special tips, news and other parenting information when
visiting our website.
is open to non-members as well)
5. FREE and Easy to join! Just simply join by clicking on our JOIN NOW page
on our navigator tab at www.BlackParentConnect.com
Joan Gosier, President
HBCU kidz, Inc.
Education that is superior, exciting, challenging and custom-designed to fit
each student’s needs and interests.”
ACCEL Community Cyber
Program is looking for tutors and volunteers for our after school program 717
Long Lane, Upper Darby, PA
The program takes place
Monday – Friday afternoons from 3pm to 6pm, and is for students grades K-8.
If you, or anyone you know
love to work with children can help, please contact: Veronica Manley at
between 9:00 am and 6:00
pm Mon. – Fri. or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ACCEL is also interviewing
for a Director with an Associate Degree to run the after school program.
More information is
available at: http://www.acceleducation.com/
Dear Philadelphia Faith
Are you interested in a dialogue on Gender and Sexuality in the context of
variable faith traditions? See below
*/Interfaith series at Lutheran Seminary /*
*/will tackle ‘Gender and Sexuality,’ ‘War and Peace’/*
/Series on ‘Tough Texts’ aims to dispel distrust/
/among Christians, Jews and Muslims/
PHILADELPHIA, PA – “Tough Texts” is the title of a
spring Interfaith Dialogue Series set for three Sunday afternoons in
March and April from 2 to 5 pm at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at
Philadelphia (LTSP). The series will involve Christian, Muslim and
Jewish presenters each day, and a rich opportunity for conversation with
the presenters and in small groups. Clergy, Rabbis and Imams and
concerned lay leaders are invited.
Each day the presenters will focus on foundational scriptures that can
be “tough texts” in interfaith discussions because some see them as
controversial, ambiguous, or subject to a broad range of
interpretations. They’ll connect their “tough texts” to a subtheme for
the day: “Identity and the Other” (March 30); “Gender and Sexuality”
(April 6) and “War and Peace” (April 13). At the outset of each day,
each tradition’s presenter will speak for 20 minutes. The presenting
panel will take clarifying questions briefly. Small interfaith groups
will discuss what they have heard and frame questions for the panel,
then come back into the plenary to pose their questions. The day will
conclude with a light supper and opportunity for informal conversation.
(The “Identity and the Other” subtheme focuses in part on “to what
extent is my faith the one true faith?”)
Planning co-sponsors with the seminary are the Interfaith Center of
Greater Philadelphia, the Neighborhood Interfaith Movement (Mt. Airy),
The Institute for Interreligious, Intercultural Dialogue at Temple
University, the Philadelphia Dialog Forum, and Reconstructionist
Rabbinical College of Wyncote, PA.
For the April 6 topic on “Gender and Sexuality” the Christian presenter
will be the Rev. Dr. Wil Gafney, associate professor of Hebrew and Old
Testament at LTSP; the Jewish presenter will be Dr. Laura Levitt,
coordinator of the Greater Philadelphia Women’s Consortium and director of
the Jewish Studies Program at Temple University, where she teaches in the
Religion department and the Women’s Studies program; and the Muslim presenter
will be Dr. Constance Carter, who has held adjunct faculty teaching posts at
Temple and Villanova universities as well as at the College of New Jersey.
Dr. Carter has more than 40 years of experience in social work and career
For the April 13 topic on “War and Peace” the Christian presenter will
be Dr. Paul Mojzes, Professor of Religious Studies at Rosemont College; the
Jewish Presenter will be Rabbi Leonard Gordon, Rabbi at the Germantown Jewish
Centre in Philadelphia’s Mt. Airy section, who has taught Comparative
Religion and Rabbinic Literature at Columbia and Brown universities; and the
Muslim presenter will be Dr. Khalil Malik, a Lansdale, PA physician involved
with The Peace Center in Bucks County and a member of the National Executive
Board of the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam, USA.
The cost is $65 to attend all three sessions, or $25 per session to
attend one or two sessions in the series. Student discounts and
scholarships are available. Information on student discounts and
registration is available at www.Ltsp.edu/interfaith
Questions or requests for information
may be addressed to Staples at Mstaples@Ltsp.edu
<mailto:Mstaples@Ltsp.edu> or 215/248-7352.
The program will be held in Benbow Hall of The Brossman Center each Sunday on
the seminary’s campus at 7301 Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia.
Publication quality photos of the presenters are available on the Web:
EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING
Project RISE (Reaching and
Impacting Small Entrepreneurs)
is targeting existing
business owners as well as individuals who want to
start a business in the
West Philadelphia area.
The program includes an
outreach to youth-at-risk, ex-offenders, and
welfare recipients and is
co-sponsored by the SBA.
It is an on-going project
that ends in September of 2008.
For more information call
Project RISE at 215-476-8091, ext. 113.
FINDING A JOB IN PHILLY JUST GOT A LITTLE BIT
you’ve ever looked at a job listing and thought, "I’d be perfect for
this job, if only...," you understand the discouragement a lot of
seekers in Philadelphia feel. Understanding these barriers, the employment
volunteers at WhatThePeopleREALLYThink.com have launched a free tool that
helps jobseekers look for jobs and
range from Banquet Server to Call Center Manager.
When it comes to meeting
the qualifications for a job, is there any flexibility? That depends on the
employer, but in most cases, the answer is yes. Certainly, it helps to
understand how your own experience and needs match up to what the employer
wants and is willing to offer, which isn’t always an easy task, thanks to the
obscure language typical of many job listings. http://phila.jobamatic.com
Google needs business reps
Now you can Make Money Through the Google Business Referral Program and Help
Google Locate Businesses in Your Neighborhood
"As a Google Business Referral Representative, you'll visit local
businesses to collect information (such as hours of operation, types
of payment accepted, etc.) for Google Maps, and tell them about Google
Maps and Google AdWords. You'll also take a few digital photos of the
business that will appear on the Google Maps listing along with the
business information. After the visit, you submit the business' info
and photo(s) to Google through your Local Business Referrals Center,
and we'll pay you up to
$10 for each listing that is approved by
Google and verified by the business," according to the Google website.
Read more about this program here:
Philabundance recently launched the
"Fresh for All"
a quick and easy way to
produce into the hands of
those who need it most.
The cost of fresh fruits
and vegetables is rising,
so these healthy foods are
the first to get cut when money is tight.
Where is Fresh for All?
Fresh for All sites are
currently located in Salem and Camden Counties, NJ and Delaware County,
Delaware County Housing
Authority Community Center
1825 Constitution Ave.,
Woodlyn, PA 19094
• Distributions held every
Friday from 12:30-1:30pm.
St. John's Baptist Church
Provided in partnership with Camden
Area Health Education Center, Inc.
400 N. 30th Street,
Camden, NJ 08105
• Distributions held every
Tuesday from 9:30-10:30am.
St. John's Pentecostal
22 New Market Street,
Salem, NJ 08079
• Distributions held every
Wednesday from 11:30-12:30pm.
Fresh for All Membership
Becoming a Fresh for All
member is free and easy. Interested
individuals are asked to
Fresh for All is not
connected with any government agency, so becoming a member will not affect any other
benefits members are receiving.
Members are asked to bring
own boxes or bags to
Volunteers are needed
For more information on
Fresh for All or to become a Fresh for All
member or volunteer
please contact Tunisia at
Soon! Noted Herbalist Ann Pringle will be sharing natural health information
in this section. Ann Pringle has been a vegetarian for more than 23 years. She
initially studied nutrition and vegetarianism on her own, and later attended
Temple University where she took
under a vegetarian nutritionist and herbologist.
Pringle also lectures on health, herbs and has operated her own herbal
company for nearly ten tears.
South Philadelphia Neighborhood Athletic
Mind - Healthy Body
To Go” Fitness Challenge
a $10.00 registration fee participants receive
Access To A Local Gym
and cash incentives for “The Biggest Loser”
To register contact Kimyetta Lewis
SPACES ARE LIMITED!
Resources for Children's
Health's SAFE program has openings and is looking for referrals! SAFE
provides home visiting and case management, parenting support, and family
health and wellness education for parents of young children, ages birth to
five, in South Philadelphia. All services are free. Spanish-speaking staff is
To make a referral or for more information, please call Brenda Rochester,
215-985-6252 or email Brochester@phmc.org
The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation is
committed to enhancing the quality of life for children who have health care
needs not covered by their commercial health insurance. The Foundation
provides financial assistance toward the family's share of the cost of
medical services. Learn more about us and how to apply. http://www.uhccf.org/
Scholarship For Service
(SFS) is a unique program designed to increase and strengthen the cadre of
federal information assurance professionals that protect the government's
critical information infrastructure. This program provides scholarships that
fully fund the typical costs that students pay for books, tuition, and room
and board while attending an approved institution of higher learning.
Additionally, participants receive stipends of up to $8,000 for undergraduate
and $12,000 for graduate students. The scholarships are funded through grants
awarded by the National Science Foundation NSF.
For more information, click here: https://www.
Adult Literacy Grants
The Dollar General Adult Literacy Grants award funding to non-profit
organizations that provide direct service to adults in need of
literacy assistance. Organizations must provide assistance in one of
the following instructional areas:
· Adult basic education;
· General education diploma preparation; or
· English for speakers of other languages.
Family Literacy Grants
The Dollar General Family Literacy Grants will award grants to family
literacy service providers. Please note that the Dollar General
Literacy Foundation uses the federal government's definition of family
literacy when reviewing grant applications. Family literacy programs
applying for funding must have the following four components:
· Adult education instruction;
o Adult basic education
o GED preparation
o English for speakers of other languages
· Children's education;
· Parent and child together time (PACT); and,
Parenting classes that teach parents to be the primary teacher for their
Following is information for students interested
in getting support for
More information available in our Google group: http://groups.google.com/group/coalition-the
SpotLight ON OUR EFFORTS
ARTS FOR AWARENESS
National Artists is seeking your
organization as a site and venue host or sponsor of one
or more events and activities, which will highlight a supportive
scheduling about Non-Violence and PEACE. Schools (public, catholic,
charter, boarding & Independent), Social Agencies, Community Groups, Juvenile
Detention Facilities, College Campuses, Recreation Centers and Churches have
all become the wealth of respondents and provided the necessary support for
ensuring the success of these convening’s as a part of the national
initiative for Solving Poverty, which will be held within the week of April
11 - 18, 2008 and other tentative dates throughout the month. See full text in our
Google group’s message section) (Please Feel Free to post, distribute, duplicate
this correspondence to others or forward by email or send
through out through listserve)
Please check out the
webpage at www.myspace.com/nationalartists.
To join our mailing list or to receive by mail a copy of our printed
promotional packet please contact the following persons:
Maurice Henderson - (215)
301-0860 or email@example.com
and Cali Starks(770) 256-9993 or firstname.lastname@example.org
April 19th 2008
Center-University Of Maryland, College Park
Special guest: Fertile
Featuring live music,
workshops on cultural edification & political education, lectures spoken
word, wholistic health and lifestyle tips, an Afrikan market place, natural
food and much more.
FMI: Araina Ford: email@example.com (301) 314.7758 or Naima
Jamaal; firstname.lastname@example.org (301) 314.1485
http://www.nyumburu.umd.edu or http://soulbr.org
If you are interested in
supporting Deeply Rooted by being a vendor, please
contact us, at
(301) 314-1485 or email@example.com. You can also visit http://happilynaturalday.com/sponsor.html to find out more about
our program and the signature program, Happily Natural, which gave us our
Every hard earned dollar counts so we are more than happy to tailor a package
for your needs and want to find out how we can make you a part of this grand
celebration. We look forward to your support and presence in this monumental
push towards cultural edification and personal power.
African American Short Films – Syndicated Television Program –
African American Short
Films, a nationally televised showcase of
short films starring,
produced, written and/or directed by African-
American filmmakers, is
accepting submissions for it's 2008 /10
American Short Films" airs quarterly on network
affiliates in over 100
cities nationwide. This is a wonderful
opportunity to showcase
one’s work on a national level.
Submissions are accepted
on an on-going basis. Accepted films receive
Short films should be
between 1-28 minutes in length.
Viewing copies must be
submitted on VHS, Mini DV or DVD in NTSC format.
Short films may originate
on any format or medium (i.e.; Mini DV,
Digibeta, Beta SP, 8mm,
16mm, 35mm, etc.,...) Please note the running
time and format shot on.
Send submissions to:
419 North Larchmont Blvd.,
P.O. Box #322
Los Angeles, CA 90004
American Short Films"
Please include your
contact information and tell us where you heard
about African American
Viewing copies will not be
For questions or
additional information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
go to www.badamitv.com
Person Arts launches First Person Salons at the Gershman Y
It was standing-room-only for every single one of First Person Arts’
notorious Story Slams in 2007, and now First Person Arts is bringing that
same energy and enthusiasm to a new series of memoir and documentary-arts
events: First Person Salons at the Gershman Y. On the second Wednesday
of each month, First Person Arts will showcase new work and works-in-progress
presented by the artists themselves to an audience eager to get an inside
look at the creative process. Writers, photographers, documentary
film-makers, painters and sculptors will put both their work and their
methods on display, demonstrating how they turn real-life drama into
compelling works of art.
First Person Arts is accepting applications from artists on a rolling basis at
email@example.com. You can find a Salon
overview and application at www.firstpersonarts.org <http://www.firstpersonarts.org/other_programs-contests.php>
. Join us every 2nd Wednesday, 7:00 pm at the Gershman Y
(Broad and Pine) Admission: $5-10.
SATURDAYS at SERENITY
An Afternoon of Poetry
Every second Saturday of
the month from 1 – 3 PM
A FREE EVENT!
Gifts & Coffee
140 So. Easton Rd.
Words at Dowlings Place
1310 No. Broad St. Phila
Every Thurs. 9pm to 1am
Spoken Word Artists
currently forming teams for the annual Walk Against Hunger on April 12
beginning at the Art Museum in Philadelphia.
This is a
fundraising event to help many hunger relief organizations.
through Team 2 (Philabundance) supports our network of over 600 member
agencies in need of food throughout the Delaware Valley.
Please see www.hungerwalk.org for more details.
Also visit our
website at www.philabundance.org
If you would
like to form a team, large or small, family, friends, church family,
co-workers, let me know so I can order your tee shirt for the walk by mid
March. Don’t hesitate to call me at
the number below should you have any questions.
302 W. Berks
The Community Action Fair
Saturday, April 5, 2008 from 10AM – 2PM
The Community Action Fair is a direct follow-up activity to the 10,000MEN:
Call to Action held on October 21, 2007 in Philadelphia. During this historic
event, the men in attendance made a commitment to strengthen their visible
presence in the community by becoming Peacemakers, Coaches, Mentors, Block
Captains and Volunteer Staff at Recreation Centers and with Youth
April is National Volunteer Month. The Community Action Fair is being
organized by the 10,000 Men: Call to Action in sponsoring partnership with
leading volunteer organizations. These include the following: The United Way
of Southeastern PA, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Concerned Black Men,
Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee, The Philadelphia Recreation
Department, The Philadelphia School District and Town Watch Integrated
Services. Our radio Media Partners include Clear Channel, Radio One and 900AM
Air Council 5K Run for Clean
Air and Earth Day
One month away Join Clean
Air Council on
Saturday, April 19, 2008
27th Annual 5K Run for
Clean Air & Earth Day Celebration on
Martin Luther King Drive
next to the Philadelphia
Discounted registration is
available online at www.cleanair.org/5k2008
Run day registration opens
Dhyana Yoga leads a
pre-Run stretch at 8:15am and the Run
starts at 9:00am.
Remember, the first 1,000
registered runners receive
a free ORGANIC cotton
t-shirt and a reusable Run bag.
The Run supports clean
air! Learn more at www.cleanair.org http://www.cleanair.org/
Pre-registered participants are encouraged to take
advantage of the pre-Run
packet pick-up at Philadelphia Runner on the
corner of 16th &
Sansom Streets in Center City Philadelphia on Friday,
April 18 from 10am to 6pm.
There will also be a special team pick-up
on Thursday, April 17 from
10am to 6pm. Team leaders must pick up for
the entire team at the
same time. Beat the rush on race day, pick up
your t-shirts, Run bags,
chips and bibs and find some great deals at
National Rally To Fight
Violence and Abuse and "Enough Is Enough" Conference
Because violence is
rampant more than in our streets.
Because abuse comes in many forms.
Because, some have their lives taken, a little bit at a time.
And there are more than guns killing us.....
The "Enough Is
Support, & Solution Oriented Initiatives
for Women of Color
(and Men Who Really Care)
May 5-9, 2008
To volunteer, present, contribute, co-sponsor, or for more information,
or e-mail: _mwmsistah...@aol.com_
National Rally To Fight
"Violence and Abuse of Black Women, Girls, and Elders"
Sat. May 10, 2008
Sponsored by the Original
& Official Million Woman March and The MWM
Universal Movement, and The Black Women's Defense League
Integrity, and Honor.
THE HOUSE OF UMOJA, INC.:
APPROACHING FORTY AND
“THINK GREEN PEACE”
Since its founding in 1968
by Queen Mother Falaka Fattah and her husband Mr. David Fattah, the House Of
Umoja, Inc. has positively shaped the minds and souls of approximately 3,000
young men; successfully negotiated a peace pact among leaders of gangs in
Philadelphia in 1974 which brought to an end bloody and deadly gang conflicts
that had plagued the nation’s fourth largest city; and rekindled community
spirit and energized a public school system in its leadership and organizing
role for the 2007 Million Father March in the City of Philadelphia as it
moves children in the City of Philadelphia to commit to nonviolence by
signing the Imani Pledge.
As it approaches its 40th
anniversary, the House Of Umoja, Inc. continues to create key “pieces of the
puzzle” to not only positively shaping the minds and souls of the City’s
youth but also beautifying and empowering the neighborhoods in which they
reside by “Think Green Peace”.
The House Of Umoja, Inc.’s
“Think Green Peace” Campaign -- which consists of several components that
include, but are not limited to, transforming vacant lots into gardens that
are abloom with vegetables and flowers; and engaging the youths, adults, and
business community in the task of preparing the vacant lots for planting in
the Carroll Park section of West Philadelphia -- will culminate with the
First Philadelphia Collard Green Cultural Festival For 2008 which is
scheduled to occur in July 2008.
“The House Of Umoja,
Inc.’s ‘Think Green Peace’ Campaign is creating key ‘pieces of the puzzle’ to
beautifying our community, educating our young about our environment, and
moving our community to self-sufficiency,”
Queen Mother Falaka Fattah explained.
So, how can you get
involved in the House Of Umoja, Inc.’s “Think Green Peace” Campaign?
Contact Queen Mother
Falaka Fattah at the House Of Umoja, Inc. at (215) 473-5893 or via e-mail
Free Computers For Schools
Willie Cade, CEO
Computers for Schools
A HAND UP!
Our new group A HAND UP! Is now open, please go to:
Community College of
Philadelphia's Act Now/Act 101 Program
Now/Act 101 Program is seeking your assistance in the development of the
following new opportunities for their Leadership Learning Community students.
Mentoring Program: It is important for students to meet professionals,
outside of the Act Now/Act 101 Program, who have completed college and who
would be available to offer guidance and support as they pursue their
academic and career goals. An in-person introductory meeting will be
scheduled by the Act Now Program in February. Mentors would then be then
expected to communicate via email, telephone or in person with their Act Now
student once during the month of March and once during the month of April.
Informational Interviews: While some of our students have chosen majors to
pursue others are still undecided. It is helpful for them to meet
professionals in the fields they are considering. The time commitment for
Informational Interviews is minimal. The Act Now/Act 101 Program will keep a
list of individuals representing a variety of professions. Interested
students will contact the representatives to schedule an interview.
Interviews may be conducted by telephone or in person and should take no
longer than an hour.
For application or more information, please email Erika Hernandez firstname.lastname@example.org
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