Greetings Coalition Family!
Tuesday morning our own award winning tech guru, JC Lamkin, President
of Gypsy Lane Technologies, will be a Spotlight Speaker at the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania Governor's Advisory Commission on African American Affairs
Business Exchange Breakfast. See more in the SPOTLIGHT section on page 15.
Our family is growing! If your neighborhood or community organization
has not yet joined The Coalition, Inc., please take a copy of the information
packet to your next meeting. A copy can be downloaded from the ‘Files’
section of our Google group. Join The Coalition, Inc.!
Join A HAND UP! To make donations or donation requests.
Co-Founder, The Coalition, Inc.
our Google group http://groups.google.com/group/coalition-the
FOR OUR CHILDREN
PENN STATE’S COLLEGE OF
AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ANNOUNCES SUMMER YOUTH CAMPS FOR 2008
JUNE 22-28; and JULY 6-12
If your ideal school is one where the
classrooms include over 7,000 acres of forest, fields, wetlands, and streams,
and where learning about our environment goes hand-in-hand with having fun
and meeting new friends, then the Penn State Conservation Leadership School
(CLS) is for you. It’s not a recreational summer camp, although lots of fun
is definitely on the agenda. It’s a RE-Creation experience, leading you to
learn, to live, and to think critically about sustaining our environment.
In the unique setting at The
Pennsylvania State University’s Stone Valley Recreation Area near State
College, Pa., students between the ages of 15 and 18 learn about the
environment and conservation during a one-week program that emphasizes
field-based, hands-on learning, group problem solving, and leadership.
This year’s program will include a
special session on leadership developed by the PA Rural Leadership Program
(RULE) and an interactive ropes course challenge that will foster cooperation
and teamwork. The 2008 curriculum will focus on important natural
resource issues including:
- Analyzing your hometown drinking water
Participants will bring a water sample from home and learn how to
test for various pollutants that may occur in Pennsylvania water
- Deer population management and habitat
Representatives from the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA)
will discuss strategies on how to achieve biologically and socially
balanced deer herds within existing environmental, social, and legal
- Recycling: Beyond the Bin
Students will get a behind- the-scenes look at the recycling process
and learn how and why this essential “R” (reduce, reuse, and recycle)
plays a key role in our waste management practices.
- What is wood?
Participants may walk away from CLS with a new appreciation for one
of the earth’s most versatile and sustainable resources.
- “Green” Buildings Students will tour
some of Penn State’s newest and award-winning “green” buildings, which
bring together new technologies, sustainable materials, and creative
Conservation Leadership School is
being offered twice this summer, June 22-28 and July 6-12. The same
program is offered for each week. During their stay at Stone Valley,
the students will work in teams with the faculty and staff from the School of
Forest Resources, and representatives of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat
Commission, the Pennsylvania Game Commission, the Department of Environmental
Protection, the Pennsylvania Rural Leadership Program, and the Department of
Conservation and Natural Resources.
Scholarships are available from
participating Conservation Districts in Pennsylvania and area sportsmen clubs
for students representing their district at CLS. For a listing of
participating organizations and to register online, please visit: http://conferences.cas.psu.edu
and click on Conservation Leadership School. For more information please
contact the Office of Conferences and Short Courses at (814) 865-8301 or
email at email@example.com
to receive registration materials.
Registration is limited so please
For questions regarding
the content of the program, contact Mike Powell, Director of CLS, at (814)
863-1113 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
FOOTBALL COACHES WANTED!
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: SigmaSharks@verizon.net
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
Brown, Administrative Assistant 215.424.3741 ext 248
Dear Coalition members and friends,
The disturbing pattern of violence, particularly
violent acts by and against youth continues at a horrific pace in
Philadelphia. News reports of youth
violence have become commonplace in Philadelphia and the country.
This summer Stop The Madness-Stop The Violence
Inc., a non profit organization which strives to teach alternatives to
negative behavior and violence will sponsor a “Youth Summer Basketball
League” this league will have two age divisions (11-12-13) and (14-15-16) league
play will begin on June 24, 2008. An afternoon community event will take
place at the Tustin Recreation Center located at 5901 Columbia Ave. (60th
& Lancaster) on June 21, 2008 between 4:00-8:30 pm in celebration of the
league and community involvement. We are asking for community and grass-root
organizations to celebrate with us on June 21, 2008 e in a variety of
activities which included (2) exhibition basketball games, community
information tables, poetry, spoken word, and live entertainment.
goal of Stop The Madness-Stop The Violence Inc. is to provide wholesome,
Positive activities for youth which provide an environment to encourage a
sense of ethical, social and neighborhood responsibility through community
service and involvement. This is guided
by three basics beliefs: that
violence is preventable, peace is possible and both are best achieved through
community-driven strategies that demonstrate the power of collective action.
Your support is critical to our success in realizing our organization goal of
motivating community residents to partner with us to reverse this deadly
trend. We look forward to your partnership in this effort. Please do not hesitate to contact me by
telephone at (267) 262-1615 if you have any questions or need additional
Sincerely, Abdul Al-Maliki (President)
Madness-Stop The Violence Inc.
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, something to be proud of in itself.
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.”
FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND
Friday, june 13, 2008
800 North broad street
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
tickets call: 215-236-3372
19th annual father’s day
sunday, june 15, 2008
location: belmont grove belmont mansion drive
time: 12:00 noon till 6:00 pm
THE FATHER’S DAY RALLY
COMMITTEE, INC. PRESENTS THE
DR. WILLIAM “BILL” COSBY
Honorary chair of 2008
father’s day celebration
for more information call
The Fathers’ Day Rally
The Hatfield House 3201 W.
Girard Avenue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130
Annual Islamic Heritage Festival & Parade
Friday, Saturday &
Sunday – June 13th, 14th, 15th, 2008
Friday 3pm New Africa Center/Muslim American Museum & Archive
Special Exhibit: Imam W.D.
Mohammed 30 years of Leadership
4243 Lancaster Ave.
Phila., PA 19104
Saturday 10am Unity in Diversity “Stop The Violence” Community Parade
Calling all Youth groups,
Drill Teams, Schools, Community Orgs. & others.
Market St. to Penn’s Landing – Kick Off 11am
12pm – 8pm (Rain or shine) 16th Annual Islamic Heritage
Festival Penn’s Landing
Delaware Avenue & Chestnut St.
Games For Children, Boat
Rides, Music, Speakers, Bazaar, Fun For The Whole Family
Sunday 11am – 2pm Benefit Brunch
Africa Center/Muslim American Museum
4243 Lancaster Ave
Phila., PA 19104
215.222.0520 or 215.276.1511 or 610.352.0424
Web Blog: www.icpicnewafricacenter.info
The Male Exhale Father's
7pm, June 13th at
Baltimore's Lyric Opera House
5pm, June 15th at D.C.'s
Historic Lincoln Theatre
Tickets, Trailers and
Audience Rules - Visit www.UrbanFilmSeries.com
About What Black Men
Think. Do you really think that there are more Black men in jail than in
college? Filmmaker Janks Morton, recently featured on C-SPAN, Michael
Baisden, Russ Parr, and Tony Brown's Journal, joins us at this year's Male
Exhale and takes an in-depth view of how myths, stereotypes and
misrepresentations render black men non-necessities in their communities and
families. Morton also examines the role that myths, misinformation,
stereotypes and misperceptions have played in Black relationships and how
they perpetuate and further marginalizes the role of Black men in society.
Voted the Top Black Documentary of The Year by the African-American Film
Critics Association and proclaimed as the most provocative Black film since
"ROOTS," and featuring, Dr. Alvin F. Poussaint, Dr. Shelby Steele,
Joseph C. Phillips (Cosby Show), Maryland's Michael Steele, and others.
What Black Men Think takes
on all stereotypes and myths surrounding Black men. Visit WhatBlackMenThink.com for more on Morton and
his work. Meet Morton and others at the Male Exhale and get your copy of this
essential family piece.
"Back to Basics” Main
event will be held the day before Father's Day, on June 14, 2008 at
Fairhill Park on 4th St and Lehigh Ave
beginning at 2 pm and
ending at 6 pm.
The premise for the event
is to pay homage to being an "Hombre" (means "man" in
Spanish) a Padre (a father), an Abuelo (a grandfather) and a Padrino (a term
in Spanish used for a godfather or a father like figure).
It is the goal of the
committee to create an environment filled with Compadres (meaning my son’s
godfather or protector).
will take place promoting the important role that Latino Men will play on
changing the current status of the community.
The theme for the day will
be to get back to the way it used to be, "Back to Basics". Where
people took care of people, when respect of people and property were the
norm, when you truly were your brother's keeper!
environment will be created, where organizations will set up information
tables and will present on stage opportunities for Latino Men to get involved
through volunteering. Volunteers will be recruited to coach a sports team,
join a town watch, be a block captain, mentor a youth, become a cub scout
leader and much more.
CHANGE THROUGH SERVICE AND
will be filled with:
bands(Jimmy george) and more
for the children, Games
The focus for
the day will be the continuous reading of the Pledge (Spanish and
English) from the stage. Special Guests will be invited to read the pledge
with the other "Compadres" who will commit to returning in one year
and recruit more "Hombres".
or Organization can Join and be part of a movement for peace, unity and
For more information: Bill Summers, Site
Philadelphia Weed and Seed Project
100 E. Lehigh
Los Angeles Black Book
Expo to be held June 14, 2008
Fourth annual event to
feature authors, exhibitors from across U.S.
Special programs for the
youth, book expo after party
There is a spoken word
venue, “Merilene Murphy’s Spoken Worlds” including poetry readings with
featured artists and the first annual LABBX Youth Poetry Fest with
participants competing for a grand prize. The Children’s Literary Zone will
present children’s book authors, storytellers and the first annual LABBX
Young Authors Forum.
The fourth annual Los
Angeles Black Book Expo (LABBX) will be held Saturday, June 14, from 10:00
A.M. until 6:00 P.M. with a two hour after party featuring networking and
live entertainment on the Ahmanson Senior Center, Exposition Park.
authors appearing at LABBX: Alretha Thomas, Dr. William D. Wright, Frederick
Williams and Patryce “Choc’Let’ Banks (also performing in the after party
along with singer Wendy Alane Wright), Maxine Thompson and Bruce George,
Co-Founder of The Def Poetry Jam and founder of The Bandana Republic.
Featured performers for
the Spoken Worlds program include: Sacramento artists Terry a O’Neal and
Terry Moore, Master Griot duo members of The Coalition, Inc. Quiet Rage,
Sardonyx Jade and the hosts of the venue, the Poets Jazz House.
General event information
including author and exhibitor applications are available online at
www.labbx.com or by calling 323-385-7103. Detailed information on all
festival activities will be posted in the LABBX blog, www.labbx.blogspot.com.
The physical address for
the LABBX is P.O. Box 44600, Los Angeles, CA 90044.
Volunteers are welcome to
assist the LABBX committee.
EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING
Children's Hospital of
Philadelphia is hiring 160 people for their housekeeping department.
Starting salary is
$33,946.00 a year.
They are opening a new
Wing and need folks by July.
Please fill out an
application on line at www.chop.edu\careers
I want to share with you
management opportunities for Census 2010 – Early Local Census Office (ELCO).
Please feel free to share this information. Each office
will hire six (6) management positions. Within the Philadelphia
Region twelve (12) ELCOs will open. Early Local Census Offices will
open throughout the Commonwealth of PA in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Erie,
Harrisburg, Scranton as well as Camden and Trenton, New Jersey, Delaware,
Maryland and the District of Columbia.
The positions are full
time, temporary employment (2 year appointment – position ends when office
closes after Census 2010). I want to share with you management
opportunities for Census 2010 – Early Local Census Office (ELCO).
For more information: See
“Early Local Census Office Opportunities” in the ‘Discussions’ section of our
Google group http://groups.google.com/group/coalition-the
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 job seekers in
these barriers, the employment volunteers at WhatThePeopleREALLYThink.com have launched a free tool that helps
jobseekers look for jobs and apply online, http://phila.jobamatic.com.
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
National Day of Protest
Against Health Insurance Corporations:
Thursday, June 19th!
12 Noon at Cigna, 5 Penn
Center (15th and Market)
Join nurses, doctors,
patients and Americans of every
stripe protesting in
memory of the countless victims of
industry. Protests are being held
the country on the day
when health insurance lobbyists are having their annual convention. Cigna is being protested
because they are one of
the merciless health insurance
giants that deny care
every day, responsible for the death
of 17-year-old Natalie
Sarkisyan when that corporation
denied her a liver
More info on the June 19
protest: call 610-567-2907 x113
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 215-339-0900 x238.
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/
Event brought to you by
The KB Experience
Enjoy Live Music, Network
& Learn How to go Green
Presented by: CORT
Smokin Mirrors- Music from
the 60’s &70’s
Dani Mari- Singer, Song
Simple – A Phish Tribute Band
DATE: Friday, June 13th
TIME: 4PM to 8PM
LOCATION: Wholefoods Roof
Top- 10th and SOUTH ST.
RSVP: By June 6th
to email@example.com or
Grants Announced: Demonstration Projects Targeting Dislocated Workers
recently announced grants from the Employment and Training Administration are
intended for organizations who offer retraining and job placement services to
dislocated workers. The grants are intended for State Workforce Agencies,
including those in the territories of Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam,
Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa.
Workforce Agencies (SWAs), including those from the territories listed above,
are eligible to apply. Each SWA needs to identify the One-Stop Career Center
and local workforce investment board and that would be participating in the
proposed project. To see a full copy of this communication go to http://groups.google.com/group/coalition-the
June 13, 2008;
Kent Cooke Young Scholars Award
MusicLink Foundation, working as a pipeline organization for the
Kent Cooke Foundation,
seeking music students in financial need who may qualify for the
Kent Cooke Young Scholars Award.
is a scholarship program that specifically applies to
SEVENTH GRADE students.
do not necessarily have to be enrolled in the MusicLink program to apply.
musical potential is a factor in the selection process, students with a
strong academic record are encouraged to apply.
forward this on to any students who may qualify or teachers who
have students that qualify for the award.
have included a link to the Jack Kent Cooke’s website which includes the
you do know of any students who will be applying, we would appreciate it if
you could include their names and email
in an email to Jennifer Kitchin, Talent Coordinator,
will help them to monitor them through the application process.
see the ‘Young Scholars Awards’ in the ‘Discussions’ section of our Google
SpotLight ON OUR EFFORTS
COMMISSION SPOTLIGHTS TECH LOCAL LEADER
PA, June 12, 2008--- JC Lamkin, President of Gypsy Lane
Technologies, will be a Spotlight Speaker at the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Governor's Advisory Commission on African American Affairs Business Exchange
Breakfast on June 17, 2008. The Business Exchange Breakfast is an exceptional
opportunity for small businesses to meet and create connections with
significant community leaders and government officials that affect the
African American community.
Lamkin is the 2007 Technology Council Gala Nominee for Educator of the Year; recipient of the Innovator
in Business Award from the Philadelphia Women’s Opportunity Resource Center and voted Philadelphia's Most influential Young
Socialite by readers of the Philly B-Spot, http://philadelphia-philadelphia.blogspot.com/
Lamkin’s presentation will help inform minority leaders about the tech
opportunities and services that are available to them. Business owners
will have an opportunity to showcase their businesses among other minority
business, government and community leaders. Not only will this event be a
great resource for African Americans but also an optimal networking event
that will create business relationships and strengthen the community.
Date: Tuesday, June 17,
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00
Location: Hilton Philadelphia
City Avenue, 4200 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131
For more information
regarding this event and to RSVP contact the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Governor's Advisory Commission on African American Affairs: e: firstname.lastname@example.org; p: (877) 374-0222
About the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, Governor's Advisory Commission on African American Affairs
GACAAA is committed to
assisting African Americans in gaining full access to all opportunities
afforded to the citizens of the Commonwealth. The Commission members,
appointed by the Governor, bring extensive talent, expertise and knowledge to
the Commonwealth and are dedicated to working with the Governor, his staff
and all sincere Pennsylvanians who share a belief in the concepts of equal
justice, opportunity and equality for all of our citizens. The Commission is
solution-oriented and committed to creating the necessary linkages, both
private and public, to assure inclusion of African Americans at all levels
within the Commonwealth. This holistic approach of working with all people of
goodwill will insure the success of the Commission and the full citizenship
rights of its African American citizens. http://www.africanam.state.pa.us
About Gypsy Lane
Gypsy Lane Technologies
(GLT), http://www.gltmypc.com is
a professional Internet solutions company based in the Germantown section of
Philadelphia. We specialize in best-in-class online marketing, Flash
multimedia, corporate identity and search engine optimization. GLT features
an integrated team of web consultants, creative designers, writers,
programmers and marketing professionals that know how to get online results.
Our business-driven approach separates us from typical web design companies.
Gypsy Lane Technologies (GLT) sponsors the innovative community development
radio program, Technically Speaking Radio on 1540 AM, WNWR on Saturdays at
2:00 p.m., http://technically-speaking-radio.blogspot.com/
ARTS FOR AWARENESS
2008 PUP Jazz Fest
The Tony Smith Quartet
With vocalist Michelle
Friday June 13, 6pm – 10pm
1319 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA (1199C
Includes all you can eat
home cooked soul food buffet
PUP Member tickets $25
2008 PUP Jazz Fest Honoree
Father Figure enterprises and
The Underground Railroad
Coming This Spring!!!
A universal groundbreaking
documentary that focuses on the relationship between fathers and daughters.
It is an inspiration to families everywhere. The film touches on the
importance of a father in our society, the role he plays in shaping his
daughter’s choices in men, and in the ramifications of fatherless homes.
Father Figure is more than a film. It is
a spiritual, physical and emotional experience that will challenge the
audience’s perception of what a father figure is or should be. It will cause
them to examine their relationships with their fathers, and for men, it will
encourage them to consider what type of father they desire to be.
If you would like to align
yourself with the
Father Figure Movement
or purchase a copy of the
DVD, please contact us.
Acentos Bronx Poetry
Acentos is a program of
the louderARTS Project, Inc., presented in conjunction with the Bronx
Writers’ Center, a program of the Bronx Council on the Arts.
Acentos provides a renewed
spotlight for Latino poetry in a venue that fosters an encouraging atmosphere
for writers of diverse backgrounds and experience, in a setting that
stimulates both open dialogue and an increased sense of community in the
culturally resurgent South Bronx.
Acentos is presented every
second and fourth Tuesday of the month by Oscar Bermeo, Jessica Torres, Fish
Vargas and Rich Villar.
Acentos Bronx Poetry
Showcase is now held
every 2nd &
4th Tuesday, 7:30 pm at the
Bruckner Bar & Grill,
One Bruckner Boulevard (Corner of Third Ave).
IRT #6 Train to 138th
For information, visit
their website: www.louderarts.com/acentos,
send email: email@example.com
or view newsletter: Acentosfirstname.lastname@example.org
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
seasons. “African 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
ATTN: “African American
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: email@example.com
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
2ND ANNUAL JOHN DEBELLA
102.9 MGK - CLASSIC ROCK
FRIDAY, JUNE 20TH,
2008 6:00 AM TO 6:00 PM
OUTSIDE THE NATIONAL
Independence Mall - 5th
& Arch Streets
All proceeds will go to
LOCAL VETERANS via the
Multi-Service & Education Center (PVMSEC)
The goal of the Radiothon
is to raise funds to address the multiple needs of veterans returning from Iraq
& Afghanistan, as well as those from the Vietnam & Persian Gulf wars.
You can MAKE A DONATION,
right NOW by making an online donation to: www.pvmsec.org/donate.htm
Donations can be also be
made on June 20th by:
- Calling toll free at
- Making a donation onsite
at John's live broadcast outside the National Constitution Center
In addition to CASH
donations, the PVMSEC desperately needs items & services donated to them.
If your company / organization donates items/services, you will be recognized
on air & online.
2013 Memphis Street,
Philadelphia PA 19125
Board Member, Philadelphia
Veterans Multi-Service & Education Center
Philadelphia County Board, Ancient Order of Hibernians
Public Relations Chairman,
AOH Division 51 - Fishtown
Board Member, Lacey
Gallagher Memorial Scholarship Fund
Pastors for Peace
Caravan to Cuba
Camden - Friday, June 20
In just three weeks South
Jersey will be hosting the Cuba Caravan as it passes through Camden on its
way to challenge the illegal and immoral embargo against the people of Cuba.
Save the date and invite your
family and friends to an evening of good food, friendship, and solidarity.
Meet caravanistas from
around the US and other countries and learn why they decided to join the
Caravan. Almost 50 years after the Cuban Revolution, the US government
prohibits trading relations with Cuba and denies Americans their right to
travel there. The Caravan defies
these prohibitions by raising humanitarian aid and transporting it to
Cuba. It has become a beacon in the
affirmation of basic human rights and justice. As we make the final plans to
support the Caravan's efforts, we need your help to make this event a
Please take a minute now
to decide how you can help and send us an email to let us know! There are
four ways you can help:
If you can host
caravanistas at your home the night of June 20, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you can help out with
food, email email@example.com.
Please spread the word. If
your church or organization would like more information about participating,
Help us on a cleanup
project one week before the event. Join us on Saturday, June 14, from 9:30 to
11:30 am as we get the buildings at Newton Friends Meeting ready for the
Caravan. Bring cleaning supplies if you can (optional) and email us at
GreaterCamdenUnityCoalition@yahoo.com to let us know you will be there.
Thanks for your support,
and see you on June 20! More info about the Caravan: http://pastorsforpeace.org/
are cordially invited to the annual DHS EPIC Stakeholder Summit and
Recognition Event. The one-day summit will convene key leadership
and Stakeholders from, business, faith community, educators, and law
enforcement, government, and community residents, throughout the city.
You will have the opportunity to learn what is happening in your
community, and review the strategic plans developed by your community’s
Stakeholders active in the Equal Partnership In Change process.
out and join us from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 21, 2008 at
The School for the Future
4021 Parkside Avenues
The day will consist of presentations
from local and national perspectives on trauma and its impact on an
individual, support systems, and the community. A panel of
professionals will be convened to participate in a moderated question and
answer session which will provide opportunities for attendees to participate
and obtain additional information. During the afternoon session you may
have the opportunity to learn about and impact future programming and
collaborate with the EPIC Stakeholders throughout the upcoming year.
We look forward to joining you on this
day and are eagerly anticipating your contribution to the process. If you
have any questions or concerns please contact Lorraine McGirt at 215 683
Mount Tabor Church
110 W. Rittenhouse Street
Vending Spaces are
available for our Community Fun Day
June 21,2008 (rain date
9:00 AM -- 4:00 Pm
$25.00 Provide your own
No Food Vendors
Event will include;
Vendors, Health screenings, Games, Food, Information hand outs to inform the
A fun day for all.
Contact: Leath McCallum
Honor The Heroes Benefit
June 21, 2008....6:00pm. x
Beer, Dunk tanks, food
will be provided by
Texas Roadhouse &
Carabba's Italian Restaurants.
Silent auctions, string
bands, dj's, and 2 live bands.
Please come out and show
We are hoping for some
corporate sponsors for the large jumbo tron, which was used at the funerals.
This will be a huge event, with 5,000 people expected. This Jumbo Tron will
be used to do a slide show of the Officers, but is expensive to rent.
I will have tickets if
anyone would like to purchase them. They are $25.00 each, the proceeds for
the event will now go towards the Liczbinski family, Anne Skerski wants the
money to benefit the Liczbinski family. She felt that so much was done for
Gary already and we have renamed the evening to Honor the Heroes Sgt. Stephen
Liczbinski, Gary Skerski, and Chuck Cassidy With all proceeds for the event
to benefit the Liczbinski family.
Thanks, Mark Mroz
The University of
African American Resource
of Color at Penn
To Father, To Build
Community Exchange of Ideas
& Special Keynote
renowned author: “I Chose
To Stay” &
ex-Vaux Middle School 8x’s
World Chess Champion Youth Coach
Friday, June 27th,
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Center 3708 Chestnut St. Philly
Light Snack &
Vendors of Cultural
Come mentors, coaches,
fathers, father figures, youth and wise old heads prepared to dialogue about
ways of saving and enhancing our children’s lives!
For further information
Brother Robb Carter
June 28th the
Council of Negro Women, Inc. Philadelphia PA Section
and Teen Day in Malcolm X Park, 11am-5pm.
park is located at 52nd and Pine Streets.
will have live entertainment, food and food all day long.
All in the community are
welcomed to come out and enjoy the Family and Teen Day with the National
Council of Negro Women.
Technology Assessment for your organization
Information in the
‘Discussion’ section of our Google group:
Free Computers For Schools
Willie Cade, CEO
Computers for Schools
We have over 1,000 Pentium
4 desktop computers that need a home...
Teamchildren an Audubon PA
based regional outreach non profit has now distributed over 7,000 low cost
refurbished computers to family’s schools and organizations throughout our
We have put smiles on the
faces of more than 30,000 children helping them complete homework
assignments, doing research on the Internet, and staying in communication
with family and friends in the comfort and safety of their homes.
Through our Digital
Outreach we are giving these children and their families the tools and
opportunities to expand their educational and economic futures and to compete
effectively in the 21st century.
We also have a limited
number of Laptops
A HAND UP!
Our new group A HAND UP! Is now open, please go to:
WE NEED YOUR HELP THIS
ANY DONATION WILL HELP.
Strawberry Mansion Tennis
1800 Callowhill Street
Philadelphia PA 19130
215.763.0581 check out our
new web site.
The Olney Recreation
Center is having its
Spring Coming Out on June
and I would like for it to
be an educational event as well as
Does anyone have any
resources for organizations that
conduct basic health
screenings, health education or have resources or
finances that would be willing to come out and
share this information?
Please let me know, I
don't know where to start.
Ms. A. Rutherford
tel # 215-560-5008
fax # 215-560-5116
Local Non-Profit is
looking for room to develop!
For My Daughter is looking
for approximately 350 - 500 square feet of indoor space for an academic Youth
Separate Male & Female
Secure, yet visible to the
Room for desks and tables
(no more than 10)
Spacious enough for
computers and lots books
Year round, weekday and
Really, reasonable rent!
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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