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The "Offering Reconciliation" Project
The "Offering Reconciliation" Project, initiated by the Israeli Friends of the Family Forum
presents to the public at large, the idea of reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians through Art.
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Friday 27 June 2008

Volume 2, Number 43

Coalition Board of Directors

Gary R. Adams, President

John E. Churchville, Treasurer

Yvonne Haughton, Secretary


Patricia Coyne

Stanley Daniels

Tom Henry

Calvin Johnson

Angela Mohammed

Abdul Malik Raheem


Table of content

For Our Children … 01

This Week … 05

Employment and Training Opportunities … 10

Health Matters … 12

Green Piece … 14

Grants and Scholarships … 14

SpotLight … 15

Arts for Awareness … 15

Coming Up …18

Computers and Technology … 19

A Hand Up … 20

On The Airways … 22


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If you would like to report on a recent community event, feel free to send us a brief account of what happened, we will share it with our readers.

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We are proud to announce that News From The Coalition is featured on the internationally acclaimed site Eight Cities Map

Click here: EightCitiesMAP Choose “Philadelphia’s Online Community 

“Newsletter” from the menu.













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Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
Lao Tzu







































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Volunteers are still needed to help organize the first INTER-FAITH COMMUNITY
SURVIVAL SUMMIT to be held in the city of Philadelphia. For information or to volunteer or register as a representative for your place of worship, call 215.387.2734 or email:






























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Years ago I recognized my kinship with all living things, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on the earth. I said then and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it; while there is a criminal element, I am of it; while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.

Eugene V. Debbs

























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My eldest grandchild had been accepted into the most exclusive performing arts high school in the county, and my daughter was busy preparing for people coming over to help celebrate. My wife, in her usual controlling fashion, was frantically ‘assisting’ getting the house ready. She was also driving my family crazy, barking out orders to pick up, help set the table and not to mess up the living room. While she was cleaning the kitchen, I realized she'd pushed them too far when she snapped at my son-in-law, "where's the broom?"
"I don't know, Mom," he fired back. "Where'd you put it when you landed?"






















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I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on me – they’re cramming for their final exam.

George Carlin












































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What is it about the job of the vice-president that seems to dissolve all common sense? Most of us remember the Dan Quayle experience, but the self-proclaimed creator of the Internet has a enough of his own to take us through to the end of the year…


"For NASA, space is still a high priority."
-- Vice President Al Gore, 9/5/93






































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I think people should be allowed to do anything they want. We haven't tried that for a while. Maybe this time it'll work.
George Carlin
























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The Raw Family Newsletter


















































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The problem I have with making an intelligent statement is that some people then think it's not an isolated occurrence… Simon Travaglia









































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We will be spotlighting members and organizations, if you wish to have your organization spotlighted, forward to us information on your primary mission, your current projects and/or how you would want other members of The Coalition, Inc. to be involved. Many of us are already being a support to one another, but there is plenty of room for improvement.




























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An artist asked the gallery owner if there had been any interest in his paintings which were on display at that time.

"I have good news and bad news," the owner replied. "The good news is that a gentleman inquired about your work and wondered if it would appreciate in value after your death. When I told him it would, he bought all 15 of your paintings."

"That's wonderful," the artist exclaimed. "What's the bad news?"

"The guy was your doctor."














Word of The Week: ersatz \AIR-sahts; UR-sats\, Being a substitute or imitation, usually an inferior one.




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I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing… Socrates









Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did.
George Carlin




















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KNITTING CIRCLE Grab your knitting needles and your girlfriends for this night of crafting, sipping and shopping. Every Wed, 6-8pm, FREE,

Vagabond, 37 N. 3rd St.  Phila., PA   

















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“All roads lead home. And all the forces in the universe are now urging, conspiring, twisting, turning, pulling, and pushing to get us there. Whether that desire manifests externally, as the longing to live and work in the right place, or internally, as a resurgence of interest in the soul, it's time to go home. It's time to remember who we are, and what we came here to do. It's time to stop living from our heads, functioning on automatic pilot, and acting out of fear. It's time to remember and activate our soul's purpose for being here. That's what finding our way home means. It means getting to the heart of who we are and what we really came here to do. There is a blueprint for your life in the DNA of your soul. Opening your heart activates that plan.” Quote from Finding Your Way Home by Melody Beattie











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Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
George Carlin





























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I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, "Where's the self-help section?" She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.
George Carlin

Greetings Coalition Family!


Our new website is open! Please take a moment to visit. We are building and we want your input. Please contact us with your suggestions and comments. This is our website, let’s build it together! 


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.


Gary R. Adams,

Co-Founder, The Coalition, Inc.


Join our Google group







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 supplies.
  • Deer population management and habitat conservation 
    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 constraints.
  • 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 designs.

Conservation Leadership School is being offered July 6-12.  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: 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 to receive registration materials.

Registration is limited so please apply early.

For questions regarding the content of the program, contact Mike Powell, Director of CLS, at (814) 863-1113 or email at


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.


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



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:



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


Sonya Harris-Saunders, Program Coordinator 215.339.8002 ext 19

Wendy Brown, Administrative Assistant 215.424.3741 ext 248



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.
4. You will also receive special tips, news and other parenting information when visiting our website.
(This 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

Joan Gosier, President HBCU kidz, Inc.
954-302-4540 x701
“An Education that is superior, exciting, challenging and custom-designed to fit each student’s needs and interests.” 


This Week…


The First Annual 4th Council District

"Block Captain Boot Camp"

sponsored by Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr.,

will take place this

Saturday, June 28th

9 AM to 6 PM

(registration and breakfast start at 8 AM) at the

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine,

4190 City Line Avenue,

Philadelphia, PA. 19131.


There are still a few places left if you act now and reserve your space!

Preference will be given to residents of the 4th Council District. If you

are a block captain or want to learn how to be one, come get this most

valuable training.


The day's highlights will include sessions on: recreation, block

organizing and beautification, crime and safety, weatherization and more!!

Mayor Nutter will present honorary block captain certificates to all



To reserve your spot, please e-mail: Morgan Cephas at .


Shoshana Bricklin, Legislative Counsel

Office of Curtis Jones, Jr.

4th District Councilman

Philadelphia City Council

Room 404 City Hall

Philadelphia, PA 19107




I work with the Cadence Cycling Foundation. 

We're going to be starting our summer programs and I wanted to see if the kids involved with your programs would be interested in creating a team. 

I would love to sit down with you and explain how the program is going to work.


Like last year, we will be running some kids races during the Commerce Bank Race.  I would to get your kids involved with that as well.


You can reach me at this email address Ryan Oelkers: or at 267.973.5821 (cell).



The University of Pennsylvania

African American Resource Center


Men of Color at Penn


To Father, To Build

·        Drum Call

·        Youth Presentation


·        Youth Presentation


·        Community Exchange of Ideas

& Special Keynote Address

by renowned author: “I Chose To Stay” &

ex-Vaux Middle School 8x’s World Chess Champion Youth Coach

Salome Thomas-El


Friday, June 27th, 2008

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Greenfield Inter-cultural Center 3708 Chestnut St. Philly


*****Free Admission*****


Light Snack & Refreshments

Vendors of Cultural Products

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 contact:

Brother Robb Carter 215.898.0105 or



Jerry Ricks Scholarship Fund Blues Concert

Friday June 27th 2008 7pm

Universal Unitarian Church

2125 Chestnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Featuring: Kool Jazz & the Blues Avenue Band; Joe Becton & the Cobalt Blues Band; Denise King; Jim Ford & Blues Band; Angel Scott; George Bonds & Band; Robin Watkins; Leroy Foster & Bad Bidness Band; Go For Broke Blues Band; Hazelita Fauntroy; Clef Club Youth Blues Ensemble


For tickets

Call: 800.838.3006



Saturday, June 28th the

National Council of Negro Women, Inc. Philadelphia PA Section

will host

Family and Teen Day in Malcolm X Park, 11am-5pm.

The park is located at 52nd and Pine Streets.

They 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.



Original & Official Million Woman March &

The Million Woman Movement International (PA Unit)


What is police and governmental terrorism?

What are your rights?

Can there be effective community patrols?

Why in 2008 is there a rise in police excessive force and governmental mis-conduct?

Are we seeing the beginnings of US Marshal Law?

Why is the concern and emphasis on community based violence and crime really being highligthed?

Get some answers and solutions at the next session of the



Sat. June 28, 2008

3:30 - 6:00 PM

UNIA-ACL  1613 Cecil B. Moore Ave

Philadelphia, PA


Open Forum and Panel Discussion on:


and a Book Signing with Bro. DeLacy Davis

Founder of Black Cops Against Police Brutality Organization and author of

Black Cops Against Police Brutality: A Crisis Action Plan


Bro. Dalacy will  address such top[ic as:

* Civilian control and oversight of the police

* Residency requirements

* Community based training for all police officers

* Cash rewards for the exposure, arrest and conviction of corrupt cops

* Congressional Public hearings

* Mandatory drug testing for all police officers

* "Zero tolerance" for substance abuse by police officers

* Integrity tests

* Annual psychological evaluations


Admission Free: Love Donations Appreciated

For more information call: The Black Women’s Defense League at:


or e-mail


Natural & Holistic Foods, Jafari- El's Info-Edu DVD’s, and other great items will be available

for sale.

AND:  Bro. DeLacy’s book will also be available ($25.00)

A must read for all Black & Brown peoples and those interested in true Justice



The Ngoma Committee of Philadelphia invites you to our

6th Annual Drum Celebration "In Honor of our Ancestors".

Date: Sunday, June 29, 2008 Time: 12:00 - 6:00pm

Location: Hatfield House -- 3201 W. Girard Ave

Bring your children, instruments, blankets and chairs and be a part of this spiritual, musical and family celebration!

This is a free event!

For more info contact: Terry 215-455-5885 or Zumbi 215-386-6048

For vending contact: Ife 215-888-0525




The West Philadelphia Coalition of Neighborhoods & Businesses


in partnership with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission


are joining together to host a FREE


Neighborhood Energy Summit


at The School of the Future


4021 Parkside Avenue


Philadelphia, PA 19104


Monday, June 30, 2008


10 a.m. - 2p.m


Vanessa Brown, Democratic Nominee for State Representative for the190th District


Wendell F. Holland, Chairman of the Public Utility Commission


Public Utility Commission Consumer Educators


PECO Energy


Philadelphia Gas Works


Energy Coordinating Agency


Mayor’s Office of Community Services


Utility Emergency Services Fund




Philadelphia Corporation for Aging


American Association of Retired Persons


Water Revenue Bureau


Philadelphia Water Department


Talk with a panel of experts on a variety of important utility issues


Participants Include:


For Further Information, contact The West Philadelphia Coalition


of Neighborhoods & Businesses at 215-476-0400


Light Refreshments, Giveaways and Education Materials Will Be Provided


* Bring your utility bills to discuss with local utility representatives


Ed Schwartz, Institute for the Study of Civic Values, 1218

Chestnut St.,

Rm. 702, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107








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\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





If 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 Philadelphia feel.

Understanding these barriers, the employment volunteers at  have launched a free tool that helps jobseekers look for jobs and apply online,

Positions 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.






Active Smokers More Likely To Kick The Habit

( -- Physically active smokers might have greater success quitting smoking than those who are more sedentary, according to a new study from the University of Toronto in Canada.

The study, which appears in the May issue of American Journal of Public Health, looked at the demographics of nearly 23,000 Canadian smokers. Physically active men were 36 percent more likely to have tried to quit smoking within the past year and women were 37 percent more likely to do so than their less-active peers were.

“Previous studies have suggested that participating in one healthy behavior, such as physical activity, may lead to the adoption or maintenance of another positive behavior, such as smoking cessation,” said lead author Wayne deRuiter.

About one-quarter of the daily smokers studied were physically active. On average, these smokers were six years younger than sedentary smokers were. Physically active smokers, who were more likely to be male and single, began smoking at a younger age, smoked fewer cigarettes per day and tried to quit smoking more often than their inactive counterparts did.

While the findings are encouraging, it is possible that some smokers will use physical activity as an excuse to continue smoking, according to Jennifer McClure, Ph.D., an associate investigator at the Center for Health Studies for the Group Health Cooperative in Seattle. She was not involved with the study.

“There’s some caution to be used here because we don’t know how well [increasing physical activity to stop smoking] would work. By telling people you can use physical activity as a harm- reduction means, this could delay or deter their efforts to quit smoking,” McClure said. “This would not be the message we would want to convey.”

“I’ve had the opportunity to speak with smokers who told me they are ‘living proof’ that physical activity does assist in smoking cessation,” deRuiter said. “These individuals were, at one time, hardcore smokers who began walking several times throughout the day. As physical activity levels increased, they found they were smoking less until they eventually quit smoking altogether.” However, he added, “I think that these individuals represent a minority.”

Should sedentary smokers be encouraged to get moving as a first step toward quitting?

The researchers were not able to determine if it is possible to induce smokers who are not already physically active to adopt the lifestyle, particularly in an unsupervised environment.

McClure agreed. “If we’re going to look at physical activity as a means for promoting smoking cessation or reduction, the open question really is — for that larger group that is physically inactive — can we motivate them to initiate that behavioral change?”

By De'Laney Rowland, BDO Staff Writer


National Nursing Centers Consortium Stay Quit, Get Fit.

Tuesday &Thursday 12:00 to 2:00

starting July 8th Tuesday July 15th 

850 North 11th street (corner of Parrish St)

call Elizabeth to sign up. 267-7652319  



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.








Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholars Award


The MusicLink Foundation, working as a pipeline organization for the

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation,

is seeking music students in financial need who may qualify for the

Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholars Award.

This is a scholarship program that specifically applies to


Students do not necessarily have to be enrolled in the MusicLink program to apply.

Although musical potential is a factor in the selection process, students with a strong academic record are encouraged to apply.


Please forward this on to any students who may qualify or teachers who

may have students that qualify for the award.

We have included a link to the Jack Kent Cooke’s website which includes the application materials.

If you do know of any students who will be applying, we would appreciate it if you could include their names and email

addresses in an email to Jennifer Kitchin, Talent Coordinator,

MusicLink Foundation (

This will help them to monitor them through the application process.


Please see the ‘Young Scholars Awards’ in the ‘Discussions’ section of our Google group:


Following is information for students interested in getting support for
higher education
Go to:

More information available in our Google group:








2008 PUP Jazz Fest


The Tony Smith Quartet

With vocalist Michelle Beckam


Friday June 13, 6pm – 10pm

1319 Locust Street

Philadelphia, PA (1199C Union Hall)

Includes all you can eat home cooked soul food buffet

Tickets $50

PUP Member tickets $25

2008 PUP Jazz Fest Honoree




Father Figure enterprises and

The Underground Railroad Company



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 Showcase Continues…


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 Street Station.

For information, visit their website:,

send email:

or view newsletter:



African American Short Films – Syndicated Television Program –

Accepting Submissions


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:


Badami Productions

419 North Larchmont Blvd., P.O. Box #322

Los Angeles, CA 90004

ATTN: “African American Short Films”


Please include your contact information and tell us where you heard

about African American Short Films.

Viewing copies will not be returned.


For questions or additional information email: or

go to




An Afternoon of Poetry


Every second Saturday of the month from 1 – 3 PM


Serenity Inspirational Gifts & Coffee


140 So. Easton Rd.

Glenside, PA



Jus’ Words at Dowlings Place

1310 No. Broad St. Phila

Every Thurs. 9pm to 1am

·        Poets

·        Rappers

·        Singers

·        Spoken Word Artists

$5.00 cover
















9AM - 2PM




The Philly Mustangs is a program started by nonprofit organization

Brock's Kids, Inc to empower young men in the Philadelphia area. The

goal of the Philly Mustangs program is to provide young men with an

outlet to play football, practice a healthy lifestyle, participate in

community service, and broaden their educational and career goals.

The Mustangs program was created earlier this year by Raheem Brock, a

Philadelphia native and defensive tackle of the Super Bowl XLI

Champion Indianapolis Colts, along with four other outstanding

individuals who plan to share their knowledge and love of the game.


We are hosting a Youth Day with activities such as:









Limited Tables & Chairs available~ Register Today!!!!


Vendor Table $50.00 (Includes: 2 Tickets to Philly Mustangs Home Game)



Organizational Table $25.00 (Includes: 2 Tickets to Philly Mustangs

Home Game)


Sponsorships opportunities are still available.


Questions: Please contact Kym Oglesby, Director of Operations


Email: Ph: 267-386-8204 ext. 8






Free Technology Assessment for your organization


Information in the ‘Discussion’ section of our Google group:



Free Computers For Schools
(800) 939-6000
Willie Cade, CEO
Computers for Schools
773-583-7575 Office
773-583-7585 Fax



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 region.


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


$185-$275 Administrative fee


Robert Toporek








Our new group A HAND UP! Is now open, please go to:




Thank You

Strawberry Mansion Tennis Association

1800 Callowhill Street Suite#8

Philadelphia PA 19130

215.763.0581 check out our new web site.




The Olney Recreation Center is having its

Spring Coming Out on June 28, 2008

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

information regarding 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


Ogontz District


Income Maintenance



tel # 215-560-5008


fax # 215-560-5116


Got Space?


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 Program.



Separate Male & Female Restrooms

Secure, yet visible to the community

Room for desks and tables (no more than 10)

Spacious enough for computers and lots books

Year round, weekday and weekend access

Really, reasonable rent!



Yvonne Haughton 267-795-7811



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. 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


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The Coalition was born out of the first Community Organizational Summit held at The Church of the Advocate at 18th & Father Paul M. Washington Ave. on July 26th 2006. At that time more than fifty organizations signed on. Presently, there are more than one hundred organizational members, and nearly one hundred pending. The first FYI The Coalition Weekly Digest was distributed August 25th 2006, thank you for a great year!

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