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News  From

The  Coalition, Inc.

Friday 06 November 2009

Volume 4, Number 15

The Coalition, Inc. Board of Directors

Gary R. Adams (President/CEO), John E. Churchville  (Treasurer), Yvonne Haughton (Exec. Secretary),


Josephine Blow, Stanley Daniels, Edwin Desamour, Nijah  Famous, Kendall Hayes-Fullard, Tom ‘Bunny’ Henry, Abdul Malik Raheem

Table of content

For Our Children …

This Week …

Employment and Training Opportunities …

Health Matters …

Green Piece …

Grants, Scholarships   & Instruction…

SpotLight …

Arts for Awareness …

Coming Up …

Computers and Technology …

A Hand Up …

On The Airways …





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"There  is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day." - Alexander  Woollcott























































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A reputation may be repaired, but people always keep their  eyes on the place where the crack is… Joseph Hall












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"To  live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury; and  refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable; and wealthy,  not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen  to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all  cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasion, hurry never; in a word, to let  the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious grow up through the common. This is  to be my symphony." - William Ellery Channing




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An 80 year old man was having his  annual checkup and the doctor asked him how he was feeling. "I've never  been better!" he boasted. "I've got an eighteen year old bride  who's pregnant and having my child! What do you think about that?"

 The doctor considered this for a moment, then said, "Let me tell you a  story. I knew a guy who was an avid hunter. He never missed a season. But one  day went out in a bit of a hurry and he accidentally grabbed his umbrella  instead of his gun."

 The doctor continued, "So he was in the woods and suddenly a grizzly  bear appeared in front of him! He raised up his umbrella, pointed it at the  bear and squeezed the handle." "And do you know what  happened?" the doctor queried.

 Dumbfounded, the old man replied "No."

 The doctor continued, "The bear dropped dead in front of him!"

 "That's impossible!" exclaimed the old man. "Someone else must  have shot that bear."

 "That's kind of what I'm getting at..." replied the doctor.




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For the Lexophiliacs

The butcher backed up into the meat grinder and got a little behind  in his work.


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 A housewife, an accountant and a lawyer were asked  "How much is 2+2?"

The housewife replies: "Four!".

The accountant says: "I think it's either 3 or 4. Let me run  those figures through my spreadsheet one more time."

The lawyer pulls the drapes, dims the lights and asks in a hushed  voice, "How much do you want it to be?"





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It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in  diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
Maya Angelou


Readers: We have exhausted  our collection of Maya Angelou quotes, if you have favorites by her, or any  other positive sources, please forward to us at

We will gladly give you  credit for your contributions. You may even rate you own spot as has Kathy  Parsons on page 17



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"The day will come when
, after harnessing spac
e, the winds, the tides 
and gravitation, we sha
ll harness for God the 
energies of love. And o
n that day, for the sec
ond time in the history 
of the world, we shall 
have discovered fire." 
- Pierre Teilhard de Ch



The Raw Family Newsletter















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A failure is a man who 
has blundered, but is n
ot able to cash in on t
he experience.
Elbert Hubbard




























































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God decided to take the devil to court and settle their differences  once and for all. When Satan heard this, he laughed and said, "And where  do you think you're going to find a lawyer?"












The only  way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the  impossible.
 Arthur C. Clarke




















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Hereeeeeeeeeeeeees...  Kathy’s Korner!

On reaching his plane  seat a man is surprised to see a parrot strapped in next to him. He asks the  stewardess for a coffee whereupon the parrot squawks, "And get me a  coke, you cow!"

 The stewardess, flustered, brings back a coke for the parrot and forgets the  coffee.

 When this omission is pointed out to her, the parrot drains its glass and  bawls "And get me another coke dogface!"

 Quite upset, the girl comes back shaking with another coke but still no  coffee.

 Unaccustomed to such slackness the man tries the parrot's approach.  "I've asked you twice for a coffee! Go and get it now you old  goat!"

 The next moment both he and the parrot have been wrenched up and thrown out  of the emergency exit by two burly stewards.

 Plunging downwards the parrot turns to him and says, "For someone who  can't fly, you've got some guts!"


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Do  you remember this guy?

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new  bicycle. Then I realized that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one  and asked Him to forgive me.
Emo Philips





















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Word Of The Week

supposititious  \suh-poz-uh-TISH-uhs\  Fraudulently substituted for something  else; not being what it purports to be; not genuine; spurious; counterfeit;  Hypothetical; supposed.





Greetings Coalition Family!


Hope you are not being inconvenienced too much by the  Philly transit strike. It takes a minute to adjust, but we are resourceful  people. Congratulations to the New York Yankees on another world  championship. Better fortune next year Philadelphia.























One man may hit the mark, another blunder; but heed not  these distinctions. Only from the alliance of the one, working with and  through the other, are great things born.” - Antoine de  Saint-Exupery




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


Students Can Learn More about Their College

Options at the Free Philadelphia National  College Fair


Arlington, VA –The Philadelphia National  College Fair will be held Sunday, November 15, 2009 at the Pennsylvania  Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sponsored by the National Association for  College Admission Counseling (NACAC), hosted by the Pennsylvania Association  for College Admission Counseling (PACAC), and in partnership with the Mayor's  PhillyGoes2College initiative. This event is free and open to the public.


As the process of applying to and selecting  a college becomes more and more competitive and complex, students and parents  need all the help and information they can get. Attending a college fair is  an excellent way to gather information about colleges and universities. The National  College Fair program provides  valuable resources for students and parents attempting to navigate the college-admission  process.


The fair allows students and parents to  meet one-on-one with admission representatives from a wide range of national  and international, public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and  universities. Participants will learn about admission requirements, financial  aid, course offerings, and campus environment, as well as other information  pertinent to the college-selection process. At the fair’s counseling center,  students and parents can discuss their individual needs with college experts.


“The resources and opportunities that the  National College Fairs provide for students and their families are  invaluable,” said Greg Ferguson, NACAC Director of National College Fairs,  Programs and Services, “and admission professionals have been delighted by  the caliber of students attending our programs.”


Now in its 37th year, the National College  Fair program annually helps more than 850,000 students and families  nationwide explore their options for higher education, making it one of the  most visible college recruitment tools in the country. NACAC currently  sponsors fairs in 50 locations. For a complete schedule, visit


More Information

More information about the Philadelphia  National College Fair, including directions to the fair, a list of colleges  exhibiting at the fair, and tips for preparing for the fair is available on  the NACAC Web site at, by emailing or by calling 800/822-6285.



NACAC is an Arlington VA-based education  association of more than

11,000 primary and secondary school  counselors,

independent counselors, college admission  and financial aid officers, enrollment

managers, and organizations that work with  students as they make the transition from high school to postsecondary  education.

Founded in 1937, the association is  committed to maintaining high standards that foster ethical and social  responsibility among those involved in the transition process, as outlined in  the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice.

This program is also approved by the  National Association of Secondary School Principals.


For more information, contact: Christy Houston                                                                               800/822-6285

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Help For Parents  With School-Age Children


Are you a parent, relative, or health care professional  with any of the following scenarios?

* Not too sure how to register child for Kindergarten or  Head Start.

* Trying to decide on what type of school best fits a  child's needs. Public or Charter or Magnet or Catholic?

* Want to get a child motivate and focused on college.

* Want to get child back in school after taking a leave,  but don't know what options there are for out-of-school youth.

* Child being bullied in school and don't know what to do.

* Child not doing well in school and may have a learning  difference.

On the  website, under the Education parent  handout

and the Resource  tab  there are resources in the community to  help advocates for children find help for their child's educational needs.

Please become  familiar with the listed resources and continue to bridge the gap between  families in need and the agencies and resources that serve them.

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The Food stamp program  under the new stimulus package is now called the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition  Assistance Program).

Did you know?

Eligibility for  SNAP benefits changed so many more families in food insecure households are  now eligible.

On the website, under the Food and Nutrition parent  handout, you will find several organizations who can help families find out  if they are eligible. Also, on the COMPASS website they can apply for these  benefits and many others.

For more info you  can also go to

Please continue to  link families in need with the appropriate social services agencies that  serve them through Cap4Kids. Thanks.

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Online resources  for parents:,,









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Multicultural Professional Job Fair


The 24th annual  Philadelphia International Art Expo

 is scheduled for

November 13, 14 and  15, 2009 at the

Liacouras Center,

Temple University,

Philadelphia, PA.


This Expo is one of  the nation's largest Art Expo with over 200 exhibitors and over 40,000  attendees.


We have presented  this Expo for 24 years and this year we wish to expand our community outreach  program to include - A Multicultural Professional Job Fair.


October Gallery  would like to extend an invitation to your company to be one of our featured  vendor / recruiter at this year's Expo 2009 Career Fair. The Multicultural  Professional Job Fair at Art Expo will be held

Friday, November  13, 2009 from

2 to 6 pm,

Liacouras Center,

Philadelphia, PA.





5 Foods That Fight Cholesterol


by Sally Wadyka for MSN Health & Fitness


There’s no denying that a healthy diet is the first line  of defense against rising cholesterol. “If you eat a  predominantly plant-based diet—with lots of fruits and vegetables plus some  fish—you are on the right track to keeping your cholesterol at a healthy  level,” says Lisa Dorfman, a registered dietitian and spokeswoman for theAmerican Dietetic  Association. That said, certain so-called super-foods can  actually help lower bad cholesterol and/or increase the good cholesterol.  Ideally, you want to shoot for total cholesterol under 200, with LDL (the bad  one) under 110 and HDL (the good one) greater than 35.


Try to incorporate more of these foods into your daily  diet:



Studies have found that eating just a quarter cup of  almonds a day can lower your LDL by 4.4 percent, according to dietitian  Leslie Bonci, who is also the director of sports nutrition at University of  Pittsburgh Medical Center. “Eating nuts, especially almonds, which are high  in good-for-you monounsaturated fat, is better than simply eating a low-fat  snack like pretzels,” says Bonci. Of course, they can also be high in  calories, so stick with a small serving and choose almonds that are dry  roasted without oil.


You’ve seen the commercials with people proclaiming  dramatic drops in their cholesterol numbers thanks to a daily serving of this  hot cereal. Those great results are due to the high levels of soluble fiber  found in oatmeal. “The soluble fiber binds to the bile acids that are the  precursor to the development of cholesterol and help flush it out,” explains  Bonci. It doesn’t matter how you get your oats—those instant, just-add-water  packets are just as good for you as traditional, slow-cooked versions.



Omega-3 fatty acidsare widely considered to be the best of the “good” fats, and the best  place to find them is in fish—especially fatty fishes like salmon, halibut  and tuna. According to Dorfman of the ADA, you want to get 1.5 to 3 grams per  day of omega-3. A 4-ounce piece of salmon will give you close to 3 grams, and  you can also get these fatty acids from walnuts and flaxseed (two tablespoons  of flaxseed provides 3.5 grams) and in fish oil supplements.


Red wine

Not everything that’s good for you has to feel virtuous. A  glass of red wine, which contains flavanols, has been shown to have  anti-inflammatory properties that may help lower cholesterol and stave off heart disease.  But in this case, more is definitely not better. “For women, the  recommendation is one drink a day and for men it’s two,” says Bonci. More  than that will, literally, dilute any potential benefits. These flavanols can  also be found in red grape juice and dark cocoa.



Soybeans, soy nuts and edamame, plus anyproducts made from soy(like tofu, soymilk, etc.) can help to reduce the production of new  cholesterol. A little can go a long way—aim for about 25 grams of soy protein  a day (the amount in a cup of edamame). And those who are at an increased  risk of breast or prostatecancer  may want to skip it since too much of soy’s phyto-estrogens can act similarly  to the body’s own estrogen (which has been shown to feed some  hormone-dependent tumors).


Now that you know the good stuff to add to your diet, try  to reduce—or better yet, eliminate—these bad-for-you  foods from your repertoire.


5 Foods That Feed  Cholesterol


There’s no denying that a healthy diet is the first line  of defense against rising cholesterol. “If you eat a  predominantly plant-based diet—with lots of fruits and vegetables plus some  fish—you are on the right track to keeping your cholesterol at a healthy  level,” says Lisa Dorfman, a registered dietitian and spokeswoman for theAmerican Dietetic  Association. That said, certain so-called super-foods can  actually help lower bad cholesterol and/or increase the good cholesterol.  Ideally, you want to shoot for total cholesterol under 200, with LDL (the bad  one) under 110 and HDL (the good one) greater than 35.


Try to reduce—or better yet, eliminate—these bad-for-you  foods from your repertoire:


Whole-milk dairy products

Saturated fat, which clogs arteries and increases LDL  levels, is the No. 1 cholesterol-boosting culprit. And foods like ice cream  and cheese are where you’re likely to find them. Swap out the Ben &  Jerry’s Chubby Hubby for a lower-fat frozen yogurt, and skip the brie in  favor of something less rich, like a part-skim mozzarella.


Processed meats

Bacon, sausage, liverwurst and the like are also wonderful  sources of artery-clogging saturated fat. Look for lower-fat options, like  bacon and sausage made from turkey and other lean protein sources.


Fast-food fries

Even worse than saturated fats are the dreaded trans fats.  “You might as well take a gun and shoot yourself!” says Dorfman. The main  source of trans fats are partially hydrogenated oils, and that’s exactly what  most fast-food restaurants are still using to cook their fries. Trans fats  hit cholesterol with a double whammy—in addition to raising your LDL, they  simultaneously lower your HDL.


Tropical oils

Palm kernel and coconut oilsare two of the fattiest of oils—100 percent of the bad-for-you  saturated variety. Don’t use them when you cook at home, and try to avoid  them when you eat out (most fast-food restaurants have eliminated them, but  you can check their Web sites for detailed nutritional information). Use  heart-healthy mono- and polyunsaturated fats, like olive, canola and  safflower oil, instead. According to theADA,  “Eating too many foods high in saturated fat may increase blood levels of  [lipoprotein] LDL and total cholesterol. High blood levels of LDL and total  cholesterol are risk factors for heart disease.” The World Health  Organizationcame to similar conclusions about saturated  fatty acids.


Baked goods

Many manufacturers of packaged cookies and cakes have  eliminated trans fats from their recipes, but check the nutrition labels  to be sure. But all baked goods—even those that are homemade—are high in  saturated fats, thanks to the butter and shortening.  Since no one wants to give up dessert completely, eat high-fat baked  goods only occasionally, opting more often for low-fat sweets like sorbets.


To help fight cholesterol, try to incorporate more of  these foods into your daily diet.                     

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The public comment period for the National Cancer  Institute (NCI) Advocates in Research Working Group (ARWG) final  recommendations opened today (Nov. 2nd).  The ARWG has proposed comprehensive recommendations on the most  effective ways to engage individual advocates in NCI activities.  The recommendations focus on:


  1. Recruitment of  individual advocates for NCI activities

  2. Assessment and  matching of individual advocates to NCI activities

  3. Training of  individual advocates and NCI staff to prepare for a

research advocacy engagement

  4. Facilitating  the engagement process

  5. Evaluating and  tracking advocacy involvement

  6. Retaining  research advocates and NCI staff and promoting advocate

involvement in NCI activities


View background information and recommendations at:


Learn more about the ARWG at


Provide comment on the recommendations by email to or by regular mail:


Shannon Bell, Director

Office of Advocacy Relations, NCI

31 Center Drive, Suite 10A28

Bethesda, MD 20892-2580


All comments must be received by Monday, November 30, 2009  in order to be considered.

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Get Fresh!

Volunteer with Philabundance  Fresh for All

You recycle out the  wazoo and consider yourself consigliore of the

enviro-sack mafia.

Hence, a cause you  can believe in: Philabundance wants to fill those ubiquitous bags with  produce through its new Fresh for All program.

And you can help by  volunteering.

The nonprofit hands  out perishables at six sites in the Delaware Valley — where nutritious diet  staples are hard to come by,

especially in tough  times.

With a minimum  three-hour commitment, you’ll keep busy. Help with admin, approve clients, or  do community outreach (posting mailings, making phone calls).

Looking for  something physical?

Take food to sites,  divide apples, and dole out the goods. You’ll be doing a major part to help  people get the fruits and veggies they need.

And that’s a green  movement to be proud of.

To participate in  Fresh for All, contact

Tunisia  Garnett (215-339-0900 ext. 238 or 

For more  information, go to 

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Tips for making  oatmeal appealing to kids

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How do we bring up ALL people through the movement to  build a more Sustainable City? There are some starter ideas FYI (For Your  Inspiration) below.


Environmental Justice Videos

1.    Van Jones at GreenFest 2007 in Chicago:

2.    Majora Carter – “Greening the Ghetto” :


Free E-Newsletters

1.    Public Education Network e-newsletter (Nice resources.): 

2.    Next Great City e-Newsletter (Lots of events):

3.    Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood  Development (PHENND) e-newsletter (Just awesome!): 


Philadelphia Initiatives

1.    City of Philadelphia Going Green: 

2.    East Coast Greenway Pennsylvania:  

3.    Greater Philadelphia Environmental Network: 

4.    Next Great City Initiative: 

5.    Urban Green Partnership: 

6.    Urban Sustainability Forum:

7.    SustainLane City Rankings: 



The National Religious

1.    Partnership for the Environment 

2.    PennFuture: 

3.    PennEnvironment:   

4.    The Pennsylvania Environmental Council

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?Weavers Way #5 plastics  recycling resumes


Fellow Recyclers,


Weavers Way collection of #5 plastics,  which are not included in the City’s recycling program, will be on the 3rd  Saturday of each month:  November 21,  and December 19. The program will skip January and resume in February.


The collections take place at the co-op's  garage,

at 542 Carpenter Lane,

which is across the street and a bit  further down the block from the Big Blue Marble bookstore.

Please note that we need volunteers to keep  this project going. (Weavers Way members can get work credit for helping us;  work shifts are available on co-op's the online calendar.)


The #5 category includes yogurt cups, sour  cream containers, hummus tubs, some medicine bottles, and more. Your  recyclables must be clean and dry to be accepted. Check to make sure there  are no other materials (paper, screws, other number plastics) on the items  you bring in. Impurities of any kind compromise the recycling process and  usually lead to the discarding of an entire batch. Exclude any lids unless  they are clearly marked #5. (Most lids from #5 containers are #4 plastic, but  this is not always the case.)


We ask recyclers for a small donation to  cover postage costs of mailing the recyclables to the Gimme 5 processing  facility in New York.

Before bringing your #5s to the collection,  be sure that they meet the requirements for Gimme 5:


All items must be CLEAN and DRY. If they  contained food or any oily or dirty product, make sure they have been washed,  not just rinsed. Items stacked when wet tend to stay wet, so allow washed  items to dry fully before stacking or packing.

The #5 stamp needs to be visible on each  item. Lids are separate items. Don’t assume lids are the same number plastic  as the container; sometimes they are but usually they are not. Check to make  sure there are no other materials (labels, paper, other number plastics,  metal) on the items you bring in.


Brita filters are also welcome! Let them  air dry for several days to make sure they are completely dry.


We'll see you soon!

Carolyn, Helen, Priscilla and Stevik

of the Weavers Way Environment Committee


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

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For sustainable enterprise go to Green Jobs Philly





HIV/AIDS Prevention Workshop


Workshop  Summary

Culturally-Relevant  Communication about HIV/AIDS is an interactive and user-friendly workshop. Ivan J. Juzang, MEE  President and Founder will examine the environmental influences, attitudes  and behaviors and unique communication style of urban, ethnic and other  hard-to-reach audiences; review theories and techniques for

developing cost-effective and  culturally-relevant communication strategies; and then show session attendees  how to apply these learnings to their own HIV/AIDS testing programs,  prevention services and outreach efforts.

Learning Objectives

 After attending the session, attendees will have the background necessary to  more effectively communicate with their target audiences about sex, sexuality  and HIV/AIDS. They will also have a clearer understanding of media  consumption patterns and other social factors that impact sexual  decision-making; and the attitudes, motivations and perceptions of minorities  on healthy sexuality and HIV/AIDS prevention, testing and treatment. Such  information will help interventionists, community-based organizations and  service

providers develop innovative and effective  messages and services targeted  to minority audiences.

Workshop Description:

 Topics explored during the session include:

The environmental context, peer group  dynamics and social interactions that influence sexual behaviors;

How service providers can be more culturally  aware, and increase the effectiveness of their outreach, media and materials;  and

Strategies for attracting the  hardest-to-reach audiences to HIV-prevention, testing and treatment programs.


For more information on other workshops and  schedules visit their website


To inquire about a  MEE Workshop at Your Organization call 215.829.4920 or Email here

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Hidden Valley Salad Dressings

Love Your Veggies  Grant Program

Eligibility:  Elementary school programs nationwide.

Amount: Ten grants  of $10,000 each.

Purpose of Grant:  To help schools develop a program to offer fresh produce.


Deadline: November  6, 2009.

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At- Risk Youth

Annie E. Casey  Foundation

A private  charitable organization dedicated to helping build better futures for  disadvantaged children in the United States. The foundation offers  community-focused grants. The site also has several publications. Provides  funding to both 501(c)(3) and local/state government. Organizations wishing  to send a proposal to the Foundation should submit a letter of no more than  three pages explaining the organization and its project and how the money  will be used. Send the letters to: The AEC Foundation; Attn: Office of the  President; 701 Saint Paul St.; Baltimore, MD 21202.

Phone: 410-547-6600

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AOL Time Warner Foundation

The AOL Time Warner  Foundation is dedicated to using the power of media, communications and  information technology to serve the public interest and strengthen society.  However, rather than simply providing grant monies or funding unsolicited  requests, the foundation prefers to enter into sustainable strategic  partnerships with organizations that have a demonstrated commitment to  pioneering innovative ways of meeting four priorities: Equipping kids for the  21st century; Extending Internet benefits to all; Engaging communities in the  arts; and Empowering citizens and civic participation.

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AT&T Foundation

The AT&T  Foundation seeks to educate, enrich, engage, and empower the communities  served by AT&T. The Foundation's funding areas are education, civic and  community service, and arts and culture.

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Beaumont Foundation

The Beaumont  Foundation of America (BFA), a non-profit philanthropic organization, is  dedicated to the enriching the lives of individuals by providing technology  to historically underserved schools and communities. The foundation believes  technologies are essential tools for progress in the 21st century, and that given  access to digital information, people will have an equal opportunity to  advance socially, economically and intellectually.

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The Student Achievement Grants program  provides grants of $5,000 each to improve the academic achievement of  students by engaging in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen  knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve  students’habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection.  Proposals for work resulting in low-income and minority student success with  honors, advanced placement, and other challenging curricula are particularly encouraged.  Grant funds may be used for resource materials, supplies, equipment,  transportation, software, and scholars-in-residence.

Applicants must be  practicing U.S. public school teachers in grades K-12, public school  education support professionals, or faculty and staff at public higher  education institutions.

Visit the NEA  Foundation Web site for complete grant program information.

RFP Link:

For additional RFPs  in Education, visit:

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NIH Summer Institute on Community-Based Participatory Research

The National Institutes of  Health has announced the 2nd summer institute. We are thrilled to see that  the organizers have responded to Community-Campus Partnerships for Health’s  (CCPH) comments on last year's summer institute.

When the 1st NIH institute  on CBPR was announced, CCPH expressed concern about its exclusive focus on  academic researchers.

In CBPR, the community is  involved at the very start of the research,

so it was incongruent that  the institute did not include the community partners or acknowledge the  possibility of a community partner as a principal investigator or co-PI.

This summer's institute has  been designed for community-academic partner teams (see below for details).


CCPH has  successfully implemented community-academic partner team-based model of CBPR  training: 


The training  curriculum, "Developing and Sustaining CBPR Partnerships" is  available online at


If you're  interested in bringing a CBPR training workshop or institute to your location,  contact CCPH senior consultant Rachel Vaughn at  for more information.

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Banta Company Foundation

The Banta Company  Foundation provides funding for at-risk youth and delinquency prevention  initiatives. The funds can be used for equipment, general/operating expenses,  seed money, program development, as well as other areas. For more information  please contact: Banta Company Foundation; 225 Main Street; PO Box 8003;  Menasha,WI 54952-8003.

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Best Buy Children's Foundation

The mission of the  Best Buy Children's Foundation is to improve the lives of youth aged 5 - 18  in communities where Best Buy maintains a business presence. The Foundation  awards grants to nonprofit organizations with innovative approaches to  developing life skills in young people through education, mentoring, and  leadership development. Funds can be used for: program development; direct  project support; specific curriculum development; and scholarship aid for  participants in life skills or mentoring programs. The Foundation typically  awards grants ranging from $2000 - $10,000 to nonprofits.

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Healthy Community Outreach Program

will be granted to  nonprofit organizations to support grassroots efforts which increase  awareness on critical health initiatives through health walks, health fairs  and health education outreach.

Grants up to  $25,000 will be considered.

Please provide all  levels of event sponsorships on your application. Nonprofit organizations  with evidence of IRS 501(c)(3) designation or de facto tax-exempt status may  apply for a grant, with the following exceptions: advertising; capital  campaigns; grants or scholarships to individuals; multiyear requests;  political causes and events; or religious organizations in support of their  sacramental or theological functions.>Awards

Ongoing Deadline

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Ben and Jerry's Foundation

Ben and Jerry's  Foundation has no specific program areas. The Foundation seeks projects that  lead to societal change or address the root causes of problems. The  Foundation awards grants ranging in amount from $1,000 to $15,000. Applicants  must submit a letter of interest at any time during the year.

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Even if you do not  have a college-aged child at home, please share this with someone who does,  pass this scholarship information on to anyone and everyone that comes to  mind. Though there are a number of companies and organizations that have  donated moneys for scholarship use to African Americans, a great deal of the  money is being returned because of a lack of interest.


No one is going to  knock on our doors and ask if we can use a scholarship.


Take the initiative  to get your children involved. There is no need for money to be returned to  donating companies

because we fail to  apply for it.


Please pass this  information on to family members, nieces, nephews, and friends with children  etc. We must get the word out that money is available. If you are a college  student or getting ready to become one, you probably already know how useful  additional money can be.

Our youth really could use these scholarships. Thanks!!


For a list of  scholarships please visit our group ‘The Coalition, Inc.’

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SpotLight On Our Efforts


The Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of  the Elderly


is a non-profit organization, based in Philadelphia,  dedicated to improving the quality of life for vulnerable older people.

Setting CARIE apart from others in the aging field is its  sole focus on advocacy through a comprehensive array of activities, community  education programs, professional training and consultation, and referral  using a client-centered approach.  CARIE’s unique advocacy model helps  not only the individual client but many others through its work to inform  policy-makers, education programs targeted at providing information and  improving the ability of those who help frail older adults to give quality  care.

CARIE’s programs and services include community education,  professional training, and individual counseling and problem solving.  A  leader in the field of aging for more than 25 years, CARIE is recognized as a  vital resource for a wide range of audiences, including older adults, family  members and other caregivers, aging and other social service providers,  policy makers, and academicians.   Its services are provided  locally, throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and in some cases  nationally.

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.








Why was this film  suppressed by the American government?


Why did this film  effectively end the screen careers of Lawrence Cook, Paula Kelly and Janet  League?


Why was actor J. A.  Preston written out of a soap opera?


Why did director  Ivan Dixon never direct another feature film?


Why was the book  and film banned in South Africa and Jamaica?


Why was it  necessary for the book to be first published in London?


Why was Sam  Greenlee targeted by the FBI, CIA & IRS?

Why has the FBI  refused to release Sam Greenlee´s secret files?


Ask these questions  and more.  Bring author\filmmaker Sam

Greenlee and his  award winning film to your campus.



Sam Greenlee, 307

6146 S. Kenwood  Ave.

Chicago, IL, 60637


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Jus’ Words at Dowlings Place

1310 No. Broad St.  Phila

Every Thurs. 9pm to  1am

·       Poets

·       Rappers

·       Singers

·       Spoken Word Artists





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



In response to the needs of many grassroots organizations  for the basic tools to implement and sustain their ideas and projects, The  Coalition, Inc. members have come together to establish a network to  facilitate the distribution/re-distribution of unwanted, unneeded, surplus  and even repairable items for recycling.

To  join: A Hand Up!

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Remember to support The Coalition, Inc.’s on-air  personalities…

Straight Up WORD  with Dr. John Elliott Churchville, Senior Pastor of The Liberation Fellowship  Church of Jesus, on WNWR 1540 AM, Sundays at 9:30am. Dr. Churchville will  explore the Holy Scriptures verse by verse for your spiritual and practical  edification, and “...liberation of the oppressed, and social justice for the  poor.”


Civil Alert World with  Brother Sabir Bey Saturdays 5:30pm to 6:30pm on WNJC 1360 AM. Also listen in  on WKDU 91.7 AM Friday, 12am to 3am


Sister Phile  Chionesu, organizer of the Million Woman March,

“Nu Day  Resurrection and Liberation" Show LIVE each Saturday evening 10:30  PM--12:00 midnight EST.

"NU Day" is heard in Philly and, worldwide,  through the internet at:  Or you can tune in via podcast at 646-652-2232

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