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Subject: 	Friday 29 April 2011 News From The Coalition, Inc.

News From The Coalition, Inc.
"Communication, Cooperation and Collaboration"

Greetings Friends and Members of The Coalition, Inc.,

Our Community Improvement Workshops are back and better than ever! On
Tuesday April 26th, Michael Rice facilitated a workshop on “Running A
Community Meeting”, this was one of the most dynamic workshops we have
presented to date! If you didn't make it, you'd better be looking out
for the next time it's presented. Last evening Ken Houston dazzled a
small group of enrapt attendees with innovative exercises in Conflict
Resolution, if you’ve never attended a Ken Houston workshop, you truly
do not have any idea what you missed.

Our next scheduled workshops are Computer Basics with Yvonne Haughton,
Tuesday May 10th; and  We Be Bloggin’ with award winning Tech Guru J C
Lamkin, Thursday May 12th , Urban Networking with Michael Rice and
Leading From The Bottom with Dr. John Elliott Churchville are
scheduled for Tuesday May 24th and Thursday May 26th respectively.
RSVP required.

These are very popular workshops and class size is intentionally
limited, so reserve your spot now! We look forward to seeing you

The Eighth Annual Weekend Of Peace will be held on July 29th through
31st 2011 at various locations (TBA). This event, occurring annually
since it’s humble beginning in 2004 as an invitational citywide youth
basketball tournament, brings healthy alternatives to violence in its
myriad of forms (physical; economic; educational; health; sexual;
environmental; self-inflicted... et al) to people and communities who
may otherwise not be aware of these resources, or know how to gain
access. This free-to-the-community event is open to all entities who
wish to offer positive programs and services to our communities
intended to promote better personal, family, community and global
health. We encourage all who value life to participate.

This is an invitation for your organization/institution/business to
participate in this ambitious project. We invite you to contribute in
whatever way you can, we also invite you to take advantage of our
broad platform and set up an exhibit outlining your services to the
community at one of our many event locations. Contributors and
Coalition members: free; Non-contributing businesses: (fee to be
determined). We reserve the right to determine which services are
healthy to the community.

Coalition members are particularly urged to be involved as The
Coalition, Inc. came into being as a direct result of community
leaders “Communicating, Cooperating and Collaborating” to provide safe
activities and a sense of purpose to our youth. This is not a one
weekend a year event. Programs are launched in recognition of
community needs, and existing programs are brought to the attention of
those people whom they are designed to serve. To join The Coalition,
obtain a Pledge of Commitment by sending request via email or calling 215.387.2734 to request one via
traditional mail.

For more information on the Weekend Of Peace, contact Abdul Malik
Raheem 215.410.2859 email:; or Calvin Johnson

For seven years members of The Coalition, Inc. has been working to
build a network for community groups to increase their efficiency,
effectiveness and visibility. We created News From The Coalition, Inc.
to be a news organ to maintain communication, promote cooperation and
inspire collaboration among entities who have the same goals. Since
then we have become international, we wish that all information
pertinent to the betterment of families and communities world wide be
accessible to all the groups concerned. In the same spirit we have
created The Coalition E-group to share information that may not make
it to the weekly E-newsletter.

Please accept this invitation and use this group to share your projects and
concerns with other members and the general public.
Access to The Coalition E-Group can be gained at

The economy will get worse before it gets better, so The Coalition is
looking to collaborate with all local food banks, organizations and
volunteers to ensure we have the means to identify and distribute
necessities to needy families as the numbers increase. Please contact
us or 215.387.2734

The opportunity to become a member of The Coalition Board of Directors
is here again. If you were nominated previously and did not get
selected, you are still eligible to present your request again.
Members are elected to one-year terms beginning in January or June. We
will be accepting nominations for additional board members to fill any
vacated seats to be considered in our June 2011 elections. So if
working with some of the most progressive minds ever come together for
a single cause appeals to you, please send all nominations to  Place ‘Nomination’ in the subject line.

All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have
fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed
impossible. - Orison Swett Marden

Look for our new website opening soon!
Coalition members are invited to send us a brief description of your
services for our Community Resources page along with your web link if

More and more we must realize that we need each other to attain our
ultimate goals, we must remain focused and open to new and different
ideas and methods. “Communicate… Cooperate… Collaborate.” The
Coalition, Inc. is committed to affecting real change in our
communities, if you are committed, seek collaboration with other
projects that are also committed and use your combined resources to
attain your goals. If you require assistance, we will be happy to
refer you to reputable efforts to collaborate with. Call us
(215.387.2734) or email us at

You may be receiving this E-newsletter because you were referred to us by a
friend. Please confirm your continued interest in receiving this email from
us, or if this E-news is being forwarded to you, and you wish to be placed
on our mailing list please contact us at:

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