Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Girl Scouts outing to see "Scrooge"

Scrooge
 
It's that time of the year again!
 
The Girl Scout outing this Christmas
 
All are invited!!
 
December 6th     3:30pm.-7:30pm.
December 13th   3:30pm.-7:30pm.
December 20th   3:30pm.-7:30pm.
 
Come and Join us for the three part weekend of Scrooge for $20.00 per person including Transportation.
 
We will depart from in front of the St. Dorothy Church
 450 E. 78th Street at 3:45pm Sharp.
 
Money is due by Wednesday, December 3, 2014.

Contact Staci Thomas if you are interested @ 773 651-7000.

Ferguson and The Case for Black Male Achievement; Blacks Decliningin Higher Education; See DePaul Men's Basketball




Making Progress; Moving Forward!
Black College Enrollment Declines
See DePaul Men's Basketball
Case for Black Male Achievement
Community Organizing Training
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With the ruling in from Ferguson,
The Case for
Black Male Achievement
is even more important!
Gather your family and friends around the radio on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27, 2014 on WVON from anywhere in America and Friday, November 28, 2014 on WURD from anywhere in America, to hear The Case for Black Male Achievement. Black Male Achievement may be the best hope for Black America!

For more details, see articles below.
Black Enrollments in Higher Education Continue to Decline

November 17, 2014

department_of_educationA new report from the U.S. Department of Education offers preliminary data on higher education enrollments in the fall of 2013. The report includes data on all students enrolled at Title IV institutions. These are educational entities that are permitted to participate in federal student financial assistance programs.
In 2013, there was a total of 20,847,787 students enrolled in high education. Of these 2,790,255 were Black or African American. Thus, Blacks made up 13.4 percent of all enrollments in higher education.

The same report issued a year ago found that in the fall of 2012 there were 2,864,723 African Americans enrolled in Title IV institutions in the United States. A year earlier, the same report listed 2,966,463 African Americans enrolled in these institutions. Thus in 2013, there were 176,208 fewer African American students enrolled in higher education than was the case in 2011.

In 2013, Blacks were 12.3 percent of all students enrolled in state-operated colleges and universities and 11.2 percent of total enrollments at private, nonprofit institutions. But Blacks made up 25.6 percent of all students enrolled at for-profit institutions of higher education.
Calling All Fathers, Stepfathers, Foster Fathers, Grandfathers, Godfathers, Uncles, Brothers,
Male Caregivers and Black Star Members!
Join
The Black Star Project's
Million Fathers Club
for
Division One
Men's College Basketball
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
7:00 pm
see the
The DePaul Blue Demons
vs.
Lehigh Mountain Hawks
at
Allstate Arena
Wrigley Field
6920 North Mannheim Road
Rosemont, Illinois

Free for Black Star Members
and Fathers Club Members
(Up to 6 tickets per member -
First Come First Served)

Please call 773.285.9600 to RSVP or for more information about this game. Men and women of all races, ethnicities and faith backgrounds may and should attend this event with their children.
The Case for
Black Male Achievement
Part One:
A National Conversation on How America Can Elevate Its Prominence by Investing in Black Men and Boys
on
The Voice of the Nation
A prime-time, American-holiday special on
Thanksgiving Day
November 27, 2014 - Part One
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Eastern Time, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm Central Time, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Mountain Time,
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Pacific Time
Common addresses young men from Eagle Academy in New York City.
This is a two-part national conversation with nationally acclaimed
champions for Black men and boys. Elected officials, foundation presidents, school superintendents, educators, business leaders and faith leaders should listen to this two-part, two-day series. Men and women of all ethnicities should listen to this series. If you care about America, or if you care about Black people in America, you won't miss The Case for Black Male Achievement.

Featuring
  • Roundtable Discussion on Black Male Achievement with Shawn Dove, Stephen Powell and Eric Grimes
  • David Miller: Teaching Black Males to Survive in America
  • David Banks: Teaching America How to Teach Black Boys
Shawn Dove, National Campaign Manager, Campaign for Black Male Achievement; Stephen Powell - Executive Director of Mentoring, USA; David C. Banks - President, The Eagle Academy Foundation
Eric Grimes - Senior Consultant, Institute for Black Male Achievement; David Miller - Executive Director, Dare to Be King; Phillip Jackson - Executive Director, The Black Star Project

Click Here to Listen Live Anywhere in the World.
We thank Melody Spann Cooper, Pierre Cooper, Cliff Kelly and Todd Runkowski of WVON for making this broadcast possible.
The Case for
Black Male Achievement Part Two:
A National Conversation on How America Can Elevate Its Prominence by Investing in Black Men and Boys
on
Friday, November 28, 2014
Part Two
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm Eastern Time, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Central Time, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Mountain Time, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon Pacific Time
This is part-two of a national conversation on being a Black man in America. This segment includes Black Women for Black Male Achievement, Young Champions of Black Male Achievement and closing remarks on Black Male Achievement by Shawn Dove.

Featuring
  • Opening Remarks: Eric Grimes
  • Remarks: Shawn Dove
  • Roundtable Discussion: Black Women for Black Male Achievement - Dr. Doreen Loury, Cheryl Rene Blue; To Be Determined
  • Roundtable Discussion: Young Champions of Black Male Achievement - Darrin McCall, Richard Taylor and Sheldon Smith
Dr. Doreen Loury - Assistant Professor of African American History, Arcadia University; Cheryl Rene Blue - Community Activist - Milwaukee; Third participant to be determined.

Darrin McCall, Director of Programs - Youth Empowerment Project; Richard Taylor, Motivational Speaker; Sheldon Smith, Executive Director - The Dovetail Project.

Click Here to Listen Live Anywhere in the World.
50,000 young Black men and boys will be mentored
with a curriculum of
Black Male Achievement
during
National Mentoring Month
January 2015
Will your elementary school, high school, college, church, fraternity, community organization, youth organization, sports team, street organization (gang), youth detainment facility or any other organization that has control of the minds of young Black men and boys join this mentoring effort any day during the month of January 2015, but most notably on Dr. Martin Luther King's Birthday, Monday, January 19, 2015?
This 3-hour mentoring session on Black Male Achievement includes:
  • What is The Black Male Achievement Movement?
  • Module on Black History and Culture
  • Module on Family Development and Fatherhood
  • Module on Education and Learning
  • Module on Economics, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development
  • A Review of 100 Historical, Highly-Principled Black Male Achievers
  • A Certificate of Completion for Youth Participating in the Black Male Achievement Mentoring Session
For More Information, Please call 773.285.9600
Attend a
Community Organizing Training
facilitated by
Midwest Academy
at
The Black Star Project
3509 South King Drive
Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Agenda includes:
Understanding Relations of Power in Organizing
Turning Problems into Issues
Effective Strategy Development
Please call 773.285.9600 for more information or to RSVP for this free training.

Ferguson and The Case for Black Male Achievement; Blacks Decliningin Higher Education; See DePaul Men's Basketball




Making Progress; Moving Forward!
Black College Enrollment Declines
See DePaul Men's Basketball
Case for Black Male Achievement
Community Organizing Training
Links:

The Black Star Project's website:

Black Star Journal:

Become a Member:

Make a donation:
DonateNow


Like us on Facebook:
Follow us on Twitter:

With the ruling in from Ferguson,
The Case for
Black Male Achievement
is even more important!
Gather your family and friends around the radio on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27, 2014 on WVON from anywhere in America and Friday, November 28, 2014 on WURD from anywhere in America, to hear The Case for Black Male Achievement. Black Male Achievement may be the best hope for Black America!

For more details, see articles below.
Black Enrollments in Higher Education Continue to Decline

November 17, 2014

department_of_educationA new report from the U.S. Department of Education offers preliminary data on higher education enrollments in the fall of 2013. The report includes data on all students enrolled at Title IV institutions. These are educational entities that are permitted to participate in federal student financial assistance programs.
In 2013, there was a total of 20,847,787 students enrolled in high education. Of these 2,790,255 were Black or African American. Thus, Blacks made up 13.4 percent of all enrollments in higher education.

The same report issued a year ago found that in the fall of 2012 there were 2,864,723 African Americans enrolled in Title IV institutions in the United States. A year earlier, the same report listed 2,966,463 African Americans enrolled in these institutions. Thus in 2013, there were 176,208 fewer African American students enrolled in higher education than was the case in 2011.

In 2013, Blacks were 12.3 percent of all students enrolled in state-operated colleges and universities and 11.2 percent of total enrollments at private, nonprofit institutions. But Blacks made up 25.6 percent of all students enrolled at for-profit institutions of higher education.
Calling All Fathers, Stepfathers, Foster Fathers, Grandfathers, Godfathers, Uncles, Brothers,
Male Caregivers and Black Star Members!
Join
The Black Star Project's
Million Fathers Club
for
Division One
Men's College Basketball
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
7:00 pm
see the
The DePaul Blue Demons
vs.
Lehigh Mountain Hawks

Cook County Elder Justice Center - Guided Courthouse Tours


2015

Daley Center Court Tour Dates

 

Tours are held every third Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m. from March through November.   Tours can also be customized on a date that best fits your schedule.  Each tour lasts approximately one hour and includes stops on two floors in the Richard J. Daley Center.

·        March 19, 2015

·        April 16, 2015

·        May 21, 2015

·        June 18, 2015

·        July 16, 2015

·        August 20, 2015

·        September 17, 2015

·        October 15, 2015

·        November 19, 2015

Group Size:  18 to 24

 

 

Cook County Elder Justice Center - Guided Courthouse Tours


Circuit Court of Cook County

Elder Justice Center

Courthouse Tours


                                                                                   

Are you looking for simulating and educational activities for seniors?   The Cook County Elder Justice Center (“CCEJC”) offers guided courthouse tours at the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois, for seniors to provide information and assistance in navigating the court system.   Tour guides will outline the basic structure of the court and also provide information on how and where to go to obtain assistance to resolve issues that seniors may find themselves involved in with the court.

As you begin planning your 2015 calendar, please consider participating in a courthouse tour, or organizing a field trip for seniors. Tours are held every third Thursday of the month from March through November, 2015.   Courthouse tours can also be customized on a date that best fits your schedule.

 Please contact the Elder Justice Center  Court Coordinator at (312) 603-9233 for further courthouse tour information and to discuss other services available to seniors.

Local Residents get rewards for shopping at local businesses betweenNov. 28th - Nov. 30th.

WWW.CBATECHWORKS.ORG/SHOPSMALL.HTML



A CHANCE TO WIN

FOR EVERY $5 YOU SPEND!



THIS HOLIDAY

SEASON, SSA #51

WANTS TO REWARD

YOU FOR SHOPPING

LOCAL!



SCAN FOR

MORE INFO



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH


RECEIVE A FREE RAFFLE ENTRY FOR EVERY $5 YOU SPEND AT ANY

PARTICIPATING SMALL BUSINESS


.*

RAFFLE PRIZES INCLUDE GIFTS CARDS FROM LOCAL BIG BOX RETAILERS (VALUE $5 - $500)




FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18TH


RECEIVE A FREE WINTER FEST TICKET WITH A $5 PURCHASE AT ANY

PARTICIPATING SMALL BUSINESS.**



WINTER FEST: A CUSTOMER APPRECIATION EVENT

800 EAST 78TH STREET, CHICAGO IL 60619

DECEMBER 18TH, 12PM - 7PM



*INCLUDES PARTICIPATING SMALL BUSINESSES LOCATED BETWEEN: 7450 - 9500 S COTTAGE GROVE AVENUE, 200 - 850 EAST

75TH STREET, 200 - 1050 EAST 79TH STREET, 640 - 930 EAST 87TH STREET, AND 800 - 1450 EAST 95TH STREET. LOOK FOR THE

BLACK FRIDAY PLUS POSTER IN PARTICIPATING STOREFRONT WINDOWS. RAFFLES IN THE PAST HAVE INCLUDED GIFT CARDS

FROM TARGET, WALGREENS, NIKE OUTLET & BP GAS.

**VALID RECEIPT MUST BE ATTACHED TO THE TICKET FOR FREE ADMISSION, ALL INFORMATION MUST BE INCLUDED ON THE

TICKET TO BE VALID. FREE ADMISSION TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ONLY AT PARTICIPATING SSA #51 BUSINESSES. NO LIMIT ON

THE NUMBER OF TICKETS EARNED. PROMOTION ENDS DECEMBER 18TH AT 7PM! TICKETS ARE ONLY ELIGIBLE FOR FAMILIES

UP TO SIX, ADDITIONAL ATTENDEES NEED TO RECEIVE THEIR OWN TICKET FROM AN ELIGIBLE BUSINESS. FOR A COMPLETE

SET OF RULES AND REGULATIONS, VISIT:



Plus

Local Residents get rewards for shopping at local businesses betweenNov. 28th - Nov. 30th.

Hi,

Thank you for signing up to participate in Black Friday Plus this year!

Here is a breakdown of Black Friday Plus:

1. Display the Window Decal in your storefront window up until December 18th (the IT

Ambassadors will install and remove the window decals, PLEASE DON'T THROW THEM

AWAY).

2. Encourage your customers to come shop at your store between November 28th - 30th (Black

Friday Weekend). Customers will receive a FREE Raffle entry for every $5 they spend at

participating stores. The raffle entries will be provided to you on Wednesday, November 26th,

along with a raffle box.

3. The IT Ambassadors will pick up the raffle boxes on Monday, December 1st. Prizes for the

raffle will include gift cards from Target, Nike, Walgreens, and Mobil. The gift card range from

$5 to $500! Winners will be announced at the Winter Fest Customer Appreciation Event on

December 18th, 12pm - 7pm. Winners do not need to be present to win their raffle prizes. They

will be contacted by phone and/or email. It is very important that they fill out the contact

information on the raffle tickets.

REMIND YOUR CUSTOMERS, THE MORE THEY SPEND, THE MORE CHANCES THEY

HAVE TO WIN!


THE BUSINESS OWNER WITH THE MOST RAFFLE ENTRIES WILL WIN A $500

GIFT CARD!!!



4. Also starting November 28th and going until December 18th, we will provide your business

with FREE Winter Fest Tickets that you can give to any of your customers that spend $5 or more

between Nov 28th-Dec 18th. Winter Fest will take place on December 18th, 12pm - 7pm

(location to be announced very soon!). The event includes Photos for Santa, Hot Chocolate,

more raffle prizes and activities for the kids.

Make sure the customer brings their receipt

with their Winter Fest Ticket.


THE ONLY WAY TO RECEIVE ENTRY TO THE WINTER FEST IS TO SPEND $5 OR

MORE AT ANY PARTICIPATING BUSINESS.

THE BUSINESS THAT SENDS OVER THE MOST CUSTOMERS TO THE WINTER

FEST WILL RECEIVE A $500 GIFT CARD!!



Thank you and please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions,


Samia Malik

Program Manager, GET Connected – IT Ambassadors

773.994.5006 ext. 1005

samiamalik@cbaworks.org