Les Payne Founder's Scholarship
Amount of the Award: $2,500
Deadline to Apply: April 1st
The Les Payne Founder's Scholarship is open to any NABJ student member who is currently attending an accredited four-year university. Students must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student who:
Les Payne, a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter, is a former columnist for Newsday. The paper’s recent associate editor was responsible for national/foreign and health & science news at the paper for a quarter century; he also served as Newsday’s New York Editor. His news staffs won every major award in journalism, including six Pulitzer Prizes. Les Payne is also a founder of the National Association of Black Journalists.
For immediate release Contact: Lisa Benjamin
(313) 837-0818 ext. 102 church office
M-F 9:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Fax: (313) 837-0807
Providence Empowerment Plan helps families for the
Easter Holiday on Saturday, March 31, 2012
Event: Providence Empowerment Plan Free Clothing, Shoes and More Giveaway
Providence Empowerment Plan Community Based Food Enrichment Program
Date: Saturday, March 31, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Place: New Providence Baptist Church
18211 Plymouth Road, Detroit, MI 48228 (313) 837-0818
(corner of Plymouth Road and Southfield Freeway)
Dr. Everett N. Jennings Sr. Pastor
Why: “For I was hungred, and ye gave me meat…” Matthew 25:35
“Naked, and ye clothed me…” Matthew 25:36
Providence Empowerment Plan wants to be a blessing to the community during these tough economic times. We will give away new and gently used infant, children and adult clothing; shoes; coats; jewelry; purses; ties; belts; gloves; hats; scarves; umbrellas; baby items; car seats; playpens; strollers; walkers; bicycles; toys; stuffed animals and children books to families in need. We will convert our 1,000 seat rental banquet facility into a department store for one day. We will have men, women, children clothing; shoes and accessories departments. Each item will be inspected and sized by volunteers. Items are folded and placed on tables and/or hung up on clothing racks. “The room looks like a mini Macy”, states Sherry Margolis, Fox 2 News Anchor and Host of 2011 Fox 2 Holiday Connection.
Secondly, we are grateful to the many individuals, churches, businesses and organizations that supported us these past eleven years and we ask for your support this year. Providence Empowerment Plan accepts donations of the above mentioned items, Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday, March 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. All items must be clean and in good condition, folded and/or on hangers. We will not sell the items. All donations are tax deductible. Donations are accepted all year round.
Thirdly, we are happy to announce our “NEW” food pantry, Providence Empowerment Plan Community Based Food Enrichment Program. We have partnered with Forgotten Harvest where they donate the food and we distribute it to those in need. This food program is on a first come basis for low income, financially distressed families. We have served over 17,000 people within the last six months. Please be prepared to complete enrollment form and bring picture identification. The pantry will be open on March 31, 2011. For more information contact Rev. Vincent B. Williams at (313) 837-0818.
Fourthly, we need your help. We have individuals calling the office daily requesting if we know of any other churches and/or organizations assisting individuals in need of clothing, food, health, utilities, employment, housing etc. Providence Empowerment Plan is willing to create a Community Resource Guide of free and/or low cost services to distribute to families in need. Do you know of any agencies that would be willing to share their information to give to over 2,000 people who will attend on March 31 or call the office afterwards? If so, please have him or her call Lisa Benjamin at (313) 837-0818 ext. 102 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday, March 2, 2012 before 5:00 p.m.
Fourthly, we need (30) clothing racks and (20) tables to display your donated items, (2000) Glad Force Flex 13 gallon drawstring bags to give to those who attend this “FREE” giveaway, and supplies for the volunteers. We need volunteers to sort through the donations starting Monday, February 20, Monday-Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. To donate and/or volunteer, please call Lisa Benjamin at (313) 837-0818 ext. 102 or email her at email@example.com.
Please remember to mark your calendar to attend the “Free Clothing and Shoes Giveaway and Community Based Food Enrichment Program” on Saturday, March 31 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Tell others about this awesome event. Remember, this free giveaway is on a first come, first served basis. No pre-registration. Just come and get in line. Bring your own shopping bag. There is a limit on certain items. Volunteers are available to assist you with your shopping. Free ample parking. Gates open at 8:00 a.m.
“Blessed is he that considereth the poor; the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.”
“He that giveth to the poor shall not lack…” Proverbs 28:27
“God bring things to you; to go through you; to give to someone else.”
Dr. Everett N. Jennings Sr., Pastor of New Providence Baptist Church
New Providence Baptist Church hosts this giveaway twice a year, a week before Easter and the 4th Saturday in October. We have blessed over 10,000 individuals with this program. The next giveaway is Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Special thanks to our 2011 Supporters
36th District Judge Ruth Scott
Covenant House Michigan
Dembone’s Catering Service
Detroit City Council
Detroit Police Department
Detroit Public Library – Friends Foundation
Detroit Free Press
Events for Christians Newspaper
Individuals and families that donated items to make it successful!
It Takes A Village Yall
Neighborhood Service Organization
Nolan Elementary School
Omni Care Health Plan
Pastor Everett & Barbara Jennings, Sr. & New Providence Baptist Church
Pastor Orville Littlejohn & Messiah Baptist Church
Pastor Claude May & Oasis of Hope
Pastor Walter Cheeks & New St. Peter’s Baptist Church
Pastor Charles Twymon & Macedonia Baptist Church
Pastor Johnnie Alexander & Redeemed Baptist Church
Pastor Mark Clark & Abysinnian Baptist Church
Pastor Patrick Franklin & Healing Springs Baptist Church
S.C. Johnson Company
Wayne County Commissioner Alicia Bell
WDET – 101.9FM
Black Male Achievement: It’s More Than Just Good Grades
The other day, I came across Gene Marks's controversial Forbes article, “If I Were a Poor Black Kid.” It describes economic inequality as the most important issue of our time, as marked by President Obama in a poignant speech he gave recently in Kansas. Marks, a white, middle-aged tech writer, discusses how if he were a poor black kid, he would make sure to receive the best grades possible. But the obstacles poor black kids face in this country go far beyond studying hard and getting straight A's. The article grossly minimizes the reality of inequality faced by black people and other disenfranchised groups. Marks clearly does not understand what life is like for poor black kids.
Though I'm on staff at the Campaign for Black Male Achievement here at the Open Society Foundations, I’m not a black kid either. I’m Latina and can only speak to my own experience. But whatever our ethnic or racial background, it’s much more important to fight inequality than it is to waste time claiming what we would do if we were someone else. In the last quarter of 2011, the campaign's grantees and partners did just that.
Highlights include three exciting new partnerships. With Echoing Green, we announced a new fellowship program for individuals dedicated to improving the life outcomes of black men and boys in the United States. It is the first fellowship program of its kind that targets social entrepreneurs who are starting up new organizations in the field of black male achievement.
With the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, we embarked on a new campaign that will highlight the stories of black men and boys, celebrating and supporting them so they can lead others in strengthening their communities. The Black Male Engagement project piloted this year in two cities, Philadelphia and Detroit.
We also partnered with Root Cause in launching a Leadership and Sustainability Institute to bolster the efforts to improve the life outcomes of black males in the U.S. The project will strengthen the capacity of the campaign’s grantees and other nonprofit organizations working within the field of black male achievement.
In addition to these partnerships, we granted funding to the following organizations:
- Fathers, Families and Healthy Communities Initiative
- The Black Star Project
- Philadelphia Leadership Foundation’s Healing Communities
- Urban Underground
- Urban Institute
- Mentoring USA
- UCLA Labor Center’s Los Angeles Black Workers Center
- Equity Center at Indiana University
- Southern University System
- The Foundation Center
- Art on Purpose
- Third World Press
For more information on our grantmaking, please see our grants page.
Foundation for Ensuring Access and Equity | P.O. Box 70457 | Marietta | GA | 30007
A ) For 4 years of high school students could get computers, software, online classes, music/art support, summer programs, etc.
- Students will have an individual advisor to help plan and prepare them for a top tier universityB ) For 4 years of college–student is supported as long as they maintain grades
C ) Eligibility
- Only 7th graders can apply, one time opportunity.
- Since 6th grade students have to have A's and B's in core subjects
- Family Adjusted Gross Income below 80,000
- Parents or Guardians do not have a graduate or professional degree
Dear high school staff members/group advisors,
I direct the youth-led group, YouthRISE for Obama 2012 Detroit, a partner of Organzing for America Metro Detroit, the 2012 Obama campaign, and happen to be a junior at Southfield High School. Our organization, which is made up high school students from across Southeastern Michigan, is hosting a youth leadership summit at the end of next month and we're recruiting young high school leaders to attend. Please forward this information (see attachment) to all high school students you feel would be good fits for this FREE event! If you have any questions please call or email as soon as possible! Thank you and have a great day! I look forward to meeting the great, young and energetic representative leaders from your school and having a blast with them!
A T T E N T I O N H I G H S C H O O L E R S
LOOKING FOR METRO DETROIT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO PARTICIAPTE IN FREE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZING EVENT
YouthRISE for Obama 2012 Detroit
YouthRISE Future Leaders Summit 2012
In partnership with Organizing for America Metro Detroit
YouthRISE for Obama 2012 Detroit, an all youth volunteer organization and team member of Organizing for America’s Detroit office, the Michigan headquarters for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, is hosting a summit for young leaders on March 31st, 2012 for select Metro Detroit high school students in grades 9-12. We are currently searching for 50 young people to attend. The first 50 to R.S.V.P will be scheduled to attend and will be invited to take part in online planning for the event via online conferencing before the 31st. Students can RSVP by calling 313-974-1285, or e-mailing @firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line– I Am A Young Leader, and include name, school, age, grade, address, telephone number, and any additional info to let us know who you are, such as hobbies or interests) before or on March 17th! THE ENTIRE EVENT IS FREE!!!!
QUESTIONS OR FOR ADDITIONAL INFO: CALL 313-974-1285
Organizing for America 2727 2nd Avenue Detroit, MI 48219
(On the corner of 2nd and Temple, next door to Cass Technical High School
SATURDAY, MARCH 31ST, 2012
At the end of the Future Leaders Summit, participants will possess a thorough knowledge and understanding of the 2012 campaign, the President’s agenda, and their importance to the campaign and how they can get immediately in-volved. At the end of all workshops and discussions, all attendees will receive certification as YouthRISE team leaders and OFA grassroots organizers by Or-ganizing for America Detroit and YouthRISE for Obama
We’re bringing together the area’s brightest students involved in political activ-ism, community service, and youth empowerment interested in volunteering for the President’s campaign. The summit will tackle:
THE OFA FAMILY
NEW MEDIA & SOCIAL NETOWKRING AS MOBILIZATION TOOLS
BUILDING VOLUNTEER TEAMS IN SCHOOLS
PRESIDENT OBAMA’S AGENDA AND THIS ELECTION’S IMPORTANCE TO
THE YOUTH COMMUNITY.
VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP IN POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS
ELECTIONS, AND PRIMARIES
WHAT WE’LL DO:
GROUP GAMES, DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
TEAM BUILDING AND LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES
HEAR YOUNG GUEST SPEAKERS
GET TO KNOW LIKEMINDED YOUNG PEOPLE
EAT A FANTASTIC LUNCH
GET FIRED UP AND READY TO GO FOR 2012!
REMEMBER, NO APPLICATION IS NECESSARY!
JUST RSVP IMMEDIATELY:
(313)-974-1285 OR @email@example.com TODAY!!!!!
-YouthRISE Director, Jonathan J. Moore
2727 2nd. Ave Detroit inside the Metropolitan Center for High Technology
Director, YouthRISE for Obama 2012 Detroit
Organizing Fellow, Obama for America