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In association ciation with the Earl and Carolyn Glenn Foundation Inc.
Connecting the Dots
Spring Newsletter, 2013
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Much was accomplished in 2012 as Unconditional Love for Children coordinated, staffed and sponsored workshops, fundraisers and building projects in the States and abroad.
Mt. Zion Primary School and United Church in Montego Bay, Jamaica
In May, ULC ini ated the instrumental music program, providing more than 30 new and refurbished instruments for the newly formed band. Coupled with this endeavor, ULC provided funding for the renova on of an exis ng structure on the Mt. Zion campus to create a music room for the band. In addi on to the building, ULC funds an i nerant band teacher. In July, ULC began construc on of a fence-enclosed basketball court for the school and community. This ini a ve fulﬁlls a long- me vision of Pastor Harvey to create an athle c opportunity where children can enhance their skills as well as build friendship and pride in their community. This project was completed in the fall. In July and August, 20 representa ves and volunteers of ULC and The Links, Inc., along with 10 students and four faculty members from Georgia Perimeter College, sponsored and conducted a twoweek summer workshop series for Inside:
the students and community. A third week consisted of a sports camp for the children in football and criquet. Some 75 students were enrolled in the summer camp that oﬀered instruc on in vocal and instrumental music, dance, photography, speech and drama, literacy, chess and sports. A micro-economics class was oﬀered for more than 40 adult residents to begin a discussion and promote the idea of business development and entrepreneurship to create sorely needed jobs. At the end of the workshop series, Mt. Zion students performed in a closing ceremony -showcasing their newfound skills and used a theme to commemorate Jamaica’s 50th anniversary of independence. A fall project included the purchase and installa on of a stateof-the art playground for Mt. Zion Primary School. Complete with a climbing wall, slide, swings, fort and rope ladder, the playground brought laughter and fun to the children as soon as the ribbon was cut and they were allowed to use it. The playground will provide addi onal opportuni es for physical educa on and development. In November 2012, ULC held its
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Mt. Zion student with newly donated guitar
Chatsworth boys inﬂate soccer balls donated by 100 Black Men of America, erica, DeKalb County, Ga. Chapter
Pages 1-3: News Page 4: How You Can Help Pages 5-6: Pictorial, volunteers in Jamaica Page 7: Donors and supporters
Georgia Perimeter College student instructs Mt. Zion students during Summer Camp 2012 2
Mt. Zion students performing during Summer Camp Closing Ceremony.
Pre-schoolers enjoy new playground equipment donated by ULC. The little one on the slide insisted on carrying her new Black doll on the ride.
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third annual mission trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica. Supporters and volunteers purchased, donated and collected a huge supply of clothing, books and school supplies, housewares, spor ng equipment, shoes and other items that were distributed to more than 100 Mt. Zion parents as well as members of the greater community in the form of a free community “ﬂea market.” The theme of the mission for the children was “self esteem.” Volunteers conducted workshops for students at all grade levels. All male students were given a clothing ou it and a soccer ball (donated by the 100 Black Men of America, DeKalb GA Chapter); all girls were gi ed with an ou it and a Black doll (donated by Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., Douglasville, GA chapter and ULC). A business development workshop, ini ated in the p
summer program, was revisited with 11 adult residents a ending. ULC plans to oﬀer scholarships to select adults for formal classes and training. Thirty volunteers par cipated in the mission eﬀorts. ULC provided lunch for all par cipants. The Mt. Zion leadership also sponsored a closing program and dedica on of the three structures funded by ULC. A endees included dignitaries from the Ministry of Educa on, the business community and parents and residents of Mt. Zion.
New Partnership with Maroon Town Primary School in Jamaica
ULC has begun a new partnership with
Chatsworth Primary School in Jamaica. A 2013 summer program will be conducted by ULC and Ga. Perimeter College in July focusing on reading, math, computer skills and recrea on. Ga. Perimeter will send twelve students and at least two faculty. In addi on to working with the primary students, GPC students will experience the rich culture of Jamaica and the famous Maroons by way of a tour and interac on with the local Maroons. ULC’s plans for this year at Chatsworth include: Regrading and backﬁlling their playground; providing books, supplies and computer so ware to enhance reading and math skills; providing Internet access; procuring white boards, a printer, a projector and screen, and basic school supplies. In December, ULC and The Champion Newspaper donated six computers, monitors, keyboards and so ware to the school. All children received soccer balls (boys) and Black dolls (girls).
In DeKalb County, Ga.
Dr. Glenn, board chair of ULC (with the assistance of volunteer Barry Gray), ini ated a pilot program in chess during the summer of 2012 at Nicks Barber Shop in DeKalb County. Weekly chess instruc on is now being oﬀered by ULC and taught by chess professional Beauregard Hardeman, Jr. ULC volunteers, barbers and local residents serve as
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Gift bags with clothing, Black dolls, soccer balls and school supplies
ULC’s weekly chess workshop in DeKalb Co., Ga.
ULC volunteers participate in dedication of basketball court, playground and band room.
Don Roman of 100 Black Men gives lessons in self esteem.
Mt. Zion resident and acclaimed artist, Leemon.
The ﬁrst shot on the newly opened Mt. Zion basketball court.
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to the children of Sparks Chris an Academy and the Harvest Lodge school and will include foster children. The goal is to develop cri cal thinking skills in young children so that they will excel in school and ul mately earn and win scholarships to college through academics. All-Day Progressive FUN/FUNDraiser In advance of the third annual November/December mission trip, supporters and volunteers par cipated in an all-day progressive party fundraiser. Venues included breakfast and tours at the estate and entrepreneurial center of Bill and Ma e Allen, including the elegant mansion, hotel and conference center in Lithonia, Ga. The second stop was the Flat Rock Archives and museum (ancestral home of comedian and actor Chris Tucker) that houses and has available for examina on records and photos of slaves and slavery in Georgia. The next stop was Lake Oconee and the home of Gregg and Be y Leve where guests were treated to boat rides, lunch and a tour of the luxury lake home. The event ended with a gathering at the Glenns’ home for tours and an evening of dining, dancing and further explana on of the mission of the Earl and Carolyn Glenn Founda on.
Music practice in the newly opened Mt. Zion music room donated by ULC.
Mt. Zion residents wait in line to access free ﬂea market
Mt. Zion residents shopping
YOU CAN HELP!
Your continued support is extremely important to ensure that the long-term goals of ULC, Inc. can be met. Without your support, we would not have been able to do as much as we have in the past. We make it easy for you to support: • Online donations can be made securely by visiting www.ecglennfoundation.org/donate. • Checks,money orders, cash and/or other donations may be mailed to or dropped off at the ofﬁce of: The Champion Newspaper 114 New Street, Suite E Decatur, GA 30030 • Donations may also be mailed to 1960 Stoneleigh Drive Stone Mountain, GA 30087 •Volunteer your time, talent and special expertise by communicating with ULC director, Dr. Betty Palmer, at firstname.lastname@example.org •Donate any NEW items listed below to be used in gift bags and/or ﬂea markets for the children, church members and residents of the Jamaican communities. Umbrellas, rain ponchos, ﬂip ﬂops, girl’s bras size 32 A & B (new), girl’s & boy’s underwear, socks, hair berets, combs, brushes, basic toiletries, caps, school supplies, book bags, games and books. We are also happy to receive new and gently used Summer clothing and shoes for children and adults.
ULC volunteers setting up the ﬂea market
WHO WE ARE
Unconditional Love For Children, Inc. (ULC) provides opportunities for disadvantaged, orphaned and rejected children to live holistic lives. The ultimate goal is to empower and uplift children through educational enrichment and incentive programs, life skills training, athletics and access to health services. The Earl and Carolyn Glenn Foundation, Inc., provides resources to fund and operate Uconditional Love for Children programs. The current focus involves programming for the schools and communities of Mt. Zion in Montego Bay and Chatsworth Primary in Maroon Town, Jamaica. In DeKalb County, a scholarship program is in place for high school students desiring to attend Greenforest-McCalep Christian Academy and a chess initiative is underway for children to aid in sharpening their critical thinking skills. A “self esteem” pilot is being developed to arm Black youth with knowledge, skills and resources to combat the challenges associated with being Black in America. As reported by CNN, the ills documented in the Black Doll Project of the 50’s are still prevalent in America and detrimental to positive “self awareness” and ultimately a happy, healthy and successful existence.
2012-ULC Volunteers for Fall Mission Trip in Jamaica
2012 Summer Camp in Jamaica with Georgia Perimeter College
Thanks to Our Donors and Supporters
$1-$99 Louise Acker, Daniel Beauregard, Alvin Brown, Bill Crane, Chris Glenn, John Hewitt, Jovan Harris, Dexter Redding, Mary Ann Thompson, Jenese Glenn Turner, Shanique Void $100-$499 Earl and Pamela Thomas Gerald and Beverly Truehart The Champion Newspaper Staff The 2012 Jamaica Mission Group Dr. Mordena Sullen Blanche Nichols $500-$999 Diane Duggin Dillard High School - Class of 1961 The Links, Inc., Montgomery Co., PA Richard and Cheryl Leftwich $1000 and Up Wells Fargo Bank Gregory B. Levett and Sons Funeral Home The Earl and Carolyn Glenn Foundation The Champion Newspaper ACE III, Communications, Inc. In-Kind 100 Black Men of America--DeKalb Chapter, 706 Charles Street Catering, ACE III Communications, Inc., Bill and Mattie Allen & Allen Entrepreneurial Center, Andre and Diane Duggin, Anthony Stanley, Barry Gray, Bennie and Barbara Boyd, Betty Ann Cook, Brad Davis, Champion Newspaper Staff (The), Chris Brown, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.,-Douglasville Chapter, Don Roberts, Dorothy Hewitt, Flat Rock Archives, Johnny Waites, Georgia Perimeter College, Gregory and Betty Levett, Shirley Maybank, John Mullins, Junae Clark, Kemon Saunders, Kimberli Boyd, Krystina Stephens, Marilyn Evans, Metty Scarlett-Jones, Rajeesh and Neha Kriplani, Regen The Body - Yvetta Young, Rembert Thomas, Respire Massage and Spa — Cassondra Dilworth, Richard Howard, Robert Churchwell, Steen Miles, The ULC Board of Directors, V & L Research and Consulting, Inc. Delphyne Lomax Special thanks to all that donated musical instruments, clothing, school supplies and other items for the Jamaica Flea Market. ULC Volunteers 2012 Jamaica Mission Trip Mordena Sullen-Bolden, Trevor Bolden, Barbara Boyd, Bennie Boyd, Chris Brown, William Cook, Phyllis Cook, Boykin Edwards, Jeane Edwards, Earl Glenn, Carolyn Glenn, Marva Hackney, John Hewitt, Bradford Jernigan, Metty Scarlett-Jones, Delphyne Llomax, O’Daniel Outlaw, Betty Palmer, Don Roman, Winifred Searles, Danetta Sparks, Demond Sparks, Krystina Brimo Stephens, Rembert Thomas, Mary Ann Thompson, Glenda Townsend, Alfreda Vinson, Eugene Walker, Patricia Walker, Judith Wiley ULC Volunteers 2012 Jamaica Summer Camp Michaella Ashby, Benjamin Benson, Ulysses C. Burnette, Chris Brown, Vicki Carew, Robert Churchwell, Avery Ebron, Charmaine Gardner, Carolyn Glenn, Earl Glenn, John Hewitt, Richard Howard, Peter Hurge, Tracey Knight, Steen Miles, Betty Palmer, Isaac Rogers, Nicolette Rose, Chris Searles, Shakia Smith Salmon, Krista Walker, Timothy Watts, Micheaux White, Rhonda Wilkins, Debbie Woung ULC Board of Directors Earl D. Glenn, D.D.S. Chair; Carolyn Jernigan Glenn, Executive Director; Betty G. Palmer, D.D., Director; Boykin Edwards, Esq.; O’Daniel Outlaw, C.P.A.; Delphyne Lomax; Danetta Sparks, Ph.D.; Dee Taylor, Ph.D.; Catherine Turk, Ph.D.; Patricia Walker