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Seniors Celebrate Streets Many Helped at Black Male Teachers

St. Patrick’s Day Commissioner Expungement Clinic Meet to Expand


Fish & Chips provided by Williams Briefs Rep. McClinton Presence
SW-Eastwick Rotary Block Captains hosts event at Aim to triple current 4%
Department Reps cover Myers Rec. Center of school positions
wide range of SW issues
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BRINGING GOOD NEWS TO THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1945

OPINION
Demand that Congress Pass
Dream Act NOW
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COMMUNITY
Bike Trail Season Opens April 7
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High Schoolers:
Summer Environment Program
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COMING UP &
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CASH
FOR CARS & TRUCKS
Phila. Orchestra Musicians
Thrill Students at Mitchell
up to $1,000 Three gifted Phila. Orchestra strings section musicians captivated the members of Mitchell school violin ensemble by playing classical music and conducting a

Cars or Trucks “mini-masters class” for the students.

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magine the thrill of sitting in your Then, imagine joining these famous chard Tang, violinist, his wife Priscilla
With/ Without Title school classroom only a few feet guests in playing the theme from Lee, cellist, and Daniel Han, violinist
Bad Engines or away from three brilliant Phila- Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” and the came to Mitchell School. Wayne Pres-
Bad Transmissions delphia Orchestra string players and Eagle’s fight song on your violin. byterian CityLights member, Nancy
up to $500 listening to them play timeless, clas-
sical music by Beethoven, Dohnanyi,
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ince President Trump decided DACA crisis more Dreamers lose lion immigrant youth who grew up Washington legislators and their staffs Commission from exposing political
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for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) for a loan, or enroll in school. They majority leaders in the House and 2000 plus pages – let alone analyze, reflect • Interfere with the IRS in defining non- • Internet access
program, it’s been left up to our are stuck in limbo until Congress Senate have refused to bring this bill upon and discuss its provisions - but it profit financing of political activities • Basic computer and job-seeking skills
members of Congress to take action steps up and acts. up for a vote. also contains some sneaky clauses that • Let contractors doing business with the
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to protect nearly 800,000 DACA Thankfully, we’ve made progress in Now that Congress has once again will significantly weaken our democracy. government hide their political spending.
recipients across the country. the courts. Some eligible Dreamers passed a budget deal with no solu- The bill includes a number of both If you think that this is just Washington
So far, they’ve done nothing. may be able to renew their current tion for Dreamers, it’s up to us to selfish and ideological “riders” that have doing its thing, remember that Pennsyl-
Monday was a painful deadline for authorization. However, many more hold them accountable and demand quietly been inserted by the Republi- vania is a pivotal state in the coming No-
hundreds of thousands of Dreamers will not be able to apply when they they stop breaking their promises. cans – which among other liabilities, will vember 6 election and huge amounts of
who counted on President Trump would become eligible. This fight is Call Pennsylvania Senator Patrick further enrich already wealthy people and outside money are destined to flood into
and Congress to keep their promise far from over. Toomey at (215) 241-1090. Ask him strengthen their hold on our economy. the commonwealth to influence voters.
and pass a permanent solution to There is a Bill before the Senate to do the right thing and bring the Desirée Welborn Wayne, immigration lawyer For instance, these dark “night” riders If you receive this message before Con-
practicing in Southwest.
secure their futures — the ability to that has a chance. It isn’t a perfect bipartisan Dream Act up for a vote will: gress passes this wretched $1.3 trillion
study, work, and more fully con- solution, but I believe it is a suit- as soon as possible. Dreamers cannot lawyer specializing in immigration • Bar enforcement of the Johnson budget – which they must borrow to pay
tribute to their families and com- able compromise. The bipartisan afford to wait another day for Con- law. Her Elmwood office is located Amendment and let tax-deductible for – call the U.S. Senate today at (202)
munities. Every day they fail to act, Dream Act introduced by Senators gress to take action. 2210 South 71st Street, 3rd Floor. money be channeled through churches 224-3121 and tell them how disgusted
122 Dreamers lose their protections Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Desirée Welborn Wayne, Esq. is a She can be reached at 267-777-9991 and charities to our politicians – wors- you are!
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Streets Commissioner Williams Addresses SW Block Captain Concerns


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n Monday, March 19, City Community Relations Officer, Arnold was distributed to everyone to record

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Streets Commissioner, Carlton Mitchell, opened the meeting with a their concerns. Mr. Warren promised to
Williams made good on his greeting from 12th District Captain respond to every problem on surveys. A
long-standing promise to address the Deshawn Beaufort who wasn’t able follow-up meeting will take place at 6:00
concerns of the Southwest residents by to attend and provided an update on pm on April 2, 2018, at Southwest CDC,
speaking before their block captains meetings of the four Police Service 6328 Paschall Avenue.
at the monthly 12th Police District Areas under LT Joseph Galie (PSA 1), Commissioner Williams also briefly
Meeting.
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companied by many of his key staff and
LT Christopher Kinslow (PSA 2), LT
Tamika N. Allen (PSA 3), and LT Timo-
thy McHugh (PSA 4).
talked about a pilot project involving
several City and other partner agen-
cies, including Southwest CDC, that is
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representatives of the SWEEP anti-litter Mark Harrell, Southwest CDC Com- looking at stabilizing some vacant City-
program, Community Life Improvement munity Organizer and partner in this Overflowing the 12th Police District community owned properties in Southwest. Finally,
Program (CLIP), Philadelphia More
Beautiful Committee (PMBC), and the
initiative introduced the Commissioner
after thanking all of the Block Captains
room were over 70 block captains and other
community leaders who were addressed March 19
by Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams and key
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about short-dumping, mattress disposal,
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SW Seniors Celebrate Streets Department 2018 Many Helped at March 10 Expungement Clinic at Myers Rec.
St. Patrick’s Day Cleaning Season Scheduled
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he community room at Myers roadblocks because of a minor crimi- Offenses for which expungement

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Rec Center was packed with nal offense and lose the motivation is not allowed include second-degree
bout 70 seniors turned out for local residents seeking advice to succeed,” McClinton said. “This assault, use of a firearm, sex offenses,
bingo and an Irish Fish Fry at
the Southwest Senior Center APRIL 7 and counsel on the important subject
expungement late morning on March
event was part of my ongoing push to
spark inspiration and provide these
retaliation against a witness or victim,
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located at 6916 Elmwood Avenue on 10. The intense interest in such clinics individuals with a fighting chance at a public official.
Saturday, March 17 to celebrate St. lock Captains and community is exemplified by the fact that criminal brighter future.” Another option for ex-offenders, of
Patrick’s Day. The meal was sponsored groups had until March 23 to reg- records on the books are barriers to More than 70 people received as- course, is seeking a full pardon – in
by the Rotary Club of Southwest Phila- ister their block for participation in education and employment opportuni- sistance from representatives of the which case, if granted by the governor,
delphia – Eastwick with chef Jackson the 11th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup ties, housing, being bonded, obtaining Defenders Association of Philadel- one is able to state that he or she has
holding forth in the kitchen breading that takes place on Saturday, April 7. gun or professional licenses, or travel- phia and the Community College of Rep. Joanna McClinton (center, white jacket) with not been convicted of a crime. Appli-
and deep frying perhaps one hundred Residents can still sign up to join other ing abroad. Philadelphia who were on hand to local Southwest residents and members of the cations for pardon follow a prescribed
Avid bingo players listen intently to caller As often happens, the next generation shows Defenders Association of Phila. and Community
crispy slices of whiting and innumer- organizations as volunteers in the city- The Myers clinic was sponsored by answer questions about expungement College of Phila. at the well-attended expungement process, and the guidance of a quali-
Jacqueline Clark as she reads off the numbers adults how it’s done. An enthusiastic toddler
able plates of French fries and coleslaw. from her revolving basket at the SW Senior Center. wide effort to beautify the City together pitches in on his block in anticipation of the 2018 state Rep. Joanna McClinton as part of or record sealing. (Record sealing bars clinic held March 10 at Myers Rec. Center. Sen. fied lawyer is advisable. Legal advice
Supervising the efficient food The members also devoured a delicious St. one block at a time! This can be done by Streets Dept. Clean up Day April 7 (Photo courtesy her ongoing effort to give members of access by the public to juvenile records Anthony Williams co-hosted the helpful gathering. is also important since expungement,
service so that every hungry senior Patrick’s Day Fish and Fries banquet on March 17 visiting www.phillyspringcleanup.com of Word Press.com) her community a second chance. In when a perpetrator reaches age 18.) was fulfilled and the terms of any sealing, and pardon law frequently
hosted by the Rotary Club of SW Phila.- Eastwick .
got enough and more to eat was Club for registration details. Block Captains and Junior Block Captains this instance, she was partnered with Eligibility rules for expungement are sentence were fulfilled and no arrest changes.
president Page Huey. walks have kept attendance down for The Streets Department kicked off exhibit is nothing short of extraordinary. state Sen. Anthony Williams. quite strict, and include: or conviction for five years. Information for this article was
Before and after the delicious meal, the past several weeks, but she expects the annual cleaning season at a gala These individuals do a remarkable job “I have come across countless people • Summary offenses tried by a judge • Reaching age 70 with no arrest or obtained from “Sealing Records and
the Center members pressed discs an upturn as spring arrives. Ms. Cun- Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee in helping us keep Philadelphia clean for who are constantly looking for a job (for instance, traffic tickets and prosecution for 10 years Expungement in Pennsylvania” on the
into the slots on their bingo cards, and ningham indicated the members are (PMBC) Annual Block Captain Rally. all to enjoy, and we are grateful for their and eager to buy a home all as a means contempt of court) provided a guilty • Second-degree misdemeanors before www.lawyers.com website and Rep. Mc-
listened to their numbers sounded out looking forward to a one-week trip to More than 1,500 Block Captains and commitment year after year.” to adequately provide for their family. plea was entered, or if a citation was age 25 and no arrest of conviction Clinton’s press release on the Expunge-
by caller Jacqueline Clark with her able Martha’s Vineyard this fall and another residents attended the rally. City officials Residents can visit the Streets Depart- However, they run into unnecessary dismissed or a rehabilitation process for 10 years. ment Clinic of March 14, 2018.
assistance Christine and Connie mak- to the Bahamas in 2019. acknowledged their hard work in keeping ment website to see this year’s PMBC
ing sure that winners had the proper The Center offers a wide variety of their blocks and neighborhoods clean Clean Block Schedule and to learn how to PHILA. ORCHESTRA
numbers covered. For several hours services and programs for its members, throughout the year. Attendees participat- participate in these cleanup events. CONTINUES FROM PAGE 1
the sunny Center reverberated with including tax preparation help, exer- ed in resource workshops and met with Also at the rally, more than 50 organiza-
periodic joyful cries of “BINGO,” and cise and fitness activities in the well- representatives from City departments tions and departments provided Block Maloney Galloway, became aware that
the happy card holders trotted up to equipped wellness room, and informa- and organizations. Captains with information about cleaning an appearance by the string trio had
the head table to pick out their win- tive and helpful education classes on The rally aims to encourage Philadel- and greening, post-secondary educa- been listed as a bidding item in the
ning prize. SW Senior Center hosts health issues with are important to the phia’s residents and Block Captains to tion opportunities and financial literacy. recent Philadelphia Orchestra fund-
one-hour of bingo competition twice elderly. A summary of monthly activi- continue to unite their neighborhoods Resource workshops were provided by raising auction. She invited a group of
a week starting at 9:45 a.m. according ties for the Center can be found on their year-round, and to work collabora- PMBC, Keep Philadelphia Beautiful, Re- fellow Wayne members to pool their
to SWSC. facebook page. www.facebook.com/ tively to achieve a cleaner, safer and more contributions…and they won the bid!
Phila. Orchestra string musicians players perform
According to director Paulette Cun- SouthwestSeniorCenter. The Center beautiful city,” said Streets Commissioner STREETS DEPARTMENT The musicians told the children for a erapt audience of budding violin students
ningham, the weather and icy side- can also be reached at 215-937-1880. Carlton Williams. “The dedication our CONTINUES ON PAGE 8 which range from 3rd to 8th graders, at Mitchell Elementary February 26. The trio
about their musical background: when comprised violinists Burchard Tang and Daniel Han
and cellist Priscilla Lee.
they began playing (age 3, 4 and 5

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on their music; why music is their pas-
sion; how their instruments can make
or angry,” As to Dan, he likes “sharing
music.” When deciding on a job, he
told the children, “Find what you love
different sounds (such as traffic and and do the hard work behind it.”
Grand Opening of our New Facility in birds); and how they have to clean their With the support of CityLights, the
instruments almost every day. Burchard group of Mitchell students have been
Penrose Plaza said he didn’t like school very much but
loved playing his violin with friends. He
studying and practicing violin music
for over a year. They perform periodi-
2900 Island Ave. liked playing in an orchestra and play- cally at The Common Worship Experi-
ing video games. ence at The Common Place, 58th and
One student asked, “Why have the Chester Avenue on the 3rd Sundays of
three of you chosen music for your the month at 5:00 p.m.
Call today to make an appointment job?” Burchard’s answer: “When I This article and the photo was
discovered I could make money doing provided through the kindness of Jane
215-492-9291 All state insurance accepted what I love.” Priscilla responded, “The Beatty, a member of Wayne Presbyte-
cello makes me happy when I am sad rian CityLights.
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High School Students Apply JOIN THE Cobbs Creek. At 1:30 pm we’ll head back
to Cobbs Creek for anyone wanting to
to Become a Watershed Steward.
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ride back in a group.”
bergh Blvd two blocks from the entrance Bike enthusiasts passed on some of the
to Bartram’s Garden). health benefits of including regular bike
APRIL 6 “To learn more about the outstand-
ing natural locations at the beginning
riding in one’s weekly regimen: increas-
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and end of the bike excursion, visit the ing overweight risks; and improving
pplications to join this year’s respective websites of Cobbs Creek posture, bones, and posture and coor-
Watershed Steward group Community Environmental Center and dination. It has been suggested that bike • FREE INCOME TAX RETURN PREPARTION: Ebenezer Church, 5649 Christian St. MARCH 31
based at Cobbs Creek are avail- Bartram’s Garden before riding,” sug- riding can reduce the pain of arthritis of 19143: Mon & Tue 12pm-6:00pm; Wed & Thu 10am-2pm; Sat 9am-2pm.
able online at http://paenvironment- gested Paschall. the knee. • Resurrection Day – Prayer, Reflection, Fellowship: 5:00 p.m. The Common Place, 58th
daily.blogspot.com/2018/03/philadel- “Additionally, local community groups For adults 16 and older who don’t MARCH 24 & Chester Ave. All Welcome as we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus. Info: 267-275-8238
phia-cobbs-creek-watershed.html will be on hand at Bartram’s River Plaza own a bicycle, arrangements to rent one Email: info@thecommonplacephilly.org.
Students enrolled in the program to talk with participants, including can be made by contacting www.ridein- • Volunteer Day, Bartram’s Garden, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 5401 Lindbergh Blvd. weeding,
High school participants in the Philadelphia
receive a small grant or stipend during Watershed Stewardship program learn about the Southwest CDC and African Culture dego.com. There are two indigo bike pruning, clean up, planting: No experience necessary; dress for outdoors; bring gloves if APRIL 4
their participation. Deadline for ap- impact of city life on rivers and streams we depend Alliance of North America (ACANA). stations to pick up at Clark Park, 43rd you have them. Info: 215-729-5281 or info@bartramsgarden.org.
plication is on April 6. on for drinking water as well as recreation, beauty “Pack a lunch to carry on your bike if St. and Chester Ave. and at the SEPTA • Tilden Community Meeting - Open to the public, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. (Every 1st Wednesday
and food.
The program empowers high school you’d like to stop and eat when we get Portal, 40th Street and Woodland Ave. • Volunteer Day, Sancofa Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., of the month), Tilden Middle School, 66th St. & Elmwood Ave. Highlights of Tilden
students to become stewards of their en- The program places emphasis on to Bartram’s. You can opt to ride back For more information, please send any 5401 Lindbergh Blvd: Weeding, pruning, clean up, planting: No experience necessary; dress Community Initiative: programs, events, services & needs. Info: 215-301-5542.
vironment and to support them as they Cobbs Creek and it’s surrounding from there or explore Bartram’s Garden questions to ride leader Daniel Paschall at for outdoors; bring gloves if you have them. Info: 215-729-5281 or info@bartramsgarden.org.
become the change-makers, ecologists, areas, home to vibrant communities and Bartram’s Mile before returning to daniel@greenway.org. APRIL 7
scientists, urban planners, and leaders of in West and Southwest Philadelphia. • Bird Walks (Most Saturday & Sunday Mornings) Guided by Experts: Usually 9:00 -
tomorrow. Participants in the program The creation of Cobbs Creek Park STREETS DEPARTMENT Captains and PMBC hosts Clean Block 11:00 a.m. Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Phone 215-365-3118 or • Bike Ride - Cobbs Creek Environmental Center To Bartram’s River Plaza: Starts 10:00
are educated in natural history and and Morris Park in Philadelphia at CONTINUES FROM PAGE 6 Events throughout the city every Saturday visit johnheinznwr@fws.gov. a.m. at 56th St. & the Schuylkill River, next to Bartram’s Garden. Info: See article & ad,
urban ecology and serve as advocates for the beginning of the 20th century during the spring and summer months. page 3, this issue.
the health of our watersheds. preserved hundreds of acres of open cyclebank, Mural Arts, Fire Department, To learn how to become a Block Captain, MARCH 25
Students in the program are edu- space. However, even with the ben- Home Depot, Office of Emergency Man- visit www.philadelphiastreets.com/pmbc/ • 11th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Not involved on your block?
cated through experience and explora- efits of the parks, the side-effects of agement, Water Department, and PGW. become-a-block-captain/ • Children: Come & Sing! SW Phila. Community Children’s Choir, (K-8) 1:30 – 3:30 (Every Join others at Schuylkill Banks trail beautification projects, including mulching, light
tion, spending time in the field and industrialization and modernization Mayor Jim Kenney offered thanks and To find out the name of your neighbor- Sunday. The Common Place, 58th St. & Chester Ave. Info: thespot@thecommonplacephilly.com. pruning and trash pickup. Meet on the trail under the Walnut Street Bridge. Gloves, tools
working hands-on to understand the have taken their toll. Polluted storm- encouragement to all. “I think the theme hood’s Clean Block Officer, visit www. and water will be provided. Info: zoe.axelrod@srdc.net.
plants, animals, soil, water, and air of water runoff, inadequate drainage of this year’s rally captures the essence of philadelphiastreets.com/pmbc/clean- MARCH 26
our city. They share their understand- systems, leaking septic tanks, illegal the work that the block captains do,” said block-officers/ • Nature Tots – Nature Walk (Age 3-5) 1:00 – 11:00 a.m. Heinz National Wildlife Refuge,
ing with community groups and the dumping, and an array of other ills Mayor Kenney. “Your tireless efforts and For more information about PMBC, • Dance for Health – Open to All: Sponsored By Penn Nursing at The Common Place 8601 Lindbergh Blvd., story telling, crafts, nature walks, More! Registration required:
public, putting their learning into ac- have degraded the quality of human unwavering dedication to Philadelphia visit www.philadelphiastreets.com/pmbc. (Every Monday) 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. 58th & Chester Ave. (Parking entrance off 58th St.) Brianna_Patrick@fws.gov, or 215-365-3118.
tion and speaking up for green spaces and natural life in and around the make this city a better place to live, one For more information about the Philadel- Refreshments. Info: Terri 215-898-2259.
and clean water, and for people’s access watershed. This is where the Water- block at a time.” phia Streets Department, visit philadelphi- APRIL 9
to both. shed Stewards come in. Philadelphia has more than 6,500 Block astreets.com. • First Day to apply for Civilian Absentee Ballot for May 15 Primary. Info/forms: visit Committee
of Seventy: www.seventy.org/tools/elections-voting/absentee-and-alternative-ballots • Evening with Guitarist Lou Barlow, 7;00 – 10:00 p.m. Bartram’s Garden, 5400 Lindbergh
Black Male Educators Meet at Temple MARCH 28
Blvd. Info/Tickets: (215) 729-5281 or info@bartramsgarden.org.

lege, Columbia University, where he also lic schools by 2025. • PA House Judiciary Hearings on Gun Legislation: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Room 140,
APRIL 21 serves as Director of Science Education at
the Center for Health Equity and Urban
BMEC 9 will feature an EdCamp Expe-
rience, a free, organic, participant-driven,
• Uhuru Community Meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Uhuru Furniture, 832 N Broad St, Info:
215-546-9616.
Main Capitol, 501 N 3rd St. Harrisburg (Other hearings, same time & place, April 10, 11,
12). Info: 717-787-7895 or Email: LCO-Southeast@pahouse.net

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Science Education. un-conference that empowers educators
he Black Male Educators Dr. Emdin is a social critic, public to maximize professional learning experi- MARCH 29 APRIL 14
Convening will hold their 9th intellectual and science advocate whose ences and peer networks.
regional gathering (BMEC9) commentary on issues of race, culture, in- In addition to hearing Dr. Emdin, • Permaculture & Philly’s Food System Workshop. 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Bartram’s Garden, 5401 • Annual Darby Creek Clean-Up, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Heinz National Wildlefe Refuge.
at Temple University Howard Gittis equality, and education have appeared in Dr. Christopher Emdin, Assoc. Prof. of Math, Science the program will allow for black male Lindbergh Blvd. Garden Tour (4:00 p.m.) & Supper preceding Lecture on permaculture ecosystem. Bags, gloves, lunch provided. Outdoors work clothes & footwear needed. 8601 Lindbergh
Student Center, 1755 N. 17th Street, such periodicals as the New York Times, & Technology at Columbia Univ. who will be the educators in public schools learn about Pre-registration required (Fee:$30). Contact: 215-729-5281 or info@bartramsgarden.org Blvd., Phone 215-365-3118 or visit johnheinznwr@fws.gov
Philadelphia from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. featured speaker at the Black Male Educators issues in public education, engage in
Convening event at Temple Univ. April 21.
p.m. Saturday, April 21. The BMEC announcement indicates discussion with education leaders, and MARCH 30 APRIL 15
The event will feature guest speaker Dr. the intention to boost the regions efforts up 2% of the US teacher workforce and join in the movement of leaders for
Christopher Emdin, Associate Professor to concentrate on the development, just 4% in Philadelphia public schools. social justice. • Interfaith March to End Gun Violence: 4:30 p.m. Holy Apostles & Mediator Episcopal • Tree Giveaway (Yard Trees) Heinz National Wildlife Refuge 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 8601
in the Department of Mathematics, Sci- recruitment, and retention of Black male BMEC’s goal is to triple the number of For more information and to register Church, 51st & Spruce Sts., Sponsors: Heading God’s Call. Info: contactheading@gmail. Lindbergh Blvd. Reserve at http://treephilly.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/UPDATED-
ence and Technology at Teachers Col- educators. Nationally, black men make black male teachers in Philadelphia pub- online, visit www.1000x2025bmec.com com or 215-238-8550. Tree-22943-CarePacket-Final_ForWeb_Final2.pdf
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APRIL 16 Free, Four-day workforce development course: resume prep; fi nancial empowerment;
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APRIL 21
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