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December 15, 2011
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The Sandusky scandal
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Obviously enjoying the benefits of the Bartram mentoring program are Sharayna Taylor, mentoring program coordinator, Leisa Ma-
rie Johnson, one of the active mentors, and her daughter, Jessica Tatiyana Robinson, a Bartram 11th grader.
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O
ne of the most positive
aspects of life at Bartram
High School has been the
mentoring program which seeks to
place an adult in a sustained, produc-
tive connection with every incoming
student.
However, an opportunity area
which has tremendous potential with-
in this program, is when parents of
students step forward to become men-
tors outside of their normal family
relationship, of course.
Just such a situation has devel-
oped for Leisa Marie Johnson and her
daughter Jessica Tatiyana Robinson,
a Bartram 11th grader. Mrs. Johnson
comes to mentoring quite naturally
since as it happens, she is a 1983 Bar-
tram graduate.
Ive been a part of the mentoring
program for the last year, said John-
son. I can honestly say Ive been sent
here by the grace of God to help stu-
dents like Jessica.
The advantage of having a men-
tor is that you can go to her at any
time and discuss your problems, said
her daughter, Jessica. It just seems as
if they like to help you.
While I have healthy relation-
ships with my mom and friends, there
are still some iffy situations that I
prefer not to share, Jessica confided.
With my mentor, Im confident that
shell keep what I tell her strictly con-
fidential just as I would do if she
shared something about herself with
me. We do share a lot of thoughts,
even though theres a big age differ-
ence.
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By Edith Dixon
A
nyone who reads
the paper or listens
to news broadcasts
these days is stunned and re-
volted by the on-going scan-
dal concerning alleged sexual
abuse of nearly 40 children
by Jerry Sandusky, the former
Penn State assistant football
coach.
Some people support the
firing of school president Gra-
ham Spanier, the schools
athletic director Tim Curley,
revered, longtime Penn State
head football coach Joe Pater-
no - and anyone else who had
knowledge of the Sanduskys
transgressions as revealed in
grand jury testimony. Others,
partial to Paterno feel, did his
part by reporting to Curley the
incidents between Sandusky
and his young victims. They
tend to excuse Paterno and
blame Curley and the school
president for dropping the ball
by remaining silent.
One confusing aspect is
how much weight one should
give to the conflicting state-
ments attributed another as-
sistant coach Mike McQueary.
According to grand jury reports,
McQueary actually saw San-
dusky molesting that 10-year-
old boy in the teams shower in
2002 which incident should
have ended in Sanduskys ar-
rest.
However, although the
school cut its ties with San-
dusky prior to the incident,
criminal pursuit of the matter
appears to have stopped there.
It wasnt until the mother of
another molested boy reported
a further occurrence to authori-
ties in 2008 that the former
coachs problems came to light.
Meanwhile, Sandusky had
gone on to direct Second Mile,
a program he developed for
children. There, he has alleg-
edly continued to molest young
boys for six more years. As-
suming Sanduskys vile behav-
ior is true, and notwithstanding
its direct, devastating impact
on the young people and their
families, the whole affair has
cast a dark cloud over Penn
State, its students, past and
present, its faculty and fans.
Again, we are faced with the
possibility of a major cover-up
of what is in essence, the pro-
tection a child predator to pro-
tect a football program.
An angry, disappointed
public cannot condone or for-
give university officials for not
having Sandusky prosecuted.
The crimes Sandusky was ac-
cused of are horrible. Still the
situation has caused me to
question why we are so indig-
nant that Penn State officials
failed to report Sanduskys
wrongdoings to police. The sad
truth is that we here in South-
west often indulge in the same
type of dont snitch cover-
up when crimes occur on our
block and around our corner.
If there is any positive side
to the Sandusky case, it is that
we will hopefully we see in
ourselves the neglectful behav-
ior of the Penn State officials.
Too many of us see or have
knowledge of crimes and do
the very same thing keep our
mouth shut. With any luck, this
case proves that remaining si-
lent about crimes is the wrong
thing to do.
Life with a Positive Impact
By Monica Exum
L
ong gone are the days
that we seem to just
take the time out to
humbly say thank you or say
I appreciate you, enjoy nature
and a breath of fresh air.
We are speeding up life and
forgetting how to slow down
and enjoy its blessings along the
way. We do live in a fast-paced
world: fast food, fast cash, fast
kids, quick collect, quick grits,
quick recipes, quick marriages
and quick divorces. Have you
stopped to smell the roses, lis-
ten to a chirping bird, watched
a sunset, or reflected on and
honored those who paved your
way?
Why are we rushing? We
still have more to give and
ways we can make a difference
in the lives of others. As I remi-
nisce about my teen dreams, I
remember always wanting to
push my age up. When I was
13, I wished I were 16, then 18,
21 and so on. How ironic now
that I want to stop the clock to
enjoy life even the more. So I
ask the questions? Is your liv-
ing in vain? Are you wasting
your time? Has the clock been
rewound? And the answer to
those questions should be no,
of course not. There is a plan,
purpose and reason why we are
here on earth.
As you journey through
life, remember that you are im-
portant and that your life really
does matter. Look deep inside
yourself and find that light
someone needs to see. You do
a have a vision to inspire some-
one and a voice that needs to be
heard. You do have talents and
gifts that may encourage oth-
ers. Its never too late to impact
a life in a positive way.
The famous singing diva
herself Diana Ross sang a song
in the 80s, Reach out and
touch somebodys hand; make
this world a better place if you
can. Have we really done our
part to reach out and give a
helping hand without a motive,
cost or complaint?
If you want to make a valu-
able impact on someones life,
make a phone call today and
say hello. Ask how they are and
if there is anything they need or
that you can get for them - and
be prepared to listen! Thats
the old school kind of rela-
tionship, and we need to bring
it back. Perhaps your problems
may not seem so heavy if you
concentrate on things that are
really important to you and to
the others you cross paths with
daily.
Monica Exum is a Southwest
community activist, wife, mother
and fashion entrepreneur.
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he CityLights Net-
work is happy to
announce a new in-
tern. The Rev. Leslie Harrison,
a third-year student at Palmer
Theological Seminary in Wyn-
newood and ordained African
Methodist Episcopal minis-
ter, joined CityLights several
months ago to assist with out-
reach to community churches.
Our churches are some of
our communitys greatest re-
sources, noted Carey Davis, di-
rector of CityLights, a 17-year
urban/suburban partnership in
Southwest. They are the spiri-
tual backbone of our neighbor-
hood while also providing front
line help for families in crisis
and ongoing support and care
for their members.
With Harrisons help, City-
Lights hopes to extend the
growing network of organiza-
tions to include more churches,
giving congregations ready ac-
cess to the services provided
by community partners. Often
churches try to offer every-
thing to everyone because they
are not aware of other groups
around them, explained Davis.
CityLights hopes to help them
feel more connected, lightening
their load, and allowing them
to focus on the important work
God has called them to do.
Enter Harrison: Leslies
role is to meet church leaders,
find out what their ministries
entail, and seek to link them to
resources that will further them
along, said Davis.
Her time at CityLights will
be spent creating a church di-
rectory to include centers of
worship in Southwest Phila-
delphia, and planning events
to draw the community to-
gether.
Looking to learn from the
Southwest community as well,
Harrison is enthusiastic about
the broad range of partners and
the support they can bring to
the church.
Harrison said her mission
is clear. I have a need to make
a difference, said the soft-
spoken, friendly Harrison, who
said serving is a genetic code
in her family. There is always
something to do, no matter how
small or ordinary, that will im-
pact the life of someone.
Her Christian faith is her
motivator in reaching out to
others and strengthening the
Church. As Christians, we
walk by faith knowing that God
will supply all of our need, she
said. Unless we bring Christ to
those who need Christ, they
will never see our faith walk or
experience Christ not only for
them but also through us.
Harrison grew up in the
Philadelphia/Southern New
Jersey region and in North
Carolina. She received degrees
from Wilson County Technical
College in North Carolina and
Geneva College in Geneva, Pa.
before pursuing her master of
divinity degree at Palmer. She
will graduate in May.
To have a congregations
ministry included in the church
directory, please contact Leslie
for a short interview. She can
be reached at 856-882-8234 or
lharriso@eastern.edu. To reach
CityLights, call 267-270-CITY
2489 or citylights.cdavis@
gmail.com.
CityLights Welcomes Intern for Church Outreach
Rev. Leslie Harrison
CityLights Clothing Drive
A Big Success
R
esponding to brief requests from Southwest
and other organizations, dozens of families
from CityLights suburban partner Wayne
Presbyterian Churchdonated more than 1,500 pounds
of gently used clothing and shoes in this years Christ-
mas clothing drive. Beneficiaries included Broad
Street Ministries in Center City, New Spirit Presby-
terian Church, Outley House for homeless men, and
Presbyterian Childrens Village.
Pictured are members of Waynes Mens Thursday
Morning Bible Study: Parker Blatchford, Dennis Carey,
Dr. Les Dewis, and Dr. Tim Pretz. Wayne outreach or-
ganizers included Mary Alice Clear, Susan Aggarwal,
Robin Hotz, Weezie Baker, Susan Wright, and Kelly
Maravalli.
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F
or almost 300 years,
Southwest residents
have been celebrat-
ing Christmas at Bartrams
Garden in special ways.
John Bartram built the
earliest part of his house off
Lindbergh Boulevard at 54th
Street in 1728, and began
surrounding it with the flow-
ers and trees that became
Americas first botanical gar-
den. We can imagine that the
Bartram family made flowers
and greens an important tra-
ditional part of every Christ-
mas observance there, and so
it is today.
To help support family
holiday traditions for South-
west area residents this sea-
son, the folks at Bartrams
put together a series of learn-
ing programs, fun activities
and special sales to make our
homes (and our planet) green-
er and more festive. Some of
their delightful December of-
ferings included their annual
holiday greens sale on Dec.
3, featuring unique Bartrams
Garden signature holiday
greens arrangements, chil-
drens activities, and tastings
by Barrys Homebrew Outlet
and Fair Food.
On Dec. 8, Bartrams
held a holiday wreath work-
shop where participants cre-
ated home decorations using
historic plants and recycled
materials. And, on Dec. 14,
there was a terrarium work-
shop where glass boxes which
when fill with moss and small
plants to become little living
worlds (and great gifts).
Other delightful gifts,
books and handicrafts are still
available for that last minute
holiday gift in Bartrams Gar-
dens newly expanded gift
shop.
For more information
contact Kim Massare at 215-
729-5281 ext. 112.
TreeCycling
O
n Jan. 8, Bartrams
Garden will hold
its annual TreeCy-
cling Day, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Rather than sending your
Christmas tree to a landfill,
bring it to Bartrams Garden
where it will be recycled into
wood chips. A $5 donation
per tree is requested. Registra-
tion fees: $25 for members,
$30 non-members.
Holiday Season Begins at Bartrams Garden
PA Republicans:
Abortion Restrictions Top Priority
J
ust weeks after the
Corbett Adminis-
tration announced
Pennsylvania will establish
a state health insurance ex-
change under the Affordable
Care Act, the House Health
Committee voted Monday to
eliminate private insurance
coverage of abortion in this
yet-to-be-established health-
care exchange. Fortunately,
the House deferred action
by the full body, but should
House Bill 1977 pass, it will
be both a dramatic change in
the status quo and intrusion
into the free market.
Prior to the November
election, voters heard a lot
of talk about fixing our eco-
nomic woes, creating jobs and
cutting taxes, yet the reality
could not be more different,
said Sari Stevens, executive
director of Planned Parent-
hood Pennsylvania Advo-
cates. The Pennsylvania
Legislature has demonstrated
again and again this year that
they are not focused on the
economy at all, but rather on
restricting access to abortion,
and limiting womens health-
care options.
Today, 80% of private in-
surance plans cover abortion.
If HB 1977 becomes law, no
insurance plan contracting
with the healthcare exchange
will have the option of offer-
ing abortion coverage outside
of cases of rape and incest that
have been personally reported
to the police, or in the case of
death of the woman. Even in
tragic cases where the wom-
ans health is in serious jeop-
ardy, the family would have to
bear the entire cost of an abor-
tion. An overwhelming 79%
of Pennsylvania voters support
insurance coverage of abortion
to protect a womans health.
Failing to provide for this ex-
ception is not only bad public
policy, its in stark contrast to
public opinion. said Stevens.
The voters are fed up
with the divisive social agen-
da of this legislature, Stevens
concluded. I have no doubt
well look back in 10 years
and this session and this leg-
islature will be defined by
abortion. In this economic cli-
mate, its a surprisingly risky
move.
Prior to the
November election,
voters heard a lot
of talk about fixing
our economic woes,
creating jobs and
cutting taxes, yet the
reality could not be
more different
Y
esterday Tracey
L. Gordon filed
suit against the
Philadelphia Democratic
Party for outrageously and
illegally barring her from
taking office as Democratic
committeeperson in the
40th Ward after she was
duly elected to that posi-
tion by the vot-
ers in her divi-
sion. Gordon
feels she has
done nothing
that would re-
motely autho-
rize the party
to dislodge her
from her posi-
tion, nor, she
contends, does
the party have
any legal stand-
ing whatsoever
to even attempt
any such thing.

Gordon was duly elect-
ed by her Southwest Philly
neighbors as a Democratic
party committeeperson in
Ward 40B at the primary
held in May, 2010. The
party first tried to deny her
the right to even run in that
election, but Judge Idee Fox
ordered her name put on
the ballot. Escalating their
campaign to bar Gordon, a
perceived adversary of Ward
leader Anna Brown, the
party had Gordon evicted in
the presence of policemen
from the first Ward Commit-
tee meeting that occurred
after the election. Gordon
states that this eviction did
more than harm her, It
trampled on the rights of
the voters who elected me,
she complained. They are
left without any representa-
tion, particularly the repre-
sentative of their choice.
Because what the party
did to Gordon it has done
before and could well do
again, yesterdays lawsuit
was filed on behalf of Gor-
don and other individuals,
as a class action. It asked
the court to bar the party,
in the future, from unseat-
ing any candidates who win
election as committeep-
ersons within the City of
Philadelphia under the pre-
text that they are unfaithful
or disloyal to the
party or Ward,
declare the prac-
tice illegal and to
enjoin the party
from ever again
doing this. The
relief requested
would invalidate
the section of
the Philadelphia
Democratic party
bylaws that the
City Committee
relied upon to
remove Gordon
from office.
The plaintiffs are being
represented by public inter-
est lawyers Irv Ackelsberg
of Langer Grogan & Diver
and Mary Catherine Roper
of the American Civil Lib-
erties Foundation of Penn-
sylvania. They are being
supported by the recently
created Philadelphia Demo-
cratic Progressive Caucus,
which, prior to recommend-
ing the initiation of this
litigation, had attempted to
get relief through the Demo-
cratic party structure with-
out receiving any meaning-
ful response.
The Caucus is an ac-
tivist group of duly elected
Democratic party commit-
teepersons and members
of the electorate who seek
small democratic reform of
the Philadelphia electoral
system to allow more pro-
gressive candidates to run
and to win in Democratic
primaries, and to be fully
integrated into the party
when they do so.
Southwest Resident
Sues Democrats
Tracey L. Gordon
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Always Young
M
ore than 125
guests joined
Police Officer
Joe Young, the 12th Police
Districts Community Re-
lations Officer, at his 60th
birthday bash given recent-
ly by his wife Jeanette in
an activity room at the lav-
ish Sharon Baptist Church
in Wynnefield Heights.
Shown at the party sur-
rounded by his nephew,
and three brothers, Young
and his guests enjoyed a
scrumptious dinner prepared by Chef Rick Hill of Outley House. Dinner was fol-
lowed by a program which included a comedienne, a soloist, a poet, testimonials
from friends, family and co-workers, and a special old school performance by Philly
International recording artists The Intruders. The celebration for Young, winner of
this years prestigious George Fencl Award given to Philadelphias top police officer,
was held on Nov. 12. His birthday was Nov. 1.
By Nathaniel Lee
D
ressed in yellow and blue,
children from Betty Harris
Homes, Inc. gathered at the
Clothes Pin at 15th & Market streets on
November 23 carrying boxes of food and
drink to distribute to those in need.
The children were
members of Betty Harris
Homes, Inc, a residential
program for abused and
neglected children. They
were joined by State Rep.
Ronald G. Waters, mem-
bers of the 60th Street
Business Association, the
Buccaneers Drill Team,
the Independent Queenz
Sports Motorcycle Club
and Southwest residents
in providiing traditional
Thanksgiving meals for
homeless or needy people.
For 11 years, Harris has fed the
homeless during the holidays, and her
approach is a bit different from other
worthy meal-providing groups, the chil-
dren go to the homeless and the food is
distributed by them a tremendously
uplifting experience for givers and re-
ceivers.
Led by Rep. Waters, the children
walked the streets of downtown Phila-
delphia, braving the cold, seeking any-
one who were homeless or just down on
their luck. When they found them, they
were given a platter containing all of the
ingredients for a traditional Thanksgiv-
ing meal, including dessert.
In all, more than 250 meals were
distributed as the children walked un-
derground at the 15th Street Station at
15th and Market carrying food to give
to the homeless who were congregated
there.
Harris and her children now turn
their attention to preparing for their an-
nual Christmas party. Disadvantaged
children, who otherwise might not get
to see Santa, receive gifts or enjoy other
holiday festivities, are given the oppor-
tunity to do so.
Blessing the Needy
at Thanksgiving
Rep. Ronald Waters and Betty Harris Homes children
prepare to distribute Thanksgiving meals to needy home-
less people.
S
tate Rep. James Roebuck, D-
Phila., Democratic chairman of
the House Education Commit-
tee, today announced his alternative to
private-school voucher plans that have
been floating about in Harrisburg this
year.
I call my plan All Students Can
Succeed because it is designed to help
100 % of students in Pennsylvanias low-
est-performing schools through targeted
improvements rather than handing tax-
funded private-school vouchers to 3 to 9
% of the children in those schools and
hoping they find private schools that will
accept them, Roebuck said.
All Students Can Succeed would
help all of the kids in these schools for
about the same cost of the voucher plans,
and without violating the state constitu-
tion. This would be a win-win for these
children and for taxpayers. I believe it
can and should receive bipartisan sup-
port.
School districts would receive state
funding to provide for these initiatives
in those schools that are determined
to be low-achieving schools. A low-
achieving school is a school where less
than 50 % of its students are proficient
or advanced on their combined state
reading and math assessments.
School districts will be required
to provide a 20 % local match of state
funds from other public or private
funding sources that may include
funding from the Educational Im-
provement Tax Credit program.
Among the 61 Philadelphia School
District schools which could be in-
cluded in Rep. Roebucks plan would
be Comegys and Morton Elementary,
Shaw and Pepper Middle, and Bartram
High School in Southwest
The state would provide $20 mil-
lion of funding for the All Students
Can Achieve Program in the first year
that would be matched by $4 million
from the eligible school districts. State
funding would increase to $50 million
in the second and subsequent years
and matched by $10 million from the
eligible school districts.
State Rep. Roebuck Offers Alternative to
School Voucher Proposal
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O
n a beautiful fall
day, Sharmaine
Johnson joined a
group of ladies gathered in
the Bartram Village computer
center, 55th and Lindbergh,
for their first introduction to
computer and internet train-
ing courtesy of Freedom Rings
Partnership (FRP). Johnson, a
case manager with the Low-
Income Home Energy As-
sistance Program (LIHEAP),
said she had high hopes that
the skills she learns will help
make her more effective on
the job.
This was too good to
pass up, she said.
As a resident of the Pub-
lic Housing Authority (PHA),
moreover, Johnson was excit-
ed by the prospect of receiv-
ing a free netbook computer
when she completes the eight
hours of training.
The younger generation
knows everything about com-
puters, and its important for
us to know this too, she ex-
claimed.
More than 41% of Phila-
delphians are without internet
or computer access, causing
serious impediments to access
to job opportunities, health
and educational information,
and government and social ser-
vices. Freedom Rings aims to
bring Internet access, training
and technology to
all Philadelphians.
It is a citywide col-
laboration of civic,
community and
non-profit organi-
zations co-led by
Drexel University,
Urban Affairs Co-
alition and the City
of Philadelphias
Office of Innova-
tion and Technol-
ogy.
You have to be on top
of what is going on today or
you will be left behind, said
Sheila Anthony, who also
completed the training at Bar-
tram. She advised anybody
who has time to participate in
the class, should definitely
do so.
Through FRP, residents
of any PHA units who com-
plete eight hours of training
qualify for a free netbook. Ad-
ditionally, FRP will establish
77 public computer centers
citywide, generate 5,000 new
broadband household sub-
scribers, 50 small business
subscribers, and promote the
benefits of digital literacy.
FRP is funded by a two-year
grant from the U.S. Depart-
ment of Commerces National
Telecommunications and In-
formation Administrations
Broadband Technology Op-
portunities Program under
the federal American Recov-
ery and Reinvestment Act.
Persons who are not PHA
residents can visit one of
more than 80 Freedom Rings
Centers throughout the city to
use a computer, tap internet
access, and receive training.
To locate a nearby center or
for more information, contact
freedomringsphilly@gmail.
com or 215-851-1990 or the
website: www.freedomring-
spartnership.org.
Free Computer Training Citywide Program
Sheila Anthony, PHA resident and gradu-
ate of the Freedom Rings training, holding her
new laptop computer.
Town Hall
Meeting
R
ecent robberies,
housing fore-
closures, em-
ployment help and more
is on the agenda when the
Southwest CDC NAC office
hosts a Town Hall meeting
on Monday, Dec. 19, at the
Eastwick Recreation Cen-
ter, 80th Street and Mars
Place.
Representatives from
the 12th Police District, the
Southwest CDC housing
counseling and job coun-
seling departments, and
the Eastwick Bike Patrol,
as well as NAC members
and community organizers
will be on hand to answer
questions and address resi-
dents concerns.
The meeting will begin
at 6:30 p.m. and run until 8
p.m. The public is encour-
aged to attend.
8 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper December 15, 2011
SWCDC
Job Corner
Will Work for
Experience
I
t has long been a part of the high school and
college tradition for students to take intern-
ships while they study. Internships prepare
students for the real world with on-the-job training
and a chance to apply what theyve learned in class
to a tangible project. In addition, they receive the
chance to show they have schedule flexibility, can
balance multiple responsibilities, communication
skills, and the maturity to take direction in a profes-
sional work environment.
Internships arent just for students though. Have
you noticed that the requirements for a particular job
position have changed over the last few years? Gone
are the days when receptionists only took phone
calls, or file clerks who spent all day shuffling paper.
Now, many positions have multiple requirements
that may create a gap between ones skills and expe-
rience and what an employer actually expects and
desires - even if you worked in a similar position for
a couple of years.
Spending time as intern or volunteer is an excel-
lent way to gain useful expertise and broaden your
work horizons. When I was an intern in Washington,
I met a woman in her fifties who was also interning at
the same organization. Her objective was to re-enter
the workforce. She had been a stay-at-home mom
for the previous 18 years and while she had prior
employment, she didnt have any experience in the
contemporary work place. Her internship provided
her with a chance to reacquaint herself with work
week hours, communicating with diverse groups of
people, and provided her with a new sense of accom-
plishment and self-esteem.
The similar experience can be found through
volunteering. While you are working for free, you
are also exposing yourself to experiential knowledge
that is equally free, and adds to your resume. Further-
more, you are making connections that could poten-
tially be helpful. Maybe a position will open up at
your internship or the organization where you volun-
teer. Perhaps someone in the network will know of an
open position. The possibilities are endless.
Remember, Good things come to those who
wait; great things come to those who work hard. I
encourage you to meet with me to discuss your em-
ployment goals and explore possibilities that the
world of interning and volunteering
may hold for you.
Alizul Rosado, Job Counselor
Southwest CDC
6328 Paschall Ave.Phila. PA 19142
215-729-0800
alizul@southwestcdc.org
www.southwestcdc.org
By Jackie Simmons
I
t is never too early to learn
about the dangers of using
drugs and alcohol, and deal-
ing with the impact of addictive be-
havior.
Based on this premise, Pas-
tor Cambridge and members of
the Revelation Church of Christ of
the Apostle in North Philadelphia
visited Patterson Elementarys K-4
after-school program school on De-
cember 7, to teach awareness to the
students.
The group led by Pastor Cam-
bridge included Eastwick Bike Pa-
trol Sergeant Thomas Chamberlin
and his wife Carmen Chamberlin,
and church Brothers Harry, Larry,
and Terrance.
The presentation showed the
harm that experimenting or using
drugs and alcohol could do, and
the impact such dangerous behav-
ior has on the lives of people and
their families. The workshop-style
presentation made students aware
of the various forms abusive sub-
stances could take, and provided
vivid facts on what drinking or
drug use can do to a friend, parent,
sister, brother or neighbor the stu-
dents may know.
The Revelation Church team
showed before and after pictures
of people on drugs and used pre-
tend materials, showed the stu-
dents how some of these drugs and
alcoholic products looked. They
also demonstrated some common
drug paraphernalia and shared pic-
tures of what can happen if people
choose to make alcohol and drug
use a part of their lives.
In conclusion, Pastor Cam-
bridge explained the rewards of life
without using drugs and alcohol.
The students appeared to enjoy the
presentation and asked many ques-
tions.
The Southwest CDC New Start
Family Resource Center which di-
rects the Patterson after-school pro-
gram expressed its deep apprecia-
tion to Revelation Church of Christ
of the Apostle for the presentation.
The church is located at 3037 N.
22nd St.
The New Start Family Resource
Center is based at 6328 Paschall
Ave. and can be reached at 215-
729-0800.
Promoting Substance Abuse Awareness
at Patterson Elem. School
A Revelation Church member
talks to students at Patterson Elemen-
tary.
Noting that she has developed
some other strong, adult bonds,
Jessica continued, I participated
in Bartrams Upward Bound pro-
gram with Harcum College.
During the fall, she has been
spending two or three Saturdays
a month preparing at Harcum.
One of my contacts there is an
English teacher and she opened
my eyes to a wide variety of av-
enues for the future, for instance
the possibility of a career in jour-
nalism.
The Bartram mentoring pro-
gram, better known on campus
as BaM aims at pairing each in-
coming 9th grader with an adult
mentor. In addition, perhaps a
quarter of the second year, stu-
dents want to continue the kind
of mentor/mentee relationship
they started as freshmen.
We would really appreciate
it if more people from the com-
munity would step up and be-
come mentors, advised Sharay-
na Taylor, mentoring coordinator
for the school. The commitment
is not difficult, just one hour a
week at the high school or at least
5 hours a month. We expect the
mentors to help the student cre-
ate and pursue goals, provide
encouragement and support and
share experiences.
Where possible, its obvi-
ously an advantage if the mentor
can also provide the student with
some academic support, and ex-
plore ideas about further educa-
tional and career opportunities,
suggested Taylor. Above all, we
look to the mentors to be strong
role models for the students.
Taylor noted that at this point
the majority of mentors at Bar-
tram are faculty and staff mem-
bers. For them, the program gives
a unique appreciation of some of
the important issues on students
minds in general, and some of the
emotional tensions they are expe-
riencing.
There is of course a back-
ground check and a set of clear-
ance forms that the community
mentors must present in order to
work in the school with young
people, noted mentor advisor
Anthony Singleton. We help
them through that process, and
provide both initial and subse-
quent advanced training. Were
always available to help mentors
maintain a consistent and sup-
portive relationship with their
mentees.
To volunteer as a community
mentor at Bartram High, contact
Taylor at 267-992-1232 or by
email at sharaynarenee@gmail.
com.
...Bartram High Mentoring
Continues From Cover Page
December 15, 2011 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 9
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By Dr. Mark Powers
A
s American soldiers
wounded with post-
traumatic stress disor-
der (PTSD) return home and balance
treatment with resumption of their
daily lives, where they seek care may
be as important as what type of care
they seek.
PTSD treatment types are as broad
as the disorder is complex, but a recent
study by researchers at the University
of Pennsylvania and Southern Meth-
odist University showed Veterans Ad-
ministration facilities offer competi-
tive care. Researchers, led by Jason
Goodson at the University of Pennsyl-
vania, analyzed the results from sev-
eral dozen prior studies of PTSD treat-
ment and found that well over half
of the combat veterans receiving treat-
ment at VA settings would show im-
provement following their treatment.
That finding comes regardless of
whether the treatment offered was
empirical or exploratory, but research-
ers said evidence tentatively shows
that empirical treatmentsuch as
prolonged exposure and cognitive
processing therapiesare generally
more effective for combating PTSD.
The detailed results are published in
the most recent issue of Psychological
Reports.

Researchers added that the find-
ings underscore the need to develop
more effective treatment options
for inpatient care of combat-related
PTSD.
Southwest-area veterans and their
families can seek more information
at the VA Hospital located at 3900
Woodland Ave., or by phoning 215-
382-2401.
Dr. Mark Powers, is a member of the De-
partment of Psychology,
Southern Methodist University.
Veterans:
VA Centers Offer Effective PTSD Care
S
ylvia Pearline Wil-
liams-Ethridge, a
longtime resident of
Southwest Philadelphia, died
at her home on Elmwood Av-
enue on November 23, fol-
lowing a lengthy and valiant
battle with cancer.
Born in Philadelphia on
January 8, 1951 to proud par-
ents Helen Baum and the late
Hallet Pedro Baum, Mrs.
Williams-Ethridge Sylvia re-
sided in several areas of the
city before settling in South-
west Philadelphia.

Mrs. William-Ethridge
began working early -- at
the age of 14 -- starting in a
consignment shop and baby-
sitting afterschool. Over the
years, she held a variety of
jobs in retail before settling
into the healthcare field. She
worked her way up through
the ranks at the Hospital of
the University of Pennsylva-
nia, Wills Eye Hospital and
Pennsylvania Hospital, where
she started working in patient
transport, then became a bill-
ing clerk and eventually was
named patient accounting su-
pervisor.
Mrs. Williams-Ethridge
married her first love James
Williams Sr. in 1970. From
their union came her chil-
dren, Charrisa,
Todd and James
Jr. She later re-
married to Archie
Oscar Ethridge,
who preceded her
in death.
Described as
a family oriented
woman and center
of her childrens
world by her
daughter Char-
risa, she lived for her grand-
children and they in turn
adored her. Mom-Mom as
she was called by her grand-
children, lavished them with
gifts, trips to Wildwood and
hosted weekly sleepovers.
Mrs. Williams-Ethridge was
kind-hearted, gentle, loving
and giving. She was good at
remembering the birthdays
of family and friends, and
would be first to acknowl-
edge it with a card or gift, her
daughter recalled.
Her sister Denise Jenkins,
a member of the Southwest
CDC Neighbor-
hood Advisory
Committee and
Zoning Com-
mittee, said Wil-
l i ams- Et hr i dge
was patient and
thoughtful, al-
ways willing to
listen and offer
friendly advice
when needed. In
addition, she was
an avid reader
and enjoyed traveling, draw-
ing, dancing, listening to gos-
pel music and music from the
Motown era.
Mrs. Williams-Ethridge
was a 1969 graduate of West
Philadelphia High School.
Her love for education led her
to continue her studies and
earn diplomas from McCarrie
Schools of Health and Tech-
nology and The American
Business Institute.
In addition to her daugh-
ter and sister, she was sur-
vived by two sons, Todd and
James; a son-in-law, Ibrahim;
two daughters-in-law, Maija
and Robin; her mother, Helen
Baum; six grandchildren, Ga-
brielle, Todd Jr., Devon, Isaac,
Jamie and Mia; six siblings
Connie, Veldra and Sharon;
two brothers, Pedro (Ted) and
Richard; three brothers-in-
law, Craig, Ronald and Kes-
sler; a sister-in-law, Brenda,
and a special niece, Kimberly
Jenkins, in addition to other
nieces, nephews, cousins and
friends.
A viewing and funeral
service were held on Friday,
Dec. 2, at Antioch of Calvary
Chapel, 4721 Chestnut St.
Burial was at Fernwood Cem-
etery, Fernwood, Pa.
Funeral Held for Sylvia Williams-Ethridge
Sylvia Pearline
Williams-Ethridge
Christmas Tree
Safety
E
ach year, during the holiday
season, the Philadelphia Fire
Department promotes Holi-
day Fire Safety to educate citizens re-
garding the proper care and disposal of
Christmas trees. This year the Univer-
sity of Pennsylvania donated 30,000 tree
tags that firefighters will distribute to
tree lots throughout the city. These tree
tags provide the following information
on the proper maintenance of live trees:
Makeafreshcut1-inchfromthebase
of the tree.
Place the tree firmly in the stand
with plenty of room for water.
Check the water level dailyandadd
if needed.
Check electrical cords for wear, and
outlets for overloading.
Never leave a lighted tree unattend-
ed.
Dontletthetreeblockexitsorstairs.
Keep the tree away from portable
heaters and other heat sources.
Thetreeshouldbefreeofornaments
and decorations before disposal.
If you are using an artificial tree in
your decorating, check the tag to ensure
that it is fire resistant.
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drens Scholarship Fund
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plications for low income, city chil-
dren. The 2,000 scholarships will
provide recipients with the finan-
cial ability to attend tuition-based
kindergarten through 8th grade
schools in the Philadelphia area.
Scholarships will be awarded
for classes beginning in Septem-
ber 2012 through a random lottery
among applicants. Each student
will be eligible for up to $2,150 in
funding per year.
To be eligible, families must be
residents of Philadelphia, meet in-
come requirements and complete a
required essay question on the ap-
plication form.
The deadline to apply is March
1, 2012.
For obtain more information
or apply on line, visit the CSFP
website www.csfphiladelphia.org,
or phone 215-670-8411. Application
forms are available at Southwest CDC,
6328 Paschall Ave. or at Rep. Donatuc-
cis office at the Mercy Wellness Cen-
ter, 2821 Island Ave., 2nd fl.
State Rep. Maria Donatucci and SEPTA
general manager Joseph M. Casey, (center,
with shears) help dedicate the renovated
SEPTA bus loop in Darby. Also pictured is
Marlene J. Henkin (r) director of operations
for State Sen. Anthony Williams.
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I
f you need a last
minute holiday
gift for a family
member or a friend Myers
Recreation Center may be
just the right place for you
to be on December 17.
Thats when Myers
Tots Program will spon-
sor a Flea Market and a
gala Holiday Bazaar at the
center from 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. All are welcome to
come.
How about a profes-
sionally made family pho-
to for grandmother or a
favorite aunt? Myers Rec.
Center and Fantastic Pho-
tography present Family
Portrait Day 2011. Fan-
tastic Photography will
have your photo ready
within an hour provided
that you come to the por-
trait desk before 1:45 p.m.
For more informa-
tion, call Myers Rec Cen-
ter at 215-685-2693.
Myers Hosts Flea Market
& Holiday Bazaar
By Bernice Manallo Ho
M
ercy Fitzgerald Hospi-
tal in Darby and Mercy
Philadelphia Hospital in
West Philadelphia have earned The
Joint Commissions Gold Seal of Ap-
proval for certification as a primary
stroke center.
The designation comes after on-
site evaluation and demonstrating
compliance with nationally devel-
oped standards for stroke care.
In stroke care, time is brain, says
Jean E. Range, MS, RN, CPHQ, execu-
tive director, Disease-Specific Care
Certification, The Joint Commission.
The Mercy centers have proven
that they [can] provide effective,
timely care to stroke victims and can
significantly improve outcomes for
stroke patients.
Each year, about 795,000 people
experience a new or recurrent stroke,
which is the nations third leading
cause of death. Stroke is a leading
cause of serious, long-term disability
in the U.S., with about 4.7 million
stroke survivors alive today.
We are proud to achieve this dis-
tinction from The Joint Commission,
said Kathryn Conallen, chief execu-
tive officer, Mercy Fitzgerald and Mer-
cy Philadelphia Hospitals.
The comprehensive stroke care
program at the two hospitals includes
emergency care, designated stroke
units, rehabilitation and patient sup-
port groups. A list of programs certi-
fied by The Joint Commission is avail-
able at www.qualitycheck.org.
Bernice Manallo Ho is director of market-
ing communications at Mercy Fitzgerald
Hospital, and can be contacted at 610-
237-4783 or bmanallo@mercyhealth.org.
Mercy Hospitals Certified
for Stroke Care
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Dedication at Worship Service
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Contact: First Lady Olivia Sills any Sunday
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Elcer Sterns, 18, shot in the
head and multiple times in
the body at 57th and Willows
when an assailant opened fire.
Maleek Williams, 22, shot in
the chest on South Frazier fol-
lowing an argument.
Mymeek Horton, 20, died of
two gunshot wounds to the
head near his own home on the
5700 block of Malcolm Street.
.Andthecarnagecontinues.
M
embers and friends
of CityLights Net-
work gathered De-
cember 10 to mourn the 21 vic-
tims of violence who were killed
within the 12th Police District so
far this past year.
Participants met for regular
meeting of the Network which
takes place the second Saturday
each month at various locations
throughout Southwest this one
in the library at Bartram High
School.
They then split into two
groups to visit murder sites of 19
men and two women who died
in 2011. At each site, the small
groups reviewed the available in-
formation about the victim and
formed a circle of prayer to end
violence and the social injustice
that underlies it. They then laid
a red carnation flower at or near
where the victim perished.
All returned to Bartram High
School to reflect briefly and to
read together a litany composed
by the Rev. Leslie Harrison, a
divinity student at Palmer Semi-
nary and an intern at CityLights.
Sadly, this year, all except
one of the victims were killed
by gunshot; the other individual
was knifed to death. All were Af-
rican American,
mostly younger
than age 30,
with the young-
est being an 18-year-old Bartram
student.
This does not count the doz-
ens more who were shot, wound-
ed, or otherwise brutalized due
to violence, but did not die, re-
minded Carey Davis, director of
CityLights.
We are hoping that when
the community sees us pray-
ing together in this way, people
of faith and goodwill can help
bring about peace in our neigh-
borhoods, added Ms. Lola. We
want a community in which peo-
ple can walk in safety and harmo-
ny. Lolas son was recently shot
and wounded, and her mother
died when she was thrown to the
street by a purse snatcher.

CityLights meets monthly to
share information from groups
and individuals in the communi-
ty about their needs and resourc-
es. For locations, call 267-270-
2489 or email citylights.cdavis@
gmail.com.
CityLights Vigil Mourns 2011 Victims of Violence
Come Carol
with CityLights
C
ome along and sing Christmas carols around
the neighborhood with members of the City-
Lights Network on Saturday afternoon De-
cember 17.
Singers of all ages are invited to gather at 3:30 p.m.
at Connell Park Recreation Center, 65th and Elmwood
Avenue and for the next couple of hours to go out in
caroling teams. Church groups are welcome.
Carolers will return for refreshments, and breakup
at about 6 p.m. said CityLights event coordinator Les-
lie Harrison. Harrison can be reached at 267-270-2489,
or via email at lharriso@eastern.edu.
CityLights Vigil members Maria Vanegas, Leslie Har-
rison and Lola Gist pray for a mother of six who was killed
in the crossfire.
12 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper December 15, 2011
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Caroling Near Connell Park,
3:30 to 6 p.m.,
(see box below)
Flea Market & Holiday Bazaar,
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
Myers Rec 58th & Kingsessing,
Last minute gifts and
1-hour portraits,
215-685-1693
Caroling with CityLights &
Area Churches,
3:30 to 6 pm, Connell Park,
(see box below)
REGISTRATION: FREE
Peer Grief Support group,
(see box below)
TreeCycling Day,
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Bartrams Garden,
54th & Lindbergh,
$5 donations requested
CityLights
Monthly Network Meeting,
9 to 11 a.m.,
Richard Allen Prep Charter
School, 58th & Lindbergh,
267-270-2489
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One Hour per Week talking, listening, and interacting
with students through various activities.


INFO: Ms. Taylor 215-492-6450 ext 312 or visit the John
Bartram High at 2401 S 67
th
Street. Cell: 267-992-1232


In partnership with Education Works www.educationworks.org



Tutors Needed
YOACAP is currently recruiting volunteer tutors for
Project BUILD, our youth development program.

Volunteer tutors can be adults, teachers, and
responsible 12th-grade students who are willing and
capable to provide academic guidance to youth from
diverse high schools throughout Philadelphia.

INFO: Duerward "Woody" Beale 215-851-1836


JOB RESOURCES
Need Helping Finding a Job?
Get help from:
Page Huey, Job Advisor, Tues & Wed 9 am to 4 pm
Alizul Rosado, Job Counselor, By Appointment Mon to
Fri 9 am to 3:30 pm

Southwest CDC, 6328 Paschall Ave, 215-729-0800
jobhelp@southwestcdc.org

Determine your interests
Talk through job search progress
Improve your resume
Apply for jobs online
Prepare for interviews

Computer lab available for completing applications, updating
resumes, and other job search related activities. Two-hour
time slots are available.

Appointments & Computer Lab: 215-729-0800
Questions: jobhelp@southwestcdc.org

CHRISTMAS

Its Christmas Time in the City!

Join CityLights and area churches for a little caroling
around the neighborhood in Southwest Philadelphia.
Lets fill the neighborhood with cheer! Music, Food,
Fellowship!

Saturday, December 17th, 3:30 pm to 6 pm
Connell Park (65th & Elmwood Ave)

INFO: INFO: 267-270-2489 OR lharriso@eastern.edu




HEALTH
FREE HIV Counseling & Testing
Free HIV counseling and testing, including Rapid
Testing with results in 20 minutes. Free STD testing.

Neighborhood United Against Drugs
5214 Woodland Ave, 215-724-7430


HIV, Chlamydia, Syphilis, and Gonorrhea Testing

1207 Chestnut Street on the 3rd floor
& on YOACAP's mobile unit.

INFO/To schedule an appointment (youth and
adults), Ryekisha 215-851-1830

Veterans Center Offers Effective PTSD Care



Treatment options available for inpatient care of combat-
related American soldiers with post-traumatic stress
disorder (PTSD)

INFO: SW Veterans & Families
VA Hospital, 3900 Woodland Ave, or 215-382-2401




RESOURCES

Catholic Social Services - 6214 Grays Ave
Fran Spross 215-724-8550 x 3.

Pregnancy Education Group Wednesdays, 3-4 pm
learn important information on keeping yourself
healthy and providing a great start for your new baby.

Creative Parenting classes Tuesdays 12 noon to 2 pm
(beginning Jan 3); Thursdays 12 noon to 2 pm (beg Dec
1) learn to address the many demands on parents
communication, discipline, problem solving, setting
limits, and more! Free meal, childcare, tokens. $25 gift
card upon completion.





ANNOUNCEMENTS
Nominate a Great Teacher!

Nominations are being accepted for national Liberty
Museums Teacher As Hero Award Recognizes dedicated
teachrs who give their best every day to inspire, nurture, and
educate Americas young people.

Do you know a teacher who?
Has provided many years of service in the field of
education. Demonstrates exceptional creativity in the
classroom. Perseveres despite increasing challenges.
Volunteers in his/her community outside of school.
Defused violence and bullying among students. Serves
as a role model to other teachers

Winners will receive recognition and gift in March 2012 and
will be featured in a museum exhibit.

DEADLINE: January 18, 2012
INFO: 215-925-2800 or nick@libertymuseum.org

Sponsored by State Farm


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Murry's
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Rent-A-Center
Smile Center Dental
Social Security
Fine Wines & Good Spirits
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Look What's New at Murrys:
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Providing Highest Quality & best service in dental care.
We want to see you SMILE!
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Convenient, Lots of Free Parking
Managed by
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Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins
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Dollar General
EZ Bargain
Fabric Care Laundromat
Foot Locker
Four Seasons
Health Annex
Jimmy Jess USA
Teach and Tumble - Learning Academy
Delicious Fried & Boiled Platters,
Subs, Soups, Salads & Sandwiches
Enjoy Hot Coffee & Hot Chocolate While You Shop the Plaza
Big Sale 25% Off Clothing, Boots, Sneakers
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Your Headquarters for Beautiful & Useful Gifts,
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Now enrolling 6 weeks to 5 years old. Also before/after care for
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Free Parking Conveniently Located One-Stop Shopping
62nd Street & Woodland Avenue Southwest Philadelphia
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Woodland Cemetery
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Jan. 16 9 a.m. 12 p.m.
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Health Annex Programs
- Diabetes Management Group Weds 10 12 a.m.
(Jamie. Moser: x 5184)
- SW Breast Health Initiative
(Wesley Thomas, x 5179)
- HIV Testing: Free, Rapid, Confidential
(Walk-in during business hours Results in minutes)
The Health Annex Family Practice & Counseling Network
6120B Woodland Ave. 2
nd
Floor (Woodland Village Plaza)
215-727-4721
Coalition of African Communities Philadelphia
11
th
Annual Health Fair
Sunday August 7 - 12 Noon 8 p.m.
Kingsessing Rec. Center, 4901 Kingsessing
Ave.Free Screenings Diabetes Evaluation
Trained Health Workers - English, French, Creole
Youre invited! FREE Healthy Foods Demonstration
Sat., July 30, 2011 Noon 2 p.m. - rain or shine
GPHA Woodland Health Center, 5000 Woodland Ave.,
Fun Activities for children .
Sponsors:
UnitedHealthCare Community Plan - The Food Trust
Greater Philadelphia Health Action
Info: jroberts@uhc.com or (215) 832-4722
HIV/AIDS & STD Testing
Neighborhood United Against Drugs provides
testing for HIV/AIDS and STD's at your site if
needed. They offer counseling to get services.
Best for groups with high risk populations, eg:
shelters, ex-offenders, soup kitchens, etc.

INFO: Joe or Hannah at NUAD, 215-724-7430
TECH RESOURCES

FREE Netbook & Training
Those who live in Public Housing Authority (PHA) units
who complete eight hours of computer training qualify for
a free netbook.

Persons who are not PHA residents can visit one of
over 80 Freedom Rings Centers throughout the City to
use a computer, tap internet access, and receive
training.

To locate a nearby center or for more information:
contact freedomringsphilly@gmail.com or 215-851-1990
or www.freedomringspartnership.org


Computers for Kids $140

Receive a refurbished computer, monitor, keyboard, &
mouse
One-time minimal purchase fee
Club membership
After warranty support program
Low cost in-home hardware support
Technical support (phone support)
Internet capable

Alphatech-Philly Technology Training Centers, Inc.
651 S. 52
nd
St (52
nd
& Catherine)
215-729-7600

Comcast has Low-Cost Internet ($9.95 per month),


Low-Cost Computers, & Computer Training

Qualifications:
Internet is needed to do homework, complete
projects, and research.
Available to households with children who receive
free school lunches under the National School Lunch
Program
INFO: Tajuana Wall 215-851-1968

EDUCATION
GED HELP
Alternative Education program available for students 17-24
years to provide a high school diploma. GED help, job
readiness.

E3 Center & Performance Learning Academy
5407 Grays Avenue INFO: Aquito Young, 267-299-2505

Arts Institute Open House


Monday, January 16
th
, 2012 at 10 am
For Culinary Arts & Fashion, visit 2300 Market St
For Media, Design, or Production, visit 1622 Chestnut St
Qualifications: Graduating from high school or getting a GED
in 2012 to apply. Minimum 1.8 GPA or 2380 GED score
required. Associate degrees require a 2.5 GPA.
Info: Ms. Quyvan Le, Associate Director of
Admissions, 215-405-6330 or 1-800-275-2474 x6330, or
qle@edmc.edu


Penn State Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)
INFO: Jazmyn N. Curry, a counselor: 215-246-3509
Main Office: 1617 JFK Blvd, Suite 425, Phila.

Adults 19 and Older, U.S Citizens
We can help you with your educational and training needs at
several convenient locations throughout Philadelphia County
and financial aid forms, and educational planning:
FREE ASSISTANCE WITH: Exploring and applying to
technical, training, and college programs Completing
financial aid forms and school applications Resources for
scholarship and grant searches Career and educational
planning GED and diploma program referrals in the
Philadelphia area


$500 College Scholarship: African-
American students
African American students entering their sophomore year in
2012. Must be 25 years or younger. Must write an essay.

INFO: Yvonne Hughes for 267-269-4898

RESOURCES

FREE Peer Grief Support Group
Ages 6 - 12 & Their Caregivers
Beginning in January 2012 Mondays 4:15 to 5:30 pm


Tindley Temple United Methodist Church
Broad & Fitzwater Streets, Philadelphia

This 8-week program provides support to children and
caregivers who are dealing with the death of a special
person in their life. A caregiver support and education
group will meet while the childrens group is in
session. Groups are lead by trained grief counselors and
volunteers.

Registration & Info: 215-744-4025

Organized by: The Center for Grieving Children




Southwest CDC Services
6328 Paschall Ave Call: 215-729-0800

Energy Assistance:
USEF energy assistance for bills (electric, gas, water) up
to $1500 to zero out debt (rest paid by customer).
Increased eligibility rates.


Water Bill Assistance:
Save money on your water bill! Water conservation
program plumber to fix miner leaks, add water saving
devices like shower heads.


Housing Assistance:
Foreclosure prevention, first time home buyers, budget.




Greening
Want to do something about unattended trees on your
block? Contact Maria Vanegas at CityLights Network to
help organize a community Tree Tenders Group.

INFO: 267-270-2489 or mavaneg.citylights@gmail.com





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