For the second year, Philadelphia will host the 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Conference. The summit is an open forum to explore and exchange insights about diversity and inclusion (D&I) best practices for CEOs, diversity officers, educators, corporate leaders and government officials. The conference will take place on March 25 – 26th, 2019 at the Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia. Presented by Temple University School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management in collaboration with The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), PHL Diversity and Lodging Media, this education summit is designed for CEOs, corporate leaders, chief diversity officers and government officials to exchange insights about diversity and inclusion across multiple industries. This year’s theme is “Where Diversity and Inclusion Intersects with Academic and Corporate Strategies.”
Women of color
Stockton Unidos will host an interactive discussion led by successful women on the dynamics of gender and race as it relates to structures of power at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27 in the Campus Center Theater. The event will be moderated by Lisa Honaker, Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities. The featured panelists will be: Stockton Africana Studies Program Coordinator Donnetrice Allison, Stockton trustee and Vice President of Grants and Programs for the Princeton Area Community Foundation, Nelida Valentin, Assistant Vice President of Global Initiatives at New Jersey City University Tamara Cunningham, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Arleen Gonzalez, PASSPORT Program Coordinator and Manager Billie Bailey, Chief Executive Officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Atlantic City Michelle Carrera. A reception will follow the panel. The event is free and open to the public.
The Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival is pleased to announce the full programming line-up for the 3rd annual Festival, which returns to the City of Brotherly Love during the first weekend of April (April 5 – 7), at the Philadelphia Film Center in downtown Philadelphia. The Festival opens with the thrilling, action-adventure journey following the late filmmaker Rob Stewart, Sharkwater Extinction. The Opening Night feature showcases director Matthew Testa’s new visually-rich and arresting documentary, The Human Element, and closes on April 7th with Asgeir Helgestad’s riveting true story told over the course of four years following the survival of a polar bear mother and her cubs in Queen Without Land. This year’s Festival will feature 44 new shorts and 10 new features from around the world to kick off Earth Month. All ten feature films are Pennsylvania Premieres.
Boyz II Men
Boyz II Men to Headline Temple University Hospital’s Acres of Diamonds Gala Dr. Amy Goldberg to Receive Gala’s Diamond Award for Exceptional Social Responsibility, PwC Recognized as Cherry & White Honoree. Four-time Grammy® Award-winners and iconic R&B group Boyz II Men will perform a private concert for attendees of this year’s Temple University Hospital (TUH) Acres of Diamonds Gala, taking place May 11 at the Philadelphia Marriot Downtown. The 66th annual Gala serves as the hospital’s marquee fundraising event each year, with last year’s raising $1.4 million, its largest total to date.
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health launched Philly, Keep On Loving a new sexual health marketing campaign that encourages Philadelphians to consider PrEP as part of their sexual health planning. PrEP is a safe, daily pill that dramatically reduces the risk of HIV infection by over 90%. In 2017, 496 Philadelphians were diagnosed with HIV. The campaign will appear in local newspapers and on buses, bus shelters, and corner stores throughout Philadelphia, as well as social media channels in English and Spanish. Philadelphians can access PrEP through their healthcare provide or find a doctor on PhillyKeepOnLoving.com or through the Health Information Helpline at 215-985-2437.
The City Commissioners are recruiting bilingual interpreters to work on Election Day. To be certified to work on Election Day, bilingual interpreters must attend a training seminar held by the Office of the City Commissioners prior to the first election for which they are assigned. To be considered for an appointment as a bilingual interpreter, fill out this formand contact Donna Bishop at 215-685-4811. For more information on becoming a bilingual interpreter on Election Day, contact Michelle Montalvo at 215-686-3464 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the fourth year, the Philadelphia Water Department is conducting a comprehensive customer satisfaction survey to collect feedback on a range of services. Residents and customers who take the five-minute survey at www.pwdsurvey.com will automatically take part in a raffle for $100 gift cards. The survey can also be accessed by texting @water to 39242. The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD), a public utility operated by the City of Philadelphia and funded through water bills, provides drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater services for 1.6 million residents. Additional services include waterways restoration and maintaining more than 25,000 fire hydrants. Topics include general perceptions of PWD, drinking water habits, infrastructure awareness and perceptions, communications preferences, water quality, the bill paying process, and demographics.
Kukuli Velarde: The Complicit Eye/ Opens November 16, at Taller Puertorriqueño. The Complicit Eye, Kukuli Velarde’s first major solo show of painting in the US, deconstructs ideals of female beauty from colonization to the local barrio. Velarde dissects the construction and consumption of beauty in Western culture, exposing the connections between beauty and violence. Through painting, sculpture, and performance, Velarde confronts the reality of female objectification, oppressive beauty standards, and the marginalization of women of color.
Republic Services lanzará una campaña de educación en Philadelphia. El esfuerzo busca llamar la atención del público debido a los altos niveles de contaminación en los programas de reciclaje residenciales y también para ayudarlos a reciclar mejor. Actualmente, uno de cada cuatro artículos que se encuentran en los botes de reciclaje en Philadelphia, pertenece al bote de basura. Estos vienen sucios con comida u otros residuos, o ni siquiera son productos reciclables. Eso significa que los productos que los residentes tenían la intención de reciclar pueden terminar en los vertederos. Para obtener más información, visita el sitio web de Republic Services en RepublicServices.com. Dale “Like” a Republic en Facebook, Facebook.com/RepublicServices y síguenos en Twitter @RepublicService e Instagram @republic_service.
TeamChildren Summer Computer Sale! Do you need or know some that needs a powerful, low cost, desktop or laptop computer? Our back to school campaign has begun and our goal is to distribute 150 high quality refurbished desktops ranging from ($100- $165) We also have over 100 amazing laptops (I3, I5, and I7 processors) $150- $185. We are always looking for donated computers,financial contributions, and volunteers to help further our mission! We’d love to hear from you! please see the attached application for further details. Call: (610) 666-1795 email@example.com Robert Toporek President/Founder 960 Rittenhouse Rd Audubon PA 19403.
Be a volunteer tutor! Help adult learners gain the skills and education they need for success. The Office of Adult Education (OAE) has relocated to 1500 JFK Boulevard, Suite 1412. Our new Center City location provides convenient access to innovative volunteer trainings and workshops. This year, OAE redesigned its volunteer training programs and expanded to include Tutor Now: Technology Skills for volunteers to tutor adults in computer skills. For more Tutor Now trainings, please find more information www.philaliteracy.org.
During regular work hours, the Philadelphia Bar Association offers the program — the Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) — which provides lawyer referrals to area residents. Staff attorneys take calls from the general public and refer callers to attorneys in private practice for a 30-minute consultation, for which the attorney agrees to charge a drastically reduced fee of $35. If callers do not need an attorney or cannot afford one, they will be directed to a legal service organization, agency or other resource for assistance. LRIS is available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., by calling (215) 238-6333.
¿Le molesta si alguien bebe demasiado? Los grupos de familia al-anon puede ayudarle. Reuniones 1116 East Luzerne St. Philadelphia Lunes 9:30 a 10:30 AM. Si necesita más información: Mirta 862-294-8683, por favor manténgalo confidencial.
My students need a lighting kit and a laptop to create a RE-TEACHING station! My students come from all over the world – especially from countries that speak Spanish. My students are curious, artistic, competent and courageous. Our extracurricular activities are full of enthusiastic students eager to spend time in a caring environment away from the harsh realities of a rough neighborhood. Our goal is to create a re-teaching center in our classroom. It would include a camera, lighting kit, and a computer to edit videos. So, when a group of students feels like they’ve mastered a concept, they can re-teach it in a short video and publish that video on our YouTube page. To donate go to www.donorschoose.org/project/lights-camera-re-teach/2887337/?rf=link-siteshare-2017-11-teacher_old-teacher_855949&challengeid=152925 ciudad. www.facebook.com/Masterchef/
Wheel Fun Rentals
Wheel Fun Rentals is renewing a partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters for a program called “Biking & Boating Buddies.” For the eleventh consecutive year, “Biking & Boating Buddies” provides free rentals to underprivileged children and their mentors around the nation. To date, $1,280,000 in free rentals have been distributed to Bigs and Littles at over 20 BBBS chapters around the nation. If you’d like to become a volunteer or support BBBS programs, please visit www.bbbs.org. To find out more about the Biking Buddies program visit wheelfunrentals.com/big-brothers-big-sisters/
Since the opening of the Williams Center for the Arts in 1983, the Lafayette College Performance Series has been nationally recognized for exceptional programming, annually featuring esteemed artists and innovative new work in chamber music, jazz, world music, dance, theater and family presentations. The 2017/18 season, include debut appearances by NEA Jazz Master Charles Lloyd, the renowned tenor Mark Padmore and pianist Paul Lewis performing Schubert’s Winterreise, choreographers Pascal Rioult, Alonzo King, and Pam Tanowitz, New York’s Bedlam theater company, Iranian singer Azam Ali, and Venezuela’s Betsayda Machado, among many others.
La Cancillería mexicana pone en operación la línea telefónica “Estamos Contigo”. La línea “Estamos Contigo” entró en operación en noviembre y funciona las 24 horas, los 7 días de la semana. Tendrá como objetivo central, brindar a los usuarios apoyo emocional e información general sobre actualidad migratoria y reportar incidentes de abuso. A través del número 1 877-632-6678, los connacionales en Estados Unidos podrán recibir información sobre muchos tópicos de apoyo, y adicionalmente, se le brindará a las mujeres apoyo emocional y psicológico que les permita enfrentar crisis basadas en situaciones de abuso físico intrafamiliar, violaciones, depresiones, discriminación o abuso de origen racial.
Citizens Business Banking will offer an interest rate reduction on both SBA and conventional loans for qualified veteran businesses. To qualify, the business must be 51 percent owned by a veteran or spouse of a veteran and must provide veteran validation documentation and proof of ownership. “We are proud to offer this promotion to our veterans, and will continue to offer our gratitude to these brave men and women.” According to the most recent U.S. Small Business Administration data, veterans owned 2.5 million businesses or 9.3 percent of U.S. firms
Meet the faces of CASA DOMINICANA! Looking for volunteers to join the cads Dominican Community Outreach Program. Casa Dominica has established itself as an integral part of the Hispanic community in Philadelphia. We are looking for young adults who want to give back to the community. Our future plans include art seminars, music appreciation, folkloric dance classes, sports, financial budgeting seminars, courses on microsoft word and excel and so much more.Volunteers, teachers, instructors, everybody! We cannot do this without you. Help us make our community, a united and safe one for our youths.
Access Services is proud to celebrate Intellectual Disabilities Awareness Month, in addition to celebrating the strengths of individuals with disabilities all year long! We invite you to join our enthusiastic and growing team. Full and part time work opportunities are available throughout our agency. In addition, Access Services is always looking for loving families willing to open their hearts and homes to a child or adult with special needs. To learn more about Access Services and the many wonderful opportunities available, please visit www.accessservices.org.
ABC’s of Starting a Small Business. Do Not Invest Your Money in A Business, Until You Attend this Seminar. Attend the ABC’s of Starting a Small Business to learn the ins and outs of starting a small business, the challenges you’ll face and the resources available to help you get started! For more info: Front Office at LAEDA Latin American Economic Development Association firstname.lastname@example.org 856-338-1177
Want to change a child’s life? There’s always an urgent need for resource parents in the city and surrounding areas. Resource parents (formerly referred to as “foster parents”) are community members who take in children and youth who are unable to reside with their families due to abuse and neglect. Not only does it make a huge impact on these children’s well-being and safety, but it can be a life-changing experience for the parents as well. CONTACT:Wordsworth CUA Region 5, Cassandra Williams email@example.com, 267)766-2000 x2054 Wordsworth CUA Region 10, Natasha Cunningham firstname.lastname@example.org, (215)817-5906
St. Luke’s Hospital
“PriceChecker” Program Bundles Services, Is Geared Toward Insured Patients with High Deductibles. With the rise in higher-deductible health plans and coinsurance, Americans are paying an increasingly greater proportion of their health care costs out of pocket. This means that patients need meaningful and transparent price information to better make informed health care decisions. St. Luke’s has launched St. Luke’s PriceChecker – a program that offers patients an option to pay a bundled price in advance of their service for specific common imaging studies and/or procedures as well as specific common ambulatory surgical services. Five of St. Luke’s Hospitals and more than 150 outpatient locations will participate in the bundled pricing, except for the Network’s New Jersey-based hospital and outpatient sites. A full description of the program along with prices and images/procedures can be found on-line atwww.PriceChecker.sluhn.org
View over 40 murals on this tour, featuring the collection that was created through the Porch Light Program. Cost: $5 per person and each guest will receive a package of beautiful note cards depicting some of the murals on the tour. Visit the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) after your tour! Each Mural Arts tour guest will receive a $5 off voucher for admission into the museum to be used either the same day or a future date. The tour leaves from PAFA, Hamilton Building, located at 128 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Second Sunday Specialty Trolley Tour.
“Philadelphia Immigrant Innovation Hub”, ia an initiative funded through knight Foundation Cities Challenge Grant. The Hub offers resources and work space to immigrants looking to start or grow their businesses. Qualified candidates will specifically have access to many services. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply at http://bit.ly/piihub or email email@example.com or call Herman at 215-557-2626.
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today invites manufacturers, retailers, service providers, agricultural businesses, and other small businesses to apply for a Small Business Advantage Grant to finance pollution prevention and energy efficiency projects. The grants provide funding to projects that include auxiliary power units deployed as anti-idling technology for trucks, HVAC and boiler upgrades, high-efficiency lighting, solvent recovery systems and waste recycling systems. Applicants will be considered on a first come, first served basis. Applications will be accepted until fiscal year 15-16 funds are exhausted or April 15, 2016, whichever occurs first. Applications are available by visiting www.dep.state.pa.us and clicking on the “Small Business Advantage Grant” button.
The Gage Recording Studio @ WKM is now in operation with an engineer ready to record you. Bring your ready-made beats, tracks, instruments and have your verses memorized and ready. No negative messages – against women, promoting violence, how much $ you have, drug promotion, etc. For every hour youth volunteer at WKM youth get two hours – one in recording time, and another hour of having music mixed and mastered. Call/text/email if you’re ready: 267-324-7386 firstname.lastname@example.org
Help TeamChildren reach our goal of raising $25,000 today! We are kicking off our renewed partnership with Pequenos Pasos Preschool in Philadelphia, Pa serving kids mostly living under the poverty level. Your contribution will give a preschool child here in our region the foundation to succeed in school and to complete college. TeamChildren and Aspira of PA, a non-profit Charter School network, have once again joined forces to provide 22 preschool classrooms, their teachers, staff, and parents one of the most successful preschool programs ever. Check out our GlobalGiving page to learn more or to contribute: globalgiving.org/projects/early-childhood-education-for-all-children TeamChildren, 610-666-1795 http://www.teamchildren.com
Temple University Health System is continuing to expand its reach into Philadelphia and the surrounding areas by opening its latest Temple ReadyCare urgent care facility in Northeast Philadelphia on April 27. The new, state-of-the-art facility located at 2118 Cottman Avenue (Horrocks St. and Cottman Ave.) is one of four ReadyCare centers staffed by Temple physicians and personnel specially trained to help meet the non-emergency healthcare needs of walk-in patients. It will be open seven days a week, including weekday, evenings and most holidays. For more information, call 215-342-3020, or go to www.templereadycare.com.
Stage One Grant
The African-American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ and DE (AACC) is currently looking for young professionals and start-up businesses to join our team! The Stage One Grant is offered to young professionals and start-up businesses interested becoming members of the African-American Chambers of Commerce PA, NJ, & DE (AACC). Those approved for the grant will receive one year membership to the AACC, which includes complimentary admission to various events and programs. Also, start-ups must commit to applying for and, if accepted, completing the Entrepreneur Academy, which provides up to $6,500 in start-up capital for your business. For additional information, please visit www.aachamber.org. 1617 JFK Blvd. Suite 889 |Philadelphia, PA, 19103 | (215) 751-9501
Youth United For Change seeks youth from across the city who attend traditional public and public charter high schools to participate in the School Food Youth Advisory Board. The Youth Advisory Board will meet bi-monthly with the School Food Division to provide input and work toward goals like providing nutritional information for school meals, and ensure that healthy, high quality food is served. Young people who want to join the Youth Advisory Board should contact: William Shelton, Youth United for Change: email@example.com, 215-423-9588.
Turner Construction will be offering Building Your Future: Turner’s School of Construction Management Training Program. This program is designed to prepare small, minority, and women-owned contractors for contract procurement opportunities in Philadelphia. The six-week program curriculum will cover such topics as Fundamentals of Estimating, Practices and Procedures of Purchasing, Financial Management and Accounting Principles, Bonding and Insurance, among others. In order to attend, business must have at least 3 years of construction or construction-related experience. Graduates of the program will receive a certificate upon completion. Tel. (215) 496-8950. Dexter Hendricks firstname.lastname@example.org.
NJ Resource Center
La Agencia de Financiamiento de Hipotecas y Viviendas de New Jersey (HMFA) anunció el lanzamiento del servicio de localización de viviendas, New Jersey Housing Resource Center (NJHRC), en www.njhrc.gov. Las mejoras incluyen una nueva imagen y optimización de la experiencia del usuario junto a una acabada sección de instructivos y recursos sobre vivienda. Este es un servicio GRATUITO para los usuarios que buscan ya sea viviendas de alquiler y de venta enlistadas, de carácter económico y a precios de mercado en New Jersey.
Urgent Care Clinic
Jefferson Launches Urgent Care Clinic at Smylie Times in Northeast Philly. Located at Rhawn and the Boulevard. Board-certified, emergency medicine physicians are available in a modern, comfortable clinic to care for patients with acute, non-life threatening illnesses and injuries. Jefferson Urgent Care is open seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. for when patients can’t wait for an appointment and want to be seen right away. Emergency Medicine physicians will follow-up with patients’ primary care providers to ensure continuity of care after the urgent care visit. Additional services include x-ray, influenza vaccines, laboratory testing, sutures, splinting and sports and employment physicals. For more information visit Jefferson.edu/UrgentCare.
Cisco Networking Academy is a global education program that teaches students how to design, build, troubleshoot, and secure computer networks for increased access to career and economic opportunities around the world. Networking Academy provides online courses, interactive tools, and hands-on e-learning activities to help individuals prepare for Information Communication Technology (ICT) and networking careers in virtually every type of industry. www.camdendreamcenter.org/
The SAMBULANCE Safety Squad, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting safety education in the special needs community, has signed a partnership with Parents of Autistic Children, or POAC. The partnership entails a joint effort to reach individuals with special needs in South Jersey. The partnership between the SAMBULANCE and POAC includes: complimentary training sessions, recreational evenings to engage the special needs community and a Walk-A-Thon fundraiser to further their joint programming. This Spring, the two non-profits will begin hosting their free training sessions; recreational evenings and October 4th Walk-A-Thon will all take place at Sahara Sam’s Oasis.
Komen @ Amazon
Komen Philadelphia is now a Smile.Amazon.com charity of choice! This means, you can support our life-saving mission EVERY time you shop Amazon… at NO additional cost to you! Just take these steps and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Komen Philadelphia: Go to Smile.Amazon.com purchases automatically benefit Susan G. Komen Philadelphia. Shop away! Smile.Amazon.com has all the same products, prices and service as the Amazon you’ve been using for years. It’s such a simple way to make a huge impact on our community’s fight against breast cancer!
Did you know that more than over 270 people die every day in the United States waiting for an organ transplant because there are simply not enough organs available. Currently, patients waiting for an organ donation are placed on a national waiting list through the government, this usually takes 7 to 12 years for a patient to get a transplant. MatchingDonors.com offers a way to enhance the search with a more active approach. Many patients receive their kidney transplant within only six months of registering on MatchingDonors.com. More info at Matt@MatchingDonors.com or by calling at 1-800-385-0422.
No matter where you live, you can easily access 60-75 minute webinars of some of ACHIEVE’s workshops right from your desk. Free Webinar – Conflict Resolution Skills Each month ACHIEVE offers a complimentary webinar. This webinar will teach participants to understand the dynamics of conflict and equip them with the skills needed to respond confidently when faced with situations of conflict. Chantel Runtz, Public Workshop Coordinator. 877.270.9776 email@example.com achievecentre.com/freewebinar
Lawyer and notario fraud
Look out for lawyer and notario fraud! In the recent weeks Juntos has received reports of lawyers and notarios charging members of the immigrant community to begin preparing paperwork for upcoming “immigration reform” or “executive action.” Given the President’s recent announcement to halt any executive action until after the holidays we urge community members to be aware of any lawyer and notario fraud. We encourages community to please report any lawyers or notarios charging clients to process paperwork under future immigration reform or executive action. Contact us at 215-218-9079 and please leave a message.
Enroll in AMLA
Enroll today in LSPA! Come one, come all to the coolest school of music, this side of Philadelphia! AMLA’s Latin School of the Performing Arts (LSPA) is currently offering music classes for all ages. Students learn from the masters of Latin music in the city of brotherly love. Conveniently located near 5th and Hunting Park Ave., Classes are limited so make sure to enroll your child today! For more information, contact the School Director, Alice C. Santana at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 267-229-7592. Our mailing address is: 4261 North 5th Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19140
Manejo de Plagas
El programa Manejo Integrado de Plagas (MIP) de Pensilvania es una colaboración entre la Universidad de Penn State y el Departamento de Agricultura del Estado de Pensilvania que tiene como objetivo promover el manejo integrado de plagas tanto en la agricultura como en sitios urbanos. Si usted necesita más información sobre las prácticas MIP, puede contactarnos al teléfono (814) 865-2839. En Filadelfia al teléfono (215) 435-9685, email@example.com, o nuestro sitio Web: extension.psu.edu/ipm para acceder las paginas del Blog, Twitter y Facebook del programa.
Seminars on How to Buy a Property at a Philadelphia Sheriff’s Sale. For Spanish Speaking Session RSVP to (215) 686 – 3948. 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. for English Speaking Session RSVP to (215) 686 – 3539. Where: Office of the Sheriff, City and County of Philadelphia 100 S. Broad Street, 5th Floor, Land Title Building. Sheriff Jewell Williams wants to educate potential buyers on the bidding process at a Sheriff’s Sale. Future seminars will be held on More info: 215 495 4174.
Works for Me training
FREE Works for Me training. Introduction to Work Incentives and Ticket to Work for Youth with Disabilities. Works for Me in conjunction with The Pennsylvania Training Partnership for People with Disabilities will present FREE training workshops at six locations around the Commonwealth. If you are a person with a disability, a family member of a person with a disability or a self-advocate who receives Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), uses Medical Assistance for your healthcare insurance, and is thinking about returning to or maintaining employment. To Register Online: www.TheTrainingPartnership.org/topics/