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Big Brothers Big Sisters & African American Fraternities Enter Mentoring Month

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 08 January 2010 16:22.

Action Plan to Help Black Boys Succeed

PHILADELPHIA -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and leaders of the nation's largest African American fraternities enter National Mentoring Month 2010 with a bold action plan to significantly increase the number of black Big Brothers, beginning this year.

Black Joblessness Becoming Showdown Between Black Leaders and Black President

Written by Hazel Trice Edney on Monday, 30 November 2009 12:47.

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – African-American joblessness – nearly twice the national rate - is quickly becoming the first showdown between Black leaders and the nation’s first Black president as national Black and civil right leaders raise their voices telling the Obama Administration it’s time to end the jobs crisis in the Black community.
“We're sending a strong message to the president and Congress that we need to step up.

Women and People of Color Being Recruited for Master of Public Administration Degree Program

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 16 October 2009 15:14.

National Urban Fellows, Country's Top Leadership Development Organization Seeks Leaders for a Changing America
NEW YORK -- As National Urban Fellows (NUF) makes plans to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of its first graduating class, it will launch a series of national recruitment campaigns for the 2011 fellowship class. The organization will host recruitment receptions in three major cities seeking applicants interested in the fully paid fellowship program that is designed to develop the leadership for a changing America.

Program Targets Disadvantaged Youth for Careers in Public Health

Written by University of Illinois at Chicago on Monday, 12 October 2009 16:44.

The University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health has received a three-year, $3 million grant to prepare kids for careers in public health. The Health Careers Opportunity Program: Pathways to Health Professions, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will target disadvantaged students from elementary school through college for careers in the health professions. It is a part of the UIC Urban Health Program.

Counseling Expert Offers 10 Tips for Successful Parent-Teacher Conferences

Written by Wake Forest University on Monday, 28 September 2009 13:08.

Donna-Henderson-Wake-Forest-University“A good attitude and a spirit of cooperation are the keys to successful parent-teacher conferences,” says Donna Henderson, professor of counseling at Wake Forest University. “Go in expecting success,” says Henderson, who has 12 years experience as a teacher and school counselor. “Go in with an attitude of collaboration and a mindset that everybody is working toward the same goal.”

Obama Shatters Racial Stereotypes as America Struggles to Become One

Written by Vern E. Smith on Friday, 23 January 2009 04:11.

ObamaWASHINGTON (NNPA) – The over 500,000 Americans of all colors spread from the statue of Abraham Lincoln down to the Washington Monument for the “We Are One” opening concert on Sunday was a visually striking mosaic of a nation long divided by race and class coming together on the eve of the inauguration of its first African-American president.