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Announcements December 2009

Announcements from Dec. 1, 2009:
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Natheley McElrath announced that Sarah Stevenson was recuperating well from knee surgery.
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Rodney Moore announced that the nonprofit NACA, Neighborhood Assistance Corp. of America, would bring its Save the Dream Tour to Charlotte on Thursday, Dec. 3 through Monday, Dec. 7 to counsel homeowners at risk of losing their homes over mortgage issues. To sign up to participate, go to the NACA site at
https://www.naca.com/members/keepInform.jsp?formType=campaign&campaignID=NC&campaignTitle=Charlotte,%20NC
Walk-ins at The Park Ministries (formerly Merchandise Mart) on Independence Boulevard will be accepted, but will require a longer wait, he said.
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Rodney Moore urged that people make the 2010 Census a priority because the head count that the Census creates influences decision from legislative reapportionnment to road work.
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Gyasi Foluke suggested that incoming school board members read Michael Porter's "Kill Them Before They Grow: The Misdiagnosis of African American Boys in America's Classrooms."
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Maddy Baer announced that Crossroads Charlotte and the Johnson C. Smith University Center for Applied Leadership and Community Development would hold a free workshop for nonprofit and community-based organizations this Saturday, Dec. 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Grimes Lounge in the JCSU Student Union, with sessions on resource development and grant writing, organizational development, project planning and management, and real estate development. Continental Breakfast and lunch will be served. RSVP Sherrill Hampton at 704-378-1194.
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Rodney Moore announced that the 3rd Annual Charlotte Black Expo 2009 would be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Convention Center, 501 S College St. The event's title is "The Power of E4: Economy, Environment, Education & E-Commerce."
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Lucy Bush Carter urged people to lobby members of Congress to insert into health care reform legislation something that will help nonprofits cope with rising health costs. The tax breaks already on the table don't help nonprofits that don't pay taxes, she noted.
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Raphael Basisa playfully announced that his son named for him is graduating this month from Elizabeth City State University and that he would be happy to deliver to his son any graduation gifts.
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Whitney Jackson left an announcement that the West Boulevard Community Roundtable would sponsor a holiday open house at the Stratford Richardson YMCA, 1946 West Blvd., on Wednesday, Dec. 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch will be served. The event will showcase a photo exhibit from the 2009 Teen Civil Rights Tour, and introduce the Y's new executive director. RSVP Jackson at 704-716-4820 or whitney.jackson@ymcacharlotte.org.
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Malachi Greene sent in a link to an online map of U.S. counties that tracks how unemployment rates rose during the 2007-2009 period. The link is
http://cohort11.americanobserver.net/latoyaegwuekwe/multimediafinal.html
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Valaida Fullwood sent in a message of thanks from the New Generation of African American Philanthropists of Charlotte, noting that the group during 2009 awarded grants totaling $20,000 to Jacob's Ladder, The Males' Place, Project HealthShare and First Purse. "We also are thankful for the people and organizations contributing stories, portraits and financial gifts to the Giving Back Project, our initiative to pay tribute to generations of givers in the African American community."

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Dec. 15, 2009:
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Jackie Edwards Walton announced that the Forum would not meet on the last two Tuesdays of December, Dec. 22 and Dec. 29.
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Ken Koontz announced that DVDs of WENS-TV's Inauguration Week coverage are available for holiday gift-giving.
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Jennifer Holland announced that Partners in Out-of-School Time would hold a community meeting Jan. 8 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Greater Enrichment Center, 2035 Patton Ave., to discuss new standards for afterschool providers recently adopted by funders at the state level. The meeting is open to anyone, but afterschool and summer providers are encouraged to attend. For more info: Kate Shem, POST Director of Programs, at 704-376-1845 ext. 804 or kshem@postcarolinas.org.
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Jackie Edwards Walton announced that the Charlotte affiliate of the National Black Child Development Institute would hold a reception and networking forum on Monday, Dec. 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the Carol Hoefner Community Center at East 6th and North Davidson Streets. Featured is Monique Luckey, Child Find coordinator for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. RSVP Lawrence Toliver at lawrencetoliver@windstream.net.

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The Forum will not meet on Dec. 22, 2009.

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The Forum will not meet on Dec. 29, 2009. The next meeting will be Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010.


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