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VISTA placement opportunity

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North East Area Development, Inc. (NEAD) has an opening for an AmeriCorps VISTA member to work in its Rochester NY office. The VISTA member will have the opportunity to work on outreach, education, and fundraising campaigns that benefit low-income residents in Rochester, NY.  This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to develop their outreach, organizing, and grant writing skills.

Learn more here

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=73581&fromSearch=true

NEAD/G14621 2016 Annual Meeting

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Looking Back at our Past, Charting Our Future

Department Highlights:

Economic Development:

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  • Freedom Community Enterprises
  • Ujamaa Neighborhood Enterprises

 

Housing:

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  • Rehab
  • New Build
  • FIS Wrap Up
  • G14621
  • Facilities Maintenance
  • Homeownership

Education:

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Freedom School

  • Project LEAP  (Number of youth, Educational gains)
  • UR Freedom East (Number of youth, Educational gains)

Family & Community Engagement (FACE):

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  • Home Visits (Project LEAP & UR Freedom East
  • Freedom Experience

 

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Board Members (V.Crumpler & D.Young)                                  G.Moses, Executive Director

Business Counseling by Economic Development Task Force (G.Gotcsik)

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Economic Development Task Force will provide business counseling each Wednesday at NEAD office – 360 Webster Ave to include preparation of business plans, sources of financing and on-going support.

  • Residents of the Beechwood neighborhood, especially veterans will be the primary group supported, but other neighborhoods within the NorthEast area of  Rochester will be considered if resources are available.

 

  • Please contact NEAD office at 585-482-7320 to register

Princeton Prize in Race Relations 2016 Winners

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The National Board of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations would like to thank all the students who applied this year and their supporters.

As stated on the Princeton Prize website, “the issue of race relations continues to be one of the most urgent and important challenges facing our country.” After reading your applications, we are convinced the future of race relations is in good hands. You are all to be commended for the work you are doing, and we hope you will continue your efforts in furthering this cause.

We wish you great success in the remainder of your high school career and in the years beyond.

The following are the 2016 recipients of the Princeton Prize and Certificates of Accomplishment:

Rochester 
Princeton Prize: Thomas Cuyler, Miles Christopher Perry
Certificates of Accomplishment: Rachael Albarran, Gina DiPaola and Joab Louis

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Thomas Cuyler (Photo: Jeff Spevak)

The 18-year-old Cuyler, a city resident, has worked with NEAD’s Freedom Schools after-school programs for at-risk children, but it is his work with GIS – Geographic Information Systems – that he was honored for. The geocoded data allowed him to map minority-owned businesses, crime and violence, which also went toward explaining racial tension between Latinos and African-Americans. His group won a $50,000 grant from the city, competing against professional groups such as the Rochester Police Department.

Freedom School Summer Program

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We are very excited about serving our families and the community.  

Applications are now available and can be picked up during normal business hours at NEAD’s main office located at 360 Webster Ave.  The application/ program fee of $25 (per application, per scholar), must be handed in with the application.  Payments must be made by cash, or money order made out to North East Area Development.  No personal checks will be accepted. Application fees are non-refundable and non-exchangeable and does NOT guarantee acceptance into the program.

Youth

All youth must have completed at least one year of school (kindergarten) and have completed no more than twelfth grade. Youth accepted into the program must be available and ready to participate from Monday, July 6th through Friday, August 7th.

Program Acceptance: Scholar acceptance into the program is on a first-come-first serve basis. Parents will be notified of their child’s acceptance on a rolling basis. Based on the length of the program, there will be no waiting list.

Program Orientation:

Mandatory parent and scholar orientation

Date: Monday June 29, 2015

Location:  630 N. Goodman Street

Rochester, NY 14609

Time: 6:00pm-7:00 pm

Please call us at 585-482-8359 or 585-482-7320 if you have any further questions.

All the best for a successful NEAD Freedom School summer!

Celebrating Black History/Heritage Month

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The “heritage month” celebrates African-American contributions to American culture and also serves as a reminder of the tribulations African-Americans have had to endure to obtain the freedoms that America’s forefathers promised its people when “all men are created equal” was written in the Declaration of Independence. African-Americans have been on the forefront of the civil rights fight to uphold this oft-quoted American ideal since their emancipation from slavery in 1865, and their granting of full citizenship in 1868 with the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which reads:

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

The first seeds that would grow into Black History Month were planted in 1926 when black historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History announced that the second week of February would be “Negro History Week.” This week was chosen because of its proximity to two important birthdays in African-American history: “American Moses” President Abraham Lincoln (February 12) and famed orator Frederick Douglass (February 14). Both of these men’s birthdates had been celebrated within the African-American community since its emancipation in the 19th century.