Akron Urban League
Empowering Communities. Changing Lives.
Connect Your Community Computer Training
Conecta Tu Comunidad
700 Calls! 350 Begin First Class!
The Akron Urban League Connect Your En Espanol, por favor!
Community (CYC) program is part of a In an effort to cross language barriers and
national coalition, led by nonprofit make the program more inclusive, AUL’s
OneCommunity, to provide broadband Connect Your Community offers computer
training, equipment and support to 26,000 and internet training classes taught by a
low-income bilingual trainer in both Spanish and English.
El programa "Conecta tu Comunidad" (CYC) le
gustaría informarle a la comunidad de Akron,
areas. Many community organizations have
partnered with AUL’s CYC program by
With a staff of ofreciendo
donating facility space, computers and
13 individuals, entrenamiento de
equipment with which to conduct the
the Akron computadora para
training. Some partners include: East Akron
Urban League is la populación
Community House, Akron Metropolitan
providing basic Hispana,
Housing Authority, First Apostolic Faith
computer and ayudando así a ser más llevadero y fácil el
Church, Lawton Street Community Center,
internet poder integrarse al mundo Del Internet.
Akron Summit County Library, Al Kaf Social
training, Habrá disponible una entrenadora que
Hall, Barberton Parks and Recreation
equipment and enseñe cursos de computadora e Internet
Center, Mason Park CLC, The Job Center
support for básico en Ingles y en español.
and a host of other noteworthy
supporters. Join a class!
If you, or someone you know, is interested in
County over the Nationally, One Community acts as a
a basic computer and internet class, call 234-
next 2 years. driving force behind economic
542-4173 (local Akron number) to find a class
Residents who development by providing affordable,
graduate will robust broadband technologies and
receive a free “green” computer, pay a related programs that accelerate the use Classes will run through May 2012.
minimal tech support fee and are expected of information technology to transform
to become sustainable broadband adopters health, education, workforce and Kim Lee,
(SBAs), who utilize the internet for personal government initiatives. CYC Program
and professional use.
The CYC Program is funded through a two-
Wow! What a Turnout!! year grant of $18.7 million from the U.S.
On September 13, 310 individuals walked Department of Commerce’s Broadband
into classes at the Akron Urban League and Technology Opportunities Program. The
about a dozen other locations throughout communities participating in CYC include
the county, ready to learn. Enrollment and Cleveland, Akron, Zanesville and nearby
calls of interest suggest another 500 new communities in the Ohio Central CYC Staffers (left to right): Front row: Sekoya Kendrick, Tyana
students will begin by the end of November Appalachian Region; Detroit, MI; Hughley, Shannon Linton, Abigail Billups, Melody Laster, Vernia
Breaux. Back row: Toni Johnson, Michelle Garrett, James McCants,
2010. Lexington, KY; and Bradenton, FL. Kyle Smith, Jason Samuels and Larry Wingert.
Akron Urban League programs and services are made possible by the generous support of individuals like you!
To help support AUL, you may send donations to the attention of AUL's Development Department.
If you are interested in ensuring your legacy through a planned gift, please call (234) 542-4142.
Thank you so much for your continued support of AUL!
NUL College Prep Program Premieres:
Youth Summit 2010 &College Tour
Development Workshops , (5)
Financial Aid and Scholarship
Education Assistance, (6) Tours of
Ohio Colleges and Universities,
(7) Individual College
Development Plans (ICDP), and
The AUL Youth Development
College Prep Program was Youth Summit 2010
September 17, 2010, the
implemented as part of the Youth
program hosted its first “YOUTH
Development Initiative sponsored and degrees
EMPOWERMENT SUMMIT” at
by the National Urban League. the university
the Akron Urban League with
The program is designed to offers, and
more than fifty youth in
provide learn about
attendance. The Summit focused
youth, financial aid
on encouraging and equipping
primarily and resources
youth to be dedicated, Photos Above - Top Row: Youth
African to help pay for college. Many
determined, and destined to attendees listen attentively and
Americans, who attended the trip had participate throughout the series of
succeed in all aspects of life. The
with never been to a college outside sessions, speakers and discussions.
youth summit’s theme was “I AM
supportive programs and services of the immediate area and Second Row (l): Tobin Buckner, Akron
EMPOWERED and Together WE Urban League Minority Business
aimed at helping them to enroll in were amazed at what “college
ARE EMPOWERED!” Presenters Development Organization, Business
college, be successful during life” is like and what it has to Developer leads students in a discussion
dialogued with attendees on
college, and to graduate from offer them as an individual. on: Facebook, Twitter, and Texting:
topics such as Entrepreneurship; Communication and its Affects on “You”
Mapping Out Your Future, Goal- Akron Urban League’s Youth Second Row (r): A “College Panel”
This is a 12 week, interactive Setting and Positive Decision Development College Prep comprised of: Monica Womack, Stark
State College of Technology, Admissions
course Making; Facebook, Twitter, and Program will continue to Counselor; Melinda Boykin - Interim
allows Texting: Communication and Its inspire, Director, Procurement & Distribution
participants Affects on “You”; and How to Services, Case Western Reserve
educate, and University; Erin Ahrens, MA - University
up to 48 Empower and Develop the Youth empower of Akron, Educational Specialist for
hours of You Serve. The summit included young people Educational Talent Search; Nick
Giancola - Graduate Assistant in
workshops a College Panel Discussion and to succeed in Department of Campus Programs,
and training. Participants are highlighted Thinkfinity.org, a free college and University of Akron present and field
required to take 32 hours on-line educational resource that life.
including: 8 hours of standardized can be utilized by educators, Third Row (r): Leslie Barnes, executive
parents, and students. The director of Youth Excellence Performing
test preparation, 8 hours of Arts Workshop, leads class for
financial aid and scholarship program will host its next youth professionals who work with youth.
training, and 16 hours of training empowerment summit in Photos—First column, top: Misty
in course- approved topics such February 2011. Rogers, College Prep Program
Coordinator, welcomes Summit guests.
as: Time Management; Money
Management; Reading College Tour First column, bottom: Sandy Womack,
Techniques; Exam Day—I will On September 23, 2010, Principal of Hartford Middle
School in Canton, OH
Survive; Note Taking Strategies; participants of the program, and
discusses Mapping Out
Take Control of Homework; The other area youth, traveled to the Your Future: Goal-Setting
University of Cincinnati for a and Positive Decision
Power of Study Groups; and Making.
Communication Skills. college tour. This was a fun-
Third column—top and
filled, thought-provoking trip to
middle: Clock tower and
The components of the program get young people interested in football field at the
include: (1) Standardized Test attending college. They had the University of Cincinnati.
Preparation, with ACT fee waivers opportunity to tour the Third column—bottom:
(2) College Readiness Assessment, University of Cincinnati to see College Prep program
participants pose for photo
(3) Individualized Case what the dorm rooms look like, at the University of
Management, (4) Leadership receive information on majors Cincinnati.
President’s Hall MINORITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
at the Akron Urban League Exceeds Targeted Goals (2009-2010)
Wedding Showcase Businesses Counseled
Number of Clients Counseled: 193 (107%)
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Total Counseling Hours: 1609
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Are you looking for a special place to Total Bid Dollars: 1,592,727 (99%)
hold your wedding reception that Total Award Amount: $5,246,470 (525%)
promises a unique, flawlessly executed Jobs Created
experience? Look no further! Contract Jobs created: 96 (240%)
Jobs created: 148 (246%)
President’s Hall‘s second Loans requested: $425,000 (106%)
Wedding Showcase will feature Loans approved: $435,000 (217%)
our banquet and catering
MBDC COURSES AVAILABLE
services, along with wedding
Minority Business Enterprise Certification (MBE/EDGE)
vendors such as photographers, By appointment only. FREE.
wedding cake designers, florists,
The Emerging Entrepreneur Class - $199
limousine companies, disc jockeys, specialty linen, formal wear and
Thursdays beginning Sept. 16 - Nov. 18, 2010, from 6:00-9:00 PM.
wedding gowns. A fashion show featuring wedding gowns will be
held again this year along with special discounts and door prizes for QuickBooks Pro 2010 Accounting Software Workshop - $50
participating brides. Over twenty brides attended our last Wedding Construction Management Class - $400
Showcase and received door prizes including a free engagement photo Saturdays, beginning first Saturday in December, 15 weeks, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
shoot and dinner for two on the Nautica Queen. 2010 Safety Package - $400
OSHA 30 Hour Certification and Drug Free Workplace & Safety Certification
Free tickets to the Wedding
Showcase will be made OSHA 30 Hour Certification - $250
available for brides following an OSHA 10 Hour Certification - $75
on-site wedding consultation. Drug-Free Workplace Certification
Brides may call (234) 542-4500 - Supervisor - $225 ($25 per additional supervisor)
to schedule a wedding - Employee - $200 ($20 per additional employee)
consultation. PMBA BEGINS THIRD CLASS WITH CLIENT-BUSINESS ORIENTAION
President’s Hall at the Akron
Urban League offers a top-notch venue and the chance to support
community outreach. All event proceeds are channeled directly back
into the community through Akron Urban League programs.
President’s Hall accommodates from 50 to 500 guests for showers,
rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies and receptions. The facility is
outfitted with state-of-the-art technology, including complete A/V and
internet access. President’s Hall is also centrally located in Akron with PMBA welcomed their “PIII” (P-3) Class - an
immediate access to the highway and ample on-site parking. acronym adopted by client-business owners at
their orientation Friday, October 1, 2010.
A fabulous keynote speaker, Dr. Jason Johnson,
Professor, Political Science & Communication;
Visiting Faculty, Morehouse College, spoke on “The Value of
Political Participation for Small Minority Business.” PMBA is a
consortium of AUL, Kent State University and Akron SCORE.
MINORITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS
Aiding economic growth & development of minority businesses.
A joint venture of the Ohio Department of
Development’s Minority Business Enterprise
Division, the Akron Urban League and the Akron Chamber of Commerce,
this initiative promotes and supports minority businesses by facilitating
training, strategic management, networking, and mentoring
opportunities with major corporations, and by working to ensure
minority businesses in Ohio have access to the assistance needed to be
Host your holiday luncheon at President’s Hall at the Akron
productive and profitable. BASIC MEMBERSHIP $250 YR
Urban League. A private dining room and special $15 buffet
lunch menu featuring diverse selections are available for 20+ PLUS MEMBERSHIP $500YR
BECOME A MEMBER... INCLUSIVE MEMBERSHIP $750YR
guests Monday – Thursday during the month of December.
85th Anniversary Celebration Highlights
AUL Birthday Bash: Party Through the Decades
Reminiscent of the house parties of our youth, the lights were
low and the dance floor filled with friends and staff of the Akron
Urban League at this relaxed, Friday night party celebrating the
Candles ablaze atop AUL
85th year of Akron Urban League’s service to the residents of
birthday cake! Akron and Summit County. Dance tunes from across the
decades played all night on DJ Michael Ely’s turntable while guests snacked on freshly Akron Urban League staff and friends sing, “Happy Birthday, AUL!”
fried chicken wings, fish sandwiches and ribs, and of course there was cake!
Annual Meeting Provides 36 Scholarships, Honors Pioneers & Protégés
Business: Media & Education Youth & Entertainment:
Henry & Communications: & Sports: Young Dolores Parker
Ruth Al Fitzpatrick Carla Adults: Morgan
Johnson Sibley Coleen Curry
Medicine: Medicine: Education Youth & Special:
Dr. Haynes Dr. Russell & Sports: Young Ann Lane
Robinson Platt Gene Adults: Gates
Scruggs Leslie Barnes
Have you ever called up a teacher from elementary, junior high or high
34 of the 36 scholarship recipients pose with award certificates in hand.
school? Surprised a mentor with a card or letter, or perhaps paid a visit
Due to the generous donations of many organizations such as to say hello? Then you can appreciate the sentiments shared at AUL’s
Kent State University, PNC Foundation, Goodyear Tire & 85th Annual Meeting and Scholarship Luncheon.
Rubber Company, OMNOVA Foundation and many more,
With the assistance of Dr. Roberta Chapman, director of the Dr. Shirla
Akron Urban League was able to provide 36 scholarships to
McClain Gallery of Akron Black History and Culture at The University of Akron,
high school seniors in 2010.
9 individuals and one couple were identified as persons who not only moved
The scholarships ranged from $500 to full 4-year tuition into areas of work or ministry previously unoccupied by African-Americans (in
scholarships. Each of the students awarded a scholarship Akron), and were a success in their endeavors, but who also took the time to
provided 20 hours of volunteer service to the Akron Urban mentor others along the way. The pioneers, whose pictures you see above,
League this summer. Applications for the 2011 scholarships were honored via video tape by their protégés and given beautiful works of
will be available January 3, 2011. art. Funding for the artwork was provided by FirstMerit Wealth Group.
85th Anniversary Black Tie Gala & MVP Kia Raffle
Akron Urban League’s 85th Anniversary Black Tie Gala drew some 250
friends and supporters for an intimate, elegant, and festive evening at
President’s Hall at the Akron Urban League on Friday, August 13, 2010.
Throughout the reception and dinner, the sense of excitement and
anticipation was apparent. Guests bid on silent and live auction items Photo: Courtesy of the Barberton Herald
and anxiously awaited the drawing of the winning ticket for the MVP Kia
Bernett L. Williams (l), President & CEO of the
Raffle (featuring the Kia Borrego SUV donated by Kia Motors on behalf of Akron Urban League with Jacqueline Wilcox (r),
basketball phenom, LeBron James). “I know I’m to bring the invocation,” winner of AUL's MVP Kia Raffle.
Bernett L. Williams, President and remarked Rev. Charles Myricks, “but I know for a fact there has already
CEO of the Akron Urban League The Winner's Story
been a lot of praying going on in here!” When Jacqueline Wilcox read about the
Akron Urban League's MVP Kia Raffle in the
The program was brief, with Bernett L. Williams, Akron Urban League Akron Beacon Journal on June 7, she got
president and CEO giving an in-depth look at the creation and history of excited. "August 13th is my mother's
the Akron Urban League. Remarks were shared by Herman Lessard, VP birthday," the jubilant, gentle-spoken, great
Affiliate Services National Urban League, US Congresswoman Betty Sutton grandmother said. "When I saw the date of
Linda F. R. Omobien, Chair, the 85th Anniversary Gala and read that the
of Ohio’s 13th District, Marco Sommerville, President Akron City Council, drawing would be held at that event, I knew
85th Anniversary Gala
and Linda Omobien, event chair. this car was going to be a present from my
mother who is up in heaven!" Wilcox
Moving renditions of Amazing Grace and Happy Birthday were played by pursued the raffle against her husband’s
saxophonist Keith McKelley, followed by a champagne toast and cake advice, "My husband said, 'One hundred
cutting. The evening was topped off with Mrs. Alder Chapman, Founder dollars is too much to pay for such a
chance,' but I didn't listen to him." She
and President of the LeBron James Grandmothers Fan Club, pulling the
playfully scoffed him as he accompanied
name of the raffle winner. Guests enjoyed a grand dessert station, great her to pick up the sparkling black SUV.
Page 4 music, and dancing the remainder of the night.
The Flavors of Friendship
A Tour of Festive Fine Dining
Friends of the Akron Urban League Host 85th Anniversary
Summer Fundraising Events
T ODD AND B ARBARA G REENE , ED AND D ELPHINIA G ILBERT T ODD AND B ERNETT L. W ILLIAMS L ARRY AND K ATHY G EIER
M ARK AND S ANDY A UBURN , & H ARLEM R ENAISSANCE C OOL N OTES & H OT J AZZ T HE G RAPE E SCAPE
G ERRY AND K ATIE G OODWIN (C OTTON C LUB S TY LE ) S ATURDAY , J ULY 24, 2010 S ATURDAY , J ULY 31, 2010
M OONLIGHT & M OJITOS T HURSDAY , J U LY 22, 2010 All cuisines go well with blue notes, Shakespeare wrote, “All the world’s a stage,”
S ATURDAY , JUNE 26, 2010 F AIRLAWN C OUNTRY C LUB improvisation, polyrhythms, syncopation, and and Larry and Kathy, retired Senior Vice
The 1920’s came alive as guests immersed the swung note! Guests joined Bernett President of Human Resources for The
This gang of friends donned apron and hat
themselves in the age of the Foxtrot, Williams, President and CEO of the Akron Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company,
to prepare a festive Caribbean feast,
Charleston and Lindy Hop, of big band and Urban League and husband, Todd, Financial suggest, it’s a menu too! They hosted dinner
enjoyed to the music of The University of
stride piano ragtime jazz in the company of Advisor, Wells Fargo Advisors, as they hosted at their home in Bath to celebrate the
Akron Steel Drum Band. Guests enjoyed
hosts Attorney Ed Gilbert and his wife an evening of food, fun and great jazz music at diversity of wine and food from around the
an open-air atmosphere and the green
Delphinia at the Fairlawn Country Club. their home in Fairlawn! world with friends from around Akron!
vista of Sand Run Park at the home of Barb
and Todd Greene. Chefs Mark Auburn and
Gerry Goodwin, along with Sandy Auburn
and Katie Wells Goodwin, joined Barb and
Todd as co-hosts.
T ONY ANDM ICHELLE B ANKS L OUISE G ISSENDANER D R . J OSEPH AND D EBBIE Z ARCONI
C AJUN B OIL J UNKANOO (C ARIBBEAN ) C HRISTMAS IN S EPTEMBER
S ATURDAY , A UGUST 7, 2010 S ATURDAY , A UGUST 21, 2010 S ATURDAY , S EPTEMBER 25, 2010 A huge
For several years Tony, Vice President of
Product & Business Development,
Louise, Akron City President and Director of
Community Development for Fifth Third Bank,
It was still looking a lot like Christmas at the
Zarconi home—in September! Trees were lit,
FirstEnergy Solutions, and wife Michelle has dazzled judges of cooking competitions for wreaths were hung and mistletoe everywhere. to all our hosts and their
were steeped in the genuine traditions of years! An exquisite hostess and avid art Dr. Joe is Vice President of Medical Education guests!
Cajun cooking from the Acadian region of collector, Louise welcomed her guests for at Summa Health System, and his lovely wife,
Louisiana while residing in New Orleans, dinner—in the flavor of Junkanoo, a Debbie is an Akron area realtor. Good friends
Louisiana. Guests enjoyed this distinct, masquerade festival from the Caribbean. helped to make the season bright and taste Your creativity and
rustic cuisine outdoors with Friends celebrated life, art and heritage with the flavors of friendship at this perennial
friends at the Banks’ home. fantastic food! Christmas celebration. generosity
raised over $17,000
to support of the
operating cost of the
Akron Urban League.
Men’s Wearhouse National Hi, my name is James Underwood. I currently decided to get
This is Akron Urban League’s my life back on track. In doing so I enrolled in the School’s In program at the
second year joining Men’s Akron Urban League to obtain my GED and also look for a job.
Wearhouse and The Akron Urban League clothing bank facilitated by Carl Mayes, has helped
approximately 200 other me with my professional attire. It has also changed my perspective in life
charities nationwide to distribute items regarding how to dress for success.
collected at Men’s Wearhouse locations.
Beside learning to apply for jobs online, I now have the guts to go out and
Akron Urban League partnered with Men’s job search in person. I was honestly scared and worried before that the
Wearhouse to help disadvantaged men seeking employment employer would look at me and send me on my way when I would approach
get a boost of self-confidence during the company’s third them. I am so thankful for the suits I received from the clothing bank. Carl
annual National Suit Drive, the country’s largest collection of made sure I wouldn’t look tacky in my appearance while looking for a job.
gently used business attire. Items collected include men’s He made sure that my suit, shirt, shoes and tie were presentable. For that I
and women’s suits, shirts, jackets, ties, belts, and shoes. Last thank him and the Men’s Wearhouse suit drive for all their help.
year, over 200 suits were donated to the Akron Urban Thank you!
League’s Career Clothing Bank (not including shirts, ties, and
other accessories.) AUL received suits from the Fairlawn,
Sincerely, James Underwood
Chapel Hill and Canton stores. Page 5
Summer Enrichment Day Camp: Pure Summer Fun!
With spirits as high as the knowledge. In reading, 28% of summer program in which Wiz”, which they performed
record hot days of this year’s students increased their scores “The river and its watershed during the camp showcase
summer, 68 children blossomed and 32% maintained grade provide a framework for on the last day of camp.
at the Akron Urban League appropriate knowledge. discovering the natural and
Our goal for next year is to
Summer Enrichment Day Camp. cultural history of the valley,
increase partnerships with
The children engaged in a exploring the natural
Packed with fun-filled activities, other organizations in the
variety of programs including: resources of the area,
the camp also includes community. We partnered
Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts monitoring water quality and
academics. “It’s important that with Akron City Fresh who
clubs; the American Red Cross examining local environmental
children retain and even build helped the children in
Learn to Swim and Whales issues.”
upon what they’ve learned gardening and planting fresh
Tales for Water Safety
during the school year during This year the children visited vegetables.
programs; The First Tee Akron
the summer months,” said the Akron Zoo as well as the
golf program, learning both the Overall, Summer Enrichment
camp director Sharon Brock. Akron Art museum—where
game of golf as well as the nine Camp was a meaningful and
“We stress math and reading as they explored how different
core values the program rewarding experience for the
the fundamentals of learning, cultures express art
promotes: courtesy, judgment, children.
and then augment with life differently.
skills, music, dance, art, history EXTENDED BY 2 WEEKS
sportsmanship, respect, The children attended a
and computer classes. AUL Summer Enrichment Day Camp
confidence, responsibility, and performance by the Magical June 13—August 19, 2011
Overall, the math classes perseverance; Theatre Company of Little Red 5-12 years old
helped 34% of students and the Riding Hood in the Wood, and 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (M-F)
increase their math scores and were then given the (includes early drop off & late pick-up)
Helen Arnold Community Learning Center
assisted 37% of students with Valley opportunity to learn and
maintaining grade appropriate National Park choreograph the play “The
AUL expands programming with Supplemental Education Services
AUL Summer Enrichment Day Camp
Does your 6th, 7th or 8th grader need help with Math?
Save-Up Savings Plan
Akron Urban League now offers Math Tutoring throughout the school year….
Monday - Friday, 2-3 times per week (based on student’s need) Begin your Day Camp savings plan
For Akron Public School students (select schools eligible) January 3, 2011.
Students will be tested to determine level of need $500.00 first child
$250.00 each additional child
To register, or to see if your child’s school is eligible, Call our Finance Department at
call 330-434-3101. (330) 434-3101 for more information.
Two Elegant Evenings Diversity Career Fair
Walgreens Wellness Tour
Thanks to the generous funding of the City of Akron and the
John S. Knight Foundation, the Akron Urban League was able On September 15th, 977 determined job-
to host two Elegant Evenings events this year (July 9, 2010 seekers from the greater Akron area attended
and September 10, 2010). Both evenings were attended by AUL’s annual Diversity Career Fair. Despite the
seniors ages 60 and older. The seniors enjoyed dinner, harsh economy, 38 companies were on-hand
dancing, and music by a live band. The band for the July to explain their job openings and how to
event was Marilyn Rivers and the All Star Review and the apply. Present were companies such as Well
band for September’s event was Hubb’s Groove. This event Fargo, S.A. Comunale Co., Inc., Fedex Custom
has been an annual event for the Akron Urban League for Critical, Social Security Administration, and
many years and has been so popular with the seniors that we Walmart, to name a few.
had to expand. We registered 200 individuals for July’s event
and 500 individuals for September’s event. Seminars, geared toward providing
information to assist job-seekers throughout
their employment search, focused on: the
importance of transferrable skills, interviewing
skills, and follow-up.
“The information that you presented was
enlightening as well as empowering. I look
LeBron James Bike-A-Thon Rides Again! forward to a rewarding experience as I
continue my employment search,” said career
fair participant Tamara James.
That same day the National Urban League and
Walgreens Wellness Tour bus was on site to
provide health screens such as blood glucose,
cholesterol, blood pressure, body mass index,
bone density, and waist circumference tests to
A beautiful day greeted hundreds of young
bikers and their biggest hometown hero and
Guild Pittsburgh Trip
basketball phenom, LeBron James, as they The Akron Urban League Guild is an
set off on the 2010 LeBron James Bike-a- unstoppable force of community,
Thon held, August 7, 2010. The Akron Urban commitment and fun-loving spirits! The
League and the Akron Area YMCA received group, which serves as a booster club (promoting volunteerism and
$75,000 each from the proceeds of the fundraiser. The Akron fundraising) for the Akron Urban League, took 50 of its members (and
Urban League is extremely grateful for the generosity shown by a few spouses) on a day trip to Pittsburgh, PA this summer.
the James Family Foundation. We wish LeBron the best!
Their destination—The Pittsburgh Gateway Clipper —a riverboat
(actually a fleet of riverboats) which sets sail from the Southern Bank
Summer Youth Employment Provides of the Monongahela River at Pittsburgh’s Historic Station Square and
includes dining, sightseeing and entertainment.
Valuable Experience and Cash
For the second year in a row, Akron Urban League received a
portion of the federal stimulus funds received by Summit
County to employ and train disadvantaged youth. With those
funds, AUL employed 202 youth, ages 16-24, years in its
Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).
A select number of young adults between the ages of 20-24 Several Akron Urban League staff members
worked as site supervisors. All participants had to meet income attended the National Urban League’
guidelines and have at centennial conference this year in Washington
least one barrier to D.C. Photos (clockwise): Staffers Dietrich
employment. Evege, Michael Davis, Bernett L. Williams
and Johnny Ross (not in photo: Misty
Summer youth workers Rogers and Vondie Boykin, AUL Guild
enjoyed a variety of learning president). Maya Angelou addressing
experiences including working
at a local bakery.
attendees; NUL president, Marc Morial at
opening session; and President Barack
Obama addressing attendees. Page 7
EDUCATION EMPLOYMENT ENTREPRENEURSHIP
ASSET Ohio Benefit Bank Healthy League Series for Seniors
Career Clothing Bank Scholarship Program Housewarming/Community Connections
College Prep School’s In Business & Construction Management
Connect Your Community Summer Day Camp Financial Assistance Program
Dining with Santa Summer Youth Employment Partnership for the Minority Business
Diversity Career Fair Thanksgiving Baskets Accelerator (PMBA)
Elegant Evenings Transitions Math Tutoring
Food Distribution/Referrals Workforce Development Minority Business Development Org.
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President’s Hall Bridal Showcase
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January 17, 2011
December 18, 2010
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December 16, 2010
Joint Program Graduation
December 1, 2010
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