$10,000 African American Study Abroad Scholarship

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Did you know that the United Negro College Fund had a $10,000 scholarship to help Black students in the United States study at a University on the continent of Africa?

The Joseph A. Towles African Study Abroad Scholarship is named in memory of Dr. Joseph A. Towles, a black social anthropologist and specialist in the study of African cultures. Dr. Towles, a native of Virginia, earned his doctorate at the Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.

This makes me wish I was still in school so I could apply for this scholarship. I’ve been to twenty countries on five continents but I’ve never had the pleasure of studying at a university abroad. There are only three more days to get your application in. Hurry. This is a great opportunity.

African American Study Abroad Scholarship
United Negro College Fund
Deadline to Apply: Nov. 3, 2017
Award Amount: up to $10,000

By providing financial assistance for UNCF students to study at an established university within the continent of Africa, The Joseph A. Towles Scholarship will allow students to receive an incredible academic experience and exposure to the rich traditions within African cultures.

Click here to visit the United Negro College Fund’s page.

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Allensworth Juneteenth Celebration

Col. Allensworth created the town of Allensworth, CA. It was a town founded in 1908, with the idea that African Americans could own property, learn, thrive, and live the American Dream. Every year they have several events to celebrate and commemorate this town.

Saturday, June 9th from 10am to 4pm Shay Olivarria of Bigger Than Your Block will attending the Allensworth celebration of Juneteenth in Allensworth, CA. She’s pleased to be presenting a lecture on financial education among Blacks.  The town was founded by Col. Allensworth because he believed that Blacks needed to be financially independent. He envisioned a town with it’s own school, businesses, and a college. The water turned brackish and people left, but the park has been turned into a state park.

Click the photo to visit the park’s page.

Of course it’s a celebration of enslaved Africans finally being made aware that freedom had come, but it’s also a celebration of our survival. As we remember how far we’ve come, it’s important to plan for the future. Working towards owning businesses, increasing our networth, and passing on our wealth to our children has got to become paramount.

The day will include entertainment for all, food, and of course some great speakers. Shay Olivarria will sell copies of her three books on site or buy them beforehand and have her sign them at the event. Either way, come on out and help celebrate the beauty of Black folks in America June 9th in Allensworth, Ca.

Book Shay Olivarria to speak at your event.

Shay Olivarria is the most dynamic financial education speaker working today. She speaks at high schools, colleges, and companies across the country. She has written three books on personal finance, including Amazon Best Seller “Money Matters: The Get It Done in 1 Minute Workbook”. Shay has been quoted on Bankrate.com, FoxBusiness.com, and The Credit Union Times, among others. To schedule Shay to speak at your event visit www.BiggerThanYourBlock.com.

Shay on African Speak

I’m excited to be featured Saturday, July 10th on African Speak “Honoring Powerful Black Women in our Community”. As usual I’ll share some financial literacy tips, but I’ll also be talking about my journey from foster care to professional speaker and author in the personal finance arena. Along with me will be:
Jewel Carter – Community Activist / President Urban De’Version
Zekita Tucker – Author / CEO Zeniam Publications
Shanquil Merriwether – Community Activist / Milwaukee Chapter Pres. Action Network.

Join us every Saturday at 6:00pm (Central) for our Live Radio Show. We are dedicated to a rise in awareness of Afrikan people World-wide. We will cover topics that concern our Nation. Come share your views in our Chat Room with individuals of like mind. Call in your questions: (646) 381-4162 / Email your questions at AfrikanSpeak@yahoo.com or Text us at 414-379-7969 http://www.AfrikanSpeak.com

As a special treat I’ll be providing a discount code to purchase 10 Things College Students Need to Know About Money and Money Matters: The Get It Done in 1 Minute Workbook. Listen in online or by phone Saturday 4pm PST and 6pm CST.

African Speak

HBCU Digest Column – Ignorance is Bliss

This month I began writing for HBCU Digest. I’m really concerned with providing financial education to students at HBCUs. These colleges and universities graduate half of the Black professionals in the US. It makes no sense to prepare these students to get a good job and not educate them on how to handle the money they will be earning.

Every month I’ll post financial education tips, musings from my work at HBCUs, and answers to questions from students at HBCUs. The first column is titled “Ignorance is Bliss”.

Be well.

HBCUs, College Costs, and Money – Why You Should Care

I just finished reading a post in the Higher Education blog about Historically Black Colleges and Universities and I’m fighting mad.

the six-year graduation rates of 83 four-year HBCUs last year, finding that just 37 percent of black students attained degrees within six years. More striking than the low completion rate was the fact that the national college graduation rate for black students is actually 4 percentage points higher than that of HBCUs collectively, calling into question the long-held notion that HBCUs are better at graduating African Americans.

It’s not only the fact that only 37% of students at HBCUS are graduating after 6 years that’s getting me riled up. The part that stuck out to me the most is:

Asked about graduation rates Thursday, Education Sector panelists suggested that funding levels could not be discounted as a significant drag on student success at HBCUs.

“A lot of that [graduation] rate …. is grounded in money, lack of money,” Wilson said.

Some HBCU officials say they still encounter hundreds of academically eligible students each year who drop out of college because their financial need cannot be met with Pell Grants and other aid. The vast majority of HBCUs have small endowments, so there isn’t a pot of money to dip into when financial challenges arise.

I take two things from this:

1) Many students of color rely on financial aid to pay for college costs. To make sure that students of color have access to the funds they need financial educators like myself have to:
– Make sure that parents have access to more information about saving for college early and regularly.
– Reach students to plan for college costs earlier.
– Help students of color save and aggressively seek scholarships and grants.
– Assist families of color in better understanding college costs and finding the school with the best fit for them.

2) Students that graduated from HBCUs aren’t supporting the colleges and universities financially as much as they could. I wonder if there is an opportunity to assist HBCU students, and potential graduates, in becoming more successful and understanding how their contributing to their alma maters contributes to building a strong community.

I think we all know the reasons we want more youth to have access to higher education. More young people in college means fewer young people getting into trouble with the law or getting stuck in low wage jobs. If we want our communities to be strong then we have to do what it takes to support others that are striving for positivity.

In an effort to reach more HBCU students I’m making an effort to share my new book 10 Things College Students Need to Know About Money with all 105 HBCUs in the United States. To kick things off I’ll be visiting Fayetville, Atlanta, Birmingham, Jackson, and Dallas-Ft. Worth this August.

Want Shay to visit your school? Call Shay!

Scholarships, Jobs, Internships

From Kristen Carter at Jazzi Dreamer:

The ‘Call Me MISTER’ program is an effort to address the critical shortage of African American male teachers particularly among South Carolinas lowest performing public schools. Program participants are selected from among under-served, socio-economically disadvantaged and educationally at-risk communities.

The Call Me MISTER Program combines the special strengths and resources of Clemson University with the individualized instructional programs offered by four historically black colleges in South Carolina : Benedict College , Claflin University , Morris College and South Carolina State University . To provide even greater opportunity and access, students have the option of first attending one of our two-year partner colleges before transferring to one of the four-year institutions to complete their baccalaureate degree. In addition, the project has limited enrollment in the middle school Master of Art in Teaching program. Please click on the participating schools on the menu to the left to learn more about these schools’ programs.

* Anderson University http://www.callmemister.clemson..edu/schools/anderson.html

* Benedict College http://www.callmemister.clemson.edu/schools/benedict.html

* Claflin University http://www.callmemister.clemson.edu/schools/claflin.html

* Clemson University http://www.callmemister.clemson.edu/schools/clemson.html

* College of Charleston http://www.callmemister.clemson.edu/schools/coc.html

* Morris College http://www.callmemister.clemson.edu/schools/morris.html

* South Carolina State University http://www.callmemister.clemson.edu/schools/southcarolinastate.html

* Greenville Technical College http://www.callmemister.clemson.edu/schools/greenvilletech.html

* Midlands Technical College http://www.callmemister.clemson.edu/schools/midlands.html

* Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College http://www.callmemister.clemson.edu/schools/orangeburgcalhountechhtml

* Tri-County Technical College http://www.callmemister.clemson.edu/schools/tricountytech.html

* Trident Technical College http://www.callmemister.clemson.edu/schools/tridenttech.html

The project provides:

• Tuition for admitted students pursuing approved programs of study at participating colleges.
• An academic support system to help assure their success.
• A cohort system for social and cultural support.

Visit http://www.callmemister.clemson.edu/index.htm for more details and the online application or call (800) 640-2657.
Full Time/Part-Time Postings: Students: Summer Internships

Full-Time Jobs

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8. Administrative Assistant ( Alexandria , Virginia ) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/ofc/1061308511.html

9. Receptionist Wanted – Chinese Immersion Public Charter School
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10. Compliance Coordinator ( Alexandria VA ) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/ofc/1061304952.html

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13. GreatSchools DC Program Manager
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14. Office Manager/Program Assistant ( Washington DC )-NON PROFIT AGENCY http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/npo/1061551437.html

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Part-time

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2. Lead Teacher, Teacher, Assistant Teacher, Substitute, Part-Time position (Arlington Clarandon metro accessible) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/edu/1061492293.html

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Summer Internships:

6. Summer Cam p Internship for College Student ( South Arlington , VA ) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/edu/1032422950.html

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR BUSINESS OPERATIONS–Licensed Home Care
Company–CABS Home Attendants Service, Inc.–Home care provider seeks
individual to assist in the management of financial operations including
payroll, Medicaid, billing, accounting, and budgeting. Successful
applicant must have BA in accounting, business administration, or a
related field and at least 3 year full-time experience. Fax resume to
Director at 718.388.1428 or e-mail to lrivera@cabshomecare.org .

CASE MANAGER–Mount Hope Housing–Oversee intake, assessment, training
and referrals for a GED and workforce development initiative targeted
for out of school youth, ages 16-24. Provide individual and group
counseling. Implement life skills training curriculum. Provide crisis
intervention services including referrals to entitlement benefits.
Salary commensurate with credentials and experience. Excellent benefits
package. Forward resume to: Estel Fonseca, Vice President for Youth and
Adult Services, Mount Hope Housing Company, 2003-05 Walton Avenue ,
Bronx , New York 10453 . E-mail: Estelmhhc@aol.com
Fax: (718) 466-3600 x16.

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR–Democratic State Senator–Individual would be
responsible for generating press coverage, managing press relationships,
handling press inquires, and conducting research and policy analysis
related to press. At least three years of experience as a Communications
Director or Press Secretary with a proven track record of generating
press coverage required. Experience in policy analysis or research also
required. Salary commensurate with experience. Position requires a
minimum of a BA or BS. Resume, cover letter, and writing sample should
be emailed to charvey@schneiderman.org .

DIRECTOR FOR COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS (HEO)–
CUNY School of Law–COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR – CUNY Law School seeks professional to
advance its public interest mission. Responsibilities include press,
publications and web. For full information see:
http://portal.cuny.edu/cms/id/cuny/documents/jobposting/028365htm#P-11_0
<http://portal.cuny.edu/cms/id/cuny/documents/jobposting/028365htm#P-11_
0>

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE–Addicts Rehabilitation Center Inc.–Addicts
Rehabilitation Center Inc. – the oldest, and one of the largest drug
treatment programs in New York State – seeks a Director of Finance (DOF)
to manage its financial resources. The DOF will direct the
organization’s accounting and cash management, budget planning, and
financial reporting. S/he will need as required to develop and implement
agency policy and procedures and internal controls for effective
operations and timely monitoring and reporting in the following areas:
accounting, revenue, grants, budget, purchasing, and investment. S/he
will also provide agency over-sight on regulatory and contractual
obligations. Candidates for the position must have CPA certification and
Master’s degree in Accounting or Finance. S/he must also have over 10
years of supervisory experience preferably in a community development
corporation or other non-profit environment. The ideal candidate would
have a working knowledge of fund management, and use of financial
technology. All candidates must have the ability to combine financial
acumen with the interpersonal skills needed in interactions with program
directors. Liberal benefits are offered and salary is commensurate with
professional experience. For consideration, applicants should submit a
resume with cover letter and salary history to: Director of Finance
Search Addicts Rehabilitation Center Inc. Rev. Reginald Williams,
Director of Operations 2015 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10035 The
Addicts Rehabilitation Center Inc. is an affirmative action/equal
opportunity employer.

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAM EVALUATION–Care for the Homeless–Growing
not-for-profit health care and social service agency seeks Director of
Program Evaluation to develop and oversee implementation of program
evaluation and collect appropriate data; work with management and staff
to design reports; develop methodology to conduct analyses of program
inputs and outcome measurements; and supervise Program Evaluator.
Requirements: Doctorate degree preferred. Significant experience
conducting research and evaluation at, or in partnership with,
community-based agencies. Ability to liaise with academic researchers.
Excellent communication skills. Interest in serving homeless and/or
other poor populations. Send cover letter with resume to
recruit@cfhnyc.org  . EOE/AA employer;
minorities encouraged to apply.

EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST– Mount Hope Housing–Work with Out of School
youth, ages 16-24, who are preparing for the GED exam and entry into the
workforce. Implement job readiness assessments, implement a job
readiness curriculum, develop a job bank, maintain participant database
and post-placement retention follow-up. Send resume to: Estel Fonseca,
Vice President for Youth and Adult Services, Mount Hope Housing Company,
2003-05 Walton Avenue, Bronx, NY 10453 E-mail:Estelmhhc@aol.com
Fax: (718) 466-4788.

GED INSTRUCTOR–Mount Hope Housing–Develop GED curriculum and instruct
Out of School Youth, ages 16-24, for Department of Education exam.
Implement TABE test, develop individual academic plans, prepare progress
reports, and participate in team meetings. Minimum BA and a strong
background in high school level academic instruction. Send resume to:
Estel Fonseca, Vice President for Youth and Adult Services, Mount Hope
Housing Company, 2003-05 Walton Avenue , Bronx , New York 10453 .
E-mail:Estelmhhc@aol.com Fax: (718)
466-4788.

HOUSING ASSET MANAGER–St. Nicholas Neighborhood Preservation
Corporation–The Housing Asset Manager handles strategic and effective
management of real estate assets including compliance, maintenance and
operations. The position reports to the Director of Housing.
RESPONSIBILITIES: coordinate a staff of 30 overseeing a portfolio of
over 50 properties with 850+ units of housing. Coordinate reporting for
funders and investors. Insure proper compliance: income certifications,
unit leasing and renewals. Develop capital plans and operational plans
for long term sustainability, Competitive salary and benefits. Please
send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Carmen Vasquez,
11 Catherine Street , Brooklyn NY 11211 , or email
cvasquez@stnicksnpc.comor fax 718..486.5982. No calls. EOE. Women and people of color encouraged to apply.

MWBE PROJECT CONSULTANT–Harlem Business Alliance–To assist the HBA in
enhancing the ability of minority- and/or-women-owned businesses to
compete for NYC contracts and to assist eligible minority and
women-owned firms certify and/or re-certify as M/WBEs with the City by
conducting community outreach and marketing; providing one-on-one
sessions on certification, selling to the government, bonding and
finance; and assisting M/WBEs with their applications, financing and
bonding packaging. QUALIFICATIONS: At least 5 years M/WBE or small
business development experience; strong computer, accounting, analytical
and communication skills with proven track record of meeting deadlines;
salary negotiable; email resume and cover letter to bharte@hbany.org .

OFFICE MANAGER/CONTRACT SUPERVISOR–CENYC–The position offers the
opportunity for a highly detail orientated individual with outstanding
organizational, computer and people skills to assist with the planning,
operations, and contract management of OROE. Working in conjunction with
OROE’s seven recycling outreach coordinators and under the supervision
of OROE’s Director. Send resume with cover letter and two references to
dhurd@cenyc.org or fax 212-788-7913.

PROGRAM EVALUATOR–Care for the Homeless–Growing not-for-profit health
care and social service agency seeks PROGRAM EVALUATOR to program
eClinical Works database to capture and report appropriate data; to
train and monitor staff on correct data collection procedures; and to
produce detailed reports. Requirements: Masters degree. Experience with
data collection and evaluation; knowledge of statistical analyses.
Excellent communication and computer skills. Interest in serving
homeless and/or other poor populations. Send cover letter with resume to
recruit@cfhnyc.org  . EOE/AA employer; minorities encouraged to apply.

PUBLIC AND SPECIAL EVENTS RECYCLING OUTREACH COORDINATOR
(PEROC)–CENYC–The position offers the opportunity for a highly
motivated individual with outstanding organizational and people skills
to assist with the planning, implementation and promotion of recycling
and waste reduction at public events throughout the city as well as
organizing special recycling collection events at various locations
throughout the City. Send resume with cover letter and two references to
dhurd@cenyc..org or fax 212-788-7913

SCIENCE BARGE ON BOARD EDUCATOR– Groundwork Hudson Valley–Opening:
Full-time educator for The Science Barge, a floating hydroponic farm and
outdoor classroom. Two to three years experience in environmental
education required. Minority and Spanish speakers encouraged to apply.
Goals: Teach sustainable development, renewable energy, Hudson River
ecology, and integrated systems for food and energy production. More
information: http://www.groundworkyonkers.org/job%20description.html
<http://www.groundworkyonkers.org/job%20description.html>

SHELTER DIRECTOR, KENTON HALL–Project Renewal–Project Renewal’s
We are currently seeking a Shelter
Director to lead Kenton Hall’s multidisciplinary team. Required
Credentials: Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology,
family therapy or other related field or a BA with required experience.
NY State CASAC preferred. Must have excellent writing and communication
skills. Spanish speaking a plus. Required Experience Minimum three (3)
years as program director/senior manager in a licensed alcohol/substance
abuse treatment program; 2-3 years direct clinical experience with
addictions and/or mental health services;: The Shelter Director’s responsibilities
include, but are not limited to the following: 1. Administering a 100
bed shelter for homeless men receiving methadone. 2. Managing the
overall program, including program budget; payroll documentation,
employee performance reviews, recruiting/discharging staff; arranging
in-service training schedule; managing client admission; coordinating
with Project Renewal’s other services. 3. Facilitating staff and team
meetings. 4. Coordinating services with methadone maintenance clinics.
5. Interfacing with the community, neighborhood associations and other
local service providers. Interested applicants should submit a resume
and cover letter indicating position a nd salary requirements to: HR
Department, Project Renewal, 200 Varick Street, 9th Floor, New York,
N.Y. 10014, Fax: 212-243-4755   Jessica.amsterdam@projectrenewal.org

SPECIAL EVENTS INTERN–City Futures: City Limits & Center
Interns will gain real-world experience through exposure to event
planning and marketing activities. Intern must be able to commit at
least 10 hours a week. This is an unpaid internship. To apply, send
resume and cover letter to intern@cityfutures.org
<mailto:intern%40cityfutures.org> .

STAFF ACCOUNTANT – SUPERVISOR–Addicts Rehabilitation Center, Inc.–We
are a not-for-profit drug rehabilitation center located in Harlem
seeking accounting professionals to perform the following: -GL Account
Analysis and reconciliation, including bank reconciliation -Ensure
accurate, timely and efficient month end close -Track and disburse 3rd
Party funds -Record Journal Entries into the GL. Ability to manage staff
a must, and provide ad hoc assistance. QUALIFICATIONS: -At least 2 years
experience in a similar role -Strong accounting, analytical and
communication skills, proven track record of meeting deadlines and
managing multiple tasks -Strong computer use, knowledge of Peachtree and
QuickBooks is desired -At least Bachelor Degree in Accounting
SALARY/RATE: $35-42K per year. Send/fax your resume in confidence:
Fiscal Dept., 2015 Madison Avenue , NY , NY 10035 or Fax 212-427-3751.

SUPERINTENDENT–East Harlem Council for Community Improvement,
Inc.–Minimum two years experience. Speak English. Medium-heavy lifting
required. HS Diploma or equivalent; Certificate of Fitness for oil
boiler. Certificate HUD Lead Safe Work Practices. Responsibilities:
General maintenance, vacancy, emergency & janitorial repairs. Garbage
collection, recycling, grounds keeping and snow removal, etc. Building
system maintenance. General record keeping.. On call 24/7. Please email
resume and cover letter to malmanzar@promesa.org
<mailto:malmanzar%40promesa.org> .

YOUTH & FAMILY COUNSELOR–ESPERANZA NY, Inc.–FIELD
Counselors??Esperanza NY, Inc., an innovative juvenile justice program,
seeks counselors to provide services to court-involved youth and their
families. A graduate degree in social work, counseling, or psychology
required. Experience with court-involved youth, community-based
organizations desirable. English-Spanish desirable. More details:
www.esperanzany.org. Cover letters and resumes to Jenny Kronenfeld;
Director, Esperanza; 636 Broadway, 4th floor; NY , NY 10012 . Fax
212-964-5566 Email: fieldcounselor@esperanzanyorg. EOE
For complete listings, visit our website

$10,000 Scholarship for Student Committed to Community Service

Applications are now being accepted for The Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications to reduce tobacco use among what the American Legacy Foundation calls “Priority Populations.” Priority populations are those populations who are disproportionately targeted by the tobacco industry, or who often lack the tools and resources to combat smoking in their communities. Identified priority populations are Native Americans/Alsaka Natives, Hispanics, African Americans, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Low SES, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities.

The Adams scholarship will award a total of $10,000 annually for up to two candidates to pursue undergraduate or graduate studies at an accredited institution of higher education in the U.S. The scholarship, named for founding Legacy board member, Dr. Alma S. Adams, will be awarded to individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to community service or used the visual arts or media to convey culturally-appropriate health messages on behalf of a disadvantaged population.

Applications will be accepted from December 15, 2008 until April 30, 2009. Awardees will be notified by June 30, 2009.

Awardees will be notified by June 30. For more information, email:adamsscholarship@americanlegacy.org.