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Summer Opportunities for Young People Ages 16 – 24 – Apply by May 31st

One aSummer Chicago

May 31st is the last day for young people Ages 16 – 24 to apply for One Summer Chicago Jobs 2013, a partnership between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to create over 19,000 work, educational and recreational opportunities for youth this summer.

Stop reading this post NOW and send all young people in this age group who want to work to apply at www.onesummerchicago.org.



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Video: Who Is a Pretty Brown Girl?

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Who is a pretty brown girl? Watch the video below to find out. After viewing the video, be sure to visit Pretty Brown Girl to start your own group, to join a group and to ask questions.

Also, if you have an open group in Chicago, post your information in the comment box below.



The African American Initiative is Reaching Black Boys in Roseland

Reaching Black Boys

I had the pleasure of interviewing Larry Phillips, M.A., LCPC. He is the facilitator of the African American Initiative at Metropolitan Family Services (MFS).  This program serves African American males ages 10 – 17 and their families in the Roseland community, one of the most distressed communities in Chicago. Mr. Phillips gives a background on the organization and how the community can help the program and the participants. Listen to what he has to say now.

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Have you and your child participated in the African American Initiative? What was your experience?


Shorty: Your Chicago South Side Resource is partnering with We Are Not Alone -No Estamos Solos “to tell stories about the everyday heroes, the well-known community groups and all organizations, whether large or small, who are doing their best to deal with the violence and the problems that nurture it.” Visit Chicago is the World to learn more about the program and how you can contribute.

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CeaseFire Late Night Run For Peace – August 28th

CeaseFire Late Night Run For Peace

Crump Law Camp for Students 14 – 17 – Deadline April 30th

Crump Law Camp

The National Bar Association is seeking applicants for the Crump Law Camp which was established for students entering the 9th through 11th grades and between the ages of 14 and 17 to introduce them to the judicial system.

The goal of the NBA camp is to encourage young people at an early age to become lawyers and seek legal careers in the future.  By 2050 more than half of the people in this country will be of color. More than 90% of the nations lawyers are white, as are more than 80% of the students enrolled in law school. Yet more than 30% of the United States is comprised of people of color.

The NBA is seeking applicants to attend this camp from every ethnic group and its selection process is non-discriminatory.

The first inaugural two week camp was held during the summer at Howard University School of Law through a grant by the Ford Motor Company Fund in 2001.  Campers were and will be housed on the Howard University campus and live in a protected camp environment.

Open enrollment is available to students across the country but emphasis will be on enabling students from low income families to attend.  Tuition for the camp will vary depending upon family income.

The tuition covers transportation to and from Washington , D.C. ; housing; meals; educational materials; and expenses for field trips. The camp provides students with an exciting academic and social agenda in the Washington , D. C. area.