Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Saturday Tutoring Program - Tutor Orientation

Tutor Orientation
The Saturday Tutoring Program
January 23, 2010
10 am - noon
Church of the Covenant

Help a child succeed! Be a tutor in the Saturday Tutoring Program, which provides free tutoring for students in grades 1-12 from school districts throughout Greater Cleveland.

Volunteer when it fits your schedule; an every-week commitment is not required. Sessions are held on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon at the Church of the Covenant (11205 Euclid Avenue) in University Circle. Come as an individual or with a group. Tutors cover basic reading and math, homework assignments, or standardized test preparation. Materials, training, supervision, and free parking are provided.

Qualifications: Must be at least 17 years old. Need desire and patience to help youngsters succeed, familiarity with subject to be taught, and ability to convey ideas clearly in fluent written and spoken English.

Your time + your knowledge = a child’s future.

In the 2-hour, interactive training session on January 23, new tutors will meet program leaders and experienced volunteers, learn procedures, practice tutoring strategies, and preview materials. If tutors are unable to attend this session, a brief orientation is available at 9:15 a.m. each Saturday. Tutoring begins Saturday, January 30, and continues through April 17, 2010. For details, visit our website at

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Tenth Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Tenth Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Holiday Breakfast Celebration®

Monday, January 18, 2010
7:30 A.M.

The Marriott Hotel at Key Center
127 Public Square
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Keynote Speaker:
Rev. Angela Williams
Children, Youth and Young Adult Pastor
The Olivet Church
Fayetteville, Georgia


2010 Class of MLK Holiday Scholars

In the Footsteps of Dr. King Award™ Recipient
Ms. Connie Schultz
Pulitzer Prize Winning Columnist – The Plain Dealer
Cleveland, Ohio

Community Donation Recipient – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland


The Basheer Jones Foundation

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The Give 1 Project: From Cleveland to Senegal

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Give 1 Project

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

New Year, New You Empowerment Brunch

New Year, New You Empowerment Brunch

“Closing the Empowerment Gap through Health”

Saturday, January 30, 2010
10:00am - 1:00pm
The Club at Key Center
127 Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44114

This January, Diverse City: Multicultural Marketing & Recruitment, Inc. will be hosting the New Year, New You Empowerment Brunch with keynote speakers, Andres Gonzalez, Director of the Office of Diversity at Cleveland Clinic, and Pamela Hubbard, Executive Director of Golden Ciphers, who will discuss personal and community empowerment.

“Closing the Empowerment Gap through Health” is the theme of the brunch. Our keynote speakers will be discussing:

* Personal Health Accountability
* Tools to improve OUR condition of living
* Empowerment through Health
* Community Empowerment
* Empowering Cleveland

Everyone in attendance will receive a FREE issue of Progress Cleveland magazine and a gift bag from
Diverse City: Multicultural Marketing & Recruitment, Inc.

Ticket Prices:
$25 - Young Professionals (25 and under)
$35 - General Admission

*Sponsorship packages available*

For more information, feel free to contact
LarKesha Burns at
216-870-1210 or

Sunday, December 06, 2009

The Harlem Children's Zone on 60 minutes

The Harlem Children's Zone

December 6, 2009

Geoffrey Canada's Harlem Children's Zone has helped put historically low-achieving students in New York on academic par with their grammar-school peers. CNN's Anderson Cooper reports.

Watch CBS News Videos Online

Friday, November 27, 2009

Scholarship Opportunities


2) Student Inventors Scholarships

3) Student Video Scholarships

4) Coca-Cola Two Year College Scholarships

5) Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships

6) Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships

7) Brand Essay Competition

8) Gates Millennlum Scholarships (major)

9) Xerox Scholarships for Students

10) Sports Scholarships and Internships

11) National Assoc. of Black Journalists Scholarships (NABJ)

12) Saul T. Wilson Scholarships (Veterinary)

13) Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund

14) FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid scholarships)

15) Presidential Freedom Scholarships

16) Microsoft Scholarship Program

17) WiredScholar Free Scholarship Search

18) Hope Scholarships &Lifetime Credits

19) William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students

20) Multiple List of Minority Scholarships

21) Guaranteed Scholarships

22) BOEING scholarships (some HBCU connects)

23) Easley National Scholarship Program>

24) Maryland Artists Scholarships

26) Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship (for AA students in South Florida)

27) Historically Black College & University Scholarships>

28) Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students>

29) International Students Scholarships &Aid Help

30) College Board Scholarship Search

31) Burger King Scholarship Program

32) Siemens Westinghouse Competition

33) GE and LuLac Scholarship Funds

34) CollegeNet> '> s Scholarship Database

35) Union Sponsored Scholarships and Aid>

36) Federal Scholarships &Aid Gateways 25

Scholarship Gateways from Black Excel

37) Scholarship &Financial Aid Help>

38) Scholarship Links (Ed Finance Group)>

39) FAFSA On The Web (Your Key Aid Form &Info)

40) Aid &Resources For Re-Entry Students

41) Scholarships and Fellowships

42) Scholarships for Study in Paralegal Studies

43) HBCU Packard Sit Abroad Scholarships (for study around the world)

44) Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities

45) INROADS internships

46) ACT-SO bEURoeOlympics of the Mind> ">A Scholarships

47) Black Alliance for Educational Options Scholarships

48) ScienceNet Scholarship Listing

49) Graduate Fellowships For Minorities Nationwide


51) The Roothbert Scholarship Fund

Young Entrepreneur Awards

Young Entrepreneur Awards

Apply now for the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation is accepting applications for the 2010 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards. Beginning midnight, October 31 through 11:59 p.m., December 31, 2009, any high school senior graduating in 2010 may apply online for a chance to win a scholarship valued from $1,000-$10,000.

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards are open to any graduating high school senior entering their freshman year fall 2010 at an accredited (not for profit) two- or four-year university, college or vocational/technical institute.

For more information please download one of the following:

Online Application Instructions


Letter to Guidance Counselors


Key Dates

* Online application process: October 31 - December 31, 2009
* Semifinalist selection: January 1-31, 2010
* Semifinalist notification: February 1, 2010
* Semifinalist materials due: March 5, 2010
* Fax number for materials: 615-627-9669
* Winner notification: Mid-Late April 2010

Awards are renewable and non-renewable scholarships created to recognize young people who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit/initiative valued between $1,000-$10,000. Semi-finalists will be notified of their selection February 1, 2010, and must obtain a nomination from a dues-paying NFIB member. YEF will match semi-finalists with a NFIB member in their area.

To apply online for a 2010 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award, click here.

The NFIB Young Entrepreneur program was established to raise awareness among the nation's youth of the critical role that private enterprise and entrepreneurship play in the building of America. Since 2003, the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation has awarded 1,954 scholarships to graduating high school seniors totaling $2,122,000.

The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award program is administered by International Scholarship and Tuition Services Inc. This assures complete impartiality in the selection of recipients and maintains a high level of professionalism.

To receive more information or to join our mailing list, please contact the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation at

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Magic Johnson Foundation - Taylor Michaels Scholarship Program

Please click here for the 2010/2011 application. Please note this year’s deadline is February 5, 2010.

Application review timeline is as follows:

In February-March, the scholarship committee will score applications based on the following criteria:
academic achievement,
community/leadership service, and
compelling essay
Nominees will be notified via email and informed if they are selected or not.
Interviews will begin late March and convene in mid April.
Applications are posted every year in August.

Applicant qualifications

Applicants must be US citizens and a graduating high school senior
Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 (C+) on a 4.0 system.
Applications will be judged on the following criteria: compelling essay, academic achievement, evidence of leadership and community service.
Applicants must be a resident of, Atlanta, Cleveland, Detroit, Houston, Lansing, Los Angeles County, or New York

Samsung’s Four Seasons of Hope

Our goal is to improve the quality of life for children and families across the nation who face major challenges. Samsung is dedicated to meeting the needs of these children and their families through on-going partnerships with elite athletes, print publications and channel partners.

Samsung's Four Seasons of Hope supports community-based foundations and charities headed by some of this country's favorite sports legends. Samsung pledges to raise national awareness and funds for these outstanding charities and to find ways for others to make a difference in the lives of children and families.

Since its inception in 2002, Samsung’s Four Seasons of Hope and our Hope For Education programs have raised and provided more than $20 million to schools and the charities we support across the country. Beginning in 2009, Samsung will advance these programs by combining the Hope for Education initiative within Samsung’s Four Seasons of Hope umbrella to expand their reach and success.

Over the past five years, Hope for Education has provided millions of dollars in Samsung technology and Microsoft software to more than 270 K-12 schools across the United States in an effort to reduce the technology gap within our education system. Our education imitative will continue this mission now as a part of Samsung’s Four Seasons of Hope, which will in addition support the charities involved in the program.

Efren PeƱaflorida CNN HEROES

Friday, November 13, 2009

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW)

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.

What is MIT OpenCourseWare?
MIT OpenCourseWare is a free publication of MIT course materials that reflects almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT.

OCW is not an MIT education.
OCW does not grant degrees or certificates.
OCW does not provide access to MIT faculty.
Materials may not reflect entire content of the course.
How do I register to use MIT OpenCourseWare?
There is no registration or enrollment process because OCW is not a credit-bearing or degree-granting initiative.

Can I get a certificate?
No. MIT OpenCourseWare is a publication of the course materials that support the dynamic classroom interactions of an MIT education; it is not a degree-granting or credit-bearing initiative. However, you should work through the materials at your own pace, and in whatever manner you desire.

How do I find what courses are available? How do I search your site?
A site overview is available for MIT OpenCourseWare. You can also browse courses by department or use the advanced search to locate a specific course or topic.

High school students and educators should check out Highlights for High School.

What it takes to support this work

Each course we publish requires an investment of $10,000 to $15,000 to compile course materials from faculty, ensure proper licensing for open sharing, and format materials for global distribution. Courses with video content cost about twice as much, but your feedback about the significant value of these video materials helps to justify the cost. Learn more.

Education Pays -- Get Yours

Every day, strong and intelligent young men, like yourself, are bombarded with negative messages from the media—on television, in song lyrics, in the movies. It is hard not to let those words and images affect you. We can help!
The Education Pay$ — Get Yours campaign is designed to show you that opportunity, stability, hope, happiness and success are in your grasp. How? Through education!

This website highlights educational and mentoring resources available to you in three Cleveland neighborhoods. Click on the neighborhood links —Central, Mt. Pleasant, Slavic Village—to learn more. If you do not reside near one of our target neighborhoods, click on Participate to uncover additional resources throughout the region.

Cleveland State launches scholarship program for incoming freshmen

Cleveland State launches scholarship program for incoming freshmen

Cleveland State University


11:19 am, November 13, 2009

Cleveland State University has launched a new scholarship program that will apply to incoming freshmen in fall 2010.

Under the Freshman Scholars Program, full-time, incoming freshmen with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and an ACT score of at least 23 or an SAT score of 1060 will be eligible for a $3,000 scholarship from the university. Their economic situation will not be a factor.

“We created this program to help incoming freshmen and their families at a time when they are looking for an outstanding education at a reasonable price,” said Rob Spademan, assistant vice president for marketing and admissions at Cleveland State. “This new program gives parents a way to recognize and reward their children for maintaining good grades and test scores while in high school.”

The scholarship is renewable for three years as long as students maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and are enrolled full time. Annual undergraduate tuition for full-time students at Cleveland State is about $8,000. Students must apply for the scholarship by Feb. 1, 2010.