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Since 2004, The GraceKennedy Jamaican Birthright Programme has been an effective tool in immersing 2nd and 3rd generation Jamaicans in their ancestral roots.

We have compiled a report, with information from our very own ‘Birthright Ambassadors’.  This report provides analysis on why the Birthright Programme is a valuable internship to not only the participants, but also to GraceKennedy and Jamaica.

Click HERE to read the report.

GraceKennedy Foundation

A book has recently been published in Jamaica called “The Great Case” dealing with the all-important lawsuit against the insurance companies brought by the merchants of Kingston for fire damage after the great earthquake of 1907. It is authored by Paul Levy and reads more like a mystery novel than a law book. It has received the approval of both the Minister of Education and the Minister of Justice as follows:

“Interesting story telling on an under-researched period of Jamaica’s past and an almost unknown episode of our legal history. An important read for lovers of Jamaican lore and legal servants alike.”

-The Hon. Rev. Ronnie Thwaites, Minister of Education

“Whether you are interested in history, the law, the world of business or things Jamaican, Paul Levy’s chronicle of the legal aftermath of Kingston’s disastrous 1907 earthquake is a fascinating literary gem. Its accurate, plain-English description of the legal processes in this remarkable litigation are accessible to lawyers and laymen alike. The journey through the courts is entwined with delightful anecdotes that bring to life a neglected period of our colonial past. The book therefore constitutes an important contribution to the recording of Jamaica’s rich legal history, written by a lawyer whose family has played a significant part in that heritage.”

-Senator the Hon. Mark J. Golding, Minister of Justice

The book is available for purchase in Jamaica for $2500 JA. To order the book, please send a cheque (payable to ICWI) for $28 USD or $30 CAD to:

2 St. Lucia Avenue
Kingston 5
Jamaica, West Indies

View Flyer at this link, The Great Case

The Harker School, a private Preschool – 12, located in San Jose, CA seeks qualified applicants for the position of Custodian. Two years of experience in commercial janitorial work is required with understanding of industry procedures, methods, and commercial cleaning practices. Hours of work will be Monday – Friday, 12:00pm- 8:30pm and work location will vary among our four campuses. This is a full time year round position paying $13.50 per hour.
POSITION PURPOSE: The Custodian will maintain cleanliness and interior appearance, health and safety of all assigned school buildings. This includes daily janitorial duties, campus event set-ups, annual school term start-up activities and student vacation cleaning assignments.
– Proficiency in industry procedures, methods and commercial cleaning practices.
– Experience in operation of vacuums, buffers, carpet extractors and other powered floor cleaning equipment.
– Understanding of safe handling techniques for related cleaning chemicals.
– Ability to operate building security alarm systems.
– Must have the ability to communicate & understand in effective verbal English
– Ability to hear individuals, groups, telephone and intercom communications, public address announcements, emergency signals, etc.
– Must be able to see and read safety notices.
– Ability to lift and carry items up to 50 lbs to a 4 ft height and up to 25 ft.
– Ability to push and pull 250 lbs up to 100 feet on platform type cargo dollie.
– Ability to climb on ladders, scaffolds and roofs.
– Must possess effective eye-hand and foot-hand-eye coordination.
– Must be able to tolerate aerobic activities of job including constant standing, walking, and grasping
– Frequent crouching, turning/twisting, and bending
– Occasional sitting, kneeling, driving, climbing, reaching, handling, fingering and throwing
Prior to beginning work for The Harker School, and as a condition of employment, all employees must go through Live Scan Fingerprinting as well as provide a copy of a negative TB test.

Please reference job code CC06-C and contact if interested.

Position Announcement: Outreach Coordinator, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center (UROC), California State University, Monterey Bay

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center (UROC) PROGRAM SUMMARY:
California State University, Monterey Bay is committed to develop programs to attract, retain, and graduate students from diverse backgrounds, and to equip these students with the skills they need for successful careers. To that end, CSUMB developed the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center (UROC) to provide our students with rigorous and guided undergraduate research experiences. UROC is a cross-campus center that trains, supports, and engages students in undergraduate research ( across all majors. UROC students work on relevant and innovative research projects at CSUMB, and at regional, state, national, and international research institutions. Their work is guided by a research mentor, supported by UROC staff, and augmented by extensive training in research proposal writing, presentation skills, communication skills, professionalism, and graduate school preparedness. At the core of UROC’s curricular offerings is a four semester, two-unit graded series of undergraduate research seminars. This two-year research series prepares students for their undergraduate research experiences, develops their scholarly identity, and prepares them for graduate school and fellowship applications. Students also communicate their work to the academic community through conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications. Taken together, these experiences prepare our students for successful entry into graduate school and professional careers.

The Outreach Coordinator, under the general supervision of UROC’s Curriculum Associate, is responsible for managing: 1) outreach efforts with our community college partner, Hartnell College; 2) administrative, logistical, and marketing efforts for CSUMB’s newly-funded National Science Foundation Ocean Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program (; and 3) first and second year outreach efforts.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
Hartnell College Outreach (50% time)
• Serve as a point of contact for potential Hartnell College transfer students.
• Organize campus tours of CSUMB, field trips for Hartnell College and CSUMB students, and CSUMB faculty lectures at Hartnell College.
• Lead the research poster development session for Hartnell College’s Internship course, and assist with other relevant sessions as needed.
• Develop undergraduate research, transfer, and graduate school preparation materials targeted at community college students.
REU Administration (25% time)
• Develop and distribute marketing material that engages diverse student audiences interested in Ocean Science educational and career pathways.
• Organize student recruitment efforts.
• Create a vibrant online presence (including social media) and website.
• Oversee the online application system and respond to student inquiries.
• Organize logistics, housing, and transportation for REU participants and mentors.
• Organize workshops, field trips, and events.
First and Second Year Student Outreach (25% time)
• Lead outreach and recruitment efforts targeting first and second year students.
• Liaise with student clubs and campus programs, such as Living Learning Communities, that serve first and second year students.
• Lead UROC’s Peer-to-Peer student mentoring program.
• Assist with the recruitment and placement of students in undergraduate research positions.

• Advanced computer proficiency, including word processing, spreadsheets, and marketing and publishing software.
• Proficiency in website design and development, and the use of social media, to include but not limited to video editing tools.
• Excellent writing skills.
• Ability to identify, develop, and maintain collaborations with faculty, administration, and partners.
• Superior critical assessment and synthesis skills.
• Ability to think creatively and conceptually, and to apply independent judgment, discretion, and initiative to address problems and develop practical, thorough, and creative solutions.
• Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills utilizing tact and diplomacy.
• Ability to manage complex projects, work independently and collaboratively, and complete tasks on time.
• Ability to present clear and concise information in oral presentations, and in written reports, proposals, and publications.
• Ability to work within a project management framework of deadlines and deliverables.
• Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to, the CSUMB Vision Statement and the core values of mutual respect, collaboration, multiculturalism and diversity, community service, and institutional excellence.
• Experience working with diverse and multicultural populations and the ability to guide students of diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds to higher levels of skills development.

Bachelor’s degree in the sciences, science education, or related field AND two years of progressively responsible work in outreach, program management, or education.

Applicants must complete an employment application located on the CSU Monterey Bay’s University Corporation Human Resources website: Review of the applications will begin on October 20, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. The University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

$20 each to include tax, shipping and handling.

For JAANC to offer this special price, lots of 18 must be ordered. Reserve your copy by completing the form below. A request for payment will be made when the lot quantity is reached.

Dear Friends of the Caribbean Science Foundation:

1. I wish to draw your attention to the opening of the application process for the 2013 Student Program for Innovation in Science and Engineering (SPISE) at our website ( Please encourage high school students you know to apply to this program. This is a unique opportunity for students with strong interest in pursuing careers in science and engineering to spend 4 weeks of total immersion in STEM in Barbados this summer (all expenses paid). Student applicants must be at least 16 years of age but less than 18 years of age on July 1, 2013, and have completed CXC exams or equivalent in math and science subjects. The SPISE 2013 will run from July 20 to August 17, 2013, and will be held again at the UWI-Cave Hill campus in Barbados, with UWI and CXC providing critical resources and support. Please see videos of last year’s program, application forms for students, teaching assistants and instructors, and be sure to read the frequently asked question!
s (FAQs) at The application deadline is April 22, 2013.

2. I also wish to alert you that project entries for the Sagicor Visionaries Challenge are due on February 16, 2013. Please encourage secondary/high school students that you know to submit poster entries. In this competition, students form teams to propose solutions to a problem in their school or community using science and technology. This competition is in its first year and is open to schools in 12 Caribbean Countries Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad & Tobago. There are prizes and trips for the winners at the National and Regional levels! See for details (Challenge description, competition rules and application forms, etc). A summary of the Sagicor Visionaries Challenge is also available at

We would very much appreciate your help in spreading the word that applications are now being accepted for SPISE 2013 and that poster entries are being accepted for the Sagicor Visionaries Challenge. Please forward this e-mail to students, teachers, principals, guidance counselors, family and friends. We thank you in advance for your assistance.

With Warmest Regards,


The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is hosting a special summer program called Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK). Please pass this information to anyone you may know in the Oakland area. This is a great opportunity to get students exposed to technical fields.

NSBE is a non-profit association that is dedicated to the academic and professional success of African-American engineering students and professionals. NSBE offers its members leadership training, professional development, mentoring opportunities, career placement services and more.

The Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) camp is a free three-week program targeting students in grades 3-5. SEEK’s mission is to increase elementary school students’ aptitude in math and science and their interest in pursuing STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) career fields, by having them engage in interactive, team-based engineering projects. The program is facilitated primarily by collegiate members of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). Teams of SEEK students will work with NSBE mentors in classroom settings to research and design hands-on activities that they will use to compete on a weekly basis during the camp. The curriculum is provided mainly by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

Program Capacity

To participate, students must be enrolled in 3-5th (and/or 6-8th grade for Washington DC ONLY) grade at the time of application (student’s current grade level). Approximately 100 students are accepted per grade level totaling 300 students per program.

Registration Information

Registration must be completed online through the NSBE membership database. Please be sure that the information you provide is the student’s information unless otherwise specified.

Acceptance- Rolling (Open until all spaces are filled)

The SEEK program accepts students on a first come, first serve basis. Priority is given to returning students from Summer 2011.

  • Notifications Sent – Upon Confirmation beginning February 15, 2012
  • Students will be sent an acceptance or waitlist notification
  • Students placed on the waitlist will be considered in order of application submission date if spots become available. As spots become available, we will continue accepting students from the waitlist through the first day of the program. In the event a spot becomes available you will be contacted via phone or email.

To apply go to

*Due to the high demand of the program, we are unable provide specific information regarding our wait list including, but not limited to position number, etc.

Program Information

Cost: FREE

Duration: Three (3) weeks (per site)

Days: Monday-Friday

Hours: 8:30am-3:30pm

*Before/ after care NOT PROVIDED or COORDINATED by NSBE

Students MUST be dropped off no earlier than 8:30am and picked up no later than 3:30pm.

Program Tentative Dates & Location:

San Diego
Program Dates: June 18- July 6
Program Location: San Diego State University

Program Dates: June 25- July 13
Program Location: MLK Elementary school

Washington DC
Program Dates: July 9-27
Program Location: TBA

Program Dates: July 16-Aug 3
Program Location: Bates Academy

New Orleans
Program Dates: July 16-Aug 3
Program Location: TBA

Houston, TX
Program Dates: June 25- July 13
Program Location: University of Houston

Opportunity Reminder

The Summer 2012 White House Internship Program:
A Public Service Leadership Program

Applicants have until January 22, 2012 to apply.

The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities.
The White House Internship Program’s mission is to make the “People’s House” accessible to future leaders from around the nation.
The application period for the Summer 2012 White House Internship Program is now open. Applicants have until January 22, 2012 to apply for a Summer 2012 White House Internship. Go here for more details. All White House Internship Program participants must be: United States citizens; At least 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship; Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college or university OR graduated in the past two years from an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college or university ORA veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty at any time over the past two years. White House Interns are expected to intern full-time for the entire term of the program. The Summer 2012 internship term runs from May 29, 2012 to August 10, 2012. White House Internship Program is an unpaid program. Interns will be expected to work from approximately 9 AM-6 PM, Monday-Friday. Hours may vary by office.

The Northern California Chapter of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) awards scholarships to minority undergraduate students; sophomores, juniors and seniors.

COMTO was founded 30 years ago to advocate for minorities in the transportation industry, to provide assistance with their careers and to assist those seeking careers in the transportation industry.

COMTO also advocates for minority students who want to pursue careers in the transportation industry. We help them by providing scholarships, internships and mentoring. 2011 is the seventh year that COMTO will award scholarships.

Since 2004 COMTO has awarded $147,000 in scholarships to 116 deserving students. Every year the COMTO Scholarship Committee reaches out to college communities and resource organizations throughout the Bay Area to recruit applicants who want to pursue careers in transportation. We are seeking applicants that are majoring in fields that would support their career interest in the transportation industry, such as engineering, urban planning, economic, finance, communications, etc.

COMTO needs your help with informing minority students about COMTO scholarships. Applications can be downloaded from the COMTO website,

Applications must be postmarked no later than October 31st.

Sheila Evans-Peguese
2011 COMTO Scholarship Committee
(415) 701.4436

Gates’ non-profit organization is giving away 1,000 scholarships for the 2012 school season. Bill Gates’ Millennium Scholarship Program (GMS) will select 1,000 talented students next year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. Scholars will also be provided with personal and professional development through their leadership programs, along with academic support throughout their college career. The program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established to provide outstanding low income minority students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any area of interest. To date, the program has given scholarships to more than 15,000 students. Continuing scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following disciplines: education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science.

To apply, visit

The deadline for submitting an application is Wednesday, January 11, 2012.

We are looking for minority HS seniors who plan to attend a four year
college, have at least a 3.0 GPA and an interest in media, business,
computer science, engineering or technology.

In addition to being PAID, student also receive a matching funds
scholarship. The internship will last throughout their college years.

Please have all interested students visit our website for more
information and the application:

Althea Grannum-Cummings

We are looking for minority HS seniors who plan to attend a four year college, have at least a 3.0 GPA and an interest in media, business, computer science, engineering or technology. In addition to being PAID, student also receive a matching funds scholarship. The internship will last throughout their college years. Please have all interested students visit our website for more information and the application:

Available in the following cities;
Atlanta, GA
Bristol, Connecticut
Greensboro, North Carolina
New York/New Jersey
Washington, DC
Silver Spring, Maryland
Philadelphia, PA
Horsham, PA
Miami, FL

The deadline is January 14, 2011.

Sandra D. Rice
Vice President
Emma Bowen Foundation
524 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

Do you know a high school student who is interested in science and
engineering and is looking for an apprenticeship next summer? If so, please
let him or her know about the 2011 Science and Engineering Apprenticeship
(SEAP) Program. Applications for SEAP must be submitted between now and
January 7, 2011. The eight week summer program begins June 20, 2011 and ends
August 12, 2011.

SEAP is an Office of Naval Research (ONR) sponsored and funded program.
SEAP gives highly motivated high school students the opportunity to be
exposed to Navy projects and programs. Participants receive hands-on
experience in the fields of engineering, science, and computers in a
research and development and test and evaluation environment. Students
experiment with a technical career and learn about other types of careers
that are available within the Carderock Division. The selected students are
placed in a wide variety of scientific and engineering fields with mentors
who are scientists, engineers, and technicians. Our mentors work with high
school students during the summer to give them a first-hand understanding of
professional methods to foster their desire to pursue college-level training
that will lead to careers in science and engineering.

In order to be eligible for the SEAP program students must be United States
citizens, enrolled in high school, have completed 9th grade, and be at least
16 years of age by the beginning of the program. Participating students
will spend 8 weeks during the summer doing research or working on a specific
technical project. The stipend for students will be $3075 for the 8 weeks,
which will be paid in 2 installments. Returning students will receive $3590
for the 8 weeks.

Interested students must apply online at by January
7, 2011. Additionally, student transcripts MUST be mailed to:

Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program
1818 N Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington DC 20036

For more information about the Science and Engineering Apprentice Program at
Carderock Division, contact Andrew Alderfer in Philadelphia at 215-897-1868
(DSN 443) or Brandon Smith in West Bethesda at 301-227-2865 (DSN 287).

Harvard University Announcement
No tuition and no student loans

Harvard University announced over the weekend that from now on undergraduate students from low-income families will pay no tuition. In making the announcement, Harvard’s president Lawrence H. Summers said, “When only ten percent of the students in elite higher education come from families in the lower half of the income distribution, we are not doing enough. We are not doing enough in bringing elite higher education to the lower half of the income distribution.”

If you know of a family earning less than $60,000 a year with an honor student graduating from high school soon, Harvard University wants to pay the tuition. The prestigious university recently announced that from now on undergraduate students from low-income families can go to Harvard for free… no tuition and no student loans!

To find out more about Harvard offering free tuition for families making less than $60,000 a year, visit Harvard’s financial aid website at: or call the school’s financial aid office at (617) 495-1581.

Attention all students! The Social Security Administration – Office of Disability Adjudication & Review is now accepting applications for the summer FY10 Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP). Qualified and interested students are encouraged to apply by forwarding their resume to the contact information below.

Interviews are expected to start Thursday, May 13, 2010.

The STEP Program:

  • The employment period is negotiable, usually once fingerprints clear a job offer can be made.
  • The STEP position cannot exceed September 30, 2010.
  • Student must be enrolled in at least 9 semester units with GPA at least 2.0 or full time student in High School. The student must be a bona fide degree-seeking student enrolled in or pursuing a degree from an accredited educational institution (will need copy of unofficial transcript).
  • Applicants with disabilities are not subject to the financial need criteria.
  • Student applicants who qualify, or whose families qualify, for a Federal, State or local public assistance program at the time of initial appointment or whose families qualify under the HHS poverty guidelines are to receive priority consideration or appointment under STEP.
  • Students not meeting the financial need criteria may be considered for appointment when an insufficient number of applicant do not apply.
  • The student may work in the same agency as a relative provided there is no direct reporting relationship and the relative is not in a position to influence or control the student’s appointment, employment, promotion or advancement within the agency. (5 CFR Part 310.)

Contact Ronald Cole at for further information.

Internship: Channel Marketing

This is an exciting opportunity for any student interested in gaining work experience in the marketing field. In this position, the Field Marketing Intern will work as a member of the SanDisk Retail Marketing team, which has responsibilities for developing and implementing innovative channel marketing programs and initiatives in the retail/channel markets. The Intern will also maintain a daily journal to be reviewed weekly by Field Marketing Manager and Director, Retail Sales. The Intern will visit retail stores (i.e. Walmart, Best Buy, Radio Shack, Walgreens, Office Max, Office Depot, Staples, and Photo Specialty stores) and target a number of stores to visit based on hours worked to monitor competitive activities to ensure SanDisk leadership, Cross train and merchandise; reach beyond the primary aisles – Networking, Business Delivery, Technology Departments, Geek Squads, Easy Tech, Build relationships with General Manager and retail staff working in the Imaging, Mobile, MP3, Gaming and Computing departments.

Qualifications: This position requires the student be a 3rd or 4th year undergraduate student pursuing degree in Business, Marketing, Communications or related field. Must have strong interpersonal and relationship building skills. This person must be able to work independently and manage his/her time well.

Student must be able to work 40 hours per week in the Summer and part-time during the school year (for the full internship)in the following locations:
Los Angeles, New York, Bay Area, Houston, Detroit, Washington DC, Phoenix, Dallas, Philidelphia, Seattle, Minneapolis, San Diego, St. Louis, Tampa, Baltimore, Denver, Miami and Pittsburg.

Targeted schools for the internships include but are not limited to: Boston College, University of Michigan, University of California – Los Angeles, University of Miami, University of Minnesota, Arizona State University, Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon University, LaSalle University, Howard University and George Washington University.

All interested students should forward their resume to Lurdys Gordon or Lisa Pham Reckis, Manager, College Relations at SanDisk by Friday, May 14th at the contact information below.

Lurdys Gordon


Lisa (Pham) Reckis
Manager, College Relations


Syracuse University has 10 Full Rides for African American Men and Women Interested in Studying Architecture. Mark Robbins, Dean of Syracuse University’s School of Architecture is desperately seeking young men and women of color interested in pursuing a five year professional degree in Architecture. Scholarship money set aside to fully cover education costs for ten students. Syracuse University ‘s School of Architecture has a great reputation.

Contact: Mark Robbins, Dean, School of Architecture 315-443- 2256,

Syracuse University
201 Slocum Hall
Syracuse , NY 13244-1250

Wake Forest University has an opportunity for minority students to attend its MBA program for FREE, and so far, the response has been very poor. Please, pass along this opportunity to your friends, families, and networks to see if there is an interest. This is a great school and a tremendous opportunity to attend a top graduate school.

Greetings, I wanted to let you know about a great opportunity here at Wake Forest where you can get a FREE education and get PAID while you’re doing it. Our Dean of the Schools of Business is the former CEO of PepsiCo and very committed to diversity. He’s gone around to his CEO friends, who have agreed to donate a bunch of money to pay tuition and fees, provide a stipend, and a job, to diverse students. The details are below. The problem is, response to the program has been dismal! As a faculty member, I would be embarrassed for him to have to tell his CEO friends, “thanks so much for your donation, but unfortunately I have to give it back because we couldn’t find Any students who wanted it.” So, I need your help. Please contact me if you, or ANYONE you know is interested in the program. I want to help out as many young scholars as I can. Don’t worry about whether or not you (or they) have taken the GMAT, etc. All you need to do at this point is JUST APPLY.

About the Program: The Master of Art in Management program is designed specifically for liberal arts majors only. The MA degree program is a 10 month intense study of the basic functional areas of Business. After graduation and working for approximately two years, all MA graduates are eligible to apply to Wake Forest as part of the MA/MBA joint degree program and get the MBA in one year. The new Dean, Steve Reinemund, has created a new scholarship for diverse students pursuing the MA degree called the Corporate Fellowship.

The Corporate Fellowship provides full tuition and a $21,000 stipend to cover living expenses. Additionally, each Corporate Fellow will participate in a practicum. The practicum has two components, educational and professional development. Each student will be assigned a mentor that is a high level executive with their sponsor corporation. The mentor will oversee an educational project covering 4 of the functional areas of business using their own corporation as the subject.

The student will visit the corporation 3-4 times during the program to present his/her results of their research project. Additionally, the “professional development” component of the fellowship provides career coaching and leadership development for the students.

The goal for the corporation is to be able to groom and hopefully, hire a top candidate from a diverse background for their organization. Of course, there is no obligation that the students accept any offer of employment. Still, the student benefits, even if they are not ultimately hired by their sponsor corporation in that they have the MA degree and the type of experience that will make them more marketable.

Derrick S. Boone, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of Marketing
Room 3139 Worrell Professional Center
Babcock Graduate School of Management
Wake Forest University 1834 Wake
Forest Drive Winston-Salem, NC 27109-8758

The Master of Arts in Women’s Health (MAWH) program at Suffolk University
(Boston) is pleased to offer a competitive, annual, full tuition scholarship
to a student committed to working in the field of Black women?s health. Funded
by the Suffolk University College of Arts and Sciences, this scholarship is
designed to develop leadership in an area that will contribute to the health
and well-being of African American women and girls.

By virtually every marker of health and health care status, African American
women suffer unjustly. African American women are less likely than white
women to have health insurance and are more likely to be dependent upon the
political vagaries of Medicaid policies. African American women confront
particularly high rates of cervical cancer, diabetes, hypertension, breast
cancer, HIV/AIDS infection, and maternal mortality. For these patterns to

Government policies need to redress longstanding racial
disparities in health care access.
Medical institutions need to develop programs that improve
patient care for Black women.
Health care providers need to cultivate communication skills
that show respect for the strengths and diversity of Black women
and that acknowledge financial limitations that may interfere
with health maintenance.
Community leaders need to work towards building environments
that are safe and healthy for Black women and their families.
Educators need to address how African American women can make
the healthy choices that facilitate healthy minds and bodies.
African American women need training in self-care and

The MAWH Scholarship to Build Leadership in the Field of African American
Women’s Health aims to train gifted and dedicated students to work
effectively in all of these arenas.

To apply for the Scholarship please submit by no later than April 15:

(1)The standard application materials required for the MAWH; to view,
click here.

(2) A substantive essay addressing: (a) What are the core health issues
facing Black women? (b) How did you come to develop an interest in Black
women?s health? (c) What do you hope to learn in the MAWH program that will
help you develop as a leader in the field of Black women?s health? (d) What
does being a leader in the field of Black women?s health mean to you? (e)
Describe your ideal job in this field!

Questions? or contact

Amy Agigian, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Sociology Department
Director, Center for Women’s Health and Human Rights
Director, Master of Arts in Women’s Health
Suffolk University
8 Ashburton Place, Beacon Hill
Boston, MA 02108
Tel: 617-573-8487
Fax: 617-994-4278

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health promotes health (broadly defined)
through partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions.
Become a member today at

Patricia W. Hosel, MPA
Assistant Dean
External Relations & Development
University of California, Berkeley
School of Public Health
417H University Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-7360
TEL: (510) 642-9654
FAX: (510) 643-8753

Wednesday, April 22, 2009
7:00 p.m.

Please R.S.V.P. by Monday, April 13, 2009
2690 South White Road,  San Jose CA 95148

Who is considered a first time homebuyer?A first time homebuyer is a person who has not owned Real Estate in the past 3 years.If you have ever been interested in purchasing your own home, now is the time to buy.Six Reasons Why?

A. The City of San Jose has a down payment Assistance Program

B. The price of homes in San Jose and California is at a all time low(300,000s-low to 400,000 High) C. The interest rates are low (4.50% to 5.75%) and up

D. There is a huge amount of homes on the market to buy

E. It is a buyers market

F. With the City’s down payment assistance program the cost to you is ZERO TO PURCHASE

The seminar covers how to obtain a Government Loan, how to repair your Credit, and where are the best houses in San Jose and the best buyI have a direct contact in the housing department for the City of San Jose. More info contact Pat LeRoy, 408-608-4283 or Wendell LeRoy at 408-836-9102. RSVP AT 408-608-4283 OR 408-836-9102.

Long time JAANC member Donna Goodson is taking Easter Bun orders.  Donna also bakes a wide variety of other Jamaican pastries such as gizzada, grater cake etc. etc.  Contact Donna today at (510) 782-5595 and get your orders in!

individual small large
  Individual (5oz) 4 for $10   Small (16 oz) 2 for $10   Large (44 oz) $13 each 2 for $25

Download order form here

Targeted Fields: School of Management. Business
Open To: Prospective/Current Graduate Students
Citizenship: No citizenship requirements
Eligibility Requirements: Open only to minority students. Recipients must agree to participate in limited public relations activities and become members of the association for 3 years
Stipend: Scholarships up to $15,000
Deadline: 4/15/2009
Program Description: 25 or more scholarships are awarded to minority students accepted to or enrolled in full-time graduate business or management programs in the U.S.
For More Information: National Black MBA Association, Inc. Graduate Scholarship Program 180 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1400 Chicago, IL 60601 (312) 236-2622

Florida A & M University is providing an outstanding opportunity for Black  women entering college in the fall of 2009. It is designed to address their absence in the field of computer technology. Dr. Jason Black is the Principal Investigator of a recently awarded $552,000 NSF Grant entitled African-American Women in Computer Science. The grant provides scholarships from $4000 to $10,000 per year for female African American students.

We need your help to get the word out about this great opportunity to build back up the enrollment of women in the CIS Department. Pass this information along to high school or community college students, their parents, and to guidance counselors you may know. The full text of the press release can be found at:

Please contact Dr. Black by email at for further information.

The U.S. Census Bureau has announced that they are now hiring for Census Takers at $18/ hr.  Interested parties should apply today by contacting your Local Census Office or by calling 1-866-861-2020. Earn good pay with flexible hours, paid training and the chance to work within your own community. 

FREE!!  MIT announces its MITES Program
(Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science), a challenging six week summer program that prepares promising rising seniors for careers in engineering and science. If you are selected, all educational, housing, meals and activity costs are covered. You must, however, pay for your own transportation to and from MIT. To apply, go to
Deadline is Feb. 2

Apprenticeship program (summer). Applications due: Feb 27, 2009 – This program places academically talented H.S. students (at least 16 yrs old, sophomores/ juniors) with interest in science & math in Dept. of Defense laboratories for an 8-wk period over the summer. This is an invaluable experience in the world of scientific research, with hands-on exposure to scientific & engineering practices not available in the HS environment. It is a paid apprenticeship ($2,000) and the students are assigned a scientist or engineer as their mentor. To apply online or get more information about the program: http://WWW.usaeop.Com <>. Students must submit their transcript (minimum GPA 3.0) and teacher recommendation to the program director for
consideration and daily transportation is the student’s responsibility. Program runs from June 22 – August 14, 2009

FREE!! Princeton University
announces its Summer Journalism Program for low-income sophomores or juniors with at least a 3.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) who have an interest in journalism. The cost is free including travel costs to and from Princeton! Apply now! Go to
<> Deadline is Jan. 23

FREE!!  The National Center for Health Marketing’s Global
Health Odyssey Museum
is pleased to offer the 2009 CDCDisease Detective Camp (DDC). DDC is an academic day camp forstudents who will be high school juniors and seniors duringthe 2009-2010 school year. Campers will take on the roles ofdisease detectives and learn how CDC safeguards the nation’shealth. The camp will be offered twice from June 22-26 and July 13-17. For more info and to apply to go <> Deadline is April 20

FREE!!;The American Legion sponsors a week-long summer leadership program called Boys State. This year’s program will be held at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland from June 21-27. If you are a junior interested in a leadership opportunity see your guidance counselor right away for more information.

The Leadership Center at Morehouse College presents the
2009 Coca-Cola Pre-College Leadership Program. There are 2programs, one for male students completing their sophomore or junior year, and the other for male students completing their senior year. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale). The curriculum focuses on personal and interpersonal leadership skills. The program runs from June 20 to June 26. The cost is $400.00 and the application deadline is February 20. To apply, go to <>
Application access is listed under “Events at the Leadership Center.”
NASA sponsors the National Space Club Scholars Program, a 6 week summer internship at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. It is open to students who will be 16 years old and have completed the 10th grade by June 2009, have demonstrated high academic success, and have an interest in space science or engineering as a career. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applications are available in the Career Center or online at <> The application must be postmarked by February 17, 2009.   University of Maryland, College Park: Women in Engineering,
E2@UMD, July 12-18 or July 19-25; rising juniors and
seniors. Go to <> or call 301-405-3283

University of Maryland Young Scholars Program targets rising
juniors and seniors who have a strong academic record and a
desire to excel to experience college life while earning three
academic credits. 14 courses are offered for three weeks from
July 12 – 31, 2009. Visit  <>

CITY YEAR, WASHINGTON DC (Americorps)  – Graduating seniors who are not sure what they want to do after high school should consider applying for a paid community service position with City Year, Washington, DC., a group of 17-24 year olds committed to full-time service for ten months in the Washington, DC community; Benefits include:  living
stipend ($200 per week), health care coverage, free metro pass, and $4,725 educational scholarship.  For more info:
<> or email: or
call:  202-776-7780, Amanda Seligman.  Recruitment open houses will be held once a month at their headquarters: 
918 U Street, NW, 2nd floor, Washington, DC 20001

The Institute for Responsible Citizenship is currently accepting applications for its summer leadership program in Washington, DC.  The Institute provides America’s best and brightest African American male college students with unparalleled networking opportunities, leadership development, and life-long mentorship.

Through the focused and intimate structure of our program, the Institute equips these young men with the tools required for successful careers in business, education, journalism, law, government, the sciences, public policy, ministry, medicine, public service, and the arts.

The application can be found here. Inquiries should be directed to

How To Market, Operate and Grow Your Restaurant
This class will teach you about the business side of running a successful restaurant, including marketing on the Internet, operations and finance
Tuesday, September 30th, 2008. 9:00AM – 11:30AM
Entrepreneur Center, 84 W. Santa Clara Street, Suite 100, San Jose, CA 95113 (at Market Street) $35.00 at the door (cash or checks please)
tel: (408) 494 0240

NSF Grant for African-American Women in Computer Science
Dr. Jason Black is the Principal Investigator of a recently awarded $552,000 NSF Grant entitled African-American Women in Computer Science. The grant provides scholarships from $4000 to $10,000 per year for
female African American students.
The full text of the press release can be found at:

Florida A & M University is providing an outstanding opportunity for Black women entering college in the fall of 2009. It is designed to address their absence in the field of computer technology. Dr. Jason Black is the Principal Investigator of a recently awarded $552,000 NSF Grant entitled African-American Women in Computer Science. The grant provides scholarships from $4000 to $10,000 per year for female African American students.

We need your help to get the word out about this great opportunity to build back up the enrollment of women in the CIS Department. Pass this information along to high school or community college students, their parents, and to guidance counselors you may know.The full text of the press release can be found at .

You can also contact Dr. Black by email at

Dr. Jason Black is the Principal Investigator of a recently awarded
$552,000 NSF Grant entitled African-American Women in Computer Science.
The grant provides scholarships from $4000 to $10,000 per year for
female African American students.

We need your help to get the word out about this great opportunity to
build back up the enrollment of women in the CIS Department.. Pass this
information along to high school or community college students, their
parents, and to guidance counselors you may know. The full text of the
press release can be found at:
http://www.famu. edu/?a=headlines&p=display&news=602

The AAWCS program begins operation on July 1 and will run until June 30,
2012. For more information about the program and applications for the
program can be requested by contacting Dr. Black at jblack@cis.famu. edu or
(850) 412-7354

The Ron Brown Scholars Program seeks African-American high school seniors to receive $10,000 annually for four (4) years to attend an accredited four-year college or university in the US. Deadlines: November 1, 2008 and January 9, 2009. Mail application (attached), transcripts and recommendation letters in one package.
For information, contact Ron Brown Program, 1160 Pepsi Place, Suite 206,Charlottesville, Va. 22901; 434-964-1588;;
(See attached file: Application.pdf)(See attached file: Application

Paying for College – Student Resource Guide – includes scholarships, internships, fellowships, books and websites. Courtesy of U.S.
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (Congressional District 34 – California. 2008 Edition… <>

Submitted on behalf of the BIG Region XI Community Service and Outreach
(CSO) Committee

Women Impacting Public Policy is pleased to announce the release of the application for the 2008 Elizabeth Dole Young Entrepreneur Scholarship; this year’s application deadline is June 30th. The Scholarship, established in 2006 honoring Senator Dole as the WIPP Congressional Award Winner, is completing its first program year watching young women business owners grow and thrive in their community. It has been an exciting and educational process and we are eager to begin the process for the coming program year.

We need your help finding the best and the brightest young women entrepreneur community leaders to apply for the next class of the Elizabeth Dole Young Entrepreneur Scholarship. The scholarship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to gain knowledge, skills and guidance from successful women business owners – as well as have a chance to receive a cash award to help grow their business!

The Elizabeth Dole Young Entrepreneur Scholarship is a bi-partisan effort, established to recognize high potential young women business owners who are leaders in their community, with resources and guidance to excel their businesses and personal success.

Here are the qualifications you will be looking for:

At least 51% woman-owned
Entrepreneur between the ages of 21-35
U.S. Citizen
Business 5 years old or less
Revenue of $500, 000 or less for service industries OR $1milion or less for manufacturing industries
The business has capacity to assume more debt
Owner has a satisfactory personal credit history

If you know someone who might be interested, please forward this email along or use the sample email provided here, likewise program details are also available on

2008 Scholarship Application

2008 Letter of Recommendation Form

Fact Sheet

We are also pleased to invite you to join us as a sponsor of this important effort. Sponsorship opportunities are available for as low as $50.00 and all sponsors will be recognized along with the program and at the 2008 WIPP Annual Conference in Washington, DC. Sponsorship of the Elizabeth Dole Young Entrepreneur Scholarship sends a powerful message of women business owners helping women business owners.

Women Owned Business Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Response Form

If you have any questions on the application or sponsorship, please do not hesitate to contact Jason Lalak at the WIPP office at or via 415-434-4314. Remember, applications are due June 30th, so there is no time to waste!

We look forward to an exciting 2008!

Kathryn Mahoney

Co-Chair, Elizabeth Dole Young Entrepreneur Scholarship

President and CEO, Political Capitol, Inc.

Mary Cantando

Co-Chair, Elizabeth Dole Young Entrepreneur Scholarship

Growth Expert,

We Decide!

Women Impacting Public Policy Annual Conference

Mayflower Hotel – Washington, DC – September 8-9, 2008

Click here for more annual conference information.

WIPP, Women Impacting Public Policy, Inc. is a national bipartisan public policy organization that advocates for and on behalf of women and minorities in business, strengthening their sphere of influence in the legislative process of our nation, creating economic opportunities and building bridges and alliances to other small business organizations. Through WIPP, our collective voice makes a powerful impact on Capitol Hill and with the Administration. Click here to read WIPP’s Bipartisan Policy