Soul of the City
Vickie A. Shurelds, M.Ed
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God's Shepherd returned to Soul of the City to invite us to the "DOING GOD" tour. This young man and his family and friends ROYALTY TRYBE. Supporting their efforts strengthens our community. Their street outreach has had a tremendous effect on the people of Lima.
We welcomed to Soul of the City and the City of Lima Rev. Dr. Newby! He shared with us his road leading to his new position as Pastor of St. Paul AME - the first African American Church in Lima!
He also invited us to participate in the Commemorative Brick Fundraiser - an opportunity to preserve more of our rich history in Allen County. Click on the bricks to learn more about this wonderful oppotunity!
You are also encouraged to attend a special effort from St. Paul AME:
Veronica McLaurine joined us last month from LACCA to give us the straight talk on Fair Housing in Ohio. Her office is serious about keeping all housing units in and near our city in compliance with Fair Housing legistation for the protection of residents, landlords and lenders. If you have questions, concerns or suggestions, please contact her at 419-227-2586 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click on the logo to be taken directly to the LACCA website. Take advantage of their wonderful services for our community! Remember, it is against the law to discriminate against any one due to race, color, familial status, disability, gender or age.
RIZE Up, Lima! Your PhoenixRises once again to bring you the mirrors and windows we need to strengthen our community.
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The Play's The Thing - no one knows that as well as NICK NEWLIN - Resident artist at the FOLGER'S SHAKESPEARE in DC - Nick spoke with us about a series of books he is creating called 30 minute Shakespeare that takes the Bard's greatest works and places them in small bites that can easily be taken on by students in the classroom. Nick's previous life as a juggling jester helps kids see the fun side of performance and how something you love can become your job! Nick's website is: 30minuteshakespeare.com and there you'll find ways to purchase the material and to connect with Nick directly. Many of Shakespeare's most loved plays have already gone thru the "Shakespeare's Groove" process, with many more titles to come. A wonderful resource for educators, theatre enthusiasts and seekers of all things innovative.
Lima Senior High School Girl's Basketball Coach Vincent Holliday and Lima West Middle School Basketball and Track Coach Emmanuel led the discussion on Lima City Schools' consideration of lowering the eligibility requirements for participation in sports. They cited greater participation from students who are currently not involved with extracurriculars as being the targets of this action. The conversation included calls from Dr. Anthony Atkins of
Professor Camilia Sadik says schools are causing Dyslexia, and she has discovered a way to stop it. Her book "READ INSTANTLY" outlines her program and 100 spelling rules that govern phonics and English Spelling. With her Masters in Linguistics she has authored 17 books including: READ INSTANTLY. Ending Dyslexia. She was my guest on April 22nd. Go to her website for more information: spellingrules.com - please pass this information along to others: teachers, parents, students, tutors! This information could be the tool so many children are search for to end their misery in school!
Wonderful interview with the creator of this new documentary on famlies living with autism. I invite you to watch this short promo for the documentary, then join me for information on our next interview with George Jones of NYC.
Dr. Ernest Johnson says having a 'color blind' classroom can make racism worst! He also defines how our educational system can work against African American Students who want to learn. His book, The Secrets of motivating, Educating, and Lifting the Spirit of African American Males outlines several challenges in our 'equal education' system that could be increasing problems that already exist.
Janice Chamberlin has been an educator in public and private schools, a case manager for Child Welfare, and a businesswoman. Her undergraduate and grauate degrees are from Indiana University and her All buildingadministrator License was completed at Indiana Wesleyan University. She feels her most successful and fulfilling work thus far has been as a teacher of adult male inmates. She believes her experiences in the prison setting are an untapped resource for all teachers who wish to close the achievement gap.
You've met Anita Wooldridge. She shared the story of her abduction from her family home in broad daylight; and in contrast the 8 days she spent being beaten and raped while being held in a metal box. Her incredible will to survive until being rescued is testament verified by her therapist, Angela Roegner. She's written a book that is a chilling account taken from the journals she put together after her rescue.
This story hits close to home as both these women reside in Kokomo, Indiana!
Every Sunday morning you'll now hear a cut from the LifeStoryz CD produced by Dr. Anthony Atkins. This CD carries a strong message for the Youth of Lima and now beyond! Dr. Atkins has been taking the United States by storm connecting recently with rapper Common, and even more recently the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. On September 18th, Dr. Adkins heads to Dayton for a Teen Summit. Although he's pleased with this connection, he needs our support to make sure every child in Lima knows the ups and downs of every decision they make. One track from the CD will be played just before our show airs each week - listen and call in to the show with your comments.
Rize up Lima - our kids are in a "state of emergency" and we are the heroes that can reach out to them. To purchase a copy of the CD, mail your check or money order made out to "A.Atkins/Lifestoryz" to WIMA/Soul of the City, 667 West Market Street, Lima, Ohio 45802.
The Lima Family YMCA's Black Achiever's Program invites you to participate in this opportunity for parents and students to receive a deep look into the benefits of this inclusive program, and the way we can work together to provide solid opportunities for youth in the Lima area. Learn about Reader's Plus, General ACT Preparation, in addition to the chance to improve your GPA or increase your understanding of English, Math, Science and Writing.
As an added bonus - the Reading Plus program offers an adult component as well - something you and your child can do together. For more information on this vital program, contact Scott Parsons at the Lima YMCA at 419-223-6045 - or contact email@example.com to find out about tutoring in Math. Prep sessions will be held at the YMCA Annex, 136 South West Street in Lima.
Believe. Excel. Achieve. Start Today. You deserve a bright future.
Find out how your consistent attendance at Black Achievers can mean a free YMCA membership for your student!