We have all witnessed the devastation occurring throughout east Texas as a result of Hurricane Harvey.
Many have seen the destruction from flood waters, wind and rain; and more is expected over the next several days.
As our hearts and prayers go out to all that are being affected by the storm; we know that “Faith without works is dead.” (James 2:17 NIV)
In an effort to assist 100 Black Men of Metropolitan Houston, Inc. as they respond to the devastation created for members and their surrounding community, we are coordinating with President Robinson in requesting that our Chapter network consider giving a financial donation to the Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund.
100% of Funds Received go to Support Relief Efforts
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Financial donations submitted to 100 Black Men of Metropolitan Houston, Inc. will be provided to The Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund operated and implemented by the Houston Mayor’s Office.
100 Black Men of Metropolitan Houston, Inc. has collaborated with the Houston Mayor’s Office on numerous occasions; and we believe this is the most effective and efficient way to dispense the appropriate resources and aid to members of our communities.
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Statement From 100 Black Men Of America, Inc. In Response To The Horrifying Events That Occurred In Charlottesville, Virginia
The 100 Black Men of America, Inc. is profoundly saddened by the loss of life and deeply disturbed by the mobilization and organized bigotry that descended on Charlottesville, Virginia on Friday and Saturday.
First, we offer our heartfelt condolences to those who lost their lives, those who were injured, their families and the community.
We expect the full force of the United States Government, local law enforcement, and elected representatives to bring to justice those responsible for inciting the violence that led to unfathomable carnage and deadly outcomes.
The vile spirit of hatred and violence permeating in this country will continue until those in power take an aggressive and intentional stand against domestic terrorists, white supremacist, Nazi and white nationalists groups.
Curley M. Dossman, Chairman of the Board
Brian Pauling, President and CEO
100 Black Men of America, Inc.
Global Headquarters, Atlanta, GA
In support two major themes:
• Sustained and authentic community engagement and
• Provision of high quality education for all
The Coalition has identified several essential elements that must be addressed to ensure this process honors the five guiding principles of:
1. Sovereignty of local control
2. Close equity gaps
3. System efficacy and accountability
4. Data transparency and integrity
5. Safe and secure learning environments
Our Coalition calls for these essential elements in the Plan for Unification:
PRINCIPLE 1: Sovereignty of local control
1.1. Develop a clear framework for civic participation including:
o Developing a citywide Youth Advisory Council with a meaningful and integrated decision-making role to ensure system decisions are student-centered.
o Support and Incentivize civic education from K-12 to prepare students for 21st century citizenship
1.2. Establish a permanent citywide Parent Advisory Council with a meaningful and integrated decision-making role to ensure system decisions are family-centric.
1.3. Host quarterly community town halls briefing the local community on all local, state and federal policies, plans and laws, as well as the results/implications of any major litigation (i.e. special education consent decree).
PRINCIPLE 2: Close Equity Gaps
2.1. Develop a comprehensive system wide plan for behavioral, mental and physical health care. The plan should include protocols applicable to all areas of health care and include a provision for the district to be a provider of services as well as a rating agency for services in these specific areas. This model would also require cross-training of all social service, behavioral and mental health professionals within every school and ensure identifying services.
2.2. Establish a citywide student handbook that also addresses discipline policy that makes universal policy on what constitutes a spendable/expellable offense to ensure equity across all students and minimize the use of law enforcement in schools.
PRINCIPLE 3: System efficacy and accountability
3.1. Develop a framework for ensuring consistency in grading/course credits which allows for ease of transferability (choice) across schools within the system.
3.2. Revise the current Enroll Nola to ensure a student and family-friendly tool and process. This revision should be done in concert with direct input from families on what works and what does not work in the existing process. Enroll Nola should be choice centered allowing parents who wish to utilize the schools in their neighborhood and parents with children already in schools to be given higher preference. Parents must be allowed to keep families together and/or maintain community support structures that will provide the best opportunities for their children. Enrollment exclusionary practices toward special needs students must be dismantled.
3.3. Develop a framework within the school district to provide oversight and direct intervention and support to schools that are “at-risk.” This should include access to an array of services where schools are in need of improvement. We call for eliminating the academically disruptive practice of closing schools as the primary strategy of improving schools.
PRINCIPLE 4: Data transparency and integrity and Fiscal Responsibility
4.1. Build a system to ensure full and transparent reporting of all schools budgets, annual financials and audits at the local level. These items should be reviewed by the OPSB on an annual basis as a component of the Board’s fiscal oversight and published locally (i.e. A local website).
4.2. Ensure easy, local access to school report card data, charter board policy decisions, charter school fiscal reporting and disaggregated student achievement and discipline data to support more informed parental choice.
4.3. Ensure a system of cost- efficient use of taxpayer dollars through centralized procurement, shared services, maintenance and capital improvements, etc. This should include building a robust DBE process which aligns DBE policies of other local public entities.
PRINCIPLE 5: Safe and Secure Learning Environment
5.1. Build a pilot human capital pipeline program which can serve as a potential model in revamping the citywide approach to human capital. Such a program would employ innovative approaches to teacher induction (mentoring), building a corps of master teachers to increase teacher diversity, teacher retention, and issues of cultural competency. This program should aim to also bring educator demographics in alignment with distribution of race/ethnicity and gender in the City of New Orleans.
5.2. Build an integrated and system wide approach to early childhood that is developmentally appropriate, culturally competent, and holistic.
Cox Automotive is launching a Manager Development Program. They are seeking college seniors graduating in May 2015or recent college graduates with no more than 3 years of professional work experience. It is quite an exciting opportunity, and a great time to join Cox Automotive.
- Open to various majors, but particular consideration given to students with a strong command of business principles, solid analytical skills, global perspective/mindset, and those with a keen interest to work within the automotive space.
- Program begins June 1st so they are moving relatively quickly to advance top candidates through the interview process.
- Please have interested candidates reach out directly to: Jason.Brooks@autotradergroup.com
- First round interviews conducted March 2nd – March 13th.
- There are three positions based in Atlanta (two in Marketing: one BA degree required; one MBA degree; and one in Business Strategy/Development, which requires a bilingual skillset.)
- All other positions will be based in other Cox Automotive markets.
O: 404-568-7063I M: 404-670-0733I F: 404-568-2244I E Jason.Brooks@autotradergroup.com
“When everyone is included, everyone wins!”
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100 Black Men of America, Inc.has partnered with Wells Fargo to launch its Sophomore Leaders Conference & Summer Program!
Forward this email and encourage Sophomore students who are Collegiate 100 members, friends and/or family to apply today!
§ Select 100 Black Men of America from the “Organization Affiliation” drop-down menu when applying online!
The program providesa paid internship for up to 10 weeks and provides Sophomores an opportunity to interact with a variety of Wells Fargo team members, including senior leaders and financial analysts from across the country, while increasing their understanding of financial services.
- · A select group of diverse, high-achieving students will be invited to participate.
- · All travel expenses, including airfare, hotel accommodations, meals, and other transportation will be paid by Wells Fargo.
IMPORTANT PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:
Application Deadline: October 31, 2014 – 12:00 Noon (Eastern Time)
Online Application Required: https://www.wfwuevents.com/
Target Audience: College Sophomores
(All majors welcome, including undeclared majors.)
For additional program information, view the attachments and please visit www.wellsfargo.com/sophomore
For further information, please contact Aaron Jackson: email@example.com
Please check out the link below of the Feed The Children event in which several member of the Xavier University C-100 participated.