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9 July 2007

from the Desk of Rebekah Jenkins

BGC Employment Program

If you have a GED or have graduated from high school, are under 22 and are looking for employment, the Bloomfield Garfield Corporation Employment Program offers:
A Job; Paid Job Readiness Training;
Paid Work Experience;
Transportation Help
and Help Overcoming Obstacles.

Call Today at 412-450-5194 (answers 24 hours a day) or 412-441-9833 (M-F, 9-5).

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Job Opportunity-Strong Women, Strong Girls

Strong Women, Strong Girls, Inc. is recruiting a Program Manager to serve as a core staff member in opening the new Strong Women, Strong Girls Pittsburgh office.
This is an exceptional opportunity for a “rising star” leader with entrepreneurial qualities to support a multi-site initiative that brings together college age volunteers with elementary school girls in an out-of-school time setting.

For more information see the attachment or see the job description online at http://www.idealist.org/en/job/229460-39.

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Grant Awards

Several U.S. Department of Education grant competitions strategically invest in core academic subjects.
For example, on June 14, the agency announced 52 school districts in 20 states received $8.7 million in grants to increase the number of American students learning foreign languages essential to commerce and national security.
As part of President Bush's National Security Language Initiative (http://www.ed.gov/about/inits/ed/competitiveness/nsli/), the grants will encourage students to study such languages as Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, and Russian in programs from kindergarten to college.
Currently, less than one percent of U.S. high school students study those languages, and only eight percent of U.S. undergraduates take any foreign language courses
(http://www.ed.gov/news/pressreleases/2007/06/06152007.html). http://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gif
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Also, on June 21, the agency announced 122 districts in 40 states received $116 million to improve the quality of American history education.

The Teaching American History program supports three-year projects to improve teachers' knowledge and understanding of traditional U.S. history through on-going professional development.

All grantees must work in partnership with one or more organizations that have extensive background in American history, including libraries, museums, non-profit organizations, and institutions of higher education (http://www.ed.gov/news/pressreleases/2007/06/06212007a.html).

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COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Pirates’ corporate partners Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and The African American Chamber of Commerce are pleased to offer groups 25-50 complimentary tickets (or more if available), to tour the new permanent installation of Highmark Legacy Square at PNC Park. Additional tickets are available on a first-come basis.

Highmark Legacy Square will reveal the inspirational story of the remarkable athletes who helped to revolutionize sports and business in their own way in the Negro Leagues. It is the intent to create an educational and inspiring attraction at PNC Park that educates youth on the contributions and impact of the Negro Leagues.

Requests should be made in writing, on letterhead along with information about your group. Please include the name of your group’s contact person, number and mailing address in the body of the letter.

Mail requests to:
Pittsburgh Pirates

Highmark Legacy Square Tour

Community Development

PNC Park at North Shore

115 Federal Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

If you have any questions, call (412) 325-8019 or (412) 325-4731.

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