Monday, May 27, 2013

Cornel West Challenge to Chester Meeting

Great service at the Church of the Overcomer yesterday Sunday, May 26th, 2013. 
The CD or DVD from the Cornel West event is available for purchase through the CLI. If you did not attend the event, you can still see it and attend the follow up meeting.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Karate Club at Chester High School

My picture of the day: Black belt karate instructor Nyles Gray instructing students on the discipline of karate
The Karate Club is a part of the after school program at Chester High School. Nyles Gray, the black belt instructor, has been involved with karate for 35 years. Karate is on Tuesdays and Thursdays. A summer program is planned but the Karate Club needs sponsors to help with the purchase of uniforms. 
Karate in action

Cultural Proficiency

Cultural Proficiency is based on creating an environment in which all cultures can be respected and understood as a natural and necessary part of working together. The course will focus on the role of formal and informal cultures in supporting youth development and as a basis for stronger teamwork and services to youth.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chester Boys and Girls Club
201 East 7th Street, Chester, PA

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Two Youth Summits for Chester Today

Would you believe not one but two youth summits for Chester today? Granted the events usually take place on different days. All the youth in Chester should be occupied with positive activities today. I often hear of complaints about not enough activities for the youth but with all that are being offered, everyone should be busy. All the schools have some kind of after school program and sports activities. Not into sports, chess is offered at the high school. Other places with activities are the recreation department and the Boys and Girls Club. If you are not in an activity, it’s because you don’t want to be in one. There are plenty of constructive activities being offered.

Annual summits today: Admissions free

Youth and Community Empowerment Summit Post

Host: Chester Youth Collaborative Youth Council

Theme: Teamwork makes the “Dream” Work

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2013

Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Place: Delaware County Community College, 901 Media Line Road, Media

Transportation: Chester High School and Community Hospital

Pick up times: 7:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m., and 12 p.m.

Departure Time: from DCCC: 4 p.m.

Phone: (610) 497-7422
Food: Breakfast and lunch provided

Teen Summit

Host: NSPDK, Xi Chapter

Theme: “Hobbies can lead to Entrepreneurships”

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2013   

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Place: Chester Fine Arts Center, 17 E. 7th Street, Chester, PA

Phone: (610) 874-7434

Teens get extra credit for school by participating based on prior arrangements
Food Provided

Friday, May 17, 2013

Cornel West in Chester

Cornel West Up Close

Dr. Cornel West appeared in Chester at the St. Luke’s Christ Community Church on May 16th, 2013. His visit was brought to a packed audience by The Community Leadership Institute, Rev. Richard Dalton, The Church of the Overcomer’s Pastor Keith Collins, The Mission, Mr. Darren Laws, and St. Luke’s Pastor George Anderson. The purpose of the visit according to Rev. Dalton was for us to “come together to put aside our differences…There is great leadership in Chester only if we can come together.” Pastor Collins said he “Wants the event to empower us to touch each other.” And Mr. Laws said the event was “About all of us coming together and giving back.” A host of Chester dignitaries were there including Chester’s Mayor Linder who spoke about the recent visit with Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. Dr. West gave an outstanding speech. A tape of the event will be available soon. Dr. West was given the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Social Justice award.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

New Superintendent for CUSD

delcotimes picture of Gregory Shannon

Gregory G. Shannon, 49, of Winslow Township, N.J., was introduced as the new superintendent of the Chester Upland School District Thursday afternoon at the district's administration building. Shannon will be a permanent superintendent. He has committed to a five-year term. Shannon will start on July 15.

Shannon served for 26 years with the School District of Philadelphia as a teacher, principal and assistant superintendent.

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