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Interested Citizens for Voter Registration receives National Volunteer Service Award

Interested Citizens for Voter Registration receives National Volunteer Service Award

ICVR receive national award for community service

The Interested Citizens for Voter Registration, Inc. (ICVR) a forty-six year old Pine Bluff nonprofit has been awarded the President's Volunteer Service Award for 2013 by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

ICVR provides free income tax services, the Pen or Pencil and CARES programs, conflict resolution and anti-bullying programs for youngsters among other services. ICVR is responsible for securing funds to widen University Drive, naming the MLK Park and the Coretta Scott King Center, naming a portion of Interstate 530 the Wiley Branton, Sr. Highway.

ICVR was the driving force to change elections from at-large to ward and school election from city-wide to zone elections. ICVR promotes the largest race relations event in the state during KingFest and has brought millions of dollars to Pine Bluff through the Weed and Seed.

Watson Chapel Students in Pine Bluff Send Thank You Card to Military

Watson Chapel Students in Pine Bluff Send Thank You Card to Military
Recently students at Jack Roby, Southeast and Belair Middle Schools and Senior students in Junior ROTC Program at Watson Chapel High School signed the Pen or Pencil "Freedom of Choice Agreement."  Students made commitment and agreed to graduate, refrain from any act which violate the rights of others, resist joining a gang, and to set personal and collective goals while participating in the Pen or Pencil:Writing a New History Program.  Students from Southeast and Watson Chapel also signed thank you cards to be sent to U.S. Soldiers fighting on foreign soil deployed around the world. For details about PEN OR PENCIL Program call 870-536-7274.

Pleasant Grove food pantry opens Saturday

Pleasant Grove food pantry opens Saturday

The Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 1801 South Indiana St., will open its food pantry at 7 a.m. Saturday. All recipients must present a photo ID and their most recent utility bill as proof of residence.

Community Producers Program begins at UAPB

Community Producers Program begins at UAPB

Tisha Arnold, UAPB Public Information

At first glance, you would see young African-American men in casual dress, some wearing hats and some that give the impression of an introverted demeanor – until introductions begin. Each participant in the Beyond the Bricks (BOTB) Community Producers Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) gave their name, school they attend and aspirations in life and had to answer questions from their peers about it.

Leroy Brown, Spring 2011 UAPB graduate and instructor for the program was interested in BOTB because of its teaching aspect. With plans to pursue a Master’s degree in English Education, the program was a perfect fit.

“I see it as a great opportunity,” said Brown. “It is a way to give back and enhance the minds of young African American males.”

Brown said that he ultimately hopes the participants realize their potential.

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center Celebrates Black History Month

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center Celebrates Black History Month

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (MTCC) is excited to announce its calendar of events in celebration of Black History Month.  Throughout the month of February, MTCC will host a variety of events that celebrate the legacy, heritage and contributions of African Americans to Arkansas and throughout the world.

All events are free and open to the public.

Speak Now! Poetry Series

Feb. 2nd, 6 p.m.

A celebration of creativity and self-expression hosted in partnership with local poetry troupe FOREIGN TONGUES, this second installment in the popular series will feature nationally-renowned poet and activist Sunni Patterson, who has been a featured performer at many of the nation's premier spoken word venues; including HBO's Def Poetry Jam and BET’s Lyric Café. The growing event includes performances by poets from the Little Rock School District and boasts an expected crowd of over 200 excited young poets and spoken word enthusiasts.

United Way Worldwide Supports Pen or Pencil and CARES

United Way Worldwide Supports Pen or Pencil and CARES

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - The United Way Worldwide has thrown its support behind Pen or Pencil: Writing A New History and the National CARES Mentoring Movement a ten city national demonstration partnership aimed at increasing the graduation rate of high school students. United Way Worldwide invites all faith leaders in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to spread the word about Justice Sunday and to help reach a nationwide call of one million volunteer readers, tutors and mentors. Justice Sunday is scheduled for January 20, 2013, at First United Methodist Church located 200 West 6th Avenue in Pine Bluff; a breakfast will be served at 7 AM and the Church Commemorative Service starts at 7 PM where there will be mentor recruitment.

Pine Bluff CARES and ICVR, Inc. invite Susan L. Taylor to promote National Mentoring Month

Pine Bluff CARES and ICVR, Inc. invite Susan L. Taylor to promote National Mentoring Month

 

28 December 2012

 

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