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What’s new at Strong City and Beyond

On February 6-7, the Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University hosts “The Civil Rights Century: The NAACP at 100.” This public history conference marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the NAACP. Events are free of charge and open to the public. For more information, click on the poster below or visit the conference webpage here.
by Katie Horn, Community Connections AmeriCorps VISTA, Barclay Elementary/Middle There’s a whole lot of reading going on! Books-2-Go is coming to the Barclay School! This exciting new program will provide students with beautiful books to read at home with their families, thanks to the Greater Homewood Community Corporation, Experience Corps volunteers, and Project Early I.D. After reading at home, the children and parents can earn rewards and prizes at Barclay. Story Pals are needed to
by Ted L. Gross, Director of Senior Services, Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation (GEDCO) Construction of one of GEDCO’s senior apartments in 2003. GEDCO (Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation) is in the midst of a $14 million capital campaign to build The GREEN HOUSE® Residences at Stadium Place. We’re growing a home and supporting elders to live life to its fullest! GEDCO is seeking legislative and financial support for the GREEN HOUSE® Residences at Stadium Place. The

January 28, 2009

Everyone an Artist?

Art on Purpose presents Everyone an Artist?, a series of exhibits beginning this week at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland and other sites. Click on the poster to read more!

January 26, 2009


by Sharena Hagins, Youth Coordinator VISTA, January 2008-January 2009 I began my AmeriCorps VISTA year as a youth coordinator at the end of January 2008. I remember my first day walking into GHCC being anxious, excited, and nervous all rolled into one. I had no idea what to expect and who I would meet. I was politely greeted by everyone I passed in the halls and immediately began to feel at ease. I was given