WE WILL NEVER FORGET…

9 years later, 
we will never forget all of the lives lost 
and families affected on 9/11
God Bless the survivors   
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Neighborhood News: Inaugural African-American Cultural Festival

INAUGURAL AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL 

SEPTEMBER 3-5 ** the RALEIGH CENTER PLAZA

Raleigh residents are invited to enjoy their Labor Day weekend at the first ever African American Cultural Festival. The festival will be a celebration of African-American art and culture and will be held on City Plaza , Charter Square and the 400 block of Fayetteville Street September 3 through September 5.

After a welcome reception on Friday, September 3, Saturday and Sunday will feature African-American arts and crafts, specialty items and food vendors. At City Plaza , the “main stage” will be filled with local, regional, and nationally recognized acts. Scheduled performers include:
  • Chuck Davis and the African-American Dance Ensemble
  • The Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars
  • The Soul Rebels Brass Band, and others 
  • Headliner act for the day will be Chuck Brown and His Large band

Located adjacent to City Plaza at Charter Square will be the site of a family-friendly “village” featuring entertainers and performances. The day also will include educational and interactive programming for children highlighted by a performance by “Magic of African Rhythm.”
For a complete list of performances and additional information, visit www.aacfralwake.org

Neighborhood News: The Wade Edwards Learning Lab



The WELL is located across the street from Broughton High School at 714 Saint Mary’s Street (brick building, blue awning), Raleigh, NC 27605. To learn more about The Well’s purpose and mission, Contact them online at www.wade.org or call 919-856-9355. The WELL and its activities are sponsored by the Wade Edwards Foundation. Contact Sarah Lowder at 856-9233 for more information.


NEW STAFF ANNOUNCEMENT!!
In the meantime, please join us as we welcome back a longtime friend of the WELL. Dakia “Kia” Davis served the Wade Edwards Learning Lab and Foundation in several roles (foundation and program assistant, volunteer, lab assistant, etc.) from 2000 to 2005. Kia will coordinate WELL Forums, the Student Advisory Board and provide general foundation and program support. We’re excited that Kia will be joining us once again as Foundation Assistant. 


Kia is returning to us from Greensboro, NC where she studied social work, women’s and gender studies and nonprofit management at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). After graduating she worked as the Administrative Coordinator for the Greensboro Hope Project, a youth gang prevention initiative and served as a volunteer counselor for the Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro. She will be with us until winter 2010 when she heads for Washington, D.C. to attend Howard University for a master’s degree in social work. Follow her journey to D.C. here!



CNN’s Larry King to end show after 25 years

Larry King, the iconic TV interviewer, will step aside from hosting of his prime time CNN show later this year, he said Tuesday. King, 76, made the announcement with a short posting to his Twitter account, citing his desire to spend more time with his wife and young children. Read more of  Larry King Steps Down. 

Neighborhood News: Opportunity for Southeast Raleigh Youth


Data and research tells us that when a young person is able to grab hold of a dream and has the support to shape that dream into something tangible, the individual can begin to empower themselves with the hard and soft skills necessary to be successful.  There is no stopping a young person filled with confidence, belief in their abilities and who has the right level of support around their goals.

SERA, Inc. is proud to announce an amazing opportunity!  Southeast Raleigh Youth between the ages of 13 – 17, with a strong interest in starting their own business and an interest in technology, particularly around web development, will be afforded an opportunity to participate in our Youth Entreprenurial Technology Institute during the week of June 21st.  There is room for only 20 Southeast Raleigh youth, so please respond NOW.  Only youth with a strong interest in technology and entreprenaurial strategies need respond.

What They Will Learn
Basic skills to gain confidence and exposure needed to pursue careers in business and information technology while developing leadership strategies

What Will be Taught
Introduction to Web Design using HTML and CSS
Digital Photography
Photo Retouching
Introduction to Video Editing
Basic Marketing Skills
Leadership Development

FACULTY
Denise Tawwab of NC Connected will be the Technology Faculty for the week.  Rita Anita Linger, President/CEO of SERA, Inc., will facilitate the Leadership portion of the Institute.

PARTICIPANTS WHO COMPLETE THE WEEK LONG INSTITUTE WILL BE GIVEN A REFURBISHED DESK TOP COMPUTER TO TAKE HOME WITH THEM IN ORDER TO IMPLEMENT THEIR NEW LEARNING.
Please contact Rita Anita Linger, President/CEO of SERA,Inc. via email:  ralinger.serainc@gmail.com with your interest.  These 20 slots will go fast!

EVENT: Free admission to New Raleigh Amphitheater


  
Raleigh Amphitheater’s Grassroots Grand Opening: Celebrating the Past, Present and Future of Raleigh Music:

Free Admission – Friday, June 4
Event Schedule:

  • 5:20 to 5:50 Th’ Bullfrog Willard Mcgee
  • 6:00 to 6:25 The Small Ponds
  • 6:45 to 7:10 Sleep Control
  • 7:30 to 7:55 Old Avenue
  • 8:15 to 8:40 Mosadi Music
  • 9:00 to 9:35 I Was Totally Destroying It
  • 9:55 to 10:55 The Connells

On Sunday, the Raleigh Amphitheater will host the Backstreet Boys at 7 p.m. To buy tickets, click here.
For more information about upcoming concerts, visit the Raleigh Amphitheater and Festival site.