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The Coalition, Inc.

The Coalition, Inc. is a collective of organizations and persons who have already demonstrated their individual commitment to finding and implementing solutions to the ills that plague our communities, working to eradicate homelessness, violence, poverty, hunger, unemployment, and hopelessness in our communities, while promoting education, fair housing, youth development, a safe sane environment and maintaining a green attitude.

The Coalition promotes inter-organizational cooperation and collaboration, while hosting workshops and events designed to improve their efficiency and effectiveness.

 The Coalition was born out of a core group of organizations that joined forces to put on a youth basketball tournament in July 2004 sponsored by Stop The Madness/Stop The Violence. These annual tournaments have evolved into

‘A Week of Peace’ and grown exponentially and now include the annual C&C Art and Talent Show every March. The Coalition was also instrumental in launching the effort to rename Diamond St. in honor of esteemed ancestor Fr. Paul M. Washington.

In July 2006, spurred by the success of these collaborations, sincere Philadelphia-area activists joined to form The Coalition. Our members are focused on one specific goal: Improving the quality of life for our families. Although we may have different methods of reaching our goal, we will work collectively to achieve success.

The Coalition operates on the idea that there are already organizations in place to address most, if not all of the problems particular to our communities, and that through networking, we can channel these forces in an intelligent and focused assault. We realize that in order to heal the Nation, we must begin with the family nucleus. We have recruited, and are continuing to solicit organizations that target family health.

The tendency to depend on outside forces and political misleadership’ has been a major source of inertia and apathy among our peoples. Politicians with personal, financial and celebrity agendas feed off the carrion, which is the devastation of our neighborhoods.
The only way to defeat this physical and psychological blighting is to heal the families that make up our neighborhoods. Only then will we be able to effect change through legislation and self-policing of our communities.

We have begun at the level of the immediate concern, our young people, Frederick Douglas once said:

“It is easier to build children than it is to repair men.”

We must offer alternatives and set examples as to how to conduct ourselves with honor and respect. We extend to you the opportunity to support and be supported by organizations of similar ilk.

Join The Coalition!

For more information: 215.387.2734
Email: the.pa.coalition@gmail.com

To have your member link activated, copy/paste this link to your home page – Proud member of The Coalition, Inc. – and notify us at The.PA.Coalition@gmail.com

 

The Coalition launched the first of a series of Young People’s Anti-Violence Summits to illicit the opinions and involvement of the youth most affected by the horrid conditions extant today. On August 16, 2006, The Coalition held our first Young People’s Anti-Violence Summit The summit was for youth from junior high school age through the early twenties. The summit afforded the young people freedom of expression, and a forum to discuss amongst themselves the issues and concerns that shape their current world. As adult activists and concerned community organizations, we provided a safe, welcoming, and open environment where our young people spoke with, heard and listened to themselves without the lectures occasional discouraging words they have come to expect from their elders. The summit convened at the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania.

Our second Young People’s Anti-Violence Summit was held at Club 923 on Watts Street in North Philadelphia. The Coalition again convened another Young People’s Anti-Violence Summit gathering to get our young people actively involved in the shaping of solutions to their immediate concerns. The popular youth television program Urban Expressions was present, and became involved by taping and broadcasting our first televised interview.

The next Young People’s Anti-Violence Summit was hosted by Teens-In-Charge on April 21, 2007 at the High School Of The Future.

On January 21, 2007, Physicians for Social Responsibility and The Coalition presented a “Bullying Management Workshop” for schools and organizations. The workshop featured Mr. Kenneth Houston, conflict resolution expert, who presented dispute-resolution workshops that were designed to teach preventative methods that can be utilized by individuals and organizational staff.

The Coalition has launched A HAND UP! An internet group that facilitates the transfer and sharing of resources between groups that have surplus or no longer needed resources with those who have an immediate need of those resources. (http://groups.google.com/group/a-hand-up)

The Coalition continues to meet with many leaders of faith based organizations in the Philadelphia area to convene our first ‘Interfaith World Spiritual Summit’ to bring to bear our religious community’s strength on the problem of community decline.

Other upcoming events will deal with effective leadership, conflict resolution; parenting and a unique summit featuring many of the area’s faith-based organizations who seek to dissolve denominational boundaries and focus some of the most powerful forces in our communities on these problems. You may attend any of our events to participate, learn more and/or have your group, your place of worship or your organization become part of The Coalition.

For more information: 215.387.2734

Email: the.pa.coalition@gmail.com
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