The Urban League of Detroit & Southeastern Michigan will host the annual College goal Sunday event on February 10, 2013.
Our goal is to help college-bound students, who qualify for undergraduate admission to a college or technical school in fall of 2013, as well as, their family members complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
We will have on-site financial aid experts, primarily from Michigan colleges and universities to assist with the application process. To qualify for a Pell Grant all students, regardless of age, will need to complete the FAFSA. Your FAFSA form must be received by the federal processor on or before March 1, 2013.
Additionally, all Twenty-first Century Scholars are required to complete and submit a FAFSA form to claim their Twenty-first Century Scholarships. Should you or your parents have additional questions regarding COLLEGE GOAL SUNDAY, or wish to schedule an appointment please call the Urban League’s Education Department at (313) 831-5133 or 5137 immediately. We look forward to assisting with the completion of your FAFSA applications on February 10, 2013.
Also, we are looking for adult volunteer to assist the students with completing their financial aid applications. Please go on to College Goal Sunday and register as a volunteer for the Urban League of Detroit & Southeastern Michigan site.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Urban League of Detroit & Southeastern Michigan’s
Family & Community Development Center
15770 James Couzens
(off Wyoming and Lodge Service Drive).
Bank of America is looking for the next generation of community leaders. If you are a junior or senior in high school with a passion for improving your community, we want to help you turn that passion into action.
As a Student Leader, you will participate in an eight-week paid internship at a local nonprofit/charitable organization where you will learn first-hand about the needs of your community and the critical role nonprofits play in order to foster positive change. In addition, you will learn valuable civic, social and business leadership skills. Each Student Leader will attend a Leadership Summit held in Washington, D.C. where you will learn how government, business and the nonprofit sector work together to address critical community needs.
To become a Student Leader, you must:
- Currently be a junior or senior in high school
- Be able to participate in an 8-week paid internship at a local nonprofit/charitable organization and work 35 hours a week
- Be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship through the end of September 2013
- Be able to participate in a week-long Student Leadership Summit in Washington, DC (July 8- July 13, 2013) (All expenses paid as part of the Student Leaders Program. This week will be part of your 8-week experience.)
- Be a student in good standing at your school
- Obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator.
Please note, Bank of America employees or members of their family are NOT eligible for nomination. Family members include: spouse or domestic partner, child (including by adoption), parent, grandparent, grandchild, cousin, aunt, uncle, sibling, parent-in-law, brother-in-law or sister-in-law of the employee or the employee’s spouse or domestic partner, as well as step relationships.
For questions concerning this program, please call 1-800-218-9946.
Michigan First Credit Union believes in helping our young members achieve their dreams. Over the past nine years we have awarded more than $650,000 in scholarships to deserving metro Detroit students with big dreams!
This year, the Young & Free Michigan Scholarship Competition (funded by the Michigan First Foundation) offers more scholarships for more students, with two new scholarship categories for high school seniors.
$10,000, $5,000 and $3,000 will be awarded in each category:
- High School Senior Video
- High School Senior Essay
- College Student Video
Plus up to 30 more $1,000 scholarships may be awarded to qualifying high school seniors.
If you or someone you know is looking for an amazing scholarship opportunity you’ll find complete details are available at YoungFreeMichigan.com.
Entry Deadline is Noon, February 12, 2013
WESTLAND HOUSING COMMISSION
HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER WAITING LIST
The Westland Housing Commission will open the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) waiting list for applications on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, commencing at 9:00am. Applications for the
waiting list are available on-line ONLY at: westlandhousingapplication.cityofwestland.com. No paper applications will be available or accepted. Allapplications must be through the above web site.
The Westland Housing Commission will accept 1000 applications, and reference will be given to Westland residents (those living or working in the City of Westland.) Application Frequently Asked Questions (information and instructions) are now posted on the City of Westland web site: www.cityofwestland.com (click on Choose Service” and “Westland Housing Commission”).
Applications received through the web site will be entered on the waiting list in the order received. Applicants will receive an email confirmation if their application is accepted.
For more information and for frequently asked questions please click on the following document: Westland Housing Commission HCVP Wait List FAQs
Alternative Link for info: Westland Housing Info
The website now states: “The Westland Housing Commission has received the maximum 1000 applications for the housing voucher program.”
Central Woodward/North End News does not manage the City of Westland’s website. However, we do strive to provide correct, up to date information to the community as quickly as possible. We apologize for not being able to communicate more about the application process.
For more information on the City of Westland’s section 8 housing application process please contact:
Director, Community Development
Perceptions of Youth Violence, Solutions Community Forum
Saturday, February 2, 2013
1:00pm – 3:00pm
@ the MSU Detroit Center on 3408 Woodward
To RSVP call 313-224-1841
How to Facilitate a Meeting Workshop
January 31st, 5:30-8:00pm
University of Michigan Detroit Center
3663 Woodward, Detroit, MI
RSVP to Lisa Gonzalez at email@example.com or call (313)593-0928.
The Good Neighborhoods (GN) Leadership Academy is sponsored by the Skillman
Foundation in partnership with the University of Michigan Technical Assistance Center and
Leadership Incorporated. The Academy will engage individuals living and working in GN
communities in a unique training program that builds upon their knowledge gained from
years of direct experience serving their communities.
The Leadership Academy is a three-month training program for individuals living and
working in the six target neighborhoods: Southwest, Chadsey/Condon, Brightmoor, Osborn,
Cody/Rouge and Northend. Only five people from each neighborhood will be eligible to
participate in the training program.
The goals of the Leadership Academy are:
To increase the knowledge and skills of individuals who are working to build
communities where children are safe, healthy, educated, and prepared for success.
To create a diverse network of community leaders who collaborate across
neighborhood boundaries to promote the well-being of children.
There are six days of training on the following dates: March 9 and 23, April 6 and 20 and
May 4 and 18, 2013. In addition, optional skill-building workshops will be held on weekday
evenings so that participants can sharpen their planning, organizing and fundraising skills
in key areas.
Participants are expected to complete the following tasks:
Complete a self-assessment form.
Attend the six seminars and, when possible, the skill-building workshops.
Complete homework assignments.
Have fun on this journey of personal and professional growth.
Participants will learn practical knowledge and skills needed to develop effective
organizations and build strong communities.
Participants will receive a certificate to demonstrate that they have completed the GN
Participants will receive a small stipend to offset the cost of travel and expenses.
THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS February 15, 2013