4W Community Happenings

Written by admin   // May 20, 2010   // 0 Comments

Who • What • Where • When

Introducing the Faces of Hope

The Wisconsin African American Women, Ltd. honored 20 individuals who are the “Faces of Hope” in our community during its 14th annual Hat Luncheon and Auction held at the African American Women’s Center, 3020 W. Vliet St. The honorees were (some of whom are not pictured): Irene Anderson, Pearl Barnes, Sheri Carson, Carla Cross, Rev. Lamar and Denise Davis, C.C. Henderson, Randy Guy, Dr. Warren and Joyce McIver, Jayme Montgomery, Dr. Tabia Nicholas, Sheila Payton, Dr. Wilma Spann, Charles Walton, Diane Wilkins, Frank Wilson, Ph.D. Edie Adekunle Wilson, Ph.D., Dana World-Patterson, Melinda Young. (Kemp photo)

2010 Mother-Daughter Brunch Empowering Women –Inspiring Girls

On Saturday, May 22, at 11:30 a.m., the members of Upsilon Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated will be holding a Mother-Daughter Brunch. The theme for the brunch is “Empowering Women, Inspiring Girls”.

The purpose of this event is to raise funds to support our 2011 community service programs and celebrate the achievements of the 18 girls who successfully completed our Emerging Pearls Enrichment Program. The enrichment program included a series of workshops for girls 10-14 on health and fitness, self-esteem and life skills.

As the theme suggests, this event will also serve as a vehicle for all of us to learn what we can do to become strong, empowered role models for future generations.

This year’s guest speaker will be Danae Davis, CEO of PEARLS for Teen Girls.  Ms. Davis brings a wealth of knowledge and experience on the subject of helping girls and young women navigate the perils that they must overcome to become strong, self-sufficient women.

The brunch will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn – Milwaukee Park Place, 11600 W. Park Place from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. (doors open at 11:00 a.m.).

Tickets for adults are $50, children 6-18 are $25 and children 5 and under are free.

For more information, contact Felicia Miller at fmadmiller@gmail.com.  The deadline to purchase tickets is May 18, 2010.

New Testament Church to hold college and career fair

With many choices, temptations and dangers facing today’s youth, it is not surprising minority youth fill the cells of penal institutions nationwide and that the Centers for Disease Control recently found “homicide to be the leading cause of death among African-American males aged 15-34 years.”

Fully aware that corruption, greed violence  and sin surround young people at nearly every turn, the Education and Scholarship Ministry of New Testament Church’s Family Life and Education Center, located at 10201 W. Bradley Road, selected  a theme based on Proverbs 4:23 “Guard Your Heart” for its 11th Annual College and Career Fair to be held on Saturday, May 22. The fair is designed for middle and high school students to help them prepare for post secondary educational opportunities and careers.

At the fair, students will enjoy a continental breakfast, spiritual entertainment, and Christian messages then they attend college and career readiness workshops. Area colleges and universities, Historically Black Colleges and Universities as well as professional associations will have their representatives on hand to provide students with career advice and information about their respective institutions, organizations and professions.

Delivering a timely keynote message on “First things First,” the Reverend Dr. Charles Gilmer has said, “The future is uncertain. Yet we are hopeful. Come consider what Jesus has to say about the kinds of priorities we need to have in place to experience the maximum benefits from the opportunities available.”.

Keynote speakers are veterans in the field of campus ministry and world missions.

This dynamic duo, the Gilmers, has traveled extensively across the United States and abroad speaking to college students, young professionals and church groups to conduct workshops and seminars and even conferences in Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Nigeria., The Reverend Dr. Charles Gilmer and Rebecca Gilmer are the president and vice-president of The Impact Movement, Inc. based in Orlando, Florida.

The mission of their ministry with its domestic and foreign outreach projects is to develop leaders of African descent “who are spiritually focused, financially responsible and morally fit”.  The Gilmers’ vision is to inspire and empower these leaders to go into around the world communities to become living examples and reflections of the redemptive power of Jesus Christ.

The Reverend Dr. Charles Gilmer brings 31 years of a pioneering ministry experience to African American university students and young professionals. For many of these years, he worked as a staff member and National Director of Ethnic Student Ministries for Campus Crusade for Christ. At one time he was responsible for the oversight of all of its ministerial activities to African American, Asian American and Latin American students.

Milwaukee native, Jason Thompson, a member of the Evangelism Ministry at New Testament Church, will welcome the youth with an inspirational message.

Still a young man himself, Minister Thompson can readily remember the stubbornness, uncertainty and rebelliousness of his youth.

While seeking employment after graduating from the University of Wisconsin in Madison with a Bachelor’s Degree in radio, television and film, Minister Thompson began to volunteer at the Milwaukee Rescue Mission on Saturdays. Eventually, he was offered a full time position with the mission where he has served in several capacities for the past eight years.

He is currently working as a caseworker with men who have enrolled in an 18-month disciplining recovery program.  With a heartfelt message to share, Minister Thompson can easily relate to choices, difficulties and challenges facing young people today.

Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce to present special luncheon on new technology for potential non-profits

Are you looking to start a non-profit? Do you know someone who is?

The Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce will hold a very special luncheon Wednesday, May 26.

The luncheon, to be held at the Wisconsin African American Women’s Center located at 3020 W. Vliet Street, will introduce those interested in starting a non-profit to the latest technology and information necessary to accomplish your goals.

The luncheon facilitators  will walk you through preparing your Articles of Incorporation, Corporate Bylaws, EIN, Conflict of Interest and the 501(c)(3) Application.

Have your documents done in a matter of weeks instead of months.

Save time and money!  To learn more and see what we are covering, or for class schedules visit www.twbcc.com.  The event is from 12 noon until 1:30 p.m.

The luncheon will include:

• Introduction to Windows 7

• Introduction to

Business Plan


• Introduction to Business

Marketing Pro

• The 2010 Expo for Today’s

Black Woman

• 501(c)(3) Instruction


Log on to http://www.twbcc.com to RSVP

Come find out how Windows 7 helps your business work the way you want. As an attendee of the event  you may be eligible to receive a $150 Technology Deployment Services Voucher* to be used towards technology deployment services from a Microsoft partner of your choice to assist you with the installation of Windows 7 when used in conjunction with a purchase of Windows 7 through a Microsoft Volume License Agreement.

The guest speaker will be Kola Alayande of Quantum Technology Consulting, LLC is a full service computer-consulting firm that delivers results-oriented business and information technology solutions to small and mid sized companies.

This event will  transform and improve small & mid-sized businesses by truly understanding their goals and objectives, then we develop and implement IT solutions that support their vision.

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