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Month: January 2015

#SelmaForStudents: A Commentary

Courtesy of Brandale Randolph. It started in with a simple FaceBook post. Brandale Randolph December 26, 2014 at 10:07 am · I want to take 10 kids from different parts of the city to go see Selma, feed them & video tape the discussions that they have among themselves. Just putting this out into the universe. This idea was put out there, into the Universe and ninety three comments late...
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“Undoing Racism” Workshop: A Commentary

Courtesy of Margaret Randle. Participation in the training on Undoing Racism led me to the following thoughts. We have been defining racism on more of a surface level. We need to understand the true meaning of racism. We as community leaders need to know the history of our country and its development. Too often we believe everything we see on the television, in the newspaper, or what we ...
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Why the Alliance?

Although the East Lubbock Community Alliance has met for more than a year, under several names, most of that time was spent getting to know each other and defining our purpose and structure. Finally late in September 2014 the members of “The Alliance came to a consensus on a vision, mission, focus areas (which are reflective of the Imagine Lubbock Together Plan) and monthly activities and started ...
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NELCDC: Financial Literacy Workshop

The North and East Lubbock Community Development Corporation is hosting Financial Literacy Workshops.  All classes are free.  The workshop objective is to empower clients to take a more active role in developing a financial plan for their families by means of education.  Workshops will provide opportunities to ask questions in an environment that will encourage the exchange of sharing and informat...
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Community Forums

The North and East Lubbock Community Development Corporation (NELCDC) and My Brother's Keepers, in partnership with The Alliance, will hold a Community Forum the third Tuesday of every month, beginning January 20th, location to be determined. Each event will be in the evening from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at different locations across the area. Suggestions for free meeting places were: Phea’s Boys & G...
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Barbers and Beauticians Luncheon

In November 2014, the East Lubbock Community Alliance hosted a luncheon honoring and thanking the barbers and beauticians in the area for supporting "Books in Public Places".  #readwithyourbabies [gallery size="large" type="rectangular" link="file" ids="116,117,118,119,120,121,122,123,124,125,126,127,128,129,130,131,132,133,134,135,136,137,138,139" orderby="rand"]
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Books in Public Places

Texas Tech University is doing its part to promote literacy among the community. As part of the U.S. Department of Education’s Neighborhood Promise grant, Texas Tech University created the East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood (ELPN), where one of the goals is to have families read to their children three times a week. Two of the initiatives ELPN sponsors are the read-alouds hosted on Saturdays ...
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The East Lubbock Community Alliance ("The Alliance") is a collaboration of community partners who have come together for the betterment of East Lubbock. The Alliance works to ensure all Lubbock citizens have equal opportunities and are encouraged about their future. The Alliance meets monthly to provide a community forum for recommendations and feedback, participates in an East Lubbock-based pr...
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