Malia Civetz, a performer at the For The Love Of A Child event and recipient of a scholarship from 100 Black Men Of Las Vegas entered USC and has been accepted to the prestigious USC Thornton School of Music. Malia, has sung for President Barack Obama and at the Apollo Theatre as a "Star of Tomorrow," and Lavezzo is a recipient of the prestigious "Lord of the Strings" scholarship for young fingerstyle guitar players.
The recently completed HBCU College Fair was a tremendous success.
Joe Jones, Chairman Education Committee, 100 Black Men Of Las Vegas indicated the event was attended by over 3,000 enthusiastic high school students seeking information about HBCU's. Supported by 100 Black Men Of Las Vegas members Dr Harvey Williams, Eric Sykes and Bill Thomas over 1500 flyers and student transcripts were collected.
For Immediate Release
August 18, 2008
The American Cancer Society has announced the winner of its 2008 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Award. Community Partners for Better Health along with other collaborating partners has been selected as this year's grantee for their project, "Care for the Girls"- A Breast Cancer Prevention Project. This project is designed to provide breast cancer education to approximately 2500 African-American women throughout Clark County who are 40 years and older. Additionally working with four of its member churches, the Community Partner's project will: provide intensive one-on-one education and mammography screening to approximately 100 women who form the research cohort for the project. The Care for the Girls Project includes a strategic target-marketing campaign to heighten general population awareness and knowledge, the conduct training workshops for church liaisons, a survey of the knowledge and behavior status of women in the partner churches, and; provide four mammogram screening days during the months of May and October of 2009 in collaboration with the Nevada Cancer Institute.
|The Press Conference Announcing The Grant Award and Project Specifics Will Be Held At:|
|Date:||Wednesday August 20, 2008|
|Location:||Southern Nevada Health District, Human Resource Annex Room
625 Shadow Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89127
For further information contact Celeste Folmar, Chair, Community Partners for Better Health Coalition, at (702) 256 2724