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5th year The Gift of Glamour Prom dress Drive and giveaway

It's almost our favorite time of year!!!! The time when we collect dresses for prom and then have a huge giveaway!!!! Some dresses are brand new and others worn once. All accessories are BRAND NEW and are free with all dresses. Kicks off February 1st!!!

Jan 29

Updated 4 days ago

National Black Nurse's Day 30th Anniversary

National Black Nurses Day (NBND) is a long-held is a celebration that recognizes the service of outstanding African American Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Registered Nurses (RNs) for the work that they provide to the community.

This year is the 30th NBND Anniversary celebration! It will highlight the achievements of professional nurses in the area of community health, public health, correctional health, transplantation and healthcare advocacy.

It is scheduled to be held on Friday, February 23rd 2018 at Apostolic Faith...

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National Black Nurses Day (NBND) is a long-held is a celebration that recognizes the service of outstanding African American Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Registered Nurses (RNs) for the work that they provide to the community.

This year is the 30th NBND Anniversary celebration! It will highlight the achievements of professional nurses in the area of community health, public health, correctional health, transplantation and healthcare advocacy.

It is scheduled to be held on Friday, February 23rd 2018 at Apostolic Faith Church -3823 S. Indiana, Chicago, IL at 6pm.

Friends and family of nurses recognized, Nursing colleagues, nursing instructors, student nurses and the community at large are all invited to attend this event.

There are various levels of sponsorship participation for interested healthcare representatives, organizations, providers or anyone with a healthcare business or service that seeks to maximize greater visibility in this community of African American professional and student nurses.

FOR MORE INFO:

Please contact the National Black Nurses Day Committee via phone at: 773-792-7222 or by email at nbndc8665@gmail.com.

The NBND committee is comprised of four predominantly African American nursing organizations within the City of Chicago:

Chicago Chapter National Black Nurses’ Association, Alpha Eta Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., Beta Mu Chapter of Lambda Pi Alpha Sorority and the Provident Hospital Nurse’s Alumni Association.

Since 1988, National Black Nurses Day has been recognized by the United States Congress on the first Friday in the month of February. This was made possible with the instrumental assistance of the Honorable Charles Rangel of New York, ensuring the acknowledgement of contributions Black Nurses and their contributions to healthcare and society.

Please find the flyer attached to this post for your viewing.

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Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) deadline 2/15

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a FREE six-week summer enrichment program for college students underrepresented (inc African American/Blacks) in the health professions & those from communities of socioeconomic & educational disadvantage #nursinginspired #prenursing #nursing #nursinginspired #FutureofNursing #Futurenurse

APPLICATION DUE IN 10 DAYS!

For more info visit: https://goo.gl/posts/vcTYn

  • Fallon Flowers Grew up in Marynook & now in West Chesterfield

    Due next Thursday! They will be able to choose from seven different schools throughout the nation for nursing of the 11 total for all types of Health Professions. This program is unique because most of these type of programs are for a high school students. Now college students actually get a chance! Pass the word on!

Feb 08

COMING SOON "Block Club Chicago" from editorial team members of DNAinfo Chicago!

According to their Twitter page: "Block Club Chicago is a nonprofit neighborhood news site started by former editors and reporters at DNAinfo Chicago."

They intend to launch their digital-first website in April 2018, of the diverse areas of Chicago.

They recently went to Kickstarter PBC, a funding platform where they have raised  $117,872 pledged of $25,000 from a total of 1,957 backers to date. They have 27days to go for their funding goals.

On Kickstarter, you can read the full description of...

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According to their Twitter page: "Block Club Chicago is a nonprofit neighborhood news site started by former editors and reporters at DNAinfo Chicago."

They intend to launch their digital-first website in April 2018, of the diverse areas of Chicago.

They recently went to Kickstarter PBC, a funding platform where they have raised  $117,872 pledged of $25,000 from a total of 1,957 backers to date. They have 27days to go for their funding goals.

On Kickstarter, you can read the full description of what they intend to do with the funds. You can also watch a full video featuring local business owners that support this effort including Chatham's very own Jahmal Cole, Founder of My Block, My Hood, My City.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/544623986/bringing-neighborhood-news-back-by-block-club-chic-

The founders of Block Club Chicago are Jen Sabella, Shamus Toomey and Stephanie Lulay. 

Their smaller yet dedicated team that they have gathered so far is:
Shamus Toomey // Editor-In-Chief, Co-Founder
Jen Sabella // Director of Strategy, Co-Founder 
Stephanie Lulay // Managing Editor, Co-Founder
Kelly Bauer // Reporter
Mauricio Peña // Reporter
Alisa Hauser // Reporter
Mina Bloom // Reporter
Lee Edwards // Reporter

Feb 08

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The Chicago Citizen Weekly | Fallon Flowers Creates NursingInspired Program

On this #ThankfulThursday, I am humbled and honored to have this article written to share and support my creation of NursingInspired. I am grateful to God for his opening my eyes to see a need for Him to give me the ability to fulfill it.

*Special Thanks to Mr. Christopher Shuttlesworth for taking the time out to speak to me and write this article!*

#Nurse #Nursing #NurseInnovation #NurseLeader #Leadership #Innovation #Entrepreneur #Nursepreneur #BlackOwnedBusiness #Femaleowned #nursementor #mentor

#Community #Southside #Chatham #WestChesterfield #Roseland #Chicago

#AfricanAmerican #Black #minority #minorities #diversity #DiversityMatters

#Nurse #Nursing #STEM #STEAM #healthcare #prenursing #Futurenurse #youth
#HighSchool #collegeprep #College #CollegeStudents #advisors #parents #teachers #career

Inspirationally Yours,

Fallon M. Flowers, MSN, BS, RN
NursingInspired | Founder

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http://thechicagocitizen.com/news/2018/jan/24/fallon-flowers-creates-nursinginspired-program/

    Fallon Flowers Creates NursingInspired Program
    Fallon Flowers Creates Nursing Inspired Program By Christopher Shuttlesworth Fallon Flowers founded NursingInspired, in 2017, a mentorship and educational program for ethnically underrepresented African American high school students and young adults who seek to pursue a higher education and career in nursing. Flowers is currently working with several young adults that are taking their nursing prerequisites.
    http://thechicagocitizen.com

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Updated Jan 23

Support NursingInspired| A Pre-Nursing mentorship and educational program for African American

DYK that of the 2,824,641 (RNs) in the US, "9.9% of RN's are black or African American. "

Dear Marynook residents, I'm asking you to support my GoFundMe forNursingInspired: https://www.gofundme.com/NursingInspired

WHO WILL BENEFIT:
Young adults (who will take or is taking pre-requisites to apply to college and/or nursing school) and High school students - sophomores, juniors, seniors
✔Live in Chicago
✔Identifies as African American ❤️🖤💚 or ethnically underrepresented
✔Lives in an area of economical and/or educational disadvantage
✔May or may...

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DYK that of the 2,824,641 (RNs) in the US, "9.9% of RN's are black or African American. "

Dear Marynook residents, I'm asking you to support my GoFundMe forNursingInspired: https://www.gofundme.com/NursingInspired

WHO WILL BENEFIT:
Young adults (who will take or is taking pre-requisites to apply to college and/or nursing school) and High school students - sophomores, juniors, seniors
✔Live in Chicago
✔Identifies as African American ❤️🖤💚 or ethnically underrepresented
✔Lives in an area of economical and/or educational disadvantage
✔May or may not go away to college (outside of Greater Chicago Area or outside of Illinois)
✔Desire to pursue a career in nursing

WHAT THE FUNDS WILL BE USED FOR:
One (1) Pocket projector and (1) portable projector screen for educational programs/seminars to prepare students to apply to college and nursing school for private small groups, youth groups and at schools

HOW SOON THE FUNDS ARE NEEDED:
* $332.28 by January 4, 2018 (For January 7th educational program)

BACKGROUND:
Chicago, IL | Founded in 2017, NursingInspired is a mentorship and educational program for ethnically underrepresented moreover African American youth high school students & young adults that seek to pursue a higher education & nursing career.

I am currently working with several young adults that are taking their prerequisites. The goal is to guide them with individualized preparatory "care plans" in their nursing school applications as well as group educational sessions.

In time, I seek to reach out to collaborate with various African American youth organizations and schools throughout the Southside of Chicago with educational programs, events and exposure to area nursing schools and organizations.

Thankful and Warm Regards,

Fallon M. Flowers, MSN, BS, RN
NursingInspired | Founder
http://bit.ly/FMF_NursingInspired

SOURCE:
Minority Nurse (2015). Nursing Statistics. Retrieved from: http://minoritynurse.com/nursing-statistics/

    Click here to support Pre-Nursing|African American youth organized by Fallon Warm Heart Flowers
    NursingInspired Who will benefit : @ High school students - sophomores, juniors, seniors @Young adults - Will take or is taking pre-requisites to apply to college and/or nursing school *Live in Chicago *Identifies as African American or ethnically underrepresented ...
    https://www.gofundme.com
  • Fallon Flowers Grew up in Marynook & now in West Chesterfield

    At exactly 3 weeks in, exciting updates include that NursingInspired has ITS OWN pocket projector and portable projector screen!

    This allows more educational sessions to be done for our mentees and interested youth groups in the future.

    Here's to all the African American youth in Chicago that will be "Inspired...

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    At exactly 3 weeks in, exciting updates include that NursingInspired has ITS OWN pocket projector and portable projector screen!

    This allows more educational sessions to be done for our mentees and interested youth groups in the future.

    Here's to all the African American youth in Chicago that will be "Inspired to be a nurse"!

    Inspirationally Yours,
    Fallon M. Flowers, MSN, BS, RN
    NursingInspired|Founder

    Business card: http://bit.ly/FMF_NursingInspired
    Website: http://nursinginspired.business.site/

    *** Donations still welcome on GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/NursingInspired
    or
    via Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/nursinginspired ***

    #collegeprep #prenursing #diversity #healthcare #Futurenurse #AfricanAmerican #Black #Chicago #youth #parents #highschool #teachers #career #advisors #College #STEM #STEAM #Nurse #Nursing #NurseInnovation #NurseLeader #Leadership #Innovation #Entrepreneur #Nursepreneur #minority #minorities #BlackOwnedBusiness #Femaleowned #nursementor #mentor #nationalmentoringmonth

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Woman, 23, accused of ramming romantic rival with SUV

Chicago police arrested Wilson in the 8400 block of South Stony Island Avenue and impounded a 2008 Jeep Cherokee.

This article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)

...behind her 23-year-old former partner and his 20-year-old girlfriend in the 7900 block of South Essex Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood just after 3:30 a.m. Friday. While following the...

Wilson, of the 7800 block of South Paulina Street, was ordered free on a personal recognizance bond, but must adhere to a 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. curfew and was barred from contacting the victim.

    Woman, 23, accused of ramming romantic rival with SUV
    Prosecutors on Saturday said a South Side woman intentionally rammed her SUV into the girlfriend of a former boyfriend, seriously injuring the woman. Nina Wilson, 23, said nothing during her brief appearance before a judge at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on aggravated battery/use of a deadly weapon charges.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Updated Jan 12

Yes, Yes, Mariano's Om South Shore

I would very much want them on 71st in Jeffery. Have lived in the area for over 50 yrs. There are stable people that would like to shop in our community, rather than drive a distance North or South.

  • Mr. Hassan I did go down the street for many years and shopped at Dominick's on 71st.for many years while they were here in the neighborhood and yes their food prices had become very high also I believe that is one reason why they were losing Business and closed. Because...

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    Mr. Hassan I did go down the street for many years and shopped at Dominick's on 71st.for many years while they were here in the neighborhood and yes their food prices had become very high also I believe that is one reason why they were losing Business and closed. Because people started shopping else where like Walmart and also food for less too get same brand of products but at less cost and I been shopping at food for less now for awhile since they haven't put a new food store in our area on 71st Jeffery I'm about 4 yrs or more now. So yes I go elsewhere now too shop and some times it can be very costly transportation wise but what else am I too do I don't care for jewels on 75th stony the store too small and crowded all time and everything thing also out stock and pick over and there prices are just ridiculous too high especially the fresh meat. Alda and save a lot is 👌 for some things. But when I really want food shopping for me and my family I go up on 87th and Danryan too Food for less and stock up for weeks on food for me and mine. And I never had a problem with any thing I ever bought there at all. I save money and get my money worth and my family stock up with food for weeks and they are feed well. So I would like too see a food for less store put there on 71st.jeffery.cause I believe they would get twice as much business there from this community then a Mariano's would but that's just my opinion. But no matter what any store replace there would be welcome and greatly appreciated and needed. Cause it been too long not having one there Now. 😃

  • Hassan Non

    @Clinette, I'm with you 100%, at this point any grocer would be welcomed. Karriems and Stop n Save supposed had come to this location but I don't know what happened. Maybe if Leslie ran the ward right we'd have had one by now

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Support NursingInspired| A Pre-Nursing mentorship and educational program for African American youth

DYK that of the 2,824,641 (RNs) in the US, "9.9% of RN's are black or African American. "

Please support my GoFundMe forNursingInspired: https://www.gofundme.com/NursingInspired

WHO WILL BENEFIT:
✔Young adults (who will take or is taking pre-requisites to apply to college and/or nursing school) and High school students - sophomores, juniors, seniors
✔Live in Chicago
✔Identifies as African American ❤️🖤💚 or ethnically underrepresented
✔Lives in an area of economical and/or educational disadvantage
✔May or may not go away to college (outside...

Read full message…

DYK that of the 2,824,641 (RNs) in the US, "9.9% of RN's are black or African American. "

Please support my GoFundMe forNursingInspired: https://www.gofundme.com/NursingInspired

WHO WILL BENEFIT:
✔Young adults (who will take or is taking pre-requisites to apply to college and/or nursing school) and High school students - sophomores, juniors, seniors
✔Live in Chicago
✔Identifies as African American ❤️🖤💚 or ethnically underrepresented
✔Lives in an area of economical and/or educational disadvantage
✔May or may not go away to college (outside of Greater Chicago Area or outside of Illinois)
✔Desire to pursue a career in nursing

WHAT THE FUNDS WILL BE USED FOR:
👉🏾One (1) Pocket projector and (1) portable projector screen for educational programs/seminars to prepare students to apply to college and nursing school for private small groups, youth groups and at schools

💸HOW SOON THE FUNDS ARE NEEDED:
* $332.28 by January 4, 2018 (For January 7th educational program)

BACKGROUND:
Chicago, IL | Founded in 2017, NursingInspired is a mentorship and educational program for ethnically underrepresented moreover African American youth high school students & young adults that seek to pursue a higher education & nursing career. 👧🏿👦🏿👧🏾👦🏾👧🏽👦🏽🙄💭👩🏾‍⚕️👨🏾‍⚕️

I am currently working with several young adults that are taking their prerequisites. The goal is to guide them with individualized preparatory "care plans" in their nursing school applications as well as group educational sessions.

In time, I seek to reach out to collaborate with various African American youth organizations and schools throughout the Southside of Chicago with educational programs, events and exposure to area nursing schools and organizations.

Thankful and Warm Regards,

Fallon M. Flowers, MSN, BS, RN
NursingInspired | Founder
http://bit.ly/FMF_NursingInspired

SOURCE:
Minority Nurse (2015). Nursing Statistics. Retrieved from: http://minoritynurse.com/nursing-statistics/

    Click here to support Pre-Nursing|African American youth organized by Fallon Warm Heart Flowers
    NursingInspired Who will benefit : @ High school students - sophomores, juniors, seniors @Young adults - Will take or is taking pre-requisites to apply to college and/or nursing school *Live in Chicago *Identifies as African American or ethnically underrepresented ...
    https://www.gofundme.com

Dec 28

Warming Centers

If you know someone who may need shelter from the extreme temperatures, please visit the city’s Warming Centers.. For more information about the Centers you can call the 8th Ward Aldermanic Office 773-874-3300

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