NAN Chapter News (Week of June 13, 2011)—
The NAN family welcomes our newest chapter, “The Greater Cleveland Chapter” Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church, 1161 East 105th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44108. Rev. Dr. E. T. Caviness, Board Chair, E-mail address: [email protected] Marcia L. McCoy, President, Phone: (216) 374-0913 or FAX: (216) 752-0245 E-mail address: [email protected]
Chapter President Marcia McCoy and Rev. Dr. E. T. Caviness, Board Chair have been working on educational issues that include “Closing the Achievement Gap.”
Recidivism: Many of the 9th grade male students we service are populated with fathers in prison/getting out of prison: We are simply trying to drop the “What You See is What You’ll Be” syndrome. It is a known fact that 72-78% of households are spearheaded by females. (The Re-Entry component is hosted by our program chair of the Community Covenant Oversight Team).
Job Creation: We worked with Dave’s supermarkets and other area places to employ our youth, young adults and the least, the lost and the left out. Dave’s supermarkets received a Civil Rights Award from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and The Community Covenant Oversight Team for opening up its stores in urban districts, hiring many of our participants and paying living wages.