MOSAIC’s summer youth program begins in June! We are always looking for volunteers!!!! Now is the time to get your criminal and child abuse clearances! The program is jammed-packed with more learning experiences, field trips and other great activities! Please plan to help out!
POTTSTOWN, PA – This Saturday (August 22), Mosaic will roll out its produce stand…offering up some of the season’s best vegetables! Tomatoes, potatoes, squash, pepper (sweet and hot), eggplant and sweet potatoes will be offered from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. We will have other surprise offerings for sale on the stand that afternoon. Please plan to pay us a visit before running your errands or buying from a big chain superstore!
That said, we need donations from gardeners…if you have more produce than you can pick (or eat) please let us know. We will gladly accept your donations to sell on our produce cart this Saturday! We will be at the gardens throughout Friday afternoon harvesting for weekend sales. Please email me if you would like to donate vegetables (grown at your home or the community gardens) to a worthy cause!
In partnership with National Penn Bank and Genesis Housing, Mosaic is set to host another Movie Night at the Chestnut Street Park! KOOKOO the Cartoon Magician will begin the event with a magic show at 7:30 PM that day! We have a great night planned and EVERYONE is invited!
Mosaic’s Summer Enrichment Program ended with a bang!
80 students ranging from 5-17 years old attended camp and learned more about gardening, nutrition, arts/culture, music and physical activity as each relates to different regions of the world. In each weekly program, we chose age-appropriate instruction in African-American, Latin, Native American and Caribbean cultures. The children retained more information from week to week using this well-rounded approach to learning. They formed “families” and made delicious meals together, played musical instruments some had never seen or played before, harvested items from the gardens that related to the week’s teaching and made instruments specific to each culture using recycled materials.
The summer program ended with an appreciation ice cream social at the high school to celebrate their volunteer efforts at each of the gardens and the local park, and a field trip to the Althouse Arboretum for the younger students was provided…the campers went on an hour-long trail walk/scavenger hunt while learning the reason why arboretums exist. Some of the students said that having an arboretum in our own back yards is super-cool!
It was a great summer, thanks to all those who volunteered during the program! A special thanks to our partners and supporters, ArtFusion, Olivet’s Boys and Girls Club, STRIVE Initiative, the Pottstown Athletic Club, Genesis Housing and Penn National Bank!
Mosaic is looking to celebrate the fall season by hosting a fall cleanup potluck social at the gardens! We will be looking for families to come out, clean up and prepare our gardens for the winter season. Create your best potluck recipe for this special event! “Bee” on the look-out for more information in an upcoming email…coming in September!
Helping to Inspire Positive and Healthy Opportunities for Progress Inc. (HIP HOP INC.) is pleased to announce the Police and Community Together (PACT) Community Fun Day to be held at the Hill School, 860 Beech St, Pottstown, PA 19464 on June 13th, 2015 at 2:00pm.
The goal of PACT is to promote positive relationships between local police departments and the communities they serve. The PACT Community Fun Day will also recognize and support Destri Roye, a sixth grade student enrolled in the Pottstown School District who is fighting cancer.
The PACT Community Fun day will feature a basketball game between members of the Pottstown Police Department and faculty, staff and alumni of the Hill School. The community day will also be a fun filled day that will include face painting, music, door prizes and special guest. It promises to be a day in which community members can gather and show solidarity with local police departments, while enjoying a fun, family event.
Television personality Brooklyn Sal, from the CBS Sports Network and Arise TV will serve as special guest announcer and District Justice Scott Palladino will serve as special guest referee.
According to Ralph Godbolt, President and CEO of HIP HOP Inc., “Positive and supportive relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve is essential in developing strong and safe communities. The PACT Community Fun Day is a great first step in encouraging positive relationships between communities and the institution of policing, not to mention, we are proud to be able to use the PACT Community Day as a way to support Destri Roye and her family. Dextri is a strong and intelligent young lady and we are confident that with great community support, she will beat cancer.”
For more ticket and sponsorship information, please visit www.hiphopinc.org. For information on vendor opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HIP HOP Inc. is a youth development program that operates youth development programs in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.
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HIP HOP INC.
Ralph E. Godbolt, President and CEO