Did you know if you are a in law enforcement, a teacher, a firefighter or an Emergency Medical Technician that there is a program to help you become a homeowner in revitalize areas. The program is called the Good Neighbor Next Door. Good Neighbor Next Door Eligible Participants The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) wants to make American communities stronger and to build a safer nation. The Good Neighbor Next Door (GNND) program helps make this goal a reality by encouraging law enforcement officers, pre-K through 12th grade teachers and firefighters/emergency medical technicians to become homeowners in revitalization areas. Who Can Participate? Law Enforcement You may participate in […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
That old saying about the road to hell being paved with good intentions should be the epitaph for the Minority Venture Partnership, an unsuccessful program run by the defunct Philadelphia Commercial Development Corp. that failed miserably to deliver on its promise to create jobs. MVP was created in 1993 using $1.5 million in state money and $500,000 from PNC Bank. Gov. Robert Casey and Mayor Ed Rendell said another $8 million would be raised for the fund within a year, but that never happened. It took 10 years before the agency eventually made $1.25 million in loans, but it was repaid only $225,000. That dashed hopes of using repaid debts […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The National Society of Black Engineers has announced the dates and locations for its 2015 Summer Engineering Experience for Kids program, or SEEK. Founded in 2007, SEEK is the nation’s largest summer engineering program geared toward African American pre-college students. SEEK participants engage in team-based, competitive engineering design activities and learn science, technology, engineering and math concepts under the guidance of SEEK mentors: NSBE college student members from across the U.S. The ultimate goal of the program is to increase the number of college engineering students and engineering professionals among African Americans, a community starkly underrepresented in this field. [Related #BESMART: Check Out This Special Portal for Minority Students, Educators […]Continue Reading... No Comments.