Black Positive People : Alkebu-lan Village, Detroit

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    "One Brick........One Building.....One Block at a time."
    Alkebu-lan Village
    7701 Harper Ave.
    Detroit, MI 48213

    313.921.1616 office
    313.921.1151 fax


    Alkebu-lan Village is an Afrikan Centered community based organization committed to developing and nurturing an environment where families work together to build health minds, bodies, and communities.


    Mental:

    We must do all that we can to prepare ourselves mentally for the challenges that will face us in the struggle
    for liberation.

    Moral:

    We always strive to honor the Creator by respecting others like we wish to be respected, treating others the
    way we wish to be treated and never being to big to reach down and help our brother.

    Martial:

    We must be ready to defend ourselves, ourselves, our family and our community at all times against any
    person or group that threatens our freedom or security.

    http://www.alkebulanvillage.org/
     
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    Thursday, June 18, 2009
    State halts school board member's tutorial service to DPS
    Jennifer Mrozowski / The Detroit News

    Detroit -- A nonprofit company run by a Detroit school board member is losing a lucrative contract to provide tutoring services for district children because it violates the district's conflict of interest policy, according to a letter from the Michigan Department of Education.

    Detroit-based Alkebu-Lan Village Tutorial Services, run by school board member Marvis Cofield, has garnered $797,639 from 2005-2009, the district said.

    The Michigan Department of Education received a request from Detroit Public Schools to remove the company, where Cofield is CEO, from the list of state-approved supplemental educational services providers for the district.
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    The department ruled that the district was correctly implementing its conflict of interest policy, according to a letter sent Wednesday, adding that Alkebu-Lan Village Tutorial Services will no longer be able to serve students in the DPS, commencing with the 2009-10 academic year.

    The company may continue to serve DPS students enrolled and completing services for the 2008-09 academic year, but may not recruit or enroll any new students, the letter said. The company may serve students outside DPS.
    Cofield said he recently was informed of a new DPS opinion stating it was a conflict, so he talked with the members of the non-profit's board and agreed Alkebu-Lan Village Tutorial Services would no longer serve as a tutoring provider for DPS kids under the state tutoring program. The tutoring program is a requirement of the federal No Child Left Behind act. Cofield said the non-profit would continue to serve children through other programs.

    "It's not about the money," he said......" http://www.detnews.com/article/2009...school+board+member+s+tutorial+service+to+DPS
     
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    PROGRAMS OFFERED AT ALKEBU-LAN VILLAGE

    ALKEBU-DO MARTIAL ARTS

    AFRIKAN DANCE and DRUMMING

    AFTER-SCHOOL TUTORIAL

    ARTS & CRAFTS

    COMPUTERS

    ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAM

    HIP HOP DANCE

    SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATION SERVICES

    STEP TEAM

    SUMMER PROGRAM

    YOUTH ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (Y.A.P.)
    AND MUCH MORE!!

    ALKEBU-LAN VILLAGE


    http://www.alkebulanvillage.org/programs.html
     
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