DonCARES Nominated for 2020 Black Excellence Award from Temple BLSA

Earlier this month, DonCARES was nominated for the Community Development Award by Temple's Chapter of the Black Law Students Association, Pre-Law Division and Temple's Section of the National Society of Black Engineers. A 2019 recipient of the Black Excellence Award, DonCARES was excited to be present in celebrating the hard work and dedication numerous other community organizations and leaders exhibit in uplifting the community. Held at the Discovery Center in Strawberry Mansion, Philadelphia at 7 PM on Friday, February 21st, a few of the awardees were S.M.O.O.T.H. Temple Chapter, Alliance for Minority Participation in STEM, and The National Association for Colored People, Temple Chapter. T

Mentoring Moment: Anisa & Dior

On Wednesday, February 26th 2020, DonCARES Mentor Anisa Are and her 12th-grade mentee Dior enjoyed a meal at The Dandelion Pub in Rittenhouse Square. The purpose of DonCARES restaurant outings is to give positive dining experiences for both mentees and their mentors. As an organization, our goal is that mentees can leave restaurant outings knowing how to calculate a percentage tip to their server. As a sixteen-year-old high school senior, Dior always wanted a bigger sister. As a student at The U School, Dior was open to receiving mentoring services from DonCARES to help guide her through her college admissions process and senior project requirements. Anisa (senior) is a motivated student at

Second Annual Sadie T.M. Alexander Social Justice Essay Contest Winner

Congratulations to our winner of the second annual Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Social Justice Essay Contest. This inspiring young activist earned a certificate and a $100 Visa Gift Card. We are thrilled to have high school students at two schools in the North Philadelphia Community participate in an initiative that promotes literacy and encourages them to think about their own definitions of activism, justice, equity, and fairness. We asked applicants grades 9 through 12 at The U School and Tech Freire Charter School to answer the following essay question: Sadie T.M. Alexander committed her professional career to the causes of civil and human rights.Today, many people, including high

Man Up: As Befits a Man

On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, the men of DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc. and Strong Men Overcoming Obstacles Through Hard Work (S.M.O.O.T.H), Temple University Chapter hosted a Man-Up Discussion for male-identifying high school students at The U School. Man Up is a specified initiative targeting male high school students at The U School. Members of both organizations talked to the students about each member and U School student's definitions of success and manhood. Nasir a member of S.M.O.O.T.H Temple and Temple's Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) encouraged students to think about their definitions of manhood and how respecting others is one aspect of true manhood.

Mentor of the Month- Nayanka Paul

Nayanka Paul is recognized as the March 2020 DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc. Mentor of the Month. Paul was selected because she has shown outstanding commitment to our core values and has built an admirable relationship with her mentee. Paul is a graduating senior at Temple University majoring in Account Management Technology. DonCARES Executive Director Donovan Forrest met Paul in the summer of 2019 shortly after she applied to be a mentor. Paul chose to become a mentor for DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc. because she believes: "people change people." Nayanka says: "mentoring work has has influenced me to be a better leader, and has helped to show me the importance of being surrounded by a com

#ThankfulThursday: Madison & India

On Wednesday, February 19th 2020, DonCARES Mentor Madison Brown and her 11th grade mentee India enjoyed a meal at The Dandelion Pub in Rittenhouse Square. The purpose of DonCARES restaurant outings is to give positive dining experiences for both mentees and their mentors. As an organization, we make sure that mentee leave outings knowing how to calculate a percentage tip to their server. As the middle child of a single mother, India (10th grade) always wanted a bigger sister. As an active Philadelphia Futures Scholar, India was in search for a mentor to help guide her through her high school experience. Madison (sophomore) is a motivated student at Temple and joined DonCARES in the summer of

Black History Bingo at The U School

On Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 11:50 AM, the ladies of DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc. facilitated a Black History Month Bingo Game for high school students at The U School in North Philadelphia. Facilitated by Cameron Battle-Bradshaw, DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc. Assistant Director, Mariah Green, Match Support Specialist, Natalia Garay, DonCARES Board Secretary, and Annalise, Vice President of Progressive Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, U School Students were able to test their knowledge of black historical figures. Also, DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc. granted Dunkin Donuts and Chick-fil-A Gift Cards to two winners of the bingo game who are bo

Mentee of the Month- Zyquell Watts

Zyquell Watts is recognized as the February 2020 DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc. Mentee of the Month. Zyquell was selected because of his commitment to obtaining his education, his excellence in music production, and his perseverance in overcoming life's challenges. Zyquell is currently a Senior at The U School and has been a member of DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc. since September 2019. Zyquell, a 12th Grader at The U School is a talented musician, a good friend, and a great person to be around. After high school, he plans to focus more on his love for music and enter the workforce. Both Zyquell's mentor Randell, DonCARES Assistant Director Cameron, and DonCARES Executive Director Donovan ar

Mentoring Moment: Don & Sequoi

DonCARES Executive Director Donovan Forrest met his mentee Sequoi on a cold Thursday morning in late January 2019 during a group mentoring session for young men at The U School. The first interaction between Sequoi and his future mentor was when Forrest taught him to tie a necktie. That was the first meaningful interaction of many. "That first interaction was over a year ago, and since, we've accomplished so much as a match. From discussing healthy methods of dealing with personal and external conflicts, creating resumes, to working on essay submissions for our first and second annual Sadie T.M. Alexander Social Justice Essay Contest, we've done a lot." Forrest says. Sequoi, a 16-year-old So

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