Butterfly

Butterfly

By Harry Hawkins Transformations are happening all around us. The winter grays are disappearing, replaced by the blues of springs. The grass shakes off the dull brown of winter in exchange for vibrant greens. The same type of life changing transformations is happening with our students through the leadership of Ozanne Anderson in our ACE […]

Frozen In Time

Frozen In Time

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By Harry Hawkins

Can a moment change your life? That was the topic of conversation as I spoke with Anthony Cooper, Director of Re-entry for Nehemiah, and a facilitator of the program. They talked about a young man named James*, a participant in the Man-Up Program. The men of the group meet every Tuesday and Thursday and have a chance to unpack negative emotions, receive encouragement, and instruction on how to reclaim their life.

It was during one of these sessions that Anthony Cooper said “James experienced a moment. It defined the reversal of his life and his approach to living”.

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Looking for a Better Summer Job?

Looking for a Better Summer Job?

Nehemiah’s ACE Program (Academic Center for Excellence) is preparing for Summer of 2017. There are a number of employment opportunities available on our employment page. The camp runs seven weeks in July and August. Nehemiah’s Vision: Engaging the greater Madison community to empower African American individuals, families and communities to bring about hope, transformation, and […]

Justified Anger and Nehemiah Team Up in Leadership Development

Justified Anger and Nehemiah Team Up in Leadership Development

By Lisa Speckhard

This fall, Nehemiah started a training and support program to grow and support black leaders in the Madison community.

One of the stated five focus areas of Justified Anger is leadership and capacity development; Our Madison Plan states that Justified Anger wants to “increase the number of African-Americans in leadership positions in a variety of fields in Madison businesses and institutions.”  Nehemiah’s Leadership and Community Development Institute (LCDI) has begun to equip its first cohort of black leaders.

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Stand With Us (Video)

Stand With Us (Video)

I want to thank you for your support by sharing a story with you, and a few words in the video (bottom of page). Fatherlessness was stifling Marcus. This 7th grade student often found himself trapped between pain and anger – both of which resulted in him shutting down emotionally and doubting himself. This kind […]

Come Celebrate With Us! Thursday, November 10

Come Celebrate With Us! Thursday, November 10

We invite you to join us for our annual update & celebration. We will reflect on an incredible year and you will hear stories of transformation and hope from Nehemiah staff and program participants.Our program will run from 6:30 – 7:30 pm, followed by a time to connect with our staff and board from 7:30 – […]

Nehemiah Center Launches African-American Leadership Institute

Nehemiah Center Launches African-American Leadership Institute

Madison’s Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership – in partnership with Justified Anger – will be launching its inaugural African American Leadership & Capacity Development Institute (LCDI) in September. This is a first for Dane County – an African-American faculty investing in emerging African-American leaders, focusing on personal, organizational, and community leadership. This program will be […]

Summer Youth Letter

Summer Youth Letter

Dear friends of Nehemiah:   Summer – a word that conjures up a lot: free time, friends, late bedtimes, no school, and fun. For those of us at Nehemiah, it brings to mind other words: academic enrichment, mentoring, positive outcomes and most of all – kids! Summer is a critical time for Nehemiah because it’s a […]

Shattering the Stigma

Shattering the Stigma

The Madison Inspirational Youth Choir and Meadowood Neighborhood Center present…… Shattering the Stigma Youth United to Combat Depression and Suicide A Community Benefit at the Meadowood Neighborhood Center Community Room Free will donation,refreshments to follow and Open to ALL With special guest A.N.T. Da Hope Boy, Xclusive Movement Dance team, and mental health professionals/guest speakers. […]

Justified Anger is Hiring!

Justified Anger is Hiring!

Justified Anger is hiring a full time staff member to head up our Education Focus Area.  To apply, send your resume and cover letter with three references (one personal, two work-related) to justifiedanger@nehemiah.org.  Click here to download the position brochure with more information.   Overview The Education Focus Area Team Leader for Justified Anger is […]