Nehemiah Blog

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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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Play it Forward Madison!

Nehemiah Presents: Play it Forward: Building Futures One Game at a Time Don’t miss this epic basketball game featuring: Madison Police vs. Madison High School B-Ballers Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 2pm West High School, 30 Ash St in Madison Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students Purchase tickets online here: playitforwardbball.eventbrite.com Buy tickets at West…

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Man-Up Reunion

Last night was Nehemiah’s #Man-Up Reunion!! Back in 2009, my dissertation on fatherlessness led me to research the impact of mass incarceration on Black families. I interviewed Jerome Dillard, who began to tutor me about the needs of Black men and women returning home from prison ~ and the evil systems that benefit from mass…

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Dear friends of Nehemiah

Each year I enjoy reflecting on what has happened in and through Nehemiah. It is good to look back, see what has happened, celebrate the good and learn from the rest. This year I am particularly grateful for so many things. We have been able to expand our programming, especially in our K-12 and Reentry…

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Live Q&A on becoming a doctor for youth

Do you or someone you know have dreams of becoming a doctor? Join Jasmine Zapata, MD as she hosts a live Q&A session via Periscope! https://www.periscope.tv/DrJasmineZapata Tuesday, December 15th, 2015   6:00pm (CST)   __________________________________________   Join Dr Zapata as she shares her personal journey of becoming a medical doctor. Learn what steps it takes…

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Developing Agents of Change

Please join us for our annual update and celebration. We will be reflecting on an incredible year and giving you a picture of what is ahead. You will hear stories of change – change in and through the people of Nehemiah – from program participants, staff, board members and our President, Alex Gee. The celebration…

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