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Jobs for minorities



Published: Sun, February 10, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



Jobs for minorities

YOUNGSTOWN -- A community forum on jobs and business will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at McGuffey Centre, 1649 Jacobs Road. The forum will provide information and discuss a strategy to enable blacks, Hispanics and women to be adequately represented in the Youngstown school building construction project.

The forum is sponsored by the Youngstown Area Urban League, Youngstown chapter of the NAACP, Associated Neighborhood Centers, and Youngstown Area Development Corp. Organizations expected to send representatives are the Ohio Equal Employment Opportunity Office and the Cleveland/Cuyahoga Port Authority.

The Urban League says more than 70 percent of the student population is minority and unemployment in the minority community is more than twice that in the white community.

Black History programs

YOUNGSTOWN -- Black History Month observance programs at Elizabeth Baptist Church, 7 S. Garland Ave., will be at 10:45 a.m. next Sunday with Minister Monica Beesley Martin as the speaker and at 10:45 a.m. Feb. 24 with Deacon Edward Bell speaking.

Child seat inspections

Two Mahoning County jurisdictions will have free child safety seat inspections this month.

UMahoning Valley Safe Kids Coalition will have an inspection from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Spitzer Auto World, 10535 Mahoning Ave., North Jackson. Reservations are required. Call (330) 884-4031.

UThe Canfield Police Department will have an inspection from noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 23 at Fairway Ford, 366 W. Main St., Canfield. Reservations are required. Call (330) 533-4903.

Workshop for tutors

WARREN -- The city school district is conducting a free, four-part training workshop for volunteer literacy tutors. The sessions will be from 5:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. March 12, 14, 19 and 21 in the Thomas Meeting Room at Warren-Trumbull County Public Library.

The workshop will provide lessons to help community volunteers work with adult beginning readers and does not require teaching experience. For more information, call Beth Trace at (330) 841-2272, ext. 257.

Three free films

SHARON, Pa. -- Penn State Shenango and its Shenango Students for Cultural Diversity will offer three free films over the next several weeks as part of a Black History Month observance.

All films will be shown at 7:30 p.m. in Forker Laboratory Forum on campus and admission is free.

The films star Denzel Washington. "He Got Game" will air Tuesday, "The Hurricane" is slated for Feb. 19 and "Remember the Titans" will be shown Feb. 26.




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