September 2012 - Second Saturday Art Gallery Benefit Reception - Crispus Attucks
The Art Gallery will be open from 5 pm to 9 pm Saturday September 8, 2012 and Office Furniture Outlet will donate any proceeds we recieve from our commission of art sales to Crispus Attucks. As usual we will supply FREE Food and Drinks and providing door prizes. Please join us for the "Drumming Circle" and the be entertained with our local "South Side Steppers".
The Crispus Attucks Association of York, Pennsylvania is a comprehensive non-profit entity that provides education services, human services, community development, and affordable housing that enhance the quality of life for a diverse population.
Founded in 1931, the Crispus Attucks Association takes its name from hero Crispus Attucks, a freed slave and African American who was among the first to die in the American Revolution at the Boston Massacre. Today, the Crispus Attucks Association is a multipurpose center offering a range of services for people of all ages in York, fulfilling its commitment to those in need from all backgrounds and walks of life.
Led by: Chris Davis and Jute Alban
"Group drumming tunes our biology, orchestrates our immunity, and enables healing to begin." Other studies have demonstrated the calming, focusing, and healing effects of group drumming on Alzheimer's patients, autistic children, emotionally disturbed teens, substance abusers, trauma patients, and prison and homeless populations. The primitive drumming circle is emerging as a significant therapeutic tool in the modern technological age.
SOUTH SIDE STEPPERS
NAME AND PURPOSE
A. The name of the Organization is the South Side Steppers.
B. The purpose of the organization is to be a positive alternative to the negative aspects of the street, to teach discipline, stress the importance of academics, and to build a positive self-esteem.
BACKGROUND: The Steppers were started September of 1990 by Selena Jones Dickson. Selena functioned as the Coordinator and the late James Norrell was the Director. After the passing of James Norrell, the late William Simpson acted as director until August of 2002. Today, Selena continues to function as the coordinator and Jacqueline Martino-Miller is now the director. La Shay Stevens and Shalana Coleman are the co- coordinators of the Little South Side Steppers. They are sponsored by Crispus Attucks. Transportation Director is Deborah Gray.
All Steppers are members of the CA Rising STARS Program. All participants must attend Female Life Skill Classes once a week to participate in competitions or activities.Youth must also maintain a C average or better . Tutors and Homework Help is provided if youth are having problems with their schoolwork. Youth are between the ages of 5 and 17. All youth are required to participate in 25 or more hours of Community Service a year.
SouthSide Steppers are past State and National Champions. Steppers perform at numerous activities such as educational functions, church events, college and university events, talent shows, national and state competitions, school functions, dinners, parades, etc., etc.