Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Mary L. Stone Black College Tour-DEADLINE APPROACHES to REGISTER!

Hey Family,
Falcon, here with an important deadline for high school students who are currently in their Freshman or Sophomore years. Check it out!

The Mary L. Stone Black College Tour
Deadline to register approaches!

K i n g s l e y A s s o c i a t i o n ' s
2010 Mary L. Stone
Black College Tour
June 20 - 27, 2010

Application deadline for the 2010 tour is March 1, 2010

The Mary L. Stone Black College Tour is a dynamic experience for high school
juniors and sophomores. The program exposes students to public, private,
large and small colleges in rural and urban settings. Beginning with the
application process, the tour staff has developed a program that
familiarizes students and families with the challenges of pursuing higher

Applicants are expected to be enrolled in their junior or sophomore year of
high school. Applicants may be enrolled in public, private, charter or
parochial school.

The tour is open to you. The criteria is being evaluated. Please go ahead and apply.


National Great Blacks
in Wax Museum,
Baltimore MD

Morgan State University,
Baltimore MD

Howard University,
Washington DC

Hampton University,
Hampton VA

Norfolk State University,
Norfolk VA

South Carolina State University,
Orangeburg SC

Claflin University,
Orangeburg SC

Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for
Non-Violent Social Change,
Atlanta GA

Morehouse College,
Atlanta GA

Spelman College,
Atlanta GA

Clark Atlanta University,
Atlanta GA

Tuskegee University,
Tuskegee AL

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute,
Birmingham AL

Tennesee State University,
Nashville TN

Fisk University,
Nashville TN

National Underground Railroad
Freedom Center,
Cincinnati OH

The Mary L. Stone Black College Tour has provided more than 2,600 students
with a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

While most participants live in southwestern Pennsylvania, some have come
from as far as Minnesota and California to take the tour. Participants from
more than 40 area public, parochial, private and charter high schools have
enrolled in and graduated from a wide range of colleges, including
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). A number of
students and parents have returned to volunteer in various capacities.

Tour information and the application may be found
at the website:
(Click on Special Programs | College Tour)

Kingsley Association's
2010 Mary L. Stone Black College Tour
June 20 - 27, 2010
Application deadline for the 2010 tour is March 1, 2010

The Kingsley Association
6435 Frankstown Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15206

This Just In: Women in Business Scholarships for Saturday

Just got this. Falcon hopes some of you can attend:

The goal of the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh is to reach out to the larger community of women entreprenuers and provide education and resources to empower their success in business. With that said, we are offering 100 partial scholarships to women who desire to attend the 2nd Annual Microenterprise Symposium. The details of the symposium:

Carnegie Mellon University
Tepper School of Business,
Saturday, February 20, 2010
8:30am - 5:00pm

The registration cost has been reduced to $20.00 for 100 women who register by the end of the day Wednesday, February 17, 2010 (6:00pm). Includes lunch.

Registrations can be made online at or by calling 412 255-6749

Registrations can also be made by email: Please provide detailed contact information to receive a call confirming your reservation.

Pittsburgh will Break a Snow Record Today! Dogs and Shelters

Hello Pittsburgh Region Family members,
This will come as no surprise to you, but the rest of our World Family may be shocked. Today, February 17, we will pass a record established in January of 1978 for the largest snowfall in a single month. Oh, and the month is only half over!

The old record was 40.2 inches of snowfall. Falcon remembers January of '78. It was snowing constantly, and it was extremely cold. I also remember going to Animal Rescue League with my father and getting a puppy-she was lethargic in the cage, but immediately came to life in a big way as soon as she was out of the kennel.
She was a challenge, having been abused terribly before we adopted her, and she had her issues, but she brought so much joy and celebration to our family for over 13 years.

As we celebrate Sadie's victory as Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club, let's not forget the over 4 million animals in shelters around the country. During this bad weather, numbers have increased. Please, if you have the room, take a shelter pet into your home, or donate to those organizations in your community that keep pets safe, and offer no-kill locations.

Also, Tim Mitchell is missing his service dog, Runt a chihuahua, brown in color, from the Greyhound Bus Depot in downtown Pittsburgh. There is a reward offered. Please help him out in bringing his special family member back home.

Thank you, Brothers and Sisters.
Stay warm!
Falcon and Dove