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Posted: October 16. 2009



Contact: Kevin Derricotte
Email: kderricotte@trentonques.org

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.,
Trenton’s Delta Upsilon Chapter Announces
A Week of Free Programs from
November 15, 2009 – November 22, 2009

TRENTON, NJ, OCT 13, 2009—Trenton’s Delta Upsilon Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., announces the following events that make up the fraternity’s national annual Achievement Week Program.  This year’s theme is Unity: through Friendship, Brotherhood, and Fraternity.  All events are free and open to the public. Advanced registration is recommended.

The week’s programs start with the annual Malcolm Bernard Historically Black Colleges and Universities College (HBCU) College Fair on Sunday, November 15, from 10:00am – 4:00pm at the War Memorial Building in Trenton.  In partnership with the NJ Department of Education, NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development, NJ Amistad Commission, Macedonia Baptist Church of Newtown, PA, NJ Commission on Higher Education, and the United States 2010 Census.  This program attracts more than 40 HBCUs and 1500 parents and students seeking information about college entrance requirements, financial aid, and current job market trends.  For more information or to pre-register go to www.oduf.org  - or contact Brother Harold Vereen at hvereen@trentonques.org.

Achievement Week continues with an Education Forum and Lecture being held on Friday, November 20, 2009, from 6:30 – 8:30pm at the James Kerney Campus, Mercer County Community College.  This year’s forum and lecture will be led by Dr. Divine Pryor, the current Deputy Executive Director of the Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions in the School of Professional and Community Development at Medgar Evers College in New York.   Dr Pryor is a widely acclaimed social scientist who has extensive knowledge and experience in the field of criminal justice.  He has developed a long list of training programs and workshops that address issues such as anti-gang initiatives, community policing, prison education, unemployment opportunities for people with convictions, and alternatives to incarceration.  In addition to his leadership roles on national boards, he is a member of the New York State Re-Entry Advisory Board and the New York City Division of Juvenile Justice Advisory Council, as well as being an active member of Project Rebuild in downtown Brooklyn, a community and economic development project that will create hundreds of jobs for formerly incarcerated men and women returning home from prison.  Dr Pryor is an eloquent public speaker, lecturer, and trainer and overall educational specialist, whose delivery is insightfully powerful, informative and impacted by the depth of research and analysis he has been engaged in over the years.  For more information, please contact Brother Aula Sumbry at brotheraula@yahoo.com.

On Sunday November 22, 2009, the Chapter invites everyone to join them at The Kingdom Church, Ewingville Road, Ewing, NJ for the annual Achievement Week Worship Services during the 11:30am service.  Please contact Brother Rayshaun Davis by email at rdavis@trentonques.org.  

The Omega Psi Phi’s annual National observance of an Achievement Week began in the 1920s under the leadership and vision of Dr. Carter G. Woodson, a member of the Fraternity and the founder of Negro History Month.  Achievement Week affords each local chapter the opportunity to highlight and acknowledge local individuals and organizations for the fine work that they are doing to eradicate various social ills that have befallen our communities.

Omega’s Delta Upsilon Trenton, NJ chapter was founded in 1949 and it is one of the oldest chapters in the country. 

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