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In spite of the blistery winter day in Philadelphia, more than 80 people made their way through the wind and cold to the Sayre Recreation Center on January 14 to be part of the Community Leaders Conference that was held there. The conference was organized and co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Chapter of WFWP, FICA (Filipino International Community of America), and ACE (Association of Christian Evangelists). Together with other government groups representing the ambassadors from local counties and other faith-based leaders from different walks of life, we joined together and brought forth high level dialogue on the theme “Our Role as Community Leaders in our Society." The first session was an open forum where each community leader spoke and verified their distinctive and important role as a leader in their area…
“All Lives Matter, whether black, yellow, red, white, brown or blue, ALL lives matter,” shouts one African American resident of Lansdowne, Pennsylvania during the Community Event called “Night Out Against Crime.”On August 2 this year, more than 500 people came and joined this annual gathering. It is a partnership of government officials, business owners, and political and community leaders; most especially with the police and fire departments to create understanding, unity, and peaceful cooperation within diversity. The Pennsylvania Chapter of WFWP had a display table at the event.How can we unite and embrace the “other?” Why are we still calling people “others” instead of family? Do we make an effort to know who the different citizens in our community are? How can the people of today become more civic-minded?These are…

Miss Love IQ Chosen!

August 22nd, 2016
The Miss Love IQ Essay Contest is a search for the best candidate who exemplifies inner beauty. It is a contest that promotes discipline, self-control, and helps high school students to focus on their future career and maintain purity in their heart and spirit. This year’s candidates had to write an essay answering the question: “What is my concept when it comes to abstinence?”From among the 15 entries submitted, we refined the search to the top four finalists. Finally, on July 9, we welcomed this year’s Pennsylvania Love IQ winner, Miss Lashannah Bryant, a twelfth grade student from Penn Wood High School. She is also an honor student in her class.WFWP USA President Angelika Selle came to Pennsylvania to present the award to the winner. After the winner was announced…
Parents Corner Café was the venue for celebrating Motherhood and awarding eleven ladies the Mother of the Year Award. The award honors and recognizes them as caregivers who continually strive to improve the quality of life for their children and for those around them. Emotional support, compassion, and comfort are some of the traits that were recognized and promoted on May 9 in the Huey Community of Philadelphia. The event was hosted by Mama Gail, parents and teachers advocate, in cooperation with Mrs. Jizly Dohou, chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Chapter of WFWP. The night was launched with a lavish dinner and celebration. Mr. Derrick Hardy, Principal of Huey Public School, gave an inspiring message. Each of the eleven awardees from the community got up and inspired the audience through their…
Over 50 guests came on March 9 to Pennsylvania Chapter WFWP's celebration of International Women's Day which was held at the Huey Public School Welcome Resource Center, a resource center for parents. Women of all walks of life including professionals, educators, business women, actresses, story tellers, women of faith, students, and mothers joined in the evening to celebrate all that is woman. The speakers included Philadelphia State Representative Vanessa Brown of the 190th district and Philadelphia's very own well-known healer, Queen Mother. They came and gave their insights and shared their life experiences and challenges, their public service work, and their leadership. Hearing their testimonies influences and inspires other women to contribute to and create a history of women's success. In addition to the wonderful speeches, there was a vast…
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