NBASLH Cares 2016 Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
NBASLH Affiliate Challenge!
Donations should be received by March 10, 2017
Who likes a healthy challenge!? This year NBASLH is focusing on Hearing as our Service Project for Convention 2017! We are challenging our affiliates to collect hearing aid batteries for students at the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf. The affiliate chapter that collects the most hearing aid batteries will win 10 tickets to attend the Civil Rights Museum in Atlanta during Convention 2017!
The Atlanta Area School for the Deaf is located in Clarkston, Georgia and serves just under 200 PreK to High school students diagnosed with a range of hearing impairments. The mission of the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf is to provide a language-rich, student-centered learning environment through American Sign Language and English for the purpose of empowering students to live independent, fulfilling lives and to become productive, contributing members of society.
Send all email inquiries to Convention Co-chair Hadiya Coppedge at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send all hearing aid batteries to:
Cochlear Implant Batteries p675
Regular Hearing Aid Batteries p13
Regular Hearing Aid Batteries p675
NBASLH Partners with NAACP of Portsmouth for 2016 Literacy Campaign
While our Convention will be hosted in the city of Virginia Beach, the neighboring city of Portsmouth is a local area of need. The NAACP Reads program seeks to improve early literacy in students from Pre-K to third grade in the Portsmouth area. To support their efforts we are planning to have a book drive to increase the access to books for children grades Pre-K through third in the Portsmouth area.
To participate in the NBASLH Cares project, you may donate either books or cash.
We challenge all NBASLH affiliates, associated Universities and members to make a donation or bring a book to support the literacy accessible for all children in the Portsmouth area!
You can bring donations with you to the NBASLH 2016 Convention. All donations will be collected by 3 pm on Friday April 15, 2016 at the registration desk. In addition you can mail donations to the NBASLH Office, to be received by April 7, at PO Box 779, Pennsville, NJ 08070.
NBASLH 2015 Cares - Jere Baxter Middle School
The National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing CARES about the communities that we serve. Our commitment is to serve our local, national and global community through acts of service. This year, we have identified a need in our host convention city.
Jere Baxter Middle School, in Nashville, Tennessee, has been identified as a "turn around" school. Ninety-two percent of the children were identified as candidates for free and reduced meals. The remaining 8% did not return their forms. Miriam Harington is the principal of the school and she stated, "she has not known poverty until she began working at this school."
In addition, Ms. Harington expressed that it is very difficult for many of the children's parents to purchase school clothes.
NBASLH would like to make an impact in this school and community through the donation of gift cards, which will be used to purchase clothing items.
Our goal is that all attendees will make a gift card donation of $10. Ms. Harington suggested Walmart or Old Navy gift cards. However, monetary donations are also acceptable.
We will collect all donations at the registration desk during the convention.
Thank you for making a huge difference in the lives of the children and families of Jere Baxter Middle School. Let's show Nashville that NBASLH CARES!
All donations are tax deductible.
NBASLH Reaching Out
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Affiliate activities.
Southern California Affiliate activities
Since 2003, the SCA has continued to reach out to the community by presenting essay and oratorical programs in celebration of Black History Month. This joint venture with the Adventist Youth group of University Church in Los Angeles, California has been quite successful. Participants from the church, local schools and community from third to twelfth grades are encouraged to write and/or speak on African-American life.
The Affiliate members provide literacy, technical and financial assistance, as needed.
Jackson State University
Nova Southeastern University