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Kalamazoo Lend a Hand


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  • All children on earth can/shall read aloud, spell, print at spoken energy, inertia, speed, fluency if offered 'non-text' skill drills, optimally in the initial 100 hours upon entry in
    to 1st grades (references, Miller at Stanford, and Dr. Chitra Smith, MSU professor of Social Science and editor of text used when MSU, sixties had the most Nat. Merit Scholars of any college in the world. Mr. Mac Neill, 7474 Jericho, Rockford, MI 49341 MA 90's state law, not yet enforced, had parents to syllables per minute and words per minute audit to document MI kids at 1st grade inner city who read five o seven yrs. ahead of 6th and 9th graders who read under 70 words/min. These kids read aloud, printed, spelled at 90 words/min. at the initial 'non-text' 30 hours of instruction to insert 'graphics, acoustics, visuals' in the full uppper lower and rt. and left brain. This data shall not be fully understood as inertia physics of literacy until after 2035. Thus this 'time traveler message' can be discerned if you read the three books by Guido Moosbrugger on E. Meier of Switzerland.
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  • Grand Rapids set 'shortest time 1st grade inner city world records' to accelerate from 4 consonant letters to reading aloud at 90 words/min. in less than 30 instructional hours as did Jenison schools at its MSU pre-1st grade and 1st grade experimental sites. Text lessons cause 'G-cell regression to merge spoken into reading aloud, spelling, printing all in less than 30 instructional hours. These kids read five to seven years ahead of 6th and 9th grader city of Grand Rapids kids. One must do 'vortex acceleration story skill-drills@' as per lessons in 1995. These kids by 3rd grade read up to 400-550 words/min. The 2009 record is 193 to 206 syllables per minute as per 4/16/09. Please post this at MyFace or other web sites. Please also post the Indy 500 car engine in 1962 getting 209 miles per gallon. This is documented in one of the fourteen Eisen written books (Univ. of Illinois and New Zealand professor). Mr. Mac Neill, 7474 Jericho, Rockford, MI 49341 or
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Kalamazoo Lend a Hand

  1. 1. <ul><li>Every Child Deserves a Chance to Succeed </li></ul>
  2. 2. Our Mission To promote the well-being of needy children in Kalamazoo County and southwest Michigan by providing services that make a difference in their lives, allow them to achieve success as individuals, and help them be responsible citizens of their community.
  3. 3. Beginnings <ul><li>Concerned citizens wanting to help needy students </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporated July 3rd, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Certified as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization </li></ul><ul><li>7-member Board of Directors </li></ul>
  4. 4. Board of Directors <ul><li>President -- Nasim H. Ansari; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kalamazoo County Commissioner </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Treasurer -- Ahsanuddin Khan; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>President, Management Alternative International, Inc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Secretary--Mary E. Wills; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Director, United Nursing Service, </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Member --Betty Lee Ongley; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Former Mayor, City of Portage </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Member --John Taylor, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kalamazoo County Commissioner </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Member --M.J. Zafar, MD </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical Radiology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Member --Rafia Osman </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local Businesswoman </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Legal Advisor -- James N. Rodbard, PC </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Director -- Shaghil Husain </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Need <ul><li>Basic supplies are essential for children’s success in school. </li></ul><ul><li>Providing supplies and services to those in need in our elementary and middle schools helps our community and its families in many ways: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>increases students’ quality of life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>lessens the burden on struggling families </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>increases the ability of children to succeed in school </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Role of KLH <ul><li>KLH assesses the current need in K.R.E.S.A. school district by monitoring the number of children participating in the free- and reduced-price lunch programs </li></ul><ul><li>KLH then juxtaposes these numbers with the current resources provided by organizations in these schools. </li></ul><ul><li>KLH seeks to provide sufficient resources in these schools to give every child a chance to succeed. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Percentage of Students on Free-and-Reduced Lunch Program-- 2007/’08 enrollment   Source: Michigan Department of Education-Grants coordination and school support, school breakfast and lunch information, KRESA district, School year 2007-2008 enrollment.
  8. 8. Our Work <ul><li>During the first 6 months, KLH distributed the following items to the schools listed below: </li></ul><ul><li>2,137 articles of winter gear </li></ul><ul><li>725 backpacks filled with school supplies </li></ul>KPS Woodward Elementary Portage Haverhill Elementary KPS Northglade Montessori Comstock Green Meadow Elementary KPS Greenwood Elementary KPS Washington Writers’ Academy Portage Central Elementary KPS Northeastern Elementary KPS Woods Lake Elementary Comstock North Elementary Comstock East Elementary
  9. 9. Activities In the fall of 2008, KLH volunteers distributed winter gear, school supplies and over 400 backpacks at the Day of Dignity event at Martin Luther King Park in Kalamazoo
  10. 10. Day of Dignity Event, Kalamazoo
  11. 11. Comstock Green Meadow Elementary Comstock East Elementary
  12. 12. Woods Lake Elementary Winter Fundraiser with AM 590 WKZO’s Jay Morris
  13. 13. Book Donations and Volunteer Reading at Woods Lake Elementary KOHL’s A-Team Volunteers read to students at Woods Lake Elementary
  14. 14. Northeastern Elementary
  15. 15. Woodward School for Technology and Research
  16. 16. Woods Lake Elementary
  17. 17. Northglade Montessori School
  18. 18. Portage Central Elementary
  19. 19. Kalamazoo Lend A Hand Community Partners <ul><li>Sisters of St. Joseph </li></ul><ul><li>Kalamazoo Islamic Center </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Zahir and Shakila Hassan </li></ul><ul><li>Meijer Inc. Portage, Westnedge Branch </li></ul><ul><li>Javed and Deena Warsi </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Ahmed and Dr. Shahida Mohiuddin </li></ul><ul><li>David and Mary Taylor </li></ul><ul><li>Kalamazoo County Department of Human Services </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Jo Robinson: State Farm Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>KOHL's Cares for Kids: KOHL's Department Store </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. M. J. Zafar </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Azzam Kanaan – Southwest Michigan Imaging Center </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Nadeem and Sidra Mirza </li></ul><ul><li>Premier Radiology of Kalamazoo </li></ul><ul><li>Ladies Library Association of Kalamazoo </li></ul><ul><li>Kalamazoo Community Foundation </li></ul>Kalamazoo Lend A Hand Community Partners
  21. 21. <ul><li>Dr. Azra Jabeen and Mr. Muhammad Arif </li></ul><ul><li>Douglas and Mary Wills </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Sattar Shaikh and Dr. Saadat Abbasi </li></ul><ul><li>Ernest Cawey of Poverty Reduction Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Tariq and Parveen Jamil </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Mushtaq and Zahida Luqmani </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Alexandra Operscu, MD </li></ul><ul><li>Lewis Walker Institute for Race and Ethnic Studies of Western Michigan University </li></ul>Kalamazoo Lend A Hand Community Partners
  22. 22. <ul><li>Nu-Way Thrift Store </li></ul><ul><li>Maliha Khan of Management Alternative International </li></ul><ul><li>Kalamazoo Airport Inn </li></ul><ul><li>Amer Mohiuddin </li></ul><ul><li>Home Builders Association </li></ul><ul><li>Art Van Furniture </li></ul><ul><li>Target Store Portage, Westnedge branch </li></ul><ul><li>Kazoo Books </li></ul><ul><li>Syed Khurshid and Nuzhat Hoda </li></ul><ul><li>Khalid Jamal </li></ul>Kalamazoo Lend A Hand Community Partners
  23. 23. <ul><li>Shawarma King on Drake </li></ul><ul><li>Hoffman’s Party Store </li></ul><ul><li>World of Spices </li></ul><ul><li>Indian Cuisine </li></ul><ul><li>The Olive Tree Restaurant </li></ul><ul><li>Kathy and Emily at Dr. Garofola’s Office </li></ul><ul><li>Marathon Gas Station on M-43 </li></ul><ul><li>AM 590 WKZO </li></ul><ul><li>Jay Morris </li></ul><ul><li>Dave Jackonette </li></ul>Kalamazoo Lend A Hand Community Partners
  24. 24. <ul><li>John Lacko – Kalamazoo Gazette </li></ul><ul><li>Kevin Lignell of Poverty Reduction Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Shawarma House </li></ul><ul><li>Shell Gas Station on Burdick St. </li></ul><ul><li>Shell Gas Station on West Michigan Ave. </li></ul><ul><li>Shell Gas Station on Romence Rd. </li></ul><ul><li>Sr. Betsy Meagher of Sisters of St. Joseph </li></ul><ul><li>Ann Lipsey, Director Loaves and Fishes </li></ul><ul><li>Sandy Lipsey </li></ul>Kalamazoo Lend A Hand Community Partners
  25. 25. <ul><li>Alaa' Itani </li></ul><ul><li>Allysha Rokeya Choudhury </li></ul><ul><li>Amin Itani </li></ul><ul><li>Faiza Fayyaz </li></ul><ul><li>Fatima N. Mira </li></ul><ul><li>Humza N. Mirza </li></ul><ul><li>Iqra Fatima Chaudhary </li></ul><ul><li>Julia Kathryn Miller </li></ul><ul><li>Kinza N. Tareen </li></ul><ul><li>Mahmoud Itani </li></ul><ul><li>Salwa N. Tareen </li></ul><ul><li>Victoria Claire Phillips </li></ul>Kalamazoo Lend A Hand Youth Volunteers
  26. 26. <ul><li>Every Child Deserves a Chance to Succeed </li></ul>Thank you for your support!