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Tabor 100 September 2018 Newsletter

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Tabor 100 September 2018 Newsletter
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Tabor 100 September 2018 Newsletter

  1. 1. 1 September 2018 Message from the President It takes a lot of volunteer hours to make the Gala possible, and I want to thank the Gala Committee for the very hard work they do to make the event a success. In particular, I would like to thank Pearl (Leung) Parker from Vulcan for her leadership. I also want to thank our sponsors, as we could not do this work without your support! It’s hard to believe, but this year marks my 10th Gala as President of Tabor 100 and Bruce Harrell has been here with me for 7 of those Galas! I cannot thank him enough for his support! When I first started out my vision was to ensure that Tabor 100 would be an organization that is the best example of attaining “Power through Unifying Communities”. We set out to be an organization that walks the talk; that generates trust, that is committed to educational excellence, and one that works to promote minority business development in the Puget Sound Region. I believe that we have done that and I hope you feel that we have met our commitments to you. As we look to the next chapter in the Tabor journey, we see great things in the future. Two of our projects are the repeal of I-200 and the addition of an Equity Empowerment Center. Accomplishing those goals, will be the fulfillment of Langston Tabor’s wish to drive opportunities for economic equality into the minority community. The seeds of hate, intolerance, bigotry, and injustice are growing in our communities and in our nation. The only way to combat the ugliness that can destroy us is through shared Unity! Galatians 3:28 says there is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. I hope that you will take this opportunity to renew old acquaintances, meet new friends and make connections that stand for unity in family, unity with friends, unity in education and unity in the community! When I think of unity, I think of Family, I think of Friends, I think of Community and I think of all of you. We could accomplish so much if we allow ourselves to be open and seek unity in all that we do. When people are unified in peace, harmony and good-will toward one another, it will make an effect upon the world and in this room. If there was ever a time that we need to be United; it is now! Ten years ago, I stood at the Gala podium and shared my Passion for this organization; my passion for the growth of minority businesses; and a passion for collaboration. Many of you share this passion. I am grateful to each one of you that has helped me to fulfill my purpose to be of service and to help others, for that is the purpose of all mankind – to love one another. GOD didn’t add another day to our lives because we needed it; he added it because someone else needed you. I am grateful to each one of you that have helped the Tabor organization fulfill its purpose to the community. You have all been a blessing to me and to Tabor 100. Crystal Eagle Awardees 4 Robert Terry 5 Pre-Apprenticeship Graduates 7 Get the newsletter online and stay connected through social media! Tabor 100 is an association of entrepreneurs and business advocates who are committed to economic power, educational excellence and social equity for African-Americans and the community at large. THERE’S POWER IN UNITY!
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  3. 3. 3 Equity Empowerment Center The Equity Empowerment Center continues moving ahead. • Facility negotiations continue • The facility will be a handsome, well-appointed building with free parking • Easy access to I-90 and I-5. • Funding & sponsorship pursuits are underway We thank the warm community support: • National Association of Minority Contractors • Seattle Vocational Institute • Seattle Chamber of Commerce • Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle • Office of Minority & Women Enterprises • Seattle Urban League We will soon begin outreach to invite those who can use these services and spaces: • Daily, weekly or monthly rental of private or shared workspace • Expert attorney, accountant, marketing, website and other consultants at low-cost hourly rates • Facilities for pre-bid conferences, training, speakers and events Tabor Action. Community Aspiration. Collaboration. Empowerment. Equity. Creating beautiful, high-quality minority-focused collaborative support and work spaces with top resources to empower, strengthen and support business and Contact: Nancy Locke Nancy.M.Locke@Tabor100.org
  4. 4. 4 Congratulations to the 19th Annual Captains of Industry Crystal Eagle Awardees Honorable Charles V. Johnson Lifetime Achievement Award National Association of Minority Contractors Community Outreach and Advocacy Paul Pitre, Chancellor WSU Everett Education Excellence Award Starbucks Corporation Excellence in Public Service Earl Key, Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, WSDOT Surprise Awardee Patricia Hayden, Chief Program Officer, YWCA Community Leadership Kevin C. Washington Tabor Legacy Hall of Fame Award Servando Patlan, Diversity & Outreach Manager, DES Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion Victoria Woodards, Mayor, City of Tacoma Social Equity Leadership Award
  5. 5. 5 Robert Terry, first black man to teach in Seattle public schools, dies at 91 By: Hannah Rodriguez Seattle Times staff reporter Originally published on 9/22/18 Robert Terry served as president of Seattle Central College and chancellor of the Seattle Community College System. As a young educator, he hoped his generation of students would take on inequality: “The problems of tomorrow will be solved by the youth of today.” In 1950, four years before a welder named Oliver Brown and 12 other black parents won their historic fight to send their kids to white-only schools in Topeka, Kansas, Robert Terry walked onto the auditorium stage of Seattle’s Warren Avenue School. There, the 23-year-old would be introduced as Warren Avenue’s newest sixth-grade teacher, becoming the first black man to teach in Seattle Public Schools. His appointment came after Seattle hired its first black teachers — two women named Marita Johnson and Thelma Fisher — in 1947. Mr. Terry died at his home in Seattle from kidney disease on Sept. 1. He was 91 and a resident of the Mount Baker neighborhood since 1962. Warren Avenue School has since been demolished, giving way to a development that placed KeyArena at its current site. But the racial inequality and segregation Mr. Terry had worked to rectify still live on, almost 70 years after he landed that barrier-breaking job. In Washington, teachers still do not reflect the demographics of their students. From last school year’s data, only around 1.3 percent of Washington teachers identified as black, compared to 4.4 percent of the student population. In 2017 around 89 percent of Washington’s public school teachers were white, seven percentage points higher than the national average. Born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, on Sept. 29, 1926, he spent his early life in a boxcar at a segregated logging camp before he began school in La Grande, Ore. As a young educator, Mr. Terry had hoped his generation of students would work to solve inequality. “The problems of tomorrow will be solved by the youth of today,” he told The Seattle Times, according to an article in the Sept. 7, 1950, edition. "I feel that being a teacher I can help a lot in this racial business. Youngsters who have a Negro teacher may grow up with a better understanding of racial problems.” Continued on page 6 Photo: Courtesy The Seattle Times
  6. 6. 6 Robert Terry, first black man to teach in Seattle public schools, dies at 91 By: Hannah Rodriguez WELCOME NEW MEMBERS Eci Ameh, DES Emily Beck, DES Today, Mr. Terry’s “youths” are aging, replaced with millennials and the next generation of young people. But his sentiment that representation matters still rings true. Black teachers have around 30 to 40 percent higher educational expectations of their black students than do non-black teachers, one study in the journal Economics of Education Review found. Other research concluded that black students who have been taught by black teachers are more likely to enter gifted programs and have fewer disciplinary consequences. Throughout his childhood, Mr. Terry experienced this lack of representation in his mostly white classrooms. Growing up in La Grande, he attended Greenwood Elementary School, Central Junior High School and La Grande High School. After working at Warren Avenue School, Mr. Terry went on to teach at Summit School in 1953 and taught special education at Pacific School. He earned his master’s degree in student personnel from Seattle University in 1964, which enabled him to pursue administrative roles. Mr. Terry served as the president of Seattle Central College from 1976 to 1980 before moving on to become chancellor of the Seattle Community College System. Mr. Terry is survived by his wife, Frances, daughter Deborah Terry-Hays, sons Robert D., Michael, W. Brian and Walter. He leaves behind eleven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Mr. Terry’s funeral was held at Immaculate Conception Church on Seattle’s Capitol Hill on Sept. 15. The family said they would welcome donations made in Mr. Terry’s honor to Seattle Central College Foundation; 1701 Broadway; Seattle, WA 98122. Continued from page 5 Read the full article at https://www.seattletimes.com/ seattle-news/obituaries/robert-terry-seattles-first-black -male-teacher-dies-at-91/
  7. 7. 7 Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training (PACT) Program & ANEW/PACE Pre-Apprenticeship Program Graduates Empowerment through Employment Our Tabor mission promotes economic development, strength and financial stability of the African-American community. One overwhelming fact is severe black unemployment and incarceration. Getting access to high-paying, family-wage jobs is critical. Many public agencies now require contractors hire minorities and women for construction work creating community access to high-pay construction work. Experienced workers earn up to $60 an hour. Construction work is not easy. It takes great determination, strength and unrelenting dedication. Pre-apprenticeship training is the start and is itself a tough and challenging program. Thank you to the program executives: Krishna Richardson-Daniels, MPH Program and Training Director | Pre- Apprenticeship Construction Training (PACT) Pro- gram Lawrence Willis, Coordinator, Outreach and Re- tention | Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training (PACT) Karen Dove, Executive Director, ANEW/PACE Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program Lee Newgent, former Executive Secretary of the Washington State Building Trades Dale Bright, President of the Martin L King County Labor Council & Political Director of the Laborers 24 Monty Anderson, Executive Secretary, Seattle Building Trades Congratulations to the graduates! Construction work is not easy. Pre-apprenticeship training is itself a tough and challenging program. These graduates brought grit, determination and dedication. We warmly congratulate SVI-PACT summer grad- uates: Abdulkerim Oumar Randell Jeffcoat Kelsey Sparks Brandon Guilmette James Miller Rolgale Satterwhite Emma Storey Markius Allen Matthew Hopkins Niam Banks Michael Smith Davon Malbrough Lamonte Coe David Donahue Congratulations to the recent ANEW graduates! Kiki Berry Antonietta Bertucci Sheri Buck Saralisa Lloyd Stacy Rosevear Delia Wettaraner Veronica Sterling NeNe Turner Marana Yazza Keana Clemetson Teri Johnson Catherine Aquio Angelique Kitchen Darlene Villafverte Rebecca Moeai Congratulations to Caldwell, Dwayne Winters, Ivory Mitchell, Kiarra May, Khalid Tookas and Genesis Gonzalez! They graduated from Direct Access to Laborers Education and Careers, a union funded training program. They were all dispatched to projects on August 6. All are doing well the first week into their careers. This is the second DALEC class and all 15 graduates are currently employed on private projects and public works. DALEC prepares and mentors them for successful careers as members of Laborers Local Union 242.
  8. 8. 10 THE TABOR 100 BOARD President: Ollie Garrett President@Tabor100.org Vice President: Brian Sims VP@Tabor100.org Treasurer: Aundrea Jackson Treasurer@Tabor100.org Secretary: Sherlita Kennedy Secretary@Tabor100.org Membership: Vacant Membership@Tabor100.org Education: Kevin C. Washington Education@Tabor100.org Public Affairs: Henry Yates PublicAffairs@Tabor100.org Economic Development: Manal Al-Ansi EconomicDevelopment@Tabor100.org Government Affairs: David Hackney GovernmentAffairs@Tabor100.org Fund Development: Abdul Yusuf FundDevelopment@Tabor100.org Business Development: Anthony Burnett BusinessDev@Tabor100.org TABOR OFFICE 2330 130th Ave. NE #101 Bellevue, WA 98005 425-882-4800 x 107 Staff@Tabor100.org Newsletter Graphic Design and Editor: Kalea Perry, KaleaPerry@Hotmail.com August GM and Gala Photos courtesy of Keith Williams, Flyright Productions (206) 860-9813, FlyrightProductions.net WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO REACH OUT! UPCOMING EVENTS Sept. 29: Tabor 100 General Meeting, 10am-12pm, Central Area Senior Center Oct. 9: Regional Contracting Forum, 8am-3:30pm, McCaw Hall at Seattle Center Oct. 27: Tabor 100 General Meeting, 10am-12pm, Central Area Senior Center COMMITTEE MEETINGS Sept. 29 & Oct. 27: Education Committee meets after the Tabor General Meeting, from 12-2pm at the Central Area Senior Center Combined Library and Computer Room
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