Internship Ghana

Hello Professor Testa,

I am Professor Ronnie Shaw, University of California Los Angeles African Studies M.A. alum and Executive Director of TheSankofa Center. Founded in 2004, We are an American 501(c)(3) arts-based HIV/AIDS education, prevention, testing, and treatment internship program working throughout the year in Ghana, West Africa under the National AIDS Control Programme.

We recently had University alumnae on our program that recommended we recruit Cabrini College students on our program, so we are reaching out to similarly interested individuals who’d like to be apart of our dynamic program given the wonderfully impacting exchange while promoting global change. Those with an academic interest in artistic expression– dance, drama, music & art, public health, global studies, social welfare, and medicine are encouraged to apply to our program.  We fuse artistic expression with health information and provide testing with links to treatment and anti-stigmatization programs using culturally appropriate educational methods- African dance dramas.

Can you please post or forward through email the attached Press Release to students and alumnae of Cabrini College and those interested in international study who may desire this unique artistic public health internship?

To learn more about our program in Ghana, West Africa please click on our website below:
http://WWW.THESANKOFACENTER.ORG

Thank you for your time. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions about our program!

Sincerely,

Ronnie Shaw

UCLA African Studies M.A.

Executive Director

Professor

The Sankofa Center

714-589-5355 (U.S)

011-233-249-68-78-60 ( Ghana)

sankofa_center@yahoo.com

www.TheSankofaCenter.Org

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The Conference Board reported Thursday the Leading Economic Index fell 0.1 percent in April, the first drop in a year, after a 1.3 percent gain in March and a 0.4 rise in February.  Nevertheless, economists still expect slow but steady economic growth in the months to come.

April’s dip is a sharp contrast with the year-earlier month, when the index rose 1 percent following consecutive decreases in the previous six months.

The Conference Board is a business-supported research organization. Its Leading Economic Index, composed of 10 economic indicators, is designed to predict economic activity. Typically, three consecutive LEI changes in the same direction usually reflect a turning point in the economy.

“I think we’re starting to make some headway,” said Scott Testa, an economics professor at Cabrini College in Philadelphia. “It’s going to be a steady slow climb. We’re not going to see anything dramatic, however, until fall, or maybe until 2011.”

The most influential lagging indicator is the unemployment rate, Testa said, which is “probably what the Fed looks at most for the inflation rate.” He continued, “When the Fed sees momentum, it’s going to start looking at raising interest rates again.”

Testa has a hunch that consumers will see inflation occur in oil and energy. “Energy has been kept in check two to three months, but the summer driving season combined with the Gulf situation is going to cause a small blip in prices and have long term affects on the price of food.”
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Table XI LLC is a place found only by already knowing where it is.

Nestled away in the West Loop, the consulting and software development firm’s street entrance is an unmarked doorway between a restaurant and a home furnishing boutique. Inside, one climbs two flights of stairs, makes a U-turn, and climbs a final flight of stairs before happening upon the actual office, which resembles a home, complete with a cozy, couched living room and a full kitchen.

“Usually, in an economic upswing the consulting companies’ revenue will start to spike before the employment rate goes up,” said Scott Testa, economics professor at Cabrini College in Philadelphia.

As a consulting company, Table XI is geared to solve problems for clients, but it solved two of its own problems in inspired ways: serving in-house lunches and paying a bounty on time sheets.

http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=159004

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