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AFCAAM Featured in USA TODAY

Partnership Boosts Kids’ Reading Skills by Laura Ruane Teaming up with a local university has helped an inner-city after school program to not only raise reading levels, but also to teach students the multimedia skills that experts consider essential to today’s and tomorrow’s jobs. The non-profit African […]

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A Look Back in History at AFCAAM

In 1988, two Sisters from the Sinsinawa Dominican Order, Sister Marie McBride and Sister Elaine Robbins, and several laypersons from the local community began apostolic activities in the Dunbar Area of Fort Myers. This team began community prayer groups and personal development programs. Financial support for their […]

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AFCAAM Today October 2012

AFCAAM Today The African Caribbean American Catholic Center (AFCAAM), a program that serves the black and other underserved populations in Lee County, is a part of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc. AFCAAM strives to help people help themselves through the communication of Christian values and empowering […]

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African Drumming Class Video

The African Drumming Class was taught by Signe M. Kastberg, Ph.D. She is Assistant Professor of Counseling in College of Education, Florida Gulf Coast University. Among her many interests is African Drum Therapy and cross culture education. Philosophy: “With Discipline Comes Freedom” A painter doesn’t just fling […]

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Digital U. @ AFCAAM

During Digital U this Summer, July 9th-27th, our students will do research on African Drumming; listen to drumming, etc. Their research will help them get a feel for drumming and understand the culture. Dr. Robert Kenny from FGCU will teach Digital U incorporating the research and everything […]

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Esmeralda: Student of the Month @ AFCAAM

  Esmeralda, for her strength and fortitude, was chosen as the Student of the Month at AFCAAM. AFCAAM is the African Caribbean American Center in the Dunbar and Harlem Heights communities in Fort Myers. AFCAAM is an evidence-based program that helps students build self-esteem and self-reliance, teaching […]

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Volunteer Unsung: A snapshot of Mary Ann Gebig

“I feel like my job in life right now is to evangelize,” Mary Ann shares, but it seems as if her thoughts are incomplete. “But you know, evangelization is more than just telling people the Word of God and talking at them. I listen to their words, […]

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How Education Reporting is just like Mad Men

Full disclosure: I was one of the analysts who was not reading this week, but rather watching the Mad Men finale. In fact, I’ve been doing a lot more watching than reading lately, and Matthew Weiner is to blame. There have been so many high points this […]

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