2020 May Volume 55 Number 5

These are the basics you need to know: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover … Continue reading 2020 May Volume 55 Number 5

Little  Richard Received Highest Musical Award from Fisk University – Fall 2019 – In what is believed to be one of his final public appearances – Exclusive to the Traveler By Cassiette West-Williams

Last fall, George T. Cooper, Jr. was pleased to present the Fisk Jubilee Singers Heritage Award to a man who co-created a musical genre. Cooper, a Fisk Jubilee singer from 1975 – 1981 and a very active member of the Fisk Jubilee Singers Alumni organization, would finally meet the piano legend himself. Richard Wayne Penniman, … Continue reading Little  Richard Received Highest Musical Award from Fisk University – Fall 2019 – In what is believed to be one of his final public appearances – Exclusive to the Traveler By Cassiette West-Williams

Jacobie Proctor named new Executive Director at Carver Community Center

Jacobie Proctor has been named the new Executive Director of the George Washington Carver Community Center. Previously, Proctor was the Chief Operating Officer at the Boys and Girls Club of Peoria. Jacobie Proctor, Executive Director, GWCCC As the Executive Director, Proctor will provide engaging leadership, serve as a positive role model and motivator for the … Continue reading Jacobie Proctor named new Executive Director at Carver Community Center

Aleja S. Bates Recipient of the Help A Child 2020 Scholarship

Aleja S. Bates is the recipient of the Help A Child 2020 Scholarship. A student at the University of Missouri Columbia, Aleja is majoring in Health Science with a minor in Human Development and Family Science. She is the daughter of Sharonda Buckner. Aleja S. Bates The “Help a Child Scholarship Fund” was envisioned in … Continue reading Aleja S. Bates Recipient of the Help A Child 2020 Scholarship

Words of Encouragement to The High School Graduates of 2020 By Lorene King

Yes, it’s disappointing. This month, no one will sit on the edge of their seat, listening attentively for your name to be called so that they can jump to their feet, with loud cheers and shouts. No one will use their cell phone to capture memorable videos of you in colorful, flowing robes with cords, … Continue reading Words of Encouragement to The High School Graduates of 2020 By Lorene King

SkillsUSA Striving for Excellence

The George Washington Carver SkillsUSA program would like to acknowledge our Quest Middle School SkillsUSA and our Carver Center Saturday SkillsUSA programs for all of the due diligence that they have shone throughout this school year. A major and first undertaking was their collaboration with Toys for Tots and The George Washington Carver Community Center. … Continue reading SkillsUSA Striving for Excellence

Family Members Relish Good Times Despite Tragedy and Pain By Cassiette West-Williams

The joy-filled trip to Florida's Disney Land still makes Natasha McClendon smile with delight, as she recalls how her baby brother treated their family. The Make - A- Wish Foundation wanted to grant Andre T. Mathews with his fondest desire, so they sent the family on a seven day trip to Disney Land in 2006. Andre … Continue reading Family Members Relish Good Times Despite Tragedy and Pain By Cassiette West-Williams

Giving Back By Jalyssa Stone

Giving back is among the most important and valuable things an entrepreneur can do -- PERIOD. Alecia Collins and Lakika Banks Peoria natives Alecia Collins and Lakika Banks did exactly that Friday, May 1, 2020, near downtown Salvation Army, feeding over one-hundred homeless men and women catered by Little Caesars Pizza. Both of these women are … Continue reading Giving Back By Jalyssa Stone