Alvin Harrion is a certified application counselor (CAC) working at Central MS Health Services, located in Washington Addition. He is assisting people with signing up for healthcare through the Affordable Care Act.
People have until March 31st to select an insurance plan which is now required for all Americans to have health insurance.
He helps people with the enrollment process and explains the insurance process to them. He has been able to successfully help people get insurance from $100 dollars a month all the way down to just $.38 cents a month.
Mr. Harrion said, “The federal health marketplace exchange DOES work. Don’t believe it? Come see for yourself.”
It is best to schedule an appointment, so that he can devote his full attention to each client. Alvin Harrion is providing these services for free and he can be reached at 601-948-5572.
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Central MS Health Services, Inc.
1134 Winter Street
Jackson, MS 39204
On Friday, there will be a wake in City Hall, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the public; and 7 to 9 p.m. for family only.
Services for late Mayor Chokwe Lumumba are scheduled for Saturday, March 8 at 11 a.m. at the Jackson Convention Center.
Mayor Chokwe Lumumba’s memorial service will be streamed live Saturday at http://www.jacksonms.gov/
Mayor Chokwe Lumumba pushed for jobs for youth by establishing the “Summer Youth Employment Program.” Although the mayor is no longer with us, his summer program is still moving forward. All youth, ages 16-24 should apply to get a job for the summer.
They are looking to hire 300 youth and you must complete an application by today, March 3, by 4:00 pm. All applicants must provide proof of parent’s income, copy of birth certificate, copy of social security card, and a school ID, drivers license or Mississippi ID. Once the application is complete, turn it in to the Human and Cultural Services Department at the Jackson Metro Center Mall, Suite 101.
Interviews will be scheduled after the application is received.
Click on image and print the application.
For more information, please contact Human and Cultural Services Department at 601-960-0326.
Who: Youth ages 16-24
What: Summer Jobs
Where: Jackson Metro Center Mall, Suite 101
When: Deadline March 3rd
Cost: Free to apply
From ages 4 to 18, Jackson State offers camps that engage youth in academics, science, athletics, art and other popular programs. Now is the time to think about what activities are best for your child during the summer.
JSU is committed to providing high quality education programs to children and we are encouraging parents, grandparents, guardians, neighbors, and churches to enroll their children.
Please visit http://www.jsums.edu/summercamps/ to register and get more details.
Below are the listings of summer camps that are being offered at no charge.
Accounting Career Awareness Program: June 1-7
My Community Design Camp: June 2-June 13
Kids Kollege: June 2-July 31
Metro Jackson Community Prevention Coalition Summer Teen Camp: June 23-27
Mississippi Learning Institute (MLI): June 2-July 31
Southern Civil Rights Movement:The Pivotal Role of Young People: June 16-28
Upward Bound Go Blue: June 2-July 11
You Be The Judge” Class Action Summer Teen Camp: July 28-Aug. 1
CAREER Summer Research Experience: June 9-Aug. 1
HPER/STEM Conservation Program: June 16-21
I See Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in My Future (ICSTEM): June 16-June 28
Partnership for Research and Education in Materials – PREM Program: June 9-Aug. 1
STEM Summer Immersion: June 2 – June 13
The Unite Program: Pre Engineering Summer Program: June 2-June 27
Softball Summer Camp: June 11
CESTEME Summer Bridge Program: June 2-27
Center of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) Summer Institute: June 16 – August 1, 2014
Louis Stokes MS Alliance for Minority Participation Summer Bridge Program (LSMAMP): July 7-Aug. 1
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU): May 27-Aug. 1
Jackson State University: Challenging Minds, Changing Lives
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The reason for this meeting is to hear about the City of Jackson’s re-pavement efforts for the West Side of J.R. Lynch St. to HWY 80. Everyone is welcome to participate in the meeting and representatives from the City of Jackson, Stantec Engineering Firm, and the Center for University-Based Development (CUBD) will be present. This meeting will detail the proposed time frame for the re-pavement efforts, traffic flow concerns, and landscaping efforts for the street.
Who: Business Owners, Churches & Neighbors
What: Informational Meeting about J.R. Lynch St. Re-pavement process
Where: Lynch Street CME Church, 2175 J.R. Lynch St.
When: Thursday, February 27th
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
This meeting in being held in collaboration with Pecan Park Neighborhood Association. The regular meeting for Pecan Park will follow this meeting at 6:30 pm. If you have any questions about this meeting, please contact CUBD at 601-979-2255.
Below is a link detailing the history of J. R. Lynch St.
The Jackson State University community joins people around the city, state and nation in mourning the death of Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, who died Tuesday at the age of 66.
“I am just stunned and deeply saddened. He was a bright, bright star, a brilliant and caring mayor,” said JSU President Carolyn W. Meyers. “It’s up to us to honor him and continue his work.”
Meyers said JSU students loved Lumumba because he was so visible and his experiences were relevant to them. “He was our mayor in the truest sense of the word. It’s a loss, a terrible loss,” Meyers said. “I think we’ve lost his brilliance, his strategic capability. We lost a person of courage.”
Jackson City Council members elected Council President Charles Tillman as the acting mayor.
In honor of Black History Month, the JSU Welcome Center is partnering with the History Department to host a candid discussion with students, faculty, staff and friends about the award-winning movie, “12 Years A Slave.” The seminar will be held in the Welcome Center on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at 12 noon. This is a free seminar open to the community and refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP at (601) 979-0883.
Over the past few weeks, two outstanding staff members from the Jackson Public School District were recognized for their leadership and commitment to education.
Earlier this month, JPS announced Pecan Park Elementary Principal Wanda Quon as the district’s 2014 Administrator of the Year. Pecan Park students helped celebrate her accomplishment by making signs to show how much they appreciate her hard work. Ms. Quon has served as a school administrator for nearly 30 years and under her leadership, Pecan Park has received national, state, and local attention for innovations in exercise and nutrition programs. Some highlights of these honors include:
2013–2014: Quon named a Community Trust Hero for programs that benefit the community
2009–2010: School hosts visit from first lady Michelle Obama as part of her Let’s Move! Campaign; students invited to White House Easter Egg Roll; Quon named KaBOOM! Play-Maker of the month for January
2008–2009, School presented Community Champion Award from the United States Surgeon General
2005–2006, Pecan Park is the first school in JPS to build a KaBOOM! playground
Congratulations Principal Quon!
Last week, Jim Hill High School held a school-wide assembly for a surprise announcement for one of their teachers. Tracee Thompson, an English teacher at Jim Hill, was honored with the 2014 Milken Educator Award. Along with the award, she received a check for $25,000 to spend at will.
The prestigious Milken award recognizes K-12 educators for teaching excellence. Only 100 teachers nationwide receive the award each year. The selection process is secret and honorees are selected by state education departments based on educational talent, contributions to the profession, potential for leadership, and other factors.
Congratulations Ms. Tracee Thompson!
Thursday Night: “An Evening with the Legends of Quartet” the 2014 Malaco Artists Retreat & Showcase. This is a gospel event and begins at 7 pm. This event is FREE and open to the public and will be held in the Metro Center Mall.
Friday-Saturday: 28th Annual Gladys P. Norris National Piano Festival
More than one hundred young and promising students will display their talents when they converge on Jackson State University’s campus. The festival will be held at the F.D. Hall Music Center located on the main campus on Lynch Street in West Jackson. The festival will begin on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 with junior high and high school competitions beginning at 5 p.m.. It will continue on Saturday, Feb 22 with elementary competition beginning at 9 a.m. All festival recital competitions are free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Dr. Karen Laubengayer at 601.979.2141.
Sunday: Grammy-nominated Imani Winds, one of the most successful chamber music ensembles in the U.S., will perform at Jackson State University’s Rose E. McCoy Auditorium at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $5 for JSU students.
Imani Winds has carved out a distinct presence in the classical music world since its formation in 1997. Through dynamic stage presence, culturally poignant programming, adventurous collaborations and inspirational outreach programs, the ensemble both thrills and inspires. Tickets can be purchased by credit card at the box office on the day of the performance or online at http://www.jsums.edu/artisticintensity. For questions, call 601-979-7036.
Have a wonderful weekend!