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Ayana Nadira
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Name of the Organization
Diamond in the Rough Education & Wellness (DREW)
Contact Person
Ayana Nadira
Job Title
Founder/ Executive Director
Contact phone
2032863410
E-mail
justiceisempowering@gmail.com
Website
http://www.mypeoplefirst.org
Interest
Youth, Health, Education, Adult Education, Advocacy, Arts, Economic Development
Description Interest
DREW is a CT based grassroots systems change organization dedicated to providing wellness and empowerment services to communities of color and progressive social service businesses; serving as a catalyst for community unity & advancement.

It is our goal to produce critical and analytical thinkers. Our hope is to one day see most individuals holding themselves accountable for the conditions of their communities. Our vision is to experience in the near future a more unified community free of prejudice and injustice.

DREW Services

Holistic Transitions:  Wellness & Relaxation

Holistic health addresses and improves the overall wellness of our mind, body and soul, and reduces our risk for contracting avoidable dis-eases like:

*Cancer

*High blood pressure

*Skin disorders

*Diabetes

*Fibroids

*Allergies

*Constipation

*Impotence

*Obesity

*Ulcers...just to name a few.

Make the step toward enhancing your quality of life and longevity by taking advantage of our comprehensive holistic wellness services.

** Consultation/Wellness Assessment

** Customized meals, fitness & herbal regimens

** Spiritual Counseling & Healing

** Therapeutic Touch

** Aromatherapy

** Detoxification

** Life Charts

CONTACT US TODAY TO SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION!  

FLEXIBLE PAYMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE!!

**Consultation fee waived with the purchase of any wellness package.

Karmana's Kookin & Katerin

Being Healthy is a lifestyle largely supported by what you eat. DREW understands how difficult it can be to change your diet without proper knowledge of what to eat and how to prepare it. We offer 1-on-1 cooking classes of savory organic vegan meals. Enjoy healthy flavorful cooking while learning how to make the transition in improving your lifestyle and longevity!! We also offer catering services tailored for families, the everyday on-the-go individual and organizations looking for a nutritious & delicious alternative to the average take-out menu.

Grocery Store Accompaniment

DREW helps our clients identify alkaline vegetables, herbs, and seasonings that provide our bodies the greatest nutritional benefits with a 1-on-1 visit to your local health food store.

 Empowering Endeavors

DREW created Empowering Endeavors, a cultural studies program consisting of workshops for education institutions and youth-based organizations interested in providing intervention programs for at-risk youth.

This extensive program consists of cultural studies, cultural arts & performance, health awareness, counseling/mentor services, and fitness activities, in an effort to empower youth of color to live to their greatest potential daily.

The Empowering Endeavors curriculum offers youth a more complete understanding of the world surrounding them so they may navigate their life’s path with higher efficiency.

 

Diversity Consulting & Training

 DREW provides diversity consulting services that infuses richness and nurtures strength in the workplace, focusing on respect for all human differences. Our diversity program benefits organizations by reducing offensive behavior and speech in the workplace and/or in client service settings; thus, creating an environment that is pleasant for employees and clients

 

Whether you’re a social service organization seeking to enhance service delivery by improving effective communication across cultures or uplift inner-city youth, or an individual looking to better your quality of life…

 

Check out our specially designed programs to see how we can help you change your life and constructively impact your community today!!!!

 

DREW also facilitates & encourages community conversations.

 

Check us out and see how we are different from anything you have tried before. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

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At 10:47am on August 7, 2012, Lee Cruz said…

Ayana,

Welcome to GNH Community. Although you are not in the service area of our Community Foundation we have accepted you membership because we believe you may have valuable information to share with our other members. Members may post information that they think will be of interest to nonprofits, civic organizations, the people they serve or the general public. You may post calendared events on the events page, non-date specific information on the blog, pictures or video.

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The post REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR the Open Streets Summit 2018 in New Orleans! appeared first on Open Streets Project.

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Zombie homes—caught in foreclosure limbo and abandoned—have pocked thousands of American neighborhoods since the Great Recession. An article in U.S. News takes a close look at how zombie remediation strategies, like those that LISC supports, connect families with homes in need of care, and energize communities in the bargain. LISC's CEO Maurice A. Jones and Chicago staff describe the intensive, cross-sector work that makes it all happen

LISC Institute Retools for the Future

Nearly a decade ago, LISC created the Institute for Comprehensive Community Development as a platform for the dynamic exchange of knowledge and ideas about our shared work, and as a clearing house for best practices. Since then, it has trained thousands of people in the field and shared hundred of articles, opinions and research reports. Now, with renewed energy and leadership, we are delighted to be relaunching the Institute, equipped with an interactive website and a trove of fresh tools, views and data that will help propel our work into the future. Read all about it in a message from the Institute's founders.

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