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A press conference has been called to announce the formation of the Urban Gospel Music Association and the Gospel Music Academic Certificate Program at San Francisco State

(PRWEB) June 5, 2003

A press conference to announce the formation of the Urban Gospel Music Association (UGMA) has been scheduled June 13th, 2003, during the Bridging the Gap-Gospel Hip Hop Conference in Oakland Ca. This press conference will also introduce Evelyn Mack as the program coordinator for San Francisco State University’s new Gospel Music Academic Certificate Program.

Media credentials are free for all WORKING media, and includes free access to all events of the Bridging the Gap Conference.

ABOUT BRIDGING THE GAP:

Because of the negative image of mainstream Hip Hop as well as Gospel Hip Hop, BTG was designed to open a dialog between those in the traditionl gospel music industry and gospel hip hop communities.

Classes will also be held on marketing & promotion, and improving the overall business side of new Christian artists.

Over 40 artists are scheduled to perform during the conference held June 12-14 in Oakland Ca. at the Shiloh Christian Fellowship church, 3295 School St.

For registration go to www.gzunderground.com or call 510-472-0177

ABOUT THE UGMA:

The Urban Gospel Music Association was organized to address the needs of all urban gospel music artists in the Christian marketplace. The UGMA umbrella will include gospel hip hop, Christian jazz, reggae, contemporary gospel, comedy, and spoken word.

Composed of 5 national chapters to start, UGMA’s first official meeting will be held in Oakland Ca, sometime in July 2004 followed by the UGMA People’s Choice Awards.

For more info on UGMA contact Curtis Jermany at 510-472-0177 or crj_lawn@msn.com

FOG WEAR TO OUTFIT ALL BRIDGING THE GAP CONFERENCE REGISTRANTS

Fog Wear, (Followers Of God Wear) has agreed to provide complimentary sports tops, ( value) to all pre registered for the Bridging The Gap Gospel Hip Hop conference. FOG the group is also scheduled to perform at the new artist showcase Thurs June 12th.

ABOUT FOG WEAR

People all over the world are supporting Fogwear. National gospel artist Tonex, Righteous Riders and even Geraud Henry from B.E.T supports Fogwear. Truly the owners Michael Ballard and Deandre Taylor are making a national impact in the gospel arena with their clothes line and their newly released CD, itâ??s only imaginable what these young men will achieve in the Lord. Currently the compilation CD consists of five different artist bringing you five different flavors. Everything from Hip-Hop, R&B,Jazz, and Contemporary, this CD is sure to meet the needs of every individual. Both the CD and Clothing line can now be purchased in select store locations but soon to be available nationally.

Who are the owners of F.O.G?

In 1993 the Lord moved Assistant Pastor Michael Ballard and Minister DeAndre Taylor to develop the F.O.G. (Followers of God) Ministries concept. It was based on encouraging the lives of men and women in a time when so many people are discouraged; a ministry that reaches Christians through music, clothes, books and movies.

Fogwear (Followers Of God)

For more information or Interviews contact:

Email: fogministries2002@hotmail.com

Phone: 480-233-3235

Michael Ballard

480-343-4054

www.FOGWEAR.org



Spanish Workshop for Children Introduces Latest Princeton Center Central NJ Spanish Immersion Program Preparing Young People for Future Academic Success

Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) December 15, 2008

Spanish Workshop for Children, a total Spanish immersion program, has introduced its latest center in Princeton, N.J. This newest center brings Spanish Workshop for Children’s total number of locales to five. The central New Jersey location, housed at Trinity Church in Princeton, joins Blue Bell, Rosemont and Yardley, Pa. as well as Cherry Hill, N.J. on the Spanish Workshop for Children roster. Under the direction of Marcela Summerville, Spanish Workshop for Children enrollees enjoy a distinctive Spanish-teaching methodology and curriculum. Summerville is a two-time Parent’s Choice Award-winning author, has been the co-chair for the ACTFL-LLC-SIG (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and has been appointed Pennsylvania State Representative of NNELL (National Network of Early Language Learning) since November 2004, where she advocates early language learning.

The city of Princeton, N.J., boasts a long educational tradition. It is the home of a top-rated Ivy League university as well as the Educational Testing Service, which tests and scores students’ competency to enter such prestigious institutions of higher learning. Princeton-area residents don’t have to wait until their children reach high school, however, to avail themselves to all the academic advantages the region has to offer. In fact, they can now start leveraging such opportunities at the toddler and preschool levels by enrolling their future academic stars in Spanish Workshop for Children.

Spanish Workshop for Children positions itself with the slogan “Where a Good Beginning Never Ends,” a mantra that educational statistics prove holds merit. Indeed, according to the College Board, students who average four or more years of foreign language study scored higher on the verbal section of the SAT than those who had studied four or more years of any other subject matter. With its latest Princeton locale, Spanish Workshop for Children affords more children than ever the opportunity to ascend the academic ranks.

Currently, 245 families are enrolled in the total Spanish immersion program, with nearly 80 percent of them having re-enrolled from previous years. The program enjoys such a success rate thanks in large part to its departure from traditional curriculum. Instead, it takes a fun, natural and easy approach to learning a foreign language.

Simon Richter, professor and chair of the Department of German at the University of Pennsylvania, speaks highly of his Spanish Workshop for Children experience. “I’ve never seen total immersion for kids like this. Marcela takes the children on a journey into a Spanish-speaking world that engages their minds, their bodies, their imaginations and their sense of fun. Marcela is the Peter Pan of Spanish-language immersion for children. Our son Toby has been completely captivated.”

Spanish Workshop for Children runs a variety of sessions, with the half-day Preescolar Program being one of the most popular. Winter sessions, including those held at the Princeton location, begin in January 2009.

For more information on Spanish Workshop for Children’s foreign language immersion methodology, visit the program’s Web site at http://spanishworkshopforchildren.com. To learn how your Princeton-area toddler or preschooler can academically benefit from the total Spanish immersion program, contact Marcela Summerville at (610) 489-5595.

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