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CREED Winter 2015 Newsletter
Our sixth newsletter is a call for support for our college students, who, this fall, are involved in student activism to change their campuses. We also introduce you to our pilot mini-grant program, reintroduce to our dedicated board members, and remind you of our mission and vision.
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CREED Winter 2014 Newsletter
In our fifth newsletter, we learn more about our Meadville students, Demarius Newsome and Tyler Banks, learn from Exec. Board member Crystal Austin Seymore, and introduce our newest board member, Mrs. Khristian King.
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CREED Fall 2013 Newsletter
This is the fourth newsletter produced by CREED and features advice from Dr. DaNine J. Fleming, Asst. Professor & Director of Training and Intercultural Education at the Medical University of South Ca
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CREED Fall 2012 Newsletter
This is the third newsletter produced by CREED and features an advice column by Mr. Vincent Briley, Asst. Dean of Academic Advising and Testing at Scott Community College.
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CREED Spring 2012 Newsletter
Spring CREED Newsletter with advice for students and parents about visiting college campuses. Guest writer, Dr. Rick Hall, VP Student Affairs, Oklahoma City University.
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CREED Fall 2011 Newsletter
This first CREED newsletter introduces our website guests to the program, discusses our hopes for our students, and focuses on our goals. Features CREED board.
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Newsome chosen as 1st CREED Nonprofit Management Intern

Demarius Newsome, age 22, is the 1st CREED Undergraduate Nonprofit Management Intern.  He is currently a third year student at Hampton University, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with a minor in Leadership Studies through the Dr. William R. Harvey Leadership Institute.  He has a pre-law concentration through the Hampton University pre-law Institute, and is matriculating through the Dr. Freddy T. Davy Honors College.


UPDATE:  January 4, 2013

 "Our 1st Intern, Demarius Newsome, completed his 4 projects and is now readying himself to head back to Hampton University. While an intern, Demarius provided CREED with a website analysis, build a participant database, did a content analysis of our newsletters, and discovered best practices for small nonprofits relevant to our work with CREED.

As a CREED participant and in gratitude for his hard work on his assignments, Mr. Newsome will receive two minigrants that he can us...e at his discretion to help with his travel costs back to school. Demarius is a junior at Hampton, a member of the marching band, and a stellar student. He is a graduate of Meadville Area High School and the grandson of Rev. Berta Newsome Jones of United Faith Fellowship.

He sets a wonderful precedent for CREED students who will follow him in the internship program and is an excellent example for his younger sisters. Join us in thanking Demarius for his contribution to our efforts and for serving as our first intern" (Terrence Mitchell, Facebook Post, 1/4/14).


The Undergraduate Nonprofit Management Internship is a pilot program for which CREED hopes to continue to raise funds to support in future years.  


UPDATE:  July 20, 2015

Mr. Newsome is now a graduate of Hampton University and will attend Emory Law School this fall on scholarship.


UPDATE: December 30, 2015

Demarius has successfully completed his first semester at Emory Law School and during his first semester penned a thank you essay for CREED donors which will be shared in the spring 2016 newsletter. 


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The end of the year fundraiser is here and we need your help.

Whether you have donated previously or are considering a first donation to CREED, we need your help more than ever.  Rembember that there is no donation too small.  We will credit all donations postmarked by midnight on December 31st, 2015, with tax deductible status for 2015.  We know you believe in our youth, demonstrate that support with a gift to CREED now.


We've Moved!

The CREED College Readiness Program has moved its' headquarters from Meadville PA to Erie, PA, to better serve northwest Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio and Western New York.  You can still reach us online, or mail us at CREED College Readiness Program, 815 Hickory Hill Blvd., Erie, PA 16509;  814-853-3956.  Believing in our Youth!  T. Mitchell & R. Matthews, Co-Founders, CREED


CURRENT NEWSLETTER: Winter 2015.  In our most recent newsletter, we how the fall  campus activism drives our future work, reintroduce you to our board members, and discuss our successful pilot program, the CREED college student minigrant program.  Look for the newsletter in digital form on the appropriate page here on our website.  Believing in Our Youth.    


Higher Education Administrators, Faculty and Graduate Students.

CREED is accepting submissions for the Spring 2016 editions of its newsletter.  We will consider submissions that focus on the transition from high school to college, ideas for parents in their preparation to support theirs students goals and like ideas.  If you have an idea for an article, story or opportunity that you want to share with our students, families and stakeholders; please email  

Fall publication deadline ; October 1, Spring publication deadline; March 1 and Summer, June 1 annually.   

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