20 August, 2018
by Kpalloe Fassah
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As a friend of Napela Inc, we wish to invite you to our First Annual Napela Fundraising Dinner on September 15, 2018, 8:00pm at The Crystal Room. In order for Napela to continue making a difference in our community, we rely on the generous contributions of individuals, organizations and businesses in our community. On September 15, Napela is gathering its friends and allies together for a dinner to help raise funds to support Napela’s programming and activities for the next year. Your support is critical to the growth and development of our youth and adult learners and Napela as a whole. Your generosity will help us cover our rental costs, staff tutors, purchase books and supplies, secure insurance, and infuse a fund to pay Park Hill Community Market and Napela Community Festival artists and performers in 2019. We would be grateful for you to contribute and attend the evening’s event, which will feature delicious food, presentations, art performance and great music. Please secure your seat as a Patron ($300), Sponsor ($500) or reserve a table for your organization (five seats for $1,000). Patrons have the privilege of inviting a guest, Sponsors can invite a guest and will have a half page advertisement in Napela’s souvenir program, and Organizations will have the privilege of inviting five guests and will have a full page advertisement in Napela’s souvenir program. Napela is a 501(c)3 and your donation may be tax deductible.
To secure your reservation or if you have questions, please email Adama Fassah at email@example.com or contact Napela board Co-chairperson Dr. Bernadette Ludwig at Bernadette.firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation at the “Donate” button at the upper right corner of our website. We also welcome you to mail a check to Napela Inc, 218 Market Street, Staten Island, NY 10310.
Thank you so much for your kind consideration. We look forward to connecting with you. Visit us here again for event updates.
Adama Kromah- Fassah
Chair person Board of Directors
19 August, 2018
by Kpalloe Fassah
Comments Off on Napela Community Festival 2018 and Park Hill Community Market, Saturday, Sept 8
Free and open to all! Join us at the 5th Annual Napela Community Festival and Park Hill Community Market on Saturday, Sept 8, 2-6pm. Shop for unique cultural goods including clothes, fabrics, specialty produce, and prepared food and drinks. The afternoon will feature traditional folk art, dance and activities including great music from Yan, Ly, Mitch and Blamoh & The Traditional Dancers. The annual Miss Napela Princess will also be announced.
Napela Inc, a non-profit organization on Staten Island’s North Shore, works with West African and other immigrant and refugee women who are attending English language classes, are studying for the U.S. citizenship exam, and are entrepreneurs. Several participants connect all of these pieces together on summer afternoons at Park Hill Community Market, where they set up vendor stalls and create an open-air cultural marketplace in a former parking lot at Park Hill Apartments, a HUD Section 8 development. The market preserves and passes on culturs, building community cohesion in the process. According to Adama Fassah, founder of Napela and organizer of Park Hill Community Market, “We encourage our community to engage, identify, and share traditions so that our children might understand the rich cultural history that they come from.” In 2018, Napela added a children’s after school program to their adult education services.
Can’t make the festival and market on Sept 8? Consider attending the First Annual Napela Fundraising Dinner on Saturday, Sept 15 (see the post below this one) or donating to Napela Inc to help them purchase supplies, pay rent, secure teachers, and facilitate arts and cultural programming for the coming year! You can donate at the button on the upper right corner of this website.
Napela Community Festival 2018 and the Park Hill Community Market is organized by Napela Inc and co-sponsored by Citizens Committee of New York and the Napela board. The market and festival are also fortunate to partner with Staten Island Arts and Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts NY’s (NOCD-NY) Creative Transformations: Arts, Culture and Public Housing Communities program.
29 September, 2017
by Adama Fassah
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Saturday, Sept 30th
160 to 180 Park Hill Ave
Join our 4th annual day of traditional folk arts, dance and activities, including great music from Yan. Ly, Certify, Mitch, and Cymbol! Enjoy refreshments. Shop for unique cultural goods. Watch the Miss Napela Princess Contest!
This event is FREE and open to all. We encourage our community to engage, identify, and share traditions so that our children might understand the rich cultural history that they come from.
If you would like to donate to the market, we thank you! Until we can figure out how to activate our PayPal button, please consider mailing a contribution by check, noting “market donation”, to:
218 Market Street
Staten Island, NY 10310
24 October, 2013
by Kpalloe Fassah
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This Saturday, October 5th, marked the beginning of what I would consider “Mission Accomplished” for Napela and its partner, Staten Island Arts. My profound thanks and appreciation goes to the Deputy Director/Director, Staten Island Arts, Christopher Mule and his wife, the Executive Director and founder of Napela, Adama Fassah, Solomon Fassah and other members of the Board who consciously contributed to the success of this event. I also wish to express my profound thanks on behalf of Napela to our friends Continue Reading →