What’s happening at PCUL?

ST. PETERSBURG — The Pinellas County Urban League (PCUL) with its funding partner, Allegany Franciscan Ministries, is on a mission to improve access to and knowledge of quality healthcare within medically underserved communities of Pinellas County.

They are happy to announce the arrival of our brand new “Highways to Health” mobile health unit that will travel throughout Pinellas County providing free health screenings and education for blood pressure, blood glucose, BMI (Body Mass Index), cholesterol and diabetes!

Please join them Sat., Sept. 19 at our 30th Annual Community Festival & Fitness Walk/Run at Lake Vista Recreation Center, 1401 62nd Ave. S. The 5K run start at 7:30 a.m. and the walk/run starts at 9 a.m.

Financial Empowerment Centers

The PCUL is excited to introduce itself as one of the National Urban League’s “Financial Empowerment Centers.” The program’s purpose is to address income and earning power as well as new skills and capacity to manage finances.

This new initiative will benefit the Tampa Bay area by providing residents with free financial and housing counseling services. These services include education on saving money, budgeting, investing, credit building, debt reduction and resources to resolve rental and mortgage issues.

Program funders include Department of Economic Opportunity and Chase Bank.

For more information or to make an appointment contact Bufus Gammons at (727) 327-2081 ext.108 or bgammons@pcul.org.

PCUL offers free supply chain management certification course

The PCUL offers free certification courses in LINC Supply Chain Management for individuals ages 16 and up in the Tampa Bay area.

“In this economy, this is one of the fastest growing areas of employment,” said Watson Haynes, president and CEO of PCUL. “This certification opens the door to many well-paying jobs for anyone with a strong educational background.”

In partnership with St. Petersburg College, the six-week course will be taught through webinars and live courses at the SPC Midtown campus and will be offered until September 2016.

Valid anywhere in the United States, the certification gives individuals the opportunity to earn more in the fields of customer service operations, transportation operations, warehouse operations, inventory coordination, supply chain analyzing, expediting and buyer assistance.

The course is funded by the Trade Assistance Community College and Career Training grant program, which provides community colleges and other eligible institutions of higher education with funds to expand and improve their ability to deliver education and career training programs that can be completed in two years or less.

The Urban League offers additional services to the Tampa Bay area including coaching, exam preparatory sessions, free career services, job search assistance and career advancement opportunities.

For more information, contact Stacey Flowers by email atlodge2529@gmail.com, or by phone at (727) 851-3877.

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