The National African American Read-In website has made available two reading li\sts
that can be downloaded. One is for young children
and youth and the other is for young adults. You may
want to use this as a guide for purchasing
Afro-centric books for young readers.
Supplemental List for Young Children
Supplemental List for Young Adults and Adults
On their website you will
find a little history and information about the
Black caucus and National Council of Teachers of
here to access their website.
|PACE African American Read-In
The African American Read-In was
held on February 2, 2014 at the Josey Ranch Lake
branch of the Carrollton Public Library. The
guest speaker was Charles Siler - noted author and
Other speakers included Kanae Wise, Elijah
English, Byron Brown, Jr. Charlander Parker, Rachel
Lewis, Arlene Beasley, and Donna and Gregory
Forster, Jr. Recitations ranged from prayers
to poetry, a recitation of Nelson Mandela's
inaugural speech, and pieces
about Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King.
Donations of new and slightly used books were
donated by PACE members and members of the public.
Light refreshments were served
to all who attended after the event.
member or help us on our next
project. No time in your busy
schedule to take on another
project? No problem. Make a
donation to help us accomplish
our scholar-ship goals.
The members of PACE are united to enhance unity excellence,
spiritual growth, educational opportunity, and leadership.
We hope this website will help
to answer any questions you have about our organization, and
will encourage you to visit with us both virtually and in
Please browse through our site to learn more about us and if
you have any questions afterward, please feel free to
directly and we will be glad to answer them for you.
What We Do
Each year, PACE awards as many $1,000 scholarships as your
generous donations to the fund will allow.
How We Do It
In the spring of each year, scholarships of various
denominations are given to young women enrolling in colleges,
universities, or any institution of higher learning. We hope you
will join us in this effort by making a contribution to the PACE
How You Can Help
At PACE, we are always happy to have guests who are
interested in becoming a member of our organization, or
helping out, join us. We meet the 2nd Sunday of each month
at the Josey Ranch Library, 1700 Keller Springs Rd,
Carrollton, Texas, unless otherwise posted. We look forward
to seeing you at our PACE functions.
Our website is our way of staying connected with friends and
family. We hope you enjoy it! Thanks for visiting our site and
we look forward to hearing from you soon.
Rachel Lewis, President
Professional Achievers for Community Excellence
PACE is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Annual Planning Meeting
The annual PACE planning
meeting was held on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at
the home of member Lillie Lawrence.
Members began their day of
planning by having a breakfast consisting of a
variety of fruits and breakfast breads and
After breakfast and
fellowshipping members settled in to plan the
upcoming year of activities.
The meeting adjourned at
2:50PM with all agenda items addressed.
Scholarship Luncheon, the major fundraiser for scholarship for
deserving African-American senior girls, was held on April 19,
2014 at the Brookhaven Country Club in Farmers Branch, Texas.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of PACE and was celebrated
by featuring a parade of hats at the luncheon.
The luncheon menu
enjoyed by members and guests is below and it was super
30th Anniversary Menu
Strawberry Fields Salad
Chicken and Mushroom Crepes
Warm Rolls and Butter
A Trio of Desserts
members and guests participated in a contest to see which lady
had the best hat. The prize for the most spectacular one,
$100 worth of spa services at Grand Spa International was won by
First Lady of Mt.
Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, Mrs Robert Townsend,
graciously consented to allow PACE to use some of her miniature
hat creations as centerpieces. They were simply stunning.
Below is a picture of one of the centerpieces.
Vendors came and displayed their goods -
jewelry, scarves, scented items, foundation garments,
nutritional products, personal care items, books, and of course,
our luncheon would not be complete without beauty care products.
All indications were that the merchants were successful indeed
in their efforts to generate sales.
luncheon plans were coordinated by member Cecilia Smith.
Check this link for
information about PACE's past events.