Arlene Chappelle - Operations Manager
Arlene received her B.A. degree in Publications from Simmons University in Boston, MA, in 1970. She built a career in publishing, starting with entry-level clerical positions and eventually working as a proofreader and editor for a variety of organizations, including a major accounting firm and a local typesetting company.
She retired at the end of 2012, after 25 years of service with Elsevier, a medical publishing company, where she rose from an administrative assistant to her final position of senior developmental editor. While at Elsevier, her duties included not only proofreading and editing
manuscript for medical textbooks, but also monitoring production schedules and illustration processing, as well as serving as a primary contact with authors. She also trained new copy editors and supervised free-lance editors.
Since her retirement, Arlene has done free-lance editing projects, including two self-help books:
Thoughts That Feed the Resilient Mind, by Dr. Robin R. Laysears-Smith, and Daily Meditations
for Parents in Recovery, by Malcolm Bonner.
Most recently, she has used her extensive secretarial and recording skills in support of local
community organizations. A life-long Philadelphia resident, she has chosen to work with groups
whose activities and goals are making a positive impact on this city. Her work as the Board
Secretary for the Black Male Community Council of Philadelphia has been especially rewarding.
Witnessing the commitment and efforts of a host of positive black male role models has inspired
her to continue her work, in the hope that her contributions can in some way help BMCCP
achieve its mission to improve the lives of those in our communities
THE BLACK MALE COMMUNITY COUNCIL OF PHILADELPHIA TRUSTED SERVANTS OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY Community Vision Project Concept The concept for the Community Vision Project is to create a virtual video media campaign that will produce provocative and substantive videos from people of African decent. This is an opportunity to create
PLEDGE OF VALUES I Pledge to join together as a family, community and race. I Pledge to be responsible for our collective future. I Pledge to build our communities together and solve any problems as a group. I Pledge that our community will build and profit from its own businesses.
Dear Community Stakeholders, This letter is a formal invitation to our “Boots on the Ground” 1st 90-day report and recommendations forum of the Black Male Community Council of Philadelphia. The forum will take place Thursday, September 12, 2019, Time 6:00pm at Triumph Baptist Church, Located at Germantown and Huntington Park