Atlanta, Georgia – (September 1, 2022) – On Saturday, August 28, 2022, the Community Council of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc. (CCMA), conducted the “Propel Yourself to Success” empowerment workshop for young men of color, at the East Point Branch Fulton County Library. This multi-faceted workshop featured motivational stories from comedian and youth advocate, Larry “Coup” D. Veal and Gregory Turner who shared his “From Prison to Promise” experience. Additionally, Dana Walker, Recruitment Specialist with FedEx Express, discussed employment opportunities available at Fed Ex and Kayla Sims, CCMA volunteer, conducted basic computer training.
As a bonus, young men were provided Chromebook computers donated to CCMA by Human-I-T and Visa. According to Norma Joy Barnes, CEO, “Free computers and training were provided to address the digital divide that exists in our society and disproportionately impacts people of color. The computers will enable young men of color to have equal access to the internet, training, educational opportunities, and higher levels of employment.”
Future empowerment workshops will be held at the Adams Park Branch and Mechanicsville Branch libraries on September 10, 2022, and September 17, 2022, respectively. Reservations are required. For additional information, please visit www.communitycouncilma.org or call 404-935-5859.
CCMA, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization founded in 2008 by Norma Joy Barnes with the mission to help young Black men live better lives
Last updated on September 7, 2022