Busy, Busy, Busy...

Two exciting workforce initiatives have kept TCWFI staff extremely busy these past few months. Our Employer Alliance was launched, bringing together employers who work as partners with the Center to provide valuable industry insights and direction for our internal training programs. Alliance partners also commit to giving hiring preference to qualified TCWFI participants. The Employer Alliance kickoff breakfast was held at Invest Atlanta, hosted by TCWFI Board Member Kenneth Chestnut, Sr. with employers including Grady Health System, Atlanta Gas Light, Levy Restaurants and others.  


The 2014 Spring Job Fair was a great success, providing an opportunity for more than 100 job seekers to be connected with more than 10 employers and community resources. Participating employers included Marriott Hotels, Grady Health System, Concessions International, Waffle House, Georgia World Congress Center, Levy Restaurants, HavenBrook Homes and First Step Staffing.


If you are interested in joining the Employer Alliance, or participating in our September Job and Resource Fair, please contact TCWFI Workforce Coordinator Lorne Steedley directly at 404-230-7141.

We Can't Live Without Grady, Too...

Through the Atlanta BeltLine Healthcare Partnership, TCWFI is providing individual coaching and retention services as part of an innovative training-to-employment pipeline that is helping residents. In April the partnership graduated its first cohort of 14. These individuals successfully completed 12 weeks of career development and occupational training designed to prepare them for full-time clinical or administrative positions within Grady Health System.

93 percent of graduates have already been offered positions! TCWFI will provide continued coaching and retention supports after employment, to help successfully manage their transition into Grady and resolve any issues that may impede their career success.

Project partners include Grady Health System, Atlanta CareerRise, New Hope Enterprises, Atlanta Technical College, Atlanta Workforce Development Agency, and Georgia Department of Labor.




Inspiration: From the Corn Fields to Corporate America!

On May 16th, The Center for Working Families hosted Marietta Davis, VP, US Dynamics with Microsoft for a "Power Hour" networking lunch session for women. Over 35 participants and partners gathered to hear Marietta's amazing journey, exchange dialogue and uplift and motivate each other. Ms. Davis shared the highs and lows of her experiences in corporate America, and the winding road it has been managing it all.

"Life is about the journey, not the destination," said Davis, as she challenged everyone in attendance to embrace their paths and the unique packages we all come in.

Stay tuned for the next invitation to a Power Hour session.


Participant Spotlight

Meet Denisha McCullough. Denisha graduated from TCWFI's 20 day Job Readiness program in February, and immediately enrolled in our Financial Education classes to begin working on her credit and budget. Because of her hard work, perfect attendance (and a little luck), she won a $500 CD from TCWFI partner Credit Union of Atlanta. She plans to save her CD and put it towards the down payment on her home, (another goal in her Individual Development Plan). Congrats!


If you are interested in our Financial Literacy workshops or Entrepreneurship program,  contact Harold Leffall, Asset Building Program Manager at 404-230-7121 or by email at hleffall@tcwfi.org

In This Issue
Busy, Busy, Busy...
BeltLine Healthcare Partnership
Power Hour Debut
Participant Spotlight
Upcoming Events and Workshops

May 22: Funding Your Business; 6:00pm
June 3: TCWFI and Center for Black Women's Wellness Entrepreneurship Graduation; 6:00pm at the Salvation Army KROC Center

June 4: Credit Building Strategies for Your Business; 6:00pm
June 5: Member Nite; 6:00pm

June 7: Homebuyer Education; 8:30am - 4:00pm

June 11: Credit Building Strategies for You; 6:00pm
June 14: Community Connectors Meeting; 10:00am
June 18: Borrowing Basics; 6:00pm  
June 25: Budgeting for Personal Success; 6:00pm
for questions or to RSVP.

Help us win $5,000 in software from Microsoft!!  

On Saturday, May 31st, support TCWFI by showing up in full force at the Grand Opening of the new Micosoft Store - Perimeter Mall at 10:30am. For every 10 people, we will receive $1,000 in product, so we need YOU -and 49 of your closests friends- to be there to cheer us on. We'll be passing out TCWFI t-shirts and other swag to make our presence known.  
Also, all TCWFI attendees will receive  a complimentary ticket to see Grammy award winning Macklemore & Ryan Lewis that evening for a private concert. Don't miss out!!


RSVP here or just come and have a great time with us! Join us for donuts and pictures at 9:30am.   




Our Interns Rock!


The Center is blessed to have amazing volunteers who contribute their many talents and skills to support our mission. We are especially grateful for our college interns, some of whom have been with us for several years. We THANK YOU for your hard work and commitment to serving families.


2014 Interns


*Chloe Ball

Spelman College


*Sydney Brown

Spelman College


*Raven Dee

Spelman College


Averi Drummer

Spelman College


*Krislyn Johnson

University of West Georgia


*Crystal Sims

Spelman College


*Dana Stigler

Spelman College 


* We are so proud of our 2014 graduates, who are onward and upward to make an impact on the world!


TCWFI Two Generation Coordinator Cerissa Bartlett with our graduating Spelman Interns (in white) at a Ceremony on campus.



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