Atlanta, GA (May, 2016) – The Center for Working Families held its third annual breakfast fundraiser, Morning of Inspiration, on Monday, May 2, 2016 at The Gathering Spot in Atlanta, Georgia. Over 175 supporters, donors, partners and friends attended the event.
“We’re happy to say that our Morning of Inspiration annual breakfast was a success,” said Che Watkins, President and CEO. “We were especially excited to showcase the impact of our programs and services in our 10th anniversary year, and welcome so many new friends to the organization.”
The breakfast raised over $30,000 to support the Center’s training programs including:
- Job Readiness: a four-week soft skills training program.
- Generation Atlanta: a six-week retail and customer service hard skills training program for young adults ages 18-29.
- Construction Ready at the Center: a four-week construction and CDL/B hard skills training program.
An event highlight, the workforce roundtable with panelists Sarah Batts, President – Junior League of Atlanta, Cinda Herndon-King, Director – Atlanta CareerRise and Keith Parker, General Manager – MARTA. The event also included an interactive, high-energy financial crisis simulation – Can You Make it Through the Month? presented by PNC Bank – that raised $8,000 in less than 15 minutes.
Event sponsors: PNC Bank, Fifth Third Bank and The Annie E. Casey Foundation, with in-kind venue support from The Gathering Spot. Table Sponsors: Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership, Atlantic Capital Bank, Construction Education Foundation of Georgia, Emily Slaughter Community Foundation, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Grant Park Neighborhood Association. Individual Table Sponsors: Jen Bennecke, Kaye Morgan-Curtis, Helen Parker and Rebecca and Don Wallace.
About The Center for Working Families
The mission of The Center for Working Families, Inc. (TCWFI) is to ensure economic success for hard-working families and their children through workforce development, economic supports and asset building. Launched in 2006 with support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, TCWFI provides a holistic bundle of services including soft and hard skills training, workforce development, housing counseling, legal advocacy, microenterprise training and financial literacy and asset building programs designed to meet the needs of families living in Atlanta’s Southside neighborhoods.