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Media Advisory: Metro Action to Host Event to Help Fathers Improve Education and Employment Opportunities


NASHVILLE, Tenn. –On Wednesday, the Metropolitan Action Commission will host the 3rd annual “Making it Happen,” event which offers fathers with children enrolled in the Head Start and Early Head Start programs and students enrolled in the agency's Adult Education Program the opportunity to interview on-site for available positions, paid apprenticeship programs and enroll in college and scholarship programs.

Metro Action, the Community Action Agency for Nashville and Davidson County, is responsible for connecting resources for families from low to moderate incomes to strengthen their ability successfully sustain and provide for their households.

Nashville State Community College and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology will begin the enrollment process for fathers interested in returning to school and representatives from the Tennessee Reconnect program, which provides full scholarships to adults seeking a two-year college degree will be starting the application process for federal aid.

The event will also assist participants with creating a resume, information on expunging eligible offenses from criminal records and skills assessments to help with career selection or promotion.

WHO: Metropolitan Action Commission Head Start and Early Head Start programs

WHEN: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
3:00pm-4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Metropolitan Action Commission Douglass Head Start Center
621 Howerton Street