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


Lisa McCrady, Public Information Officer (615) 862-8860, Ext. 70144

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

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today the Metropolitan Action Commission will host the 4th annual “Making it Happen” event, which is specifically for fathers and other significant males of children enrolled in the Head Start and Early Head Start programs and students enrolled in the agency’s Adult Education Program.

This event will equip the participants with resources that will allow them the opportunity to apply for available positions, obtain career readiness skills and begin the financial aid process for college or credentialing programs.

“We have a strong network of fathers that actively participate within our Head Start Centers throughout the city. This event is our way of giving back to them in a way that further supports their desire to become more economically secure,” said Lisa McCrady, Metro Action Public Information Officer.

The Metro Action is responsible for connecting resources for families from low to moderate incomes to strengthen their ability successfully sustain and provide for their households.

Who: TheMetropolitan Action Commission

When: Tuesday, April 26, 2016
4:00pm - 4:15pm - Welcome and Introductions
4:30pm - 6:00 p.m. - Concurrent job readiness & college assistance workshops begin at 4:30pm
Nashville Career Advancement Center, Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation, Davidson County Criminal Clerk’s Office, Middle Tennessee Reconnect, Legal Aid Society of America)

Keynote: Ed Wisdom, III, motivational speaker and founder of the Edward Wisdom, Jr. Foundation

Where: Metropolitan Action Commission (Main location)
800 2nd Avenue North