Historic Church Helps Find Jobs, Save Homes, Stop Prison Pipeline
Special to The Informer | 11/2/2012, 3:19 p.m.
The historic Metropolitan A.M.E. Church in downtown D.C. hosts several events this month that address some of the most pressing issues in the African American community - jobs, homes, and stopping the prison pipeline in its tracks.
On Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p. m.,Metropolitan AME Church and the Daniel Alexander Payne Community Development Corporation will host the Moneywise Empowerment Tour. This free, all-day conference provides seminars on how to find a job, how to save your home, how to start a business, how to restore your finances, among other resources.
Speakers and exhibitors from the federal and District government and public, private and nonprofit sectors include PBS-TV's Kelvin Boston and Dennis Kimbro, success coach and author of Think and Gro Rich: a Black Choice.
Highlights include OppsPlace, an online jobs bank with 12,000 jobs and supplier-diversity opportunities, live, on-site resume reviews courtesy of Hugh Bailey of Ashlin Management Group of Greenbelt, Md., and low-cost and second-chance banking options from BankOn DC .
Free registration at www.metropolitanamec.org or www.moneywise.tv/empowerment-tour or call 202-331.1426.
From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, Metropolitan AME hosts "Stop the Pipeline to Prison: Create Education Opportunities, Jobs and Wealth."
Moderated by Harvard University Professor Charles Ogletree, this forum features a panel of experts who will to address the over-representation of minorities in the prison system and the tragic waste of human lives.
The forum is co-sponsored through the Daniel Alexander Payne Community Development Corporation, the Bethel Literary Historical Society, and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. A reception will follow, and Dr. Ogletree is also the speaker at both services on Sunday, Nov. 18.
Additional information on related programs can be obtained at www.metropolitanamec.org or call the church office at 202-331-1426.