At Promise Graduates & Guests Enjoy an Inspirational Celebration
Family, friends, and soon-to-be co-workers gathered at Hillside Family Resource Center the evening of August 23 to celebrate HACM’s latest At Promise Resident Training Program graduates. The program is designed for residents ages 17 – 21 entering their first year of college, students that demonstrate the potential to achieve self-sufficiency, if treated with promise.
The theme for the event was “Promising Ourselves – Promising Others” and the program provided an inspirational lineup including motivational speaker Muhibb Dyer, spoken word artist Victoria Porter, praise dancers God’s Warriors, Myra Edwards from Mayor Barrett’s office, and HACM's Tony Perez.
The six graduates recently completed a nine-week, paid training course provided by HACM that was geared toward assisted assisting them with their transition to adulthood. These individuals will now begin working up to 20 hours a week for HACM in various positions for up to two years. They will also further their education by enrolling in an academic program at a high education institution. To help with the cost of education, they will receive a $2,000 HACM Scholarship and up to $1,500 in tuition reimbursement per calendar year.