Community Engagement on WCLK

The Local Take Talks Healthy Churches 2020

Nov 1, 2017

I spoke with Dr. Pernessa Seele, founder and CEO of The Balm In Gilead, Inc. a non-profit organization that has provided technical support to faith institutions in the USA and Africa. Dr. Seele is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University and she launched Healthy Churches 2020 an initiative of her non-profit to engage with the faith community to promote healthy outcomes. 

The 4th annual Healthy Churches 2020 Conference will take place November 14th - 17th in Hilton Head, SC. 

The Local Take Talks "Health As A Human Right"

Oct 14, 2017

The Local Take Talks about the Health As A Human Right with Dr. Kim Ramsey-White, Director of Undergraduate Programs in School of Public Health at Georgia State University.

Saturday I spoke with Terrisita Terry about Nicholas House and their upcoming "Sleep Out" fundraiser on October 13th. 

The Nicholas House is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting homeless families making the transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Ms. Terry explains that often families who seek shelter are separated by sex or age and not allowed to be housed together. At Nicholas House they ensure that families can all be housed together no matter their make-up. 

This week on The Local Take I was joined in the studio by Olympic Legend Jackie Joyner Kersee. Jacqueline "Jackie" Joyner-Kersee is an American retired track and field athlete, ranked among the all-time greatest athletes in the heptathlon as well as long jump.  She mentioned that her last Olympics Games were the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

Historic Preservation And Jordan Hall

Oct 3, 2017
Atlanta Preservation Center

The Edmund Asa Ware School was one of the first elementary schools for African American children in Atlanta, built in 1922. Today it is known as Jordan Hall and is considered by many to be a building of historic significance. The YMCA plans to redevelop this AUC-area site and may well level Jordan hall in that process. What is historic preservation and why is it important? We spoke with William Hover, Section Chief & Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Historic Preservation Division.

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