The Local Take on WCLK

This month is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and I speak with Myrna Clayton about a non-profit organization called Abel 2 that will host a Career Day for the differently-abled on Saturday, October 28th at 8AM at the Graves Elementary School in Norcross.  People with different disabilities will share information about their careers. 

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.

The Local Take talks to Toni Simmons Henson, founder and director of Atlanta Black Theatre Festival  to share information about this year's event. Toni explains that each year they aim to make it bigger and better and they succeeded again for 2017.

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