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Congressman John Lewis to Present Congressional Gold Medal Replica

Metro Digest (April 11 - 17)

Compiled by Titus Falodun | 4/11/2014, 10:19 a.m.
On Good Friday, Apr. 18, U.S. Rep. John Lewis will present a replica of the Congressional Gold Medal to Tuskegee ...
Tuskegee Airman Harry RockRock (center) with colleagues, members of the Atlanta Chapter Tuskegee Airmen, former Atlanta Chapter Tuskegee Airmen PR Officer Arit Essien (lady), and Dekalb SCLC President Nathan Knight (kneeling), during initial meeting at Sam’s Club, Lithonia GA., Oct 27, 2012.

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Left to right: Ronald Skeete of Georgia Children’s Aid Society; former CNN anchor and television personality T.J. Holmes; Erica Jensen, Senior Manager of Integrated Marketing Communications at General Mills; 2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year Jemelleh Coes; celebrity mom and Grammy Award®-winning artist Monica; Clark Atlanta University Present Dr. Carlton E. Brown; and Roland Martin, host of TV One’s “News One Now” during the Box Tops for Education Town Hall, which took place Thursday, April 3, 2014.

Box Tops for Education Town Hall event

The third annual Box Tops for Education Town Hall, sponsored by Walmart, took place Thursday, April 3, inside the stunning Arctic Ballroom of the Georgia Aquarium. The room was packed to capacity as parents, educators, concerned community members and key influencers answered the call-to-action for society’s most important resource: children.

Moderator Roland Martin of TV One’s “News One Now” engaged panelists celebrity mom and Grammy Award®-winning artist Monica, former CNN anchor and television personality T.J. Holmes, Clark Atlanta University Present Dr. Carlton E. Brown, Ronald Skeete of Georgia Children’s Aid Society, 2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year Jemelleh Coes and Erica Jensen, Senior Manager of Integrated Marketing Communications at General Mills in a passionate conversation about some ways to encourage parents to participate in their child’s education.

 In addition, Atlanta City Council President Caesar Mitchell and Diamond Lewis, director of DeKalb County Television, declared April 3, 2014 “Box Tops for Education Day” in a proclamation presentation during the Box Tops for Education Town Hall Press Conference. Council President Mitchell and Lewis presented the proclamation to Jensen and commended General Mills for providing a program that helps communities earn unrestricted funds to purchase school supplies, playground equipment, teacher training, computers, and other items to provide children the necessary tools needed for success.

 Box Tops for Education is a program, started by General Mills in 1996, helps communities provide kids the tools needed for success by generating cash schools can use. Schools have earned more than $600 million through the program by creating an easy way for community members to support schools without having to spend extra money. Schools can earn up to $20,000 a year from the program.