Peggy Petrey, President of the Holmberg Alumni Committee is overseeing the collection of Surveys for Americans for the Arts & Economic Prosperity Study. Over the last few months and in coming months she will be sending out emails asking Holmberg Alumni and their friends to hand out and to take part in the Arts & Economic Prosperity Study. Continue reading
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While I was attempting to accomplish my non-profit assignment I was fortunate to find one that I cared enough about to really put some work into it. My very own church has a school supply drive every year which supplies hundreds of local children with school supplies for the entire school year, specifically for the child’s school and grade level. Continue reading
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Little Miss Mag has continuously served low-income, working families in Chattanooga since 1917. The center provides quality and affordable care for children from 18 months to 5 years of age whose parents are either working or in school. Their sliding fee scale has allowed thousands of parents over the years to better their own lives, knowing that their children are in Little Miss Mag’s care. Located in the heart of the city, they are in great demand, but in keeping with their mission, they have insisted on maintaining affordable fees for parents.
Redemption Point Ministry Center is a branch of Redemption Point Church in Ooltewah, TN. The minisry center started up in early 2007 and it is ran by Mrs. Becky Atkinson. A few months ago the ministry center moved into a building on 4th avenue to be in an environment where they can better reach people in need. The ministry center has a mission statement that says “Reaching people at their point of need” and that is exactly what they do. When you walk into the office that they have it looks similar to a goodwill or some other kind of place that takes clothing donations, the only difference is the price. Where places like goodwill charge a small fee for their items the mistry center gives them away for free. They take up all their donations then they set a date to have a “yard sale” but instead of selling everything they just give it away to people who need it. Aside from giving away clothing and things like that they will also do whatever they can to get you food if you dont have any groceries or cant afford them, if your car is broke down and you cant get to work or get the kids to school, they will try and find a mechanic to fix your car for you at no charge. These are great people doing great things, I encourage and only can hope you will take some time to look into what all they do and maybe even donate to them.
When Garry Posy founded Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga several years ago, he quickly realized he needed something to distinguish his company from all the other ones in the city. He wanted to do new plays, but that wasn’t quite enough. “What we finally decided to do was mix the new with the old,” said Posey. “We have innovative fare, and we also have classics. We do 1 Shakespearean play per year, which is a big draw, especially since our conception of the plays dig deeper than standard productions. For example, several McCallie School faculty members liked the way we produced Hamlet so much, they invited us to the school to present it to the entire 10th grade class. They said our presentation changed their approach to the play.”
And that is what Posey and his group like to do: make people think about things on a deeper level, provoke them to get out of their comfort zones. In the past, some of those works have included the Laramie Project, about the murder of Matthew Shepherd and Columbina, about Columbine. During part of April the group is doing a play called Stoning Mary, which addresses severe needs in Africa such as family members not having enough AIDS medicine, the recruitment of children as soldiers, and young girls getting stoned to death. However, the playwright, Debbie T Green, insists that a white cast portray the characters as she wants these problems not to just be black ones, but to belong to humanity.
Beginning at the end of April the theatre is going to perform My Children, My Africa by Athold Fugard, a work that concerns apartheid.
And judging by the audience responses as they left the theatre one recent Sunday, Ensemble Theatre Group of Chattanooga has already achieved its goal of encouraging people to think outside of the box
Rosa, 20 sits staring out a window wondering how her dreams are finally becoming a reality. She remembers a time when she didn’t even know where her next meal would come from or how her family could pay their rent. “I was wondering exactly where my life was heading and I didn’t even know where to start making things better.” Rosa and her family were living in motel rooms barely making it on odd jobs that her father could find on weekends. Her parents were immigrants from Cuba and were trying to live a life free from oppression. One afternoon Rosa saw a flyer stating that free English courses would be available at the local library. She was quick to take a number and find exactly what it would take for her to learn English. “No one in my family spoke English and I knew you needed to know to find a good job.” This was the beginning in a series of events that would change her life.