Evander Holyfield, Michael Russell support Youth Entrepreneurs® Georgia at 1st annual fundraiser

Youth Entrepreneurs® Georgia hosted its first annual fundraiser on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at Atlanta’s Fabulous Fox Theater. The Dreams to Dividends event “brought together Atlanta area civic philanthropic and business leaders to celebrate the successes of young entrepreneurs and honor the program’s partners and supporters for their commitment to business and entrepreneurship education.” “This […]

JaKathryn Ross, Youth Entrepreneurs® Georgia

JaKathryn Ross is the founding executive director of Youth Entrepreneurs® Georgia, also known as YEGeorgia, a high school program that gives students the tools necessary to become or think like entrepreneurs. She is also the director of community affairs for Georgia-Pacific. As a recognized leader in entrepreneurship education, Ross also shares her knowledge as an […]

SCLC’s Charles Steele Jr. leading fight for fair play

Charles Steele Jr. is president and CEO of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, which was co-founded by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, he served eight years on the City Council and 2 ½ terms in the Alabama state Senate before leaving to helm SCLC from 2004 to 2009. […]

JaKathryn Ross leads Dare to Dream, shares success of youth entrepreneurs’ program

High school students from Atlanta Public Schools took part in Dare to Dream, an event for Youth Entrepreneurs® Georgia (YEG) students, marking the successful completion of the yearlong classroom portion of the program. A nonprofit, YEG aims to inspire students to utilize creativity, follow their passions, and learn about the importance of making good choices […]

NBMBAA’s Charmaine Ward a Shining Example of Success of Networking

An invitation from a friend to attend a leadership and networking conference of  black professionals in Nashville was intriguing for Charmaine Ward. Very comfortable in her then-career, she was a tiny bit curious about the possibilities, thinking, “All I have to do is show up with a résumé and talk to recruiters.” This marked Ward’s […]

Georgia-Pacific Exec Charmaine Ward on Community Leadership and Involvement

Charmaine Ward wears many crowns. The two that shine the brightest are the ones she wears when directing community affairs at Georgia-Pacific and presiding over the National Black MBA Association’s Atlanta chapter. Ward, who hails from the South Side of Chicago, beams when she talks about the NBMBAA and Georgia-Pacific, where she manages their charitable […]