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Erica Walker (Host of Atlanta Up Close) and Dr. Lt. Carlisha Gentles (Founder of Dissipating Disparities, Inc.)

Photo Credit: Carlisha Gentles

Erica Walker (Host of Atlanta Up Close) and Dr. Lt. Carlisha Gentles (Founder of Dissipating Disparities, Inc.)

Photo Credit: Carlisha Gentles

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This weekend on “Atlanta Up Close” with Erica Walker…

From Clayton County, Scott Petite, founder and director of Life Skills Foundation, Inc. tells us about his organization’s new location right in the heart of the city. Life Skills will soon be opening a new facility at the old Bulter Street YMCA with after school programs for teenagers in the Metro Atlanta area.  Life Skills’ include courses on banking and credit, decision making, etiquette, resume building, interviewing techniques, and more!  Visit www.LifeSkillsFoundation.org to register your teen for these FREE life changing classes or call 404-409-5570!

You’ll also hear Thomaston, GA native, Dr. Lt. Carlisha Gentles speak about her non-profit organization, Dissipating Disparities. Dr. Gentles is a pharmacist and community activist with a mission to address healthcare, finance, and education related disparities in and around her community.  DDI will host a “Saving Ourselves” Expo on Saturday, September 20th at 101 Civic Center Drive, Thomaston, GA. The SOS Expo will include HIV testing, Diabetes Screenings, Kidney Screenings, Flu Shots, and more!  Register today at www.ddi-ga.org or call 678-390-0435.

And last but not least, we MUST inform the community about Comcast Cable’s Internet Essentials!  Comcast has put together a plan to offer six free months of Internet service to eligible families across Georgia.  Hear WAOK’s Derrick Boazman speak with the Vice-President of Comcast, David Cohen, Atlanta School Board Member, Steven Lee and the CEO of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta, John Grant as they discuss how to combat the digital divide among members of our community.  Learn more at www.internetessentials.com  or call 1-855-8-INTERNET to apply.

Find out what’s going on in YOUR community every weekend on “Atlanta Up Close” with Erica Walker!

Saturdays at 7am on WAOK, Sundays at 5a on The People’s Station, V-103, and again at noon this Sunday on WAOK, the Voice of the Community!

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