COMMUNITY COUNCIL OF METROPOLITAN ATLANTA, INC.
"Helping others to live better lives" is the motto of the Community Council of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc. (CCMA), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. CCMA sponsors the Priority Male Initiative, a structured personal development and job readiness program for economically marginalized young males, 18-28 years of age. PMI components include "Overcoming the Odds" workshops, the Priority Male Institute, the Black Male Empowerment Expo, the Man-2-Man Mentoring Program, Priority Male Empowerment Network and the PROPEL program.
Overcoming the Odds: Success Strategies for Young Men is a three-hour session that provides key life-skill lessons and job readiness resources to young males in the targeted age group. Each session includes a thought provoking film, lunch, an interactive workshop, open forum, and a keynote speech.
The Priority Male Institute provides a sixteen-week curriculum that includes structured training in self-management, goal setting, interpersonal skills, communication skills, conflict resolution, vocational exploration, career development, job search, interviewing skills, teamwork, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, customer service, and other life skills.
The Man-2-Man Mentoring Program assigns male mentors to help PMI participants navigate their journey toward manhood, by inspiring, motivating and guiding them to create sustainable change that will enhance their future lives.
The Black Male Empowerment Expo is an annual event for young males that includes service providers, interactive workshops, a powerful film, health screenings, a resource panel, an open forum and lunch.
PROPEL is a personalized life skills and job readiness program designed to help young males reach their full potential, academically, vocationally, economically, and emotionally, on an one-on-one basis. Components include orientation, personal assessments, customized empowerment plans, weekly counseling, mentoring, job readiness workshops, and priority consideration for employment.
All CCMA programs are free of charge to participants, and made possible by donations of time, funds, and resources from our donors, mentors, community partners, and volunteers. CCMA needs additional volunteers and partners to enhance and expand its services. You are invited to join us in our efforts to empower young men to live more productive lives.