"Helping others to live better lives" is the goal of the Community Council of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc. (CCMA).
PRIORITY MALE INITIATIVES:
FORUMS AND CONFERENCES
The Black Male Crisis Symposium: A Call to Action
A public symposium presented by the CCMA on August 21, 2008 at the Auburn Avenue Research Library. Representatives from fourteen (14) agencies participated as keynote speakers or panelists, with approximately 105 persons attending this timely symposium.
Live B4 U Die Summit
A life-saving program for teenagers and youth who are prematurely losing their lives due to homicide, poor choices, drug abuse, risky sexual behavior, and suicide; and was conducted because of the high number of teenage deaths occurring in the metropolitan area. The first Live B4U Die Summit was held on June 13, 2009, with approximately 335 persons in attendance. The summit was featured on WSB Television People 2 People show on June 7, 2009.
PROPEL “Providing Resources, Opportunities & Priorities to Empower Lives” Conference
A full-day conference for men, was presented on November 5, 2009 at the Hickman Student Center of Morris Brown College. This free conference provided workshops, forums, vendor exhibits, a job bank, a provocative drama, lunch and other resources. Morris Brown College co-sponsored the 2009 PROPEL Conference. 2009 Partners included local businesses and public and private organizations. Approximately 340 persons attended the conference.