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Helping our Community Live the Dream

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Sat., Jan 14
10 AM - 2 PM

Orange Grove Community Center
14416 Dedeaux Rd, Gulfport

FREE EVENT  +  YOUTH ACTIVITIES
FOOD  + GIVEAWAYS

  • Door prizes every half hour

  • Free t’shirts for the first 100 adults that completes a visit with one of our experts

  • Free children’s books

  • Free hot dogs

  • Free COVID-19 home testing kits

(All while supplies last)

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Workshops

Experts will lead half hour discussions on the following topics:

10:30 AM

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Classroom 1

Successfully Secure the Job:  Application, resume and interview preps, dos and don’t, Dressing for Success 

With LeAnna Morgan Saucier, Memorial and Erica Dumas, Goodwill

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Classroom 2

Don’t let credit hold you back. Become Credit Savvy!

With Victoria McKinnie – Mercy Housing

11:30 AM

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Classroom 1

Strike items from your record. What you need to know about expungement

With Theressia Lyons, Esquire

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Classroom 2

So you think you can’t qualify to buy a house? Think again!

With Victoria McKinnie – Mercy Housing

12:30 PM

Classroom 1

Strike items from your record. What you need to know about expungement 

With Theressia Lyons, Esquire

Classroom 2

Successfully Secure the Job: Application, resume and interview preps, dos and don’t, Dressing for Success

With LeAnna Morgan Saucier, Memorial and Erica Dumas, Goodwill

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Connect with resource experts in these areas:

Jobs/Free or Low Cost Career Training

  • Goodwill of South Mississippi

  • Knights of Peter Claver/Apprenticeship program

  • Climb CDC

  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College 

  • Ingalls Shipbuilding 

  • Memorial Health System

  • Mississippi State University Head Start

Youth Development

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Gulf Coast

  • Program Believe

  • MS Center for Autism

Medical Screenings

  • Diabetes

  • Blood pressure

  • Regular eye exam

  • Obesity/BMI

  • Retinal exam

  • Free COVID-19 test kits

  • HIV Testing 

  • Free to low cost mammograms

Entrepreneurship

  • Renaissance Corporation

  • Legacy Business League

Housing Assistance

  • Open Doors Coalition

  • Mercy Housing

  • Gulf Coast Housing Initiative

  • Back Bay Mission

  • Steps Coalition

  • Regional Housing Authority

Finances

  • Hancock Whitney

  • Renaissance Corporation

Health & Wellness

  • My Brother’s Keeper 

  • Coastal Family Health

  • Memorial Health System

  • National Diabetes and Research Institute (NDORI)

  • Mental Health Association of South MS

  • Digestive Health Center

  • Black kidney Awareness Resources and Education (KARE)/ Gulf Coast (MS) Chapter of The Links, Inc.

  • EEECHO (Education, Economic, Environmental, Climate, and Health Organization)

Veterans & Senior Services

  • SMPDD

  • Life Coach for Veterans

  • AARP

PRESENTING SPONSORS

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