The Joe Addison Family & Youth Community Network


L-R: Rich Ferguson, Tabatha Crawford-Roberts, Sonia Taylor Scott, Joe Addison, Janice James, Gertrude Robinson and Sarahlyn Argrow.
L-R: Rich Ferguson, Tabatha Crawford-Roberts, Sonia Taylor Scott, Joe Addison, Janice James, Gertrude Robinson and Sarahlyn Argrow.

On Saturday, August 17, a meet and greet was held at 313 West Anderson to make the community aware of The Network which is a collective collaborative to better serve the needs of youth and families in our communities.

The Network is the brainchild of Richmond Fergerson who thought it productive to bring together a network of professionals already serving and operating in the community in various needed capacities; thus, tapping into their expertise, existing resources and innovative fruitful ideas to help face the challenges of Savannah’s youth/families. Via the Network, youths/families will have access to pro-active life skills training, career training, mentoring, social services, resources, and culture & arts to assist them in visualizing and reaching their full potential.

“There is a Business Incubator component for youths of the community called, Teach Them to Fish. Savannah businessman, Joe Addison graciously lends his name and support to the network by providing its home, a historic building located at 313 West Anderson Street, Savannah GA 31401. Mr. Addison is a self-made successful African American businessman who is no stranger to poverty, challenging times and hard work. After several years of physical demanding labor he turned a hobby into a business. In 1969 he opened his first car business on Wayne & Broad Streets, with other locations to follow. Unlike many other businesses that started back then, Mr. Addison (who is in his 80’s) and his business are still going strong!

The individuals who make up this network are:Sarahlyn U. Argrow, Founder/Executive Director of AWWIN, Inc (Assisting Working Women In Need); Tabatha Crawford-Roberts, MSW, Right Track Consulting Services; Janice Banks James, Founder/ Director of Youth For A Cleaner Environment (YFACE); Gertrude Robinson, Ed.D, Ed.S Founder of Star Charter School; Ned Williams, Founder of the Alpha Repair and Maintenance Network (ARMN); Richmond Fergerson, Proprietor of Eco Building Concepts, LLC,”


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