Black History Spotlight on Educating Our Families for Success in Today’s World

Savannahians Elder and Mrs. A. B. Phillips and Family
Savannahians Elder and Mrs. A. B. Phillips and Family

Businessman and community activist A. B. Phillips will present “A Spotlight on Educating Our Families for Success in Today’s World”, at the Saturday February 5, 2011 Hungry Club Forum of Savannah, Inc.’s (HCFS) monthly Signature Roundtable and Open Forum. The issues forum and breakfast will be held at 9:30 AM, in the Multipurpose Room of the Main Bldg. of the West Broad Street YMCA, located at 1110 May Street.

Phillips will bring a hard-hitting presentation on how we can all get involved in assuring that our families reap the benefits of a wellrounded, quality education. One area of his presentation will cover H.B. 1133, passed by the Georgia Legislature, in 2008, to create opportunities for private school funding and scholarships.

Phillips is a community and youth advocate, an ordained Elder of the West Broad Street Seventh Day Adventist Church, where he serves as Personal Ministries Director. In 2004, he received the award for “Best Housing Development”, from the City of Savannah for his redevelopment of 48 units in the West Savannah Community.

In 2008, Elder Phillips established “Feed the Multitude” a community outreach program that fed 3,400 families in Savannah.

In 2009, Phillips completed the construction of a new Community Service Center.

The center is open daily feeding and providing for people in need. He is a member of the Savannah Renewal and Development Authority Advisory Council and Chairperson of its Martin Luther King, Jr. Task Force.

The HCFS is a public forum for increasing the awareness of educational, community economic development and heritage preservation and cultural enrichment issues and other topics of importance to the growth and progress of the community, and for generating dialogue and the exchange of ideas and information.

For more information, please call Julia Wright at 233-0855 or Diana Harvey Johnson at 927-8425.

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