On Sunday afternoon, January 17th graduates of the Harambee House, Inc./Citizens for Environmental Justice’s (HH/CFEJ) Worker Education and Job Training Program (WEJTP) came together in song, prayer, inspiration and fellowship to recognize and honor five classes of WEJTP graduates.
The reunion gala, sponsored by the Harambee House, Inc./Citizens for Environmental Justice (HH/CFEJ), provided an opportunity for current WEJTP participants to network with WEJTP graduates and employers.
In its 5th year, HH/CFEJ’s Worker Education and Job Training Program (WEJTP) is providing environmental remediation and basic construction training to a corps of underemployed and/or unemployed residents throughout Chatham County.
The WEJTP is a joint effort between HH/CFEJ, the Environmental Justice Center at Clark Atlanta University, the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice at Dillard University, and the City of Savannah.
Dr. Mildred McClain-Jawara (Project Manager of the WEJTP) and Rev. Vernell Cutter (Job Development Coordinator of the WEJTP) were both honored as visionary and social reformers who were educating the community on being green before being green was popular.
Gladys Cohen and Carlotta Rice, the co-chairs of the WEJTP’s Advisory Board, spoke eloquently about the richness of the program’s curriculum and the transformational manifestations and life changes they have witnessed year after year in the lives of WEJTP graduates. Advisory / mentoring board members Angela and Leon Haskins applauded the yeoman efforts of the WEJTP’s staff.
For more details regarding the HH/CFEJ’s Worker Education and Job Training Program (WEJTP) or to donate supplies, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Rev. Vernell Cutter at 912- 233-0907.