This holiday season we reflect on what drives us forward throughout the year, and we extend gratitude for all who invest in us. Fifty-percent. That's how many of the students in East Point and College Park graduate from high school. At Future Foundation, we've doubled that average. In our first decade, we ensured that 100% of our students graduated, despite poorly performing high schools, and went on to post-secondary institutions. That's one way we're bridging gaps between dreams and reality - and combatting daunting statistics through our core programs. To view in entirety, click here. Just as we've improved graduation rates, we're serious about addressing poverty - and … [Read more...] about It’s about connectedness this holiday season – and every day.
How long have you been married? Chuck and Denise: We will be married twenty-three years in November. Where did you meet? Chuck and Denise: We met at a bar in Wilmington Delaware. What were your first impressions of each other? Chuck: It was love at first sight. What impressed me was her smile. I could sense she had a ton of energy. What made you want to get married? Chuck: I was completely settled and dedicated to the relationship. I had a level of respect for myself that I never had before. Also, I was in the right frame of mind. I had a very good idea of what a healthy marriage should look like. How did you propose? Chuck: There was a sequence of … [Read more...] about Black Marriage Day Couple Highlight – Chuck & Denise
How long have you been married? Dan and Tracey: We will be married seventeen years and 10 months in April. Where did you meet? Dan: We met at DHS Elementary School. Tracey: He was the cute snack man. lol What were your first impressions of each other? Dan: My first impression of her was man she is she but dang her ankles are ashy. Tracey: Oh, Whatever My first impression of him was he’s cute but he has a big nose. What made you want to get married? Dan: What made me want to marry is when I saw her hooping (Playing basketball) with her hair and nails done. I thought to myself “Oh Yea She The One!” Tracey: For me, I did a list of the top 10 things I want in a … [Read more...] about Black Marriage Day Couple Highlight – Dan & Tracey
How long have you been married? Richard & Emily: 12 years, 11 months How did you meet? Richard &Emily: We met at Emily’s work office. What were your first impressions of each other? Richard: I was surprised that she was an African-American which is a rarity among brokers. I thought she was very organized, professional and pretty. Emily: I thought he was well-dressed and professional. He was easy-going, intelligent and handsome. What made you want to get married? Richard and Emily: We knew we were in love and it was time to take the next step. How did you propose? Richard: Over dinner. How does your faith play into your marriage? Richard and … [Read more...] about Black Marriage Day Couple Highlight – Richard & Emily
How long have you been married? Widdie and Chelsea: We’ve been married 23 years. How did you guys meet? Widdie and Chelsea: We met at a sweet sixteen party in 1992 What were your first impressions of each other? Widdie: She was really cute. Chelsea: I thought he was a playboy. What made you want to get married? Widdie and Chelsea: It was really all love and most importantly God's call. How did you propose? Widdie: I proposed over dinner at Olive Garden. Do you have any marriage survival tips? Widdie and Chelsea: You must have prayer, teamwork, a lot of sacrifice and focus. How do you keep the fire burning in your relationship? Widdie and … [Read more...] about Black Marriage Day Couple Highlight – Widdie & Chelsea
How long have you been married? Modie and Brittany: We have been married for 5 years. June 7 will make 6 years for us! How did you guys meet? Modie: In small towns, everybody knows everybody, so we like to say we've known each other forever. We officially met on my birthday in 1999 when I followed Brittany home from school. What were your first impressions of each other? Modie: My first impression of Brittany was I thought she was a very nice and attractive girl. I had to have her as my girlfriend. Brittany: My first impression of Modie was that he was a quiet guy who was an extraordinary basketball player. I was a little hesitant because I wanted him to like me for more … [Read more...] about Black Marriage Day Couple Highlight – Kendrick “Modie” & Brittany