Street Beat: Improving Lives Through Mentorship

This week on Street Beat, host Amyre Makupson will highlight several organizations that help minorities improve their lives and living situations.

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Carol Goss from the Warrior Women Against Poverty; Brenda Brown, one of the COTS mentees, and Street Beat host, Amyre Makupson. (Photo credit: Charlie Pena, CBS 62/CW50 Intern)

First, Carol Goss discusses the Warrior Women Against Poverty, a movement of African American Women committed to improving the lives of Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS) women and children living in poverty through mentoring, advocacy and supportive friendship. Joining her will be LaTonia Walker from COTS or Brenda Brown, one of the mentees.

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Kathryn Tanner, Executive Director for Mercy Education Project, and Street Beat host, Amyre Makupson. (Photo credit: Charlie Pena, CBS 62/CW50 Intern)

Then, Kathryn Tanner, Executive Director for Mercy Education Project, explains how this organization is helping boost academic success for low-income girls and women.

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Michallene Thacker-Mann and Richel’la Washam from City Year Detroit and Street Beat host, Amyre Makupson. (Photo credit: Charlie Pena, CBS 62/CW50 Intern)

Next, Michallene Thacker-Mann, the Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations for City Year Detroit; and Richel’la Washam, Impact Manager at Clark Preparatory Academy, City Year Detroit; talk about the AmeriCorps volunteers who work 10 hour days every day in seven target Detroit public schools to help educationally challenged students beat the odds that are stacked against them.

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Lynne Golodner, the founder of One Earth Writing, and Street Beat host, Amyre Makupson. (Photo credit: Charlie Pena, CBS 62/CW50 Intern)

Finally, Lynne Golodner, the founder of One Earth Writing, explains how this organization brings teens together across racial, religious and socioeconomic divides through writing workshops designed to build a more accepting, open and cohesive world.

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