On Thursday, November 5, 2015, my business, Rose From Concrete, hosted a career workshop for the young men of the TCU/IAM job training program at Potomac Job Corps in Washington, DC. The workshop was facilitated by Darion Coleman, founder of Common Truce, an organization based in Washington, DC and several of its male members. Common Truce strives to unite communities and build relationships by focusing on reaching resolutions through effective communication that is respectful, honest, and nonjudgmental.
The young men engaged in dialogue about finding their life's purpose, making sacrifices, eliminating distractions and making the accomplishment of their goals a priority. At the end of the workshop, each student was presented with a neck tie and a pair of dress socks donated by the Common Truce community.
The students expressed that it felt good to know that someone cared. They also were grateful to learn that many of the speakers shared similar life experiences and were still able to achieve success. Many of the young men expressed feeling renewed and reassured that the future held great things for them.
On behalf of Rose From Concrete, I would like to thank, Darion Coleman for making this collaborative effort a success.
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