July - August 2009

- Word Power -

Serious Intent -

- Avion Thurmond -

Graduates Saturday -

- Graduates Sunday -

- Thinking Outside the Box -

- Entrepreneurs Group -

- Loretta Byers Birthday -

- How is YOUR Village? -

- Willie Jay Speaks -

- A Father's Day Celebration -




Working in Progress (WIP) Graduation Ceremony


Crystal Varner (left) with Tammy Monroe

There could not be a more appropriate name for what is occurring in Akron, Ohio, thanks to two innovative and passionate young ladies.  Operating a program that focuses on taking young people to the next level, Tammy Monroe of WIP and Crystal Varner of KIJIJI Corporation work together to fill the empty and sometimes dangerous gaps between formal education, and becoming employable and a contributing member to society.


On Saturday, June 13, the dynamic duo awarded certificates to the first graduates of the transition program.  WIP and KIJIJI operate the program with the support of parents and the Akron business community. 


CONGRATULATIONS to Crystal, Tammy, the Akron Community and especially the students who are committed to becoming extraordinary citizens.  For more information on how to get involved, call Tammy at 330-701-7410 or visit the web site at www.workinginprogress.org.