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Dec 08

Sister To Sister, Inc. to Open Resource Center

Posted on December 8, 2017 at 9:35 AM by Communications Department

12-8 sister to sister 2A new resource center is coming to the Southeast Community. Sister To Sister, Inc.’s “Each One Teach One” center at 2009A Jefferson Ave. opens next month but the organization is holding a ribbon cutting event on Sunday, December 10 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event is open to the public.

Beginning January 22, 2018, the center will offer various day and evening programs, resources, and information on services for underrepresented youth, the homeless, and indigent families of Newport News. Among the programs offered to residents are S.U.P.E.R. Saturday, She-Can Empowerment workshops for women, computer literacy classes for youth and adults, training and certification for men, and job readiness workshops. Citizens can also attend parenting classes, anger management programs, health and wellness classes, and participate in various assistance programs for the homeless. In addition, the center is available to the public for hosting meetings, receptions and seminars. Center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with varying hours on Saturdays. There is no membership requirement or fee associated to utilize the center, but donations are being accepted.

12-8 sister to sister 1The mission of Sister To Sister is to build healthier communities by empowering youth and families. The organization was founded in 1992 by Ms. Hakima Abdul Samad Muhammad and Dr. Pamela D. Hall. To learn more about Sister To Sister and the Each One Teach One resource center visit www.sisteriisister.com.