Our mission is to provide comprehensive services that will improve the quality of life of at-risk youth, young adults and their families. We fulfill our mission by offering mentoring services, life coaching, job training and readiness programs, food, supplies and basic living needs to communities in and around the metro Atlanta area. Beyond serving residents throughout this current global pandemic, we provide opportunities that entertain, inspire, educate, engage and lead in the areas of fine arts.
Our Purpose is to reach At-risk youth & young adults through Performing Arts and to Promote Positive Change. To introduce future generations to Live Theatre, Music and Art. We plan to bridge the gap between our communities.
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"For a very long time, I’ve been passionate about working with our youth. Especially and specifically, at-risk youth and young adults. I grew up in a small town, just outside of Mobile, Alabama. My neighborhood was filled with at-risk youth, young adults and their families. I was heartbroken by the alarming rate of teens and pre-teens, during that time, that was getting arrested and going to jail or the juvenile detention center for petty crimes and some, much more serious crimes. Quite a few of them were my closest friends. Looking back on it, a lot of my peers did things that landed them in a lot of trouble because they had way too much time on their hands
They just didn’t have anything to do to occupy their time after school, on the weekends and during the summer breaks. There really weren’t a lot of programs around at that time for our youth. 4 My Destiny Community Arts Center Inc was birthed out of my strong desire to do something radical to make an impact and a difference in the lives of our youth, young adults and their families in the community and surrounding areas of metropolitan Atlanta. It warms my heart because this is my passion and my purpose. Empowering and Impacting the lives of our future leaders, one step and one day at a time”.
Cleaveria Michelle Jones-Harrison
CEO & Founder
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Meet C.Michelle Jones-Harrison of 4 My Destiny Community Arts Center Inc in SW Atlanta
Our Purpose is to reach At-risk, Underserved youth & young adults through Performing Arts, providing them opportunities to Entertain, Inspire, Promote Positive Change, Educate, Engage and Lead in the area of the Arts. To introduce future generations to Live Theatre, Music and Art. We plan to bridge the gap between our communities. This is a Community based effort. Studies show that in our more underserved communities, there is a great lack of community support for schools, a high rate of criminal activity, school dropouts, little or no parental involvement or expectations, drug & alcohol abuse, mental health issues, a high rate of single-parent homes, poverty, teenage pregnancy and dysfunctional home life.
Meet C.Michelle Jones-Harrison: Founder, President & CEO
Other than deciding to work for myself, The single most important decision I made that contributed to my success was getting up every morning and praying first, Giving thanks and gratitude to God, making daily affirmations, thinking & speaking positive and deciding that nothing would keep me from fulfilling my dreams. I’d also create daily & weekly goals and accomplish them. I’d work hard and keep moving forward even in the midst of many obstacles or challenges. I’ve come too far to give up now. Therefore, I have to be consistent, persistent and persevere. I refuse to allow anything to hold me back. If I don’t finish the race, I’d never know whether or not I would have made it to the finish line successfully. Therefore, I KEEP GOING.
"We are so blessed to have partners like 4 My Destiny Community Arts Center Inc. They have been a blessing to our mothers by donating household items and food. In our organization it is so critical to have partnerships that help to support the mission and 4 My Destiny Community Arts Center Inc. is an amazing example of that. We purchased a new property to house 6 new mothers and their children. This amazing organization came in, rolled up their sleeves and got to work, helping us with demolition and clean up. I can't tell you enough how amazing it is to have such great support from such an amazing organization. Here at Haven 4 Hope Inc, we appreciate this organization for being an example, a light to the community and a great partner as we all work together to make a difference."
Tawana Allen, Executive Director Haven 4 Hope, Inc.
"I just want to say that I appreciate '4 My Destiny Community Arts Center' for getting me a job from December 2019 through March 2020 in the entertainment industry. It was a great experience and I had so much fun on the movie set. It felt so good to see myself on TV. Thank you so much!!"
" I'd like to thank '4 My Destiny Community Arts Center Inc' for helping me to get a job in the entertainment industry. It was truly a blessing, I met a lot of people on the movie set and had a great time. The pay was GREAT!!! Thanks again."
"4 My Destiny Community Arts Center, I can't thank you enough, for how you assisted me with finding a job, applying for food stamps, finding housing and other resources after I was released from prison. You really helped me out more than you'll ever know. With your help, I was able to get back on track and I'm doing well. Your assistance was greatly needed and much appreciated. Thank you very much."
At 4 My Destiny Community Arts Center Inc, we are empowering and impacting the lives of our future leaders, one step and one day at a time.
With enthusiastic employees and volunteers, we are ready to support you at any time.