Cinnestria Taylor 2017
Cinnestria Taylor was nominated by FACAA (Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority nominee) and came to FACAA as a troubled youth. A single mother of four, who had her first child at age 16, Cinnestria dropped out of high school to care for her children and ailing mother. In time, she successfully participated in Youth Build, a job training and leadership development program which prepares young adults for a fresh start in life. She worked hard and recently received a diploma from Washington High School.
The BBMEF awarded Cinnestria a grant in the amount of $10,000 to be used for tuition for her pursuit of a degree in early childhood education from Atlanta Technical College. She wants to inspire others, have a positive effect on her community, and provide a better life for her family.