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.


The purpose of the fund is to “Provide women in need with a hand up, not a hand out, so they may live with dignity and independence”.  



The Bettie Brand Mothers’ Empowerment Fund, Inc., a 501(c)3, does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by the law in any of its activities or operations.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, including but not limited to, our employees, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and community partners

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