Spotlight: Founder Erica Harrison Arnold graduates from GABWA's Judicial and Public Office Academy

Erica Harrison Arnold was among twelve participants selected state-wide by the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys Judicial and Public Office Academy ("JPOA") for the cohort of 2017. JPOA is a competitive political training program aimed to educate practicing attorneys on identifying, supporting, and becoming candidates for public office. Members of the cohort participate in simulations, presentations, and speaker sessions to led by prestigious members of the state and local community, including federal, state, and local judges, district attorneys, legislative representatives and senators, and savvy campaign staffers. 

Pictured below are the 2017 JPOA graduates with keynote speaker Georgia House of Representatives Minority Leader Stacey Abrams.

Erica listens to Honorable J.P. Boulee and K. Gammage in a working session led by superior court judges and district attorneys.


Less Opportunity for Advanced Coursework in Schools Serving Black or Hispanic Students, High Free/Reduced-Price Lunch Populations

recent blog post from the US Government Accountability Office presents data today on which courses are being offered by schools serving majority Black or Hispanic students and schools serving majority free/reduced-price lunch beneficiaries. Among other things, it shows that only 32% of charter schools serving “high-poverty and 75 to 100 percent Black or Hispanic” students are offering AP courses, during the 2011-2012 school year. 

The article is about a 3 minute read. 


Hiring Atlanta Teachers: KIPP Metro Atlanta

The Knowledge is Power Program (K.I.P.P.) collective of schools is hiring teachers in the Metro Atlanta region. 

Anyone interested in teaching with KIPP Metro Atlanta (K-12, various content areas) or interested in referring a great teacher can access KIPP's candidate form here , or visit: .

More information about KIPP Metro Atlanta can be found on the website: .


Close out the New Year by Empowering your Resume

The end of 2016 is upon us, and if you are thinking about "close out" items, you should consider easy and quick "tweaks" to your resume. One way to punch-up or empower your resume is by adding strong and distinctive verbiage to your descriptions of work. We share another resource with you, this article published on, containing "75 Action Verbs to Enhance Your Resume". Take a quick look and consider adding one or four of them to your own resume.

Happy editing!

(This post follows our previous posts on "If You are Serious About Putting Your Resume Together"and "An Example of An Awesome Resume".)