Sunday, May 3, 2009

Miss Black Wisconsin Shines A Positive Light On Foster Care in Wisconsin

Miss Black Wisconsin recently held a ceramic tile workshop at Obge Meji art studios in Milwaukee with the residence of Lissy’s Place, a transitional home for homeless and abused women. 

Nzingha Thompson, Miss Black Wisconsin USA 2009 is committed to improving the lives of young people affected by foster care. As a part of her commitment to the community, during her reign Nzingha will promote her platform F.A.C.E. I.T – Foster Care Advocacy for Children is Essential - Including Teens which focuses on young people “aging out” of the Foster Care system. 
The workshop is a part of an arts series that Miss Black Wisconsin is orchestrating to promote her platform. The ceramic tiles from this workshop will be auctioned off at the My Home Your Home Gala, taking place on May 15th. My Home, Your Home is an organization that was established in 1993 to help abused and neglected children in the foster care system. One of My Home, Your Home’s programs is LISSY’S PLACE, where young women receive shelter and assistance with life skills, schooling and a job. 

We are encouraging you to come out to the arts workshop at Obge Meji Art Studio at 3328 W. Lisbon on Tuesday April 21st from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. to witness a positive story in regards to the foster care in Milwaukee.

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