Join us for our Annual ‘12-1-55’ Reception, a tribute to Rosa Parks.  On December 1st, 1955 Rosa Parks had a defining moment in her life when she refused to give up her seat on the bus.  This reception is to honor all of those people who, like her, have had their ‘never again’ moment. 


Do you know what really pumps me up?  It’s that our favorite date is coming up!  It’s our Annual ’12-1-55’ Reception on December 1st.  This event will be life changing!


We’ve even invited Akron City Councilwoman Margo Sommerville to host this amazing event.  She’ll be giving out phenomenal awards to some very special individuals in our community.  These superstars have taken the challenge of changing their families’ lives this year and include our Financial Independence University graduates as well as the parents of our Financially Independent Youth Summer Camp graduates.  So many people this year have had their ’12-1-55’ Moment and they deserve to be recognized for the powerful impact that that decision has had on their lives.


We’ve recently met some of Rosa Parks’ family who live locally!  These are some of the people who were closest to her and who knew her personally.  They’ll be sharing some amazing stories about her life and her impact on the Civil Rights Movement.  This is one event that you don’t want to miss!



In her autobiography, My Story she said:

“People always say that I didn’t give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn’t true. I was not tired physically, or no more tired than I usually was at the end of a working day. I was not old, although some people have an image of me as being old then. I was forty-two. No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.


Come eat.  Come grow.  Come celebrate with us!  This is one event that you don’t want to miss.


To order tickets CLICK HERE


Or call us at 234-738-4699 to register.