Hair She Goes! Atlanta Teen Girls Receive Scholarships | 100 Black Women, Inc?s MECCA Chapter Annual Gala April 16 Honors Pearl Cleage and Dr. Delores Aldridge


On Saturday, April 16 at 7 o’clock in the evening, a group of young Atlanta teen girls will be honored with scholarship dollars for college, thanks to the LITTLE LADIES OF MECCA Mentoring Program chaired by The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc’s MECCA Chapter.  The 2011 scholarship gala, held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis 265 Peachtree Center Avenue Atlanta, GA 30303, is an annual fundraiser generating awareness for a thriving mentoring program for girls of color grades 9-12 in the areas of Arts and Cultural Affairs, Health and Wellness and Political Awareness.

This year’s Arts and Culture honoree is Award-Winning playwright and author Pearl Cleage, one of the pre-eminent authors of African American women’s fiction. She is a best-seller on ESSENCE and Oprah’s Book Clubs as well as an NAACP Image Award winner for fiction in 2007. Well known for her plays, including Bourbon at the Border, Blues for an Alabama Sky, and Flyin’ West.

The scholarship gala will also present a community service award to Distinguished Professor of Sociology & African American Studies, Dr. Delores Aldridge, of Emory University.

Tickets for the 2011 Scholarship Gala can be purchased online for $125.00 thru April 11, 2011 and through a member of NC100BW, MECCA Chapter. Table sponsorships are also available starting at $500.00. To support the Little Ladies of MECCA after this date, donations and ticket purchases will be accepted onsite at the gala event.

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