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Supporting Tech @ ATV |
Atlanta Tech Village, Buckhead, Jerica Richardson


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Atlanta Tech Village launched a program a few years ago known as It Takes a Village. The program is meant to build bridges of knowledge and relationships for underrepresented communities in the entrpreneurial ecosystem. I was a part of the second cohort and spent some time on this day supporting other peers going through later cohorts. Atlanta Tech Village is a coworking space in Buckhead, where startups can learn to grow.

Product Hunt and Design Thinking |
Atlanta Tech Village, Buckhead, Jerica Richardson


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Here I am moderating a panel of design thinking experts as we were preparing for Product Hunt's collaboration with non-profits in a new civic initiative. Product Hunt Atlanta is a chapter of Product Hunt dedicated to supporting and empowering new startups and products. Atlanta Tech Village is a coworking space in Buckhead, where startups can learn to grow.

Department of Transportation DOT Workshop |
East Cobb Library, Jerica RIchardson


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Department of Transportion committed to sourcing opinions from around Cobb County by launching a series of workshops. During these sessions, we were split into teams and collaboratively worked to identify high traffic areas, transit problems, and infrastructural recommendations. Cobb Forward (CTP)- A CTP is a county-wide, long-range multimodal transportation plan that will assess Cobb County’s existing and future transportation needs including roadways, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, transit services, and freight considerations. The goals of a CTP are to assist with identifying short- and long-term transportation priorities, to establish a relationship between local and regional expectations, and to reinforce and support other local and regional planning and funding initiatives. Cobb County’s CTP, CobbForward, is anticipated to be completed and adopted by the Cobb County Board of Commissioners by 2021.

Lorie's Meet & Greet |
Smyrna, Jerica Richardson


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Our first Meet & Greet was hosted by Lorie B. I had the opportunity to share some words about my platform and take some questions as well. Joining us were Ryan Cambell, candidate for Smyrna Mayor, and Dr. Jaha Howard, Cobb County School Board Member. We discussed topics such as: Connecting the Comet, quality of our air and water, East Cobb Citihood, increasing collaboration between our School Board and our Board of Commissioners, and the Battery.

Book Signing for First Published Book |
Atlanta, Jerica Richardson


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I wrote my first book as a result of teaching leadership and influence lessons at Georgia Tech, which served as the pilot for the Georgia Tech Leadership Initiative. The book is a collection of lessons adminsitered over the course of 25 weeks. The book signing was a celebration for those that have been a part of my journey and served as sources for inspiraion in crafting the writing. The picture includes members of my family as well. Many traveled from New Orleans to celebrate with me.

Radio Interview @ GPB |
GPB, Atlanta, Jerica Richardson


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Clark Atlanta University set to host the largest hackathon for an HBCU. As consultants for this effort, my co-founder Daniel and myself shared the news and significance of the venture on Georgia Public Broadcasting. It was very rainy that day, but we were excited to share on topics such as technology, equity, pursuing dreams, ideation, and many other topics. Georgia Public Broadcasting is a state network of PBS member television stations and NPR member radio stations serving the U.S. state of Georgia.

Georgia Tech Leadership Conference |
Georgia Tech, Jerica Richardson, Atlanta


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GTLC is a conference for Georgia Tech students to be engegd by members of industry. Here, I am discussing a leadership strategy for the participants.

Dems After Dark |
Smyrna, Jerica Richardson, Creatwood Tavern


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In order to support candidates from around the county, Cobb County Democrats hosts a Dems After Dark event where active members of the community and candidates are able to convene, meet one another, and learn about opporunities to get invovled. It also serves a fundraiser for the local party. As a member of the community, I shared a few words about Cobb County becoming my home after coming here during Hurricane Katrina. The Cobb County Democratic Party is committed to developing and electing Democratic candidates to City, County, State and National office. We are dedicated to protecting Voter rights and keeping our state safe and expanding opportunity for every Georgian. At the national level, that commitment is reflected in an agenda that emphasizes the security of our nation, strong economic growth, affordable health care for all Americans, retirement security, honest government, and civil rights.

Meet & Greet |
Jerica Richardson, Smyrna

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Congratulations Erick Allen! |
Smyrna, Jerica Richardson, Erick Allen


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Erick's victory was a lesson on persistence and integrity. I served as his campaign manager for his general election. Erick (HD40) brings a wealth of knowledge and compassion to the job representing people for the right reason.

Morehouse NSLS Advisory Board |
Morehouse, Atlanta, Jerica Richardson


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Morehouse became recent members of the National Society of Leadership and Success, inducting young leaders into the organization that focuses on their development as contributors to the greater community. As a component to help steer the group, I serve as a member of the Community Advisory Board. Equipped with representatives from different sectors and backgrounds, we help to inspire the students and volunteer for events, and offer strategic guidance for funding efforts.

Free Bowling and Books |
Bowlero, East Cobb, Jerica Richardson


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Offering free bowling to the community with Bowlero as a the corporate sponsor and a chance to build connections with someone new was the purpose behind Free Bowling and Books. While promoting the event, I encountered Marjy S. who was a founder of an afterschool program for apartment complexes that is offered to the residents. In need of books, we decided to incorporate their need into the event and asked for attendees to bring children's books. Working with Andrea, we were able to successfully supply books. Star-C Programs assist economically disadvantaged residents combat problems associated with community decline. Star-C is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation with the mission to reduce transiency in the local school system and improve student academic success through a collaboration of the three important pillars of an individual’s success: affordable housing, free access to on-site after-school programming, and affordable medical care. The outcome is reduced transiency, which stabilizes the community and improves the performance of the local elementary school.

Girls Who Code |
Atlanta Tech Village, Jerica Richardson


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Atlanta Tech Village and Girls Who Code came together to host an event inspiring the next generation to pursue careers in the tech sector. I was asked to speak to these young ladies about my journey to technology and the impact it has had on my life. Technology is a frontier that has yet to be fully leveraged for pursuing equity. Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization which aims to support and increase the number of women in computer science by equipping young women with the necessary computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. Atlanta Tech Village is a coworking space in Buckhead, where startups can learn to grow.

Graduation Day |
Fox Theatre, Jerica Richardson


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I had to take a red-eye from the West Coast (training conference for my first job) in order to walk across the stage and receive my Georgia Tech degree in Biomedical Engineering/Pre-Med. It was an exciting day for myself and my family. Dr. Gary May that shook my hand, the then Dean of Engineering and an inspiration to many of the students. The Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech, is a top-ranked public college and one of the leading research universities in the USA. Georgia Tech has six colleges and 28 schools focusing on Business, Computing, Design, Engineering, Liberal Arts, and Sciences.

Juneteenth Festival |
Cobb County Dems, Jerica Richardson


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Cobb County Dems set up a table during the Juneteenth Festival at Marietta square. We went around meeting new people and collecting signups from new supporters. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery. The celebration of June 19th was coined “Juneteenth” and grew with more participation from descendants. Juneteenth today celebrates African-American freedom while encouraging self-development and respect for all cultures.

AIPAC Conference |
Cobb Galleria Centre, Jerica Richardson


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AIPAC is an organization dedicated to fostering a relationship between Israel and the United States. They host several conferences throughout the year where influence gathers to learn more about current affairs and needs that have been identified from a Global perspective. It's a great event to gain perspectives regardring international priorities. AIPAC is a bipartisan organization of U.S. citizens committed solely to strengthening, protecting and promoting the U.S.-Israel relationship.

Vinings Business Association |
Vinings Business Association, Jerica Richardson


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Then Candidate Erick Allen, needed a stand-in for a visit to the Vinings Business Association. Here, I read his statement, and answered a few questions regarding his priorities on reforming funding algrotihms to support our schools.

YearUp Conference- Elevate Her |
Atlanta, Bank of America Conference Center, Jerica Richardson


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