The Y is a powerful association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living and foster a sense of social responsibility. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the
opportunity to learn, grow and connect. To learn more, visit ymcaatlanta.org or call 404-588-YMCA (9622).

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J. Lamont Harris President of Georgia Quality, Technical Assistance and Training Advisors

Lamont Harris is President of Georgia Quality, Technical Assistance and Training Advisors and an Executive Director of The John Maxwell Team. As the CDA Program Director/Facilitator, He has over 30 years of experience as a Senior Training and Development Leader with extensive experience as an Expert Trainer, Adult Educator, and Motivational Speaker providing hands-on experiences, working with all organizational levels creating, promoting, and delivering training solutions designed to support organizational business plans and missions.

He is passionate about creating an interactive and enjoyable business and leadership environment that supports his goal to help others reach their fullest potential by maximizing their individual talents and god given skills through “Life-Long Learning”. Trained and mentored by John Maxwell and mentors of his world-class faculty, He is certified to facilitate, speak, train and coach individuals and groups in the areas of leadership development, professional skills and personal growth. He is a Certified State of Georgia Approved Trainer.

J. Lamont Harris President of Georgia Quality, Technical Assistance and Training Advisors

Lamont Harris is President of Georgia Quality, Technical Assistance and Training Advisors and an Executive Director of The John Maxwell Team. As the CDA Program Director/Facilitator, He has over 30 years of experience as a Senior Training and Development Leader with extensive experience as an Expert Trainer, Adult Educator, and Motivational Speaker providing hands-on experiences, working with all organizational levels creating, promoting, and delivering training solutions designed to support organizational business plans and missions.

He is passionate about creating an interactive and enjoyable business and leadership environment that supports his goal to help others reach their fullest potential by maximizing their individual talents and god given skills through “Life-Long Learning”. Trained and mentored by John Maxwell and mentors of his world-class faculty, He is certified to facilitate, speak, train and coach individuals and groups in the areas of leadership development, professional skills and personal growth. He is a Certified State of Georgia Approved Trainer.

Lisa Adams President of the Georgia Non-Profit Curtis-Harris Education Foundation

Lisa Adams M.Ed. is President of the Georgia Non-Profit Curtis-Harris Education Foundation and serves as the Language and Literacy Coach for CDA Candidates. She is a youth and adult educator with over 17 years experience and service in the United States and Europe teaching Language Arts and Special Education. In addition to her foundation duties, she currently serves as the Department Chair for the largest Special Education Department in the largest school district in the State of Georgia. She is a Certified State of Georgia Approved Trainer.

 

Lisa Adams President of the Georgia Non-Profit Curtis-Harris Education Foundation

Lisa Adams M.Ed. is President of the Georgia Non-Profit Curtis-Harris Education Foundation and serves as the Language and Literacy Coach for CDA Candidates. She is a youth and adult educator with over 17 years experience and service in the United States and Europe teaching Language Arts and Special Education. In addition to her foundation duties, she currently serves as the Department Chair for the largest Special Education Department in the largest school district in the State of Georgia. She is a Certified State of Georgia Approved Trainer.

 

Sheila Lewis, Ph.D Owner and President of Creating Connections

Sheila Lewis Ph.D is Owner and President of Creating Connections, and serves as a Professional Development Specialist for all CDA Candidates. She is responsible for all classroom assessments and onsite classroom observations. As the Owner and President of Creating Connections she delivers professional development and technical assistance to adult learners working primarily with child care employees, resource coordinators, family partners, teachers and individuals in the social services field. She is a Certified State of Georgia Approved Trainer.

Sheila Lewis, Ph.D Owner and President of Creating Connections

Sheila Lewis Ph.D is Owner and President of Creating Connections, and serves as a Professional Development Specialist for all CDA Candidates. She is responsible for all classroom assessments and onsite classroom observations. As the Owner and President of Creating Connections she delivers professional development and technical assistance to adult learners working primarily with child care employees, resource coordinators, family partners, teachers and individuals in the social services field. She is a Certified State of Georgia Approved Trainer.

Kevin Spratley Dekalb County Fire Department and Emergency Services

Kevin Spratley is a 24 year Veteran Firefighter working with the Dekalb County Fire Department and Emergency Services. He is responsible for the delivery of all Center-based Emergency Services and Fire Safety Training for CDA Candidates.

Kevin Spratley Dekalb County Fire Department and Emergency Services

Kevin Spratley is a 24 year Veteran Firefighter working with the Dekalb County Fire Department and Emergency Services. He is responsible for the delivery of all Center-based Emergency Services and Fire Safety Training for CDA Candidates.

Our Current Program Offerings

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How Our Programs Work

Westside Works provides access to the necessary services that foster job success – such as skills assessments, skills training, and job readiness preparation.

Initial Assessment

Initial Assessment

Development

Development

Placement

Placement

Support Services

Support Services

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