Sunday, August 5, 2012

Tacco's Celebration Cookout!

Last week Tacco Cullens and her 11 children moved into a southwest Atlanta home with running water, working electricity, and plenty of space. She and her family now have time and space to think about things other than imminent homelessness. Some of the older children are focused on finding jobs, or better jobs, and returning to school. Tacco is looking into starting a daycare. 
To celebrate their housing victory and get more people involved with Occupy Our Homes ATL, Tacco and her family hosted a cookout yesterday.

Lot's of folks came out and the vibe was great. Tacco was surprised by one of the unexpected guests, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein came by and met the family and congratulated Tacco.

As almost all the children get ready to start school Tacco's next challenge is finding steady work that fits into her busy life as a mother. Tacco is also excited about working on her memoirs, which she has already completed over 30 pages of.
AFSC plans to stay involved, working with the children to explore post high school career paths and other opportunities.

Tim Franzen
American Friends Service Committee

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