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Entrepreneurship Academy

April 18 to June 27

Nasha Lending's innovative Entrepreneurship Academy has proven successful in cities like Chattanooga, Memphis and New Orleans, and now it's coming to Greenville. Topics include how to develop a business plan, market research, customer development, financial planning, marketing, branding, social media, and more. The course costs $100 and classes are 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday evenings, from April 18 to June 27. Contact Nasha Lending to register or learn more.

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Shredding &

E-Waste Recycling Day

April 23, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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At this free event, citizens can dispose of unwanted electronics and have their sensitive documents securely destroyed and recycled. City residents and businesses can bring up to three trash bags or boxes of paper to be shredded, and up to 10 of the following electronic items per person:

  • Televisions
  • Computers and computer parts
  • Wiring
  • Monitors
  • Scanners and printers
* The City no longer accepts fluorescent bulbs at these events.
As an added bonus to help you get your garden ready for Spring, compost bins will be on sale during this event for $20 (cash or check only). Celebrate Earth Day by cleaning out your old electronic equipment and adding a new compost bin to your cooking and yardwork routine. 

YouthBuild Comes to Greenville

Free Training for Youth Ages 17-24

Goodwill has been working to bring more job training to Greenville, and thanks in part to a grant from the US Department of Labor, the YouthBuild Greenville program is helping young adults attain education and skills for a career in the construction industry. Program benefits include:

- GED instruction by certified teachers (testing included)
- Certifications in construction
- Paid work experience at Habitat for Humanity build sites
- Leadership training
- Assistance with transportation and childcare costs
- Assistance finding a job
- Assistance with applications for admissions and
  financial aid for college

Invest in your dreams in a supportive, caring environment with high expectations and encouragement to succeed. Attend an orientation, and learn more about this opportunity to advance your career. Orientations are held every Wednesday and Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Goodwill Job Connection at 3229 West Blue Ridge Drive. For more information, please contact Jaime Raichel at (864) 303-3769, or Asha Mayfield at (864) 605-8270.

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10th Annual GHS

Minority Health Summit

Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m

TD Convention Center

The Minority Health Summit is a community health education initiative held every year by GHS in April to observe National Minority Health Awareness Month. This year’s keynote speaker is the legendary Patti LaBelle!

The Summit is open to youth and adults ages 13 and up with registration. The event will also include physician panel discussions, survivor stories, healthy lifestyle presentations, on-site community health partners, exercise demonstrations and much more.

The purpose of the Summit is to educate and increase awareness of major health disparities that disproportionately affect the lives of minorities in our community. Attendees will benefit from expert physician speakers on diabetes and mental health, health-risk assessments, medical information and the opportunity to be paired with a medical home.

This event is FREE and lunch provided, but you must register. For more information, call 1-877-GHS-INFO (447-4636).

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