An Interview with Charlotte Austin-Jordan
1 December 2009
T: So Charlotte, it’s good to see you still on the go for the community.
C: Yes, well it’s been a long hard battle and we still mountains to climb. It’s good to see you all grown up and doing well
T: Thanks, do you see improvement in the local community since you began your organization?
C: Yes, it’s been up and down though. But there is much more involvement from the community now and that makes it easier and even more worth it.
T: Do you see an increase from public offices to help decrease violent activity in the community?
C: There are several new programs through Mayor Villaraigosa’s office that are coming across very positively. As usual our local churches are answering the call, as well as other local organizations, as well as Save Our Future.
T: That’s good to hear. I would like to let you know the trip I attended as a kid to the MBA National Conference sponsored by your organization still has an impact on me to this day and I appreciate you.
(The conference was about inspiring black people, giving seminars and encouraging speeches to us young black youth.)
C: Thanks so much. It’s always good to see and be apart of a success story.
T: So what other things do you have your hand in nowadays?
C: I have opened another day care; I have opened another center for ex-cons and homeless men and women to find jobs, apartments and schools for their children.
T: Where can people find out about this service?
C: My facilities are on any public list for services for the needy. You have to be clean, sober and in severe need of help.
T: Ok Thanks a lot good seeing you.
C: You too.