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Food, Fun, and Jobs at UrbanFest

October 6, 2011 | Email This Post Print This Post
 

Hispanic Organization for Progress and Education (H.O.P.E.)Clarksville, TN – Most festivals feature music, food, and possibly things for children to do. However, in a time when the unemployment rate is at 10% in Clarksville, TN. UrbanFest is positioned to entertain and help the unemployed.

On Saturday, October 8th, from noon to 11:00pm, McGregor Park will be filled with the sounds of salsa bands, uplifting lyrics of gospel, the laughter of children; the beats from the Tina Brown Blues Band and jobs.

UrbanFest will feature dance teams, food, vendors, live musical performances and a job fair. “We want people to enjoy themselves and find out more about companies in the local area that may be hiring;” says UrbanFest Job Fair Coordinator; Debra Matthews. UrbanFest will also debut the newest semi-pro basketball team; Nashville Soul.

UrbanFest is a community building initiative that offers an opportunity to strengthen and enhance Clarksville’s’ diverse communities. The job fair will be held from noon to 2:00pm. UrbanFest is a Statusj production and is produced in partnership with HOPE, and WSI BizMedia.

About HOPE

H.O.P.E., the Hispanic Organization for Progress and Education, was founded in 2002 by Juan Julian Vazquez, who is honorably remembered for all his contribution to the Hispanic community. H.O.P.E. continues to keep his dreams a reality with the mission of promoting the advancement of Clarksville’s growing Hispanic population through education and assistance in such areas as English language learning, health and wellness and civic participation.

For more information, visit their website at: www.latinohope.com

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