3rd Annual International Business Mixer of Greater Memphis

January 31, 2018

MEMPHIS, TENN, (Jan 28, 2018)— One Step Initiative hosted its 3rd International Business Mixer of Greater Memphis at the historic National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine. Founder and Chief Operating Officer of One Step Initiative, Brian Booker welcomed guests followed by an introduction of the Mistresses of Ceremonies for the evening; 2017 Youth Global ambassador and GRAD Academy graduates, Alum Kyla Lewis (freshman at University of Memphis) and Chiquirra Madkins (freshman at Harding University). The event served as an opportunity for students to meet international business professionals, and fundraiser for their upcoming Spring education abroad program in Ghana, West Africa with stops in London, along with a winter program in East Africa.
Special presentations were provided by Dr. Sharon Griffin (Chief of Schools, Shelby County Schools), Ernest Strickland (Senior Vice President of Workforce at the Greater Memphis Chamber), Ricky Tucker (President, Black Business Association), Jennifer Prudhome (Chief Operating Officer, One Step Initiative

Inc). Performances included musician and philanthropist Ekpe & Company, with silent auction featuring artwork by fine artist Lester Jones, Donald Leonard, muralist Siphne Sylve, along with painters Darlene Newman, Stacy Ferguson and Carnell Williams.

The event concluded with a passport ceremony and presentation for student participants. Over 200 invited guests were in attendance and funds were raised towards OSI’s program goals for 2018.

One Step Initiative (OSI) aims to bring global education opportunities to the nation’s most underserved high school students. OSI’s vision is to be the number one study abroad provider in inner city high school education- granting students the experience of interacting and learning in an international environment beyond socioeconomic barriers.

For more information, please contact info@onestepinc.org at One Step Initiative.