45 Medical Leave for Founder 2023
On Saturday, January 21, 2023, our founder and president, Crystal Perry was awarded the 2022 Carl G. Rhodenizer Community Service by the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce.
The Clayton County Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala is the premier Chamber event that attracts the region's top business leaders and executives. The festivities include a cocktail reception, followed by dinner, installation of the new Board of Directors and special award presentations.
Congratulations to all of the award winners at the 69th Annual Gala.
2022 Chairman's Award: Charisse Braxton, Kaiser Permanente and Jack Hancock, Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP
2022 Ambassador of the Year Award: Mitch Johnson, Primerica
2022 Small Business of the Year: Margaret Lee, DesignStyles & Co. Dream Center
2022 Carl G. Rhodenizer Community Service Award: Crystal Perry, Melanated Pearl Corporation
2022 Lifetime Achievement Award: Ronald E. Dodson, Mayor of Lake City, Georgia
The Melanated PEARL INC has placed over 150 individual/families that identify as displaced, unhoused, and or homeless. Using ERAP 1 Funding, our organization is working to explore and locate traditional and non traditional housing stability options for our clients.
On November 9, 2022 our organization was approved to distribute ERAP funding in Clayton County, GA.
If you or someone you know are in need of rental assistance or need support with housing stability please complete the following steps.
PLEASE PUT YOUR NAME IN THE SUBJECT LINE WHEN YOU REPLY.
Emergency Rental Assistance Process
PLEASE PUT YOUR NAME IN THE SUBJECT LINE WHEN YOU REPLY.
Once you have completed steps 1-3, a representative will contact you within 48 hours to schedule next steps and confirm payment to your landlord.
If you already have an application in Neighborly or have a Case ID number, please skip to step 3.
In preparation for the online application please gather:
Tenants must provide:
Moxie Awards Finalist
The Gwinnett Chamber is celebrating women in leadership with the fifth annual MOXIE Awards!
MelanatedPearl.org founder, Crystal Perry was the proud finalist in the Greater Good and Pay It Forward award categories. Melanated Pearl Corporation
Winners were be announced in real-time at the MOXIE Awards on August 31, 2022
We are truly honored to be named amongst so many phenomenal women!
The Moxie Awards recognizes women who are making it happen. This two-part program will begin with a keynote speaker and concluded with the presentation of the Moxie Awards. #MoxieAwards #leadership #melanatedpearl
Thank you to everyone who tuned in to support!
🎬Tuesday, August 30th at 12:00pm ET
“Black Philanthropy Month: The Power of The Collective.”
Help spread the word. MelanatedPearl.org is on a mission to educate, uplift, and empower by increasing parent engagement via the PEARL Pack FatherHood Program.
Our goal is to help 100 GA fathers meet community service|volunteer requirements and up to 100 Community Service Hours through documented positive parent engagement activities.
Special Announcement 📣 from MelanatedPEARL.org #blackexcellence #melanatedpearl
Check out PAGE 75 #USAToday #MelanatedPearl
The HEARTwork Better Health DIABETES Initiative launched with the understanding that people in Georgia are not confident about their health, and therefore they can’t be confident about their future.
Summer Showers #accesstowater
We’re on a mission to educate, uplift, and empower by creating hot showers for those without daily access to water. Our Summer Showers program aims to change the stigma around the issue of the unhoused and homelessness, and bring the experiences out of the shadows. When you help provide showers for those in need, you’re helping restore dignity, confidence, and opportunity. Each guest receives shampoo, soap, hygiene kit, a towel, and 15 minutes of privacy. The most important part of mobile hygiene is not simply giving guests a shower–it is the way the unhoused guests are treated.
The Mother of P.E.A.R.L. Housing Initiative and Eviction Prevention Program: offers financial support to assist displaced women or families facing eviction secure safe and affordable housing. With the help of volunteers, Melanated PEARL Corporation will work with women and families to provide financial assistance that will serve to bridge a short-term economic shortfall in rent, utility, and/or security deposit payments at no cost to the participants.
January 29th, 2022
Media over the years…
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Year 2 - 2019-2020
The Melanated Pearl Corporation uses digital technology, social media platforms, and 21st century skills; communication, creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking, to increase access and opportunities for Black Women to live, thrive, and give back using the tools of financial literacy and an increased knowledge of investments and wealth building. The content we produce helps our company capture and celebrate the stories of our target audience, establish and grow our community by providing captivating and relatable content that makes Black Women confident and empowered so they can take control of their personal, professional, and financial future.
3 Year Celebration
Dress is Semi-formal - Guests are asked to wear: Black and or White
The cost per attendee is $50
This includes entertainment, access to the Buffett, and one drink ticket.
Sponsorship information is available on our website 10/8/2021: https://www.melanatedpearl.org
COVID Protocols will be in place and strictly enforced. Masks are required and all guests Temperatures will be checked and recorded at the door. Masks & Hand Sanitizer will be available.
Educator Empowerment Scholarship
Purpose: Melanated Pearl Corp is sponsoring the Educator Empowerment Scholarship through a partnership with BK International Education Consultancy to positively impact 25 female educators serving 625 children in vulnerable communities.
Year 3 - 2020-2021
Celebrating THREE Years in Business, Melanated Pearl Corporation proves it is a movement, dedicated to educating, uplifting, and empowering Black women through leadership development, financial support & literacy education, and positive identity development.
PURPOSE: Too many organizations in the South Metro Atlanta / Southern Crescent, many with similar missions, are working and seeking funding in isolation from one another.
The Oyster Shell CCCII seeks to address negative economic impacts in the Southern Crescent caused by the public health emergency by implementing a Collaborative Community Collective Impact Initiative. Collective impact describes an intentional way of working together and sharing information for the purpose of solving a complex problem.
Year 1 -2018-2019
By launching this nonprofit we are purposefully creating a digital community. We can introduce you to more people and unlock valuable collaborations and exclusive content, specifically related to the needs of Black women. At Melanated Pearl Corporation personal and professional development and financial literacy for Black women, is about much more than simply gathering and sharing the tools; it’s about connecting with our community, understanding how to serve as leaders, and empower the next generation of diverse stakeholders.
What had happened was…
What compels a 40 plus-year-old female professional to return to her Alma mater 18 years after graduating? The answer is threefold.