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services, it also has a platform for entrepreneurs that organizers say is one of a kind in Nashville.
South Nashville got a lot more international when Casa Azafran opened its doors to the public for
the first time Saturday.
It's a 29,000-foot community center where immigrant families can take
classes and receive health and social service but it's also where
they can start their own
the assets that we're really excited to contribute to Nashville is this
commercial kitchen that will support food entrepreneurs," said Renata Soto, executive director of Conexion Americas, the primary partner in the community center.
Soto says the new commercial kitchen is the first of its kind in Nashville. It's a fully stocked kitchen where caterers can rent time to make their food until their
business has grown to the point where they can move into their own restaurant and hire more people.
"At the core, this community kitchen is an economic development engine that will help create jobs," Soto said.
Conexion Americas has been serving Nashville's Latino families for more than a
decade but the new Caza Azafran serves more than just families from the western
Casa azafran is not just about one ethnic group
or one community, it's about bringing nashville together," said Remziya Suleyman, director
of policy at The American Center for Outreach, which promotes the empowerment of the Muslim community.
is just one of a number of groups that shares space in the new
community center, that also includes the Family and Children's service, United Neighborhood Health Services
and the YWCA.
"Our goal at Casa Azafran is to really provide that comfort," Suleyman said, "That welcoming environment where anyone can step in and
say, 'okay, I feel like I belong there.'"
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Miss. chooses new firm to run Woodville prison
May 18, 2013 20:50 GMT
WOODVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi officials have picked a new company to run the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility.
Utah-based Management and Training Corp. announced Friday that the Mississippi Department of Corrections has chosen it to run the 1,000-bed prison starting July 1, the Natchez Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/10MvOGv).
Corrections Corporation of America, based in Nashville, Tenn., had run the prison since 1998. MTC says it will keep "the vast majority" of employees.
MTC will get a five-year contract to run the prison with two one-year options. Last year, officials chose MTC to take over East Mississippi Correctional Facility, the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility and the Marshall County Correctional Facility from the GEO Group. MTC won 10-year contracts for each.
CCA still runs the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility and the Adams County Correctional Center in Mississippi.
Information from: The Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.