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The Firecracker Foundation | Radio | WKAR Connects

This week we're looking at local organizations working to end sexual and domestic violence in a series called WKAR Connects. Our hope is that by highlighting these groups, we can connect our listeners who need help to the resources they need. Today WKAR's Katie Cook talks with Tashmica Torok, Founder and Executive Director of The Firecracker Foundation.

Firecracker Foundation triples footprint with new office space in Holt

Four years ago, Tashmica Torok founded the Firecracker Foundation from her home in South Lansing. In early June, she moved the organization into a 2,000-square foot space in Holt. “Originally, my goal was to help six kids,” says Torok. “I had no idea this is what it would become.”

Casting Aspersions by Tashmica Torok – loveWITHaccountability®

I don’t know where my father’s urn is. At the age of 20, I moved and left his box in the top of my closet. It wasn’t an accident. I made a conscious decision to not carry that man any further into my future.

Tashmica Torok The Firecracker Foundation

Equity Equals, hosted by Angela Waters Austin, celebrates nonprofit businesses and the impact of social entrepreneurs on Michigan’s double bottom-line. 11:00 AM every Saturday and Sunday Replay: 4:00 PM, 9:00 PM, 2:00 AM

‘Five layers of whiteness’

There appear to be no blacks on the teaching staff at LCHS. The 2017 Cougar yearbook, “Evolve,” shows 35 teachers and eight administrators, counselors and chaplains. It’s impossible to definitively determine ethnicity by looking at a picture – nor do many people proclaim or identify with any particular group – but there are no black faces among them.

Local group hosts seminar on Child Abuse Prevention

Area service organizations and medical and law enforcement professionals will be hosting an all day workshop on Saturday to teach parents, guardians, and others about preventing child sexual abuse. It’s happening on March 10 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., hosted by the Firecracker Foundation.

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