Raphael Holloway and Diane Capriola

Raphael Holloway, CEO, Gateway Center and Diane Capriola, co-founder, Little Shop of Stories and the Decatur Children’s Book Festival

This week’s edition of “Lenz On Business” is extra special with a pair of fantastic guests. Raphael Holloway kicks off the show to tell us more about Gateway Center and how this Atlanta-based nonprofit focuses on the needs of the homeless community. Since 2005, Gateway Center has been making efforts towards their vision of making homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring.

They specialize in housing placement and stability, health and wellness, family and community engagement, job skills training and placement, and adult and financial literacy. On Saturday, May 4, Gateway Center will be hosting its 3rd annual Everybody Vs. Homelessness 5K at Westside Park in Atlanta.

Throughout the second half of the program, Diane Capriola takes us behind the scenes of Little Shop of Stories, the popular downtown Decatur children’s bookstore, and how she made her dream a reality. Little Shop of Stories is presenting the inaugural Decatur Children’s Book Festival May 3–5 in downtown Decatur, and Diane tells us all about it.