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Mother of teenage son killed by gun violence turns her pain into purpose

EAST POINT, Ga. (CBS46) - Four years ago, an east point woman’s life took a devastating turn. But she has taken her pain and turned it into purpose. Now, the CBS46 Surprise Squad is making sure her journey can continue.

Along a quiet street in East Point is a tribute to a son. READ MORE HERE

‘I turned my pain into purpose’: Woman who lost son to gun violence opens youth training center

EAST POINT, Ga. — A mother who lost a teenager to gun violence said she is turning her pain into purpose.

She is opening a job resource training center to give young people a career instead of a life of crime.

Donese Gordon wants what happened to her son never to happen to anyone else. READ MORE HERE

She lost her son to gun violence. Now she hopes her East Point Youth Job Resource Center helps teens avoid the same fate

EAST POINT, Ga. — At 1607 White Way in East Point stands a two-story brick building with a green awning sporting the words 'Youth Job Resource Center' in all white capital letters.

It may seem like an ordinary building on an ordinary street. But Donese Gordon will tell you, it's what's on the inside that counts. READ MORE HERE

Son’s murder sparks mother to open job centers to empower teens, combat crime.

EAST POINT, Ga. - A grieving mother is taking action to help decrease violent crimes involving our youth.

Donese Gordon said it has become her life mission after her own 16-year-old son was gunned down four years ago in South Fulton. She said she is turned her heartache into a mission to save others. 

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