We had the good fortune of connecting with Princess Jennings and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Princess, what inspires you?
Simply put, I am inspired by life. I am on a quest to defy the odds and be more than my circumstances. I am a dreamer and a believer. I am inspired by growth, beyond what society statistically deems as possible. I’m a plant lover and can attest to the fact that with the right amount of sunshine, nutrient-rich soil, hydration, strong roots, and nurturing environment there are no limits to growth potential. I love adventure, travel, and exploring. I am inspired by the lessons I learn experiencing new things during my travels. I am inspired by financial stability and freedom: the freedom to work on things that I am passionate about, at a pace that makes sense for my lifestyle, with the ability to provide for myself is truly amazing. I am inspired by the various examples of Black womanhood, resiliency, and excellence that I have seen, and I strive to be an example for those around me.
What should our readers know about your business?
Community Tracking Services was founded in 2013 to help businesses and organizations throughout the Southeast track the progress of program participants. By assuming the duties of tracking, monitoring, and reporting outcomes and key performance indicators, we let organizations focus their energy on other vital tasks. We look to complement our clients’ efforts to ensure that they can fulfill grant requirements to attain success. We are the “feet on the street” for our clients, tracking participants, collecting data, and doing the labor they often don’t have the capacity for. Branching out and starting my own business hasn’t been without challenges; one of the keys to overcoming those challenges has been to build a dedicated team that believes in the work as much as I do. The world should know that CTS is here to serve and support organizations in fulfilling their mission by documenting their impact and success through progress tracking, participant monitoring, and data collection.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I love this question and am challenged by it at the same time. There is so much to see, do, and eat in ATL. This is going to be difficult to narrow down. But here goes, I would start by visiting Little Five Points neighborhood. There is so much to do here. It has bohemian style and tons of delicious and diverse ethnic food options along with vintage shops, and cute boutiques for shopping. Next up is Skypark-Ponce City Market, it’s a great time for the entire family. Next up, because I love nature, I would definitely recommend Atlanta Botanical Gardens and Stone Mountain Park. One of my favorite brunch spots is Negril ATL. You have to try the jerk oxtails and the rum punch is so delicious. My friends and I have also never been let down by Roc South Cuisine. Last but not least, I recommend the High Museum for a dose of art and culture.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have an amazing support team! One of my biggest supporters is my sister, LaPorschea Harper. She is truly the best. I must also thank my amazing team at CTS they truly make me better! My immediate circle of friends: thank you for always being a listening ear, shoulder to cry on or celebration squad. You are truly appreciated. Last but definitely not least I have to thank my late grandmother; her love, wisdom, and prayers continue to cover and carry me.
Bridgette Brundage, BB Media