Maurice: My name is Maurice Miles. I graduated from college with a degree in mass communications on my birthday, May 9th, 2009. I became a 2nd grade teacher for a year, helped a friend start a non-profit organization, then began working on capitol hill with Michelle Obama. I also worked with Rev. Lennox Yearwood.
BW: What brought you to Atlanta?
Maurice: Chasing a new dream. I’ve always been into the music industry. I stayed with friends for the first couple of weeks, when I moved down here, but when I started to have to pay more bills, I decided to go to the homeless shelter.
I’ve had a nice run up until the last year or so. I’ve enjoyed my journey of living so far. I definitely could be 6 feet deep but I’m not.
BW: What are the next steps?
Maurice: Get a job, find a studio, make my record and put my money back into the community with the non-profit that I helped start back in 2010.