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Meet the Board: Meet Michelle Ampong

Meet our Board Chair Michelle Ampong serves many official and unofficial roles in her South East Atlanta neighborhood. As a neighborhood advocate, she supports a local tenants association as they advocate for healthier living conditions. As a community-focused neighbor, she…

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Meet the Board: Laketa Whittaker

What are your thoughts on Community? What does it mean to you? I enjoy being in my community. I feel like the people in the community should be involved in the decision making processes in areas where they live. Community…

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What I learned about Volunteers

Working as a mentor coordinator this year, I’ve been humbled and awed by the outpouring of volunteers. We started this year aiming to recruit our largest cohort of mentors yet, and to be honest, I was nervous that I wasn’t…

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What I learned about Community

This year has been a doozy. Hard time after hard time has hit and to be honest, there were days I wasn’t sure I could push through. Looking back over 2020, I realize the hardest parts were when I felt…

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How To Engage Your Child in Black History Month

First and foremost, Happy Black History Month!  This year marks the 45th anniversary of this month’s national recognition. But as the mom of four beautiful Black boys, Black History Month is filled with some pretty complicated emotions for me. On…

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What I learned about Generosity

Fundraising in 2020 has taught me that fear doesn’t have to win. That generosity and goodness are still alive and well; and they are, in fact, the best tools for resisting the pull towards division and fear.   When we decided…

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