October Newsletter — Innovation Fund Grants Available

This has been a roller coaster of a school year. Families that desired an in-person option for their students in pre-K through fifth grade anticipated today as the date of reentry. With in-person learning now postponed until January 2021, the city’s education community centers our focus on the overarching priority: ensuring we’re meeting students’ academic and socio-emotional needs.


Metro Atlanta Community to Celebrate National Philanthropy Day

The Greater Atlanta Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) will honor dedicated philanthropists at its 38th annual celebration of National Philanthropy Day, on October 29, 2020. This year’s celebration, “Leading through Giving: Strength in Unity” will honor members of the business, not-for-profit, philanthropic, and volunteer communities. The award-winning Atlanta production company, Living Stories, and the interactive live events platform will provide attendees opportunities to network one-on-one, watch keynote presentations, and engage with event sponsors. AFP looks forward to honoring Metro Atlanta’s philanthropic leaders and celebrating community successes during this year of unprecedented challenges.

In addition to recognizing Kim Gresh as Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year, the following awardees will receive honors:

How have students fared in the coronavirus pandemic? New data sheds some light.

Complicating matters is that this shift poses challenges in accurately assessing student progress and participation. But as more data emerges, one thing continues to be clear, experts say — the pandemic is amplifying inequities between students.