Honoring Atlanta leaders in diversity, equity and inclusion (Video)

  As businesses work toward authentic inclusion and diversity, individuals from the executive level to the frontlines are forging innovative paths forward in both the corporate and the community arenas. The 18 honorees in Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 4th annual, 2021 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Awards program (renamed this year from Diversity & Inclusion Awards) were…

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Q&A with Ed Chang, a 2021 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Awards honoree

Ed Chang, Executive Director, redefinED atlanta Photo: Byron E. Small, Atlanta Business Chronicle Ed Chang is executive director of redefinED atlanta, a nonprofit that advocates for equity in Atlanta public schools, engaging communities and funding teacher and school leader development, among other investments. It has funded more than $9 million in grants that support community…

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redefinED Atlanta Announces Dennis-Anthony Dent as its New Communications Director and Lee Shaw, Jr., as the Director of Donor Engagement

redefinED atlanta, an education nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that every student in Atlanta has the opportunity to attend a great public school, is pleased to announce that Dennis-Anthony Dent and Lee Shaw, Jr., have joined its staff. “Our staff is committed to helping families in Atlanta have access to a great public education in order…

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Local News Media Recognize the Excellence of Andrew Young School Alumni

ATLANTA—Andrew Young School alumni Candice Dixon (M.P.A. ‘07), Captain Aprille Moore (B.S. in Criminal Justice ‘05) and Mary-Kate Starkel (B.S.W. ’07, M.P.A. ’10) were recently honored by Georgia’s leading business and economic development publications. Dixon and Moore were named to the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2021 40 Under 40 list, recognized as “young movers and shakers…

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Georgia Trend 2021 40 Under 40

Honoring the state’s best and brightest under age 40 for the 25th year.   This year Georgia Trend is celebrating 25 years of honoring the state’s best and brightest with our 40 Under 40. And this year, like the others, the winners leave us awed and inspired. As we continue to battle COVID-19 in the…

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King Center CEO Bernice King to be honored at Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Awards

The CEO of The King Center, Bernice King, is being honored at Atlanta Business Chronicle’s fourth annual Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Awards. King, the daughter of renowned Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and a global thought leader and speaker, was chosen to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion…

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redefinED Atlanta Announces Ayana Gabriel as It’s New Board of Directors Chair-Elect

redefinED atlanta, an education nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that every student in Atlanta has the opportunity to attend a great public school, today announced Ayana Gabriel has been selected as its new Board Chair-elect, effective January 2022, and that it has added Denesha Thompson to its staff as the Director of Public Engagement and Advocacy. …

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Academy tackles tough issues with shared reading

Wesley International Academy’s Melanie Dillett-Dukes was looking for a way to start a meaningful conversation about events in the news. And she wanted to have that discussion with her colleagues first. “After the trauma of black and brown people was broadcast to the world, I proposed to my executive director that we have a serious…

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Atlanta Bicycle Coalition fights to make Atlanta travel safer

“The pandemic exacerbated inequities of place and resource that many Atlantans already experienced before March 2020,” said Margaret Mullins, the admin and communications coordinator of Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is a nonprofit that works for equitable and sustainable transportation in Atlanta through programs like Bike Family which provides bike safety education and…

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