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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3D Girls, Inc. pivots to provide pandemic care

In the summer of 2012 Raioni Madison-Jones founded 3D Girls, Inc. with the mission of educating and empowering young women and their families. Over the past nine years the nonprofit has developed a caseload of 325 families in the metro Atlanta area, and when the coronavirus pandemic hit last year, 3D Girls, Inc. had to…

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RedefinED Atlanta works to help Atlanta Public Schools through the pandemic

RedefinEd Atlanta has been working to improve Atlanta’s public school education since 2016, and when the coronavirus pandemic hit last year, the folks at RedefinEd Atlanta knew that they could help students that were affected. “In response to COVID-19, RedefinEd Atlanta doubled down its efforts to provide resources to parents and communities with students attending…

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Summer School or Summer Break?

In webinars and Zoom panels about the pandemic’s toll on learning, education experts talk about the need for summer remediation to shore up academic skills compromised by school closings and remote classes. Yet, many parents are having a different conversation, saying both they and their children are exhausted after a school year like no other….

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The Namaste Project works to bring yoga and mindfulness to Atlanta children

“The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on the mind, body and spirit of people all around the world,” said Dr. Kali Arnold, co-founder and director of content development for The Namaste Project, an Atlanta organization that partners with schools and youth organizations to bring meditation, mindfulness and yoga to students and staff. When the…

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60 Voices: 5 questions for the Atlanta’s new guard

  We asked young leaders in fields from business to transportation about the future of Atlanta Education Ed Chang | founding executive director, RedefinED Atlanta What do you love about Atlanta? Atlanta is culture. There are very few cities where you see diverse leadership, wealth bases, thoughts, and innovation. I think Atlanta means something to…

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60 Voices: 5 questions for the Atlanta’s new guard

  We asked young leaders in fields from business to transportation about the future of Atlanta Education Ed Chang | founding executive director, RedefinED Atlanta What do you love about Atlanta? Atlanta is culture. There are very few cities where you see diverse leadership, wealth bases, thoughts, and innovation. I think Atlanta means something to…

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