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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This Father’s Day, Celebrating the Dads of Fathers Incorporated

    Fathers Incorporated launched in 2004 to show how dads positively affect children’s personal development including educational outcomes. In 2016, the nonprofit group kicked off a new aspect of its programming, Real Dads Read, in a creative and effective setting: barbershops. “Our program is a two-generation approach to engaging and improving outcomes for both…

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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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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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TheraPink works to improve middle schoolers’ mental health

Mental health has been a big topic this year, particularly with the increased stress from the coronavirus pandemic. TheraPink for Girls Inc., a mental health organization that started in January, is aiming its efforts specifically at helping middle school girls learn to cope with difficult situations, care for themselves and maintain their mental health. “There…

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