Community Partners

We're still working on uploading our list of community partners to this page, so check back soon to find out about our government and non-profit collaborations.

ABLE/Gamaliel

ABLE (Atlantans Building Leadership for Empowerment)/Gamaliel is a multi-racial, inter-faith, regional coalition of congregations, unions, and grassroots organizations. Its mission is to develop and empower ordinary people to become leaders who bring about change in their communities for the common good. Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church is one of the congregations that is a component of ABLE, and ABLE is an affiliate of the Gamaliel Foundation. The Gamaliel Foundation is the organization which U.S. Sen. Barack Obama worked for when he was a community organizer in Chicago.

Atlanta Bicycle Coalition

The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition's mission is to create a healthier, more livable Atlanta by making it safer, easier, and more attractive to bicycle for fun, fitness, and transportation.

Atlanta Community Food Bank

Every year, the Atlanta Community Food Bank works with more than 600 nonprofit partners—including food pantries, community kitchens, childcare centers, night shelters and senior centers—to distribute over 60 million meals to more than 755,000 people in 29 counties across metro Atlanta and north Georgia. 

They are a member of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity.  

Atlanta Community ToolBank

The Atlanta Community ToolBank Tool Lending Program shares its resources with charitable groups so they can equip volunteers to efficiently complete work in less time with the right tools at a minimal cost.

By using ToolBank tools, nonprofits avoid the expense of purchasing, repairing, and storing tools.  For example,  an organization can spend $100 at the ToolBank in tool handling fees and equip 50 volunteers or purchase a few tools for around 4100 for a few volunteers to use on a project.

Atlanta Neighborhood Planning Unit - G

The City of Atlanta is divided into twenty-five Neighborhood Planning Units or NPUs, which are citizen advisory councils that make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on zoning, land use, and other planning issues.  The NPU system was established in 1974 to provide an opportunity for citizens to participate actively in the Comprehensive Development Plan, which is the city's vision for the next five, ten, and fifteen years.  It is also used as a way for citizens to receive information concerning all functions of city government.  The system enables citizens to express ideas and comment on city plans and proposals while assisting the city in developing plans that best meet the needs of their communities.

NPU G is on the Northwest side of Atlanta and is made up of the following neighborhoods: Almond Park, Atlanta Industrial Park, Bolton Hills, Brookview Heights, Carey Park, Carver Hills, Chattahoochee, English Park, Lincoln Homes, Monroe Heights, Rockdale, Scotts Crossing, and West Highlands.

 

Atlanta Public Schools

The mission of Atlanta Public Schools is that, with a caring culture of trust and collaboration, every student will graduate ready for college and career.

Atlanta Resource Foundation

The Atlanta Resource Foundation serves as a conduit to to bring people with resources, both monetary and time, together with those who are not as fortunate. 

Better Care Network

Better Care Network (BCN) is an international network of organizations committed to supporting children without adequate family care around the world.  BCN works by fostering collaboration, research and information sharing on family strengthening and alternative care, and advocating for changes to national, regional, and global policies to improve children's care situations. BCN is a fiscally sponsored project of Tides Center, the USA's largest fiscal sponsor.

Center for Civic Innovation

The Center for Civic Innovation is a community-driven space with a mission to inform, engage, connect, and empower people to shape the future of their city.  

Over the past two years, they have held over 50 programs and workshops with over 1,500 entrepreneurs and have helped facilitate over $100,000 in early stage investments to local social entrepreneurs. 

Center for Civil and Human Rights

The Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta is an engaging cultural attraction that that connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today's Global Human Rights Movements. Their purpose is to create a safe space for visitors to explore the fundamental rights of all human beings so that they leave inspired and empowered to join the ongoing dialogue about human rights in their communities.

Center for Sustainable Communities

Center for Sustainable Communities is a non profit that ensures that communities, neighborhoods, cities and counties are provided with the tools and systems that support programs and projects to make our planet more environmentally sustainable. We provide technical assistance to communities and neighborhoods through program and project management; technical assistance; planning; research and analysis; education and safety, climate resiliency, economic development; education.

 
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the Chattahoochee River, its lakes and tributaries for the people, fish and wildlife that depend upon them.

Children's Museum of Atlanta

The Children's Museum of Atlanta is the ultimate place for kids 0-8 to play, learn and ignite their curiosity. It is the only museum in Atlanta, Georgia designed specifically for kids.

City of Atlanta, Department of Parks and Recreation

The Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) enhances the lives of City of Atlanta residents and visitors by offering programs, services and activities that encourage participation in recreational activities, leisure services and cultural experiences.

The department strives to deliver quality customer service through the development, operation and maintenance of the city's public parks, recreation and cultural affairs facilities to create an environment that is deemed safe, affordable and enriching for all.

City of Atlanta, Department of Watershed Management

The Department of Watershed Management is dedicated to providing the highest quality drinking water and wastewater services to residential, businesses and wholesale customers at the lowest possible cost, while protecting urban waterways, conserving natural resources, and providing clean, safe water for downstream customers. It is currently midway into the $4 billion Clean Water Atlanta Program, a complete overhaul of the City’s water and sewer infrastructure.

Traditionally, the City of Atlanta has operated its water, wastewater and sewer agencies independently. However, each of these functions is related to overall water quality and the management of water resources within a watershed. Watershed management is the best way to effectively restore, protect and manage water resources.

City of Atlanta, Mayor's Office of Resilience

During his first year in office, Mayor Kasim Reed set the goal for Atlanta to become one of the top ten sustainable cities in the nation. Achieving this goal will improve the quality of life of Atlanta’s citizens by enhancing the environment, while at the same time, supporting job creation and long-term economic growth. Mayor Reed has committed to continual improvement in sustainability and resilient practices and to lead by example through the development and implementation of policies and activities that support environmental sustainability and community resilience. To this end, Atlanta’s Office of Resilience is working with all city departments in implementing the “Power to Change” plan launched in October 2010 as well as crafting and implementing the Resilient Atlanta strategy.

Colorado School of Mines

Colorado School of Mines is a public research university devoted to engineering and applied science.

Cornell University Public Service Center
 

The mission of the Cornell Public Service Center is to champion the conviction that the Cornell University experience confirms service as essential to active citizenship. To fulfill this mission, the PSC has chosen service-learning as the educational philosophy to guide its programs. A service-learning approach enhances and reinforces academic learning with practical experiences, strengthens civic values and moral character, and responds to community needs. Service-learning fosters service to others, community development and empowerment, and reciprocal learning through participants' social and educational interactions.

Corporate Volunteer Council of Atlanta

The Corporate Volunteer Council of Atlanta supports member companies in their strategic commitment to workplace volunteerism and civic engagement.

They are a network of local businesses that are dedicated to volunteerism in the communities where we live and work. Member companies join in order to share best practices, support employees, network, utilize an extensive resource library, and build strong community investment strategies to make a difference through service.

Dekalb Capital Improvement Program Citizens Advisory Group

Their mission is to provide informed professional and citizen participation in the Watershed Management Department’s (“Watershed”) Capital Improvement Program, the implementation of the County’s consent decree with the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and the education of community members so the County makes the most effective use of available resources while ensuring DeKalb County’s waters meet all federal and state water quality standards for the benefit of all residents and visitors.

E3 Movement

The E3 Movement leads to the revitalization of older congregations as well as generate the growth a new church dynamics by executing 3 Concepts: Ecumenical, Evangelism, and Entrepreneurship.

ECO-Action

ECO-Action strengthens communities as they organize to confront and resolve environmental health threats. They focus their assistance on the those with the fewest resources, – people with limited formal education, women, children, people of color, and rural residents.

Emerald Corridor Foundation

The Emerald Corridor Foundation is dedicated to the healthy and sustainable revitalization of Proctor Creek and its surrounding neighborhoods in Northwest Atlanta. Their mission is to foster a healthy environment and support thriving urban communities.  Tehey build greenspaces and restore waterways, and support and engage local communities through partnerships and grants.

Emory University

Emory University, a top-ranked private institution recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts colleges, graduate and professional schools, and one of the world's leading health care systems. It is located on a beautiful campus in Atlanta, Georgia's historic Druid Hills neighborhood.

Engineers Without Borders - USA

Engineers Without Borders USA builds a better world through engineering projects that empower communities to meet their basic human needs and equip leaders to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. Their 16,800 members work with communities to find appropriate solutions for water supply, sanitation, energy, agriculture, civil works and structures.

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