Nonprofit Voice | Building new lives for our veterans

Monday, August 22, 2016
| by Guest Contributor |

In his speech at Atlanta’s Disabled Veterans Convention on August 1, President Obama declared, “We've helped bring tens of thousands of veterans off the streets, but we're not slowing down," because “every single veteran matters.” HomeAid Atlanta Executive Director Mandy Crater takes those words to heart. “These heroes are responsible for the freedom we enjoy as Americans, and we owe them a huge debt,” she says.

Nonprofit Voice | Partnerships critical to fighting childhood hunger

Monday, July 18, 2016
| by Guest Contributor |

With 28 percent of children in Georgia living in food insecure households, childhood hunger is a critical and complex issue.

 

Through its strategic partnerships, Quality Care for Children (QCC) has been able to leverage resources from its corporate, philanthropic, and programmatic partners to not only adhere to higher standards of meal nutrition for the free meals it provides to children, but also provide nutrition education and training to children and program staff.

Nonprofit Voice | First-generation college graduates: key to community transformation

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
| by Guest Contributor |

The odds are stacked against too many children across America today. In Georgia, 47 percent of children live in families considered low-income. The Atlanta metropolitan area is still one of the hardest places for children to climb out of poverty: In South Fulton County, where the Future Foundation is based, one in four families live below the poverty line.

Nonprofit Voice | Protecting Georgia’s water quality – both above-ground and below

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
| by Guest Contributor |

As riverkeepers, we fight to ”keep” our rivers clean and healthy for everyone. Though you might think that rivers are all we are concerned about, we also focus heavily on safeguarding Georgia’s drinking waters: The first goal of the Waterkeeper Alliance, our international organization of riverkeepers, is protecting drinkable water. 

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