Nonprofit Voice | Downtown's Big Year

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
| by Guest Contributor |

For 73 years, GCN member Central Atlanta Progress (CAP) has overseen Downtown Atlanta through many times of transition and growth as the neighborhood has been...

Earlier this year, the New York Times released a list of “52 places to go in 2014” that included destinations around the globe—and Downtown Atlanta was one of them! With the inauguration of the Atlanta Streetcar, the opening of both the Center for Civil and Human Rights (GCN member) and the College Football Hall of Fame, as well as the groundbreaking for a new Atlanta Falcons Stadium, Downtown Atlanta is the place to BE. 

Nonprofit Voice | Everyone’s Market: Starting a Movement, and Fighting Food Insecurity, at the Farmers Market

News about food insecurity and urban food deserts across the country is ongoing and largely discouraging; a recent Atlanta magazine feature points out that half...

The veteran farmers market shopper might ask, “Why isn’t everyone shopping here?” With a bounty of fresh, locally-grown food available at farmers markets across the state, and such a growing interest in shopping locally and sustainably, why are such small numbers of Georgians shopping at their area market? In 2012, Georgia Organics set out to answer that question—particularly as it relates to statewide food insecurity.

Nonprofit Voice | Confessions of a climate accepter and community builder

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
| by Guest Contributor |

Earth Day turns 44 years old today. From the first celebration in the United States on April 22, 1970, Earth Day has grown into one...

It’s Earth Day. 44 years we’ve been celebrating it, now. We’ve come so far since those surreal years (before my time) when evil companies just dumped chemicals on the ground, in our rivers, or sent them up smoke stacks. So many battles were hard-fought by those early environmental heroes. Big laws were passed, and big lawsuits were won. Dr. Seuss’s Lorax was redeemed! 

Nonprofit Voice | Street Grace on Atlanta's Sex Trade

Thursday, March 27, 2014
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A new report from the Urban Institute on the state of the illegal sex trade in eight U.S. cities, the first of its...

The report that recently came out, as disheartening as it is, only confirms what we already know: that trafficking is a very real issue in our state and in our city. Street Grace has been working since 2009 to bring the issue of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST) to the forefront of people’s minds. We know at Street Grace that there is a pathway to change beginning with awareness, empowerment, and engagement, which will ultimately lead to social change.