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A great idea now in its 17th year, the Corporate Volunteer Council of Atlanta’s annual IMPACT Awards is a high-profile recognition of Atlanta companies that support the community through employee volunteer programs and other civic engagements.
Based on the idea that design is a way of looking at the world with an eye for changing it, this summer‘s Design for Social Impact exhibit at Museum of Design Atlanta offered a look at how designers, engineers, students, professors, architects, and social entrepreneurs from across the Southeast are using design to solve 21st century problems.
“Our collaborative culture led to an inventive succession plan, giving artists the chance to pursue leadership positions within the company,” said Zoetic Dance Ensemble founder and Creative Director Melanie Blanchard. That’s how they hired new Artistic Director Mallory Baxley, a dancer and filmmaker who began with the company in high school, and stuck with them through college at UGA and beyond. “Many of our dancers have invested years of their careers in Zoetic,” said Blanchard. “We wanted to offer them a significant return by recruiting a new Artistic Director from within.”
Read more about this year's award recipients and thoughts from GCN and YNPN Atlanta leaders, inside!