Seventy-four percent of Georgia voters support ensuring the fair and equal treatment of people under the law. So how is it that Georgia is one of only three states that does not prohibit private employer discrimination on the basis of factors including race or religion, and one of only five that allows racial and religious discrimination in businesses open to the public?
Since 1995, Friends of Refugees has served the Clarkston community with a mission to empower refugees through opportunities that provide for their well-being, education and employment. Our goal is to promote self-sufficiency and help new Americans seize opportunities, while fostering the friendships that will help them flourish in Georgia.
Nonprofit Voice | Food as medicine: Wholesome Wave Georgia’s turnaround prescription for a modern health crisis
Angel* lives with her daughter and two young grandchildren in Harrisburg, a historic mill village just west of downtown Augusta. Like many mill villages across the country, Harrisburg slipped into decline in the late 20th century. In that decline, businesses and houses were boarded up, weeds covered lawns that were once well-kept, and formerly bustling streets grew silent.
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.
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.