Nonprofit Voice | Food as medicine: Wholesome Wave Georgia’s turnaround prescription for a modern health crisis

Monday, September 19, 2016
| by Guest Contributor |

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.

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.

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