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On July 1, Decatur-based Our House and Atlanta’s Genesis Shelter made their merger official, joining forces to better serve homeless families across the metro area.
Every year, more than 60,000 groups apply for nonprofit status, and Program Associate Lauren Jeong is one of the professionals at the Foundation Center-Atlanta who counsels aspiring leaders on effective implementation of their ideas.
Unveiled at their Red, White and NEW fundraising event on August 1, the new organization’s name and brand identity reflects an evolved vision.
According to Dickson, the merger idea was tossed between the two well-established organizations for “at least 15 years.” Finally, “both boards felt the time was right: the resources were there, the leadership was there, the momentum and rationale were strong.”