Tired of seeing communities suffering from poverty, crime, and low education? Feel like you’re not doing enough or want to figure out what you can do to help?
This month, The Power Mixer welcomes a special feature. Our mixers serve as a network to direct people to organizations in Atlanta that are “doin’ good in the hood.” These organizations work towards improving our community through business, politics, grassroots community work, or all three. Check out profiles from our current partnering organizations, browse their sites, and join to do something good for your hood!:
Atlanta Urban League
Contact Person: Jacque Lett, Membership and Volunteer Coordinator
Address: 100 Edgewood Avenue, Suite 600
City/State/Zip: Atlanta, GA. 30303
Primary Programs: Adult Basic Education, Job Skills Training/Computer Skills Training, Homeownership, Career/Workforce Development/Entrepreneurship/Healthy Lifestyles
For more information about membership, volunteering or our programs and services, please visit our website at www.atlul.org.
The Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition
Contact Person: Ann Mauney, Co-Coordinator
Address: P.O. Box 133016
City/State/Zip: Atlanta, GA, 30333
The Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition/Atlanta is a volunteer network of community, student, and faith-based organizations and individuals working for global justice and peace. We formed in September of 2002 to mobilize opposition to the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Although our efforts to stop the invasion failed, we have developed a strong metro-wide network calling for an end to military occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan and advocating for a foreign policy based on justice and domestic policies serving human needs.
H.N.I.C. (Healing and Nourishing our Inner City)
Contact Person: Cabral Williams and James Williams
Address: Shrine of the Black Madonna Learning Center
946 Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard
City/State/Zip: Atlanta, GA 30310-1876
H.N.I.C. is a non-profit organization aimed at rebuilding the community one student at a time by providing FREE GED classes. Classes are held every Monday and Wednesday from 6-8 PM. There are no registrations fees; everything is absolutely free! This is a great volunteer opportunity so if you know anyone in need of a GED or looking to volunteer, please contact them using the above information.