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Kelly Walton, Chief Operations Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Future Foundation is proud to announce that Kelly Walton has joined our organization as Chief Operating Officer. Kelly comes to us from the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, where she served for three years as the Senior Director of Higher Education Partnerships. Her major responsibilities consisted of establishing the inaugural Higher Education Partnerships division and leading global efforts to develop a college-going culture for over 4 million Club youth.

Kelly also has extensive consulting experience working with various organizations in the education arena. Most recently, she worked with MDRC, as a site liaison consultant on the national evaluation of the Diplomas Now Model. Additionally, she served in various leadership positions within the secondary division for a school district in metro Atlanta.

Her strong organizational skills and attention to detail are a reflection of her unwavering commitment to serving youth through education.

Rhonda Howard, Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rhonda Howard joins Future Foundation as it’s new Chief Financial Officer. Her experience with government grant billing,  coupled with excellent knowledge of preparing financial statements, budget reports, and managing staff makes her a perfect fit for the role.

Rhonda’s strong analytical skills and dedication will no doubt be an asset to our organization as we continue to grow and expand. Her goals are to help the Future Foundation simplify our accounting process, develop and implement effective channels that can put reduce expenses and stimulate income.

Her resume is not just impressive, but is also evidence of her hard work and commitment to the organizations she has served. We look forward to working with Rhonda as she helps Future Foundation take our nonprofit to the next level.

The Future Foundation welcomes both Kelly and Rhonda to the team and we look forward to each of their contributions.

June 15, 2017

Kristina Christy, Vice President of Atlanta Community Affairs for Wells Fargo, stopped by the Future Foundation (FF) board meeting held at Pricewaterhousecoopers in Midtown Atlanta, to present a check in the amount of $17,500. The grant was awarded to the foundation to support its launch of an education research study being conducted for Woodland and McNair Middle Schools in Fulton County. 400 students will be recruited as a part of the study to validate FF’s 2.0 approach to helping underserved students make smart decisions about academics, social behavior, physical, nutritional, and sexual health—in order to prepare them for bright futures.

With the continued support of community partners like Wells Fargo, Future Foundation’s 2.0 strategy could be the catalyst needed to jump-start education reform not only for students in metro Atlanta, but for low-performing school districts across the nation.

See the link here for an overview of the study.

 

 

Established four years ago, the Casey Foundation’s Expanding Evidence portfolio aims to strengthen the capacity of emerging programs for families of color. Future Foundation in Atlanta is a prime example.

Learn why community leaders across Georgia are excited about the work this afterschool program is doing: http://www.aecf.org/blog/organizations-learn-how-to-demonstrate-effectiveness-of-programs-for-people/

Future Foundation CEO, Qaadirah Abdur-Rahim, has developed a “Theory of Change” to address how poverty can be disrupted and alleviated anywhere by giving children access to family, education, health, relationship and life skill support, creating what she calls a “second family environment”. View the full article by the Atlanta Tribune at http://bit.ly/2pAhLKS as Abdur-Rahim discusses her thoughts on purpose, change and leadership! #ThePowerIssue