At Future Foundation, we consider ourselves to be a second family; not just in the way that we interact with each other, but also in the way that we serve our students and families. But what does it actually mean to be a "second family"? We’re not out to replace the student’s family, but instead to fill in the gaps, provide stable, nurturing relationships and opportunities that wouldn’t otherwise be available to support and guide young people and their families by connecting them to critical learning resources; tutoring and mentoring in a safe, nurturing after-school environment. Isabel Woods (Banneker High School's 2017 Valedictorian) is just one example of the thousands of students … [Read more...] about How Afterschool Programs Can Serve As A Second Family To Support Student Success
The impact on business in America has been undeniable with innovations from companies such as Uber, Netflix and Air B&B, but what makes the staff at Future Foundation truly excited, is thinking about what impact disruptive thinking can have on the non-profit world. What opportunities we have to create a ripple that affects another person’s life for the better. How that ripple can inspire another, and another and another until it becomes a wave—a tide of energy creating change. Making the world a better place. The Future Foundation all started as just a glimmer of an idea that, maybe, we could give something back to the communities that needed it most. Soon this idea became a … [Read more...] about We Are All One Ripple…
Giving back is a recurring theme in the nonprofit world. No matter what the mission of the organization may be, so much of what we do, when we do it well, is based on the idea of giving back, mentoring, and helping others learn from your own experience to succeed in their own journeys. This past Monday (August 13, 2017), I had the distinct pleasure of serving as the keynote speaker for the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) National Conference in Atlanta, GA. The reception we received after a disruptive conversation about the way poverty needs to be addressed at YNPN Atlanta clearly shows we’re working in a sector that’s primed for disruption. The single word I … [Read more...] about A Sector Primed for Disruption?
Through LOVE, LEARNING and LEADERSHIP we at Future Foundation have been able to engage business leaders, government and volunteers to rally behind our work and affect change in our most vulnerable communities. Check out what we've been up to! LOVE Two master barbers from Trinity Barbershop in College Park, GA came by our Future Foundation teen center and volunteered their services to our summer camp students. The results were astounding!!! Kudos to our Future Foundation staff, Xavier Alexander (program aide) for coordinating this awesome endeavor. Trinity Barbershop Robert Moore; owner/master barber 1876 Harvard Avenue College Park, … [Read more...] about Check Out What Future Foundation’s Been Up To!
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 … [Read more...] about Future Foundation Welcomes Aboard New Leadership
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 … [Read more...] about Wells Fargo Awards Grant to Future Foundation to Support New 2.0 Model