Founded by NBA pro Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Future Foundation will celebrate Atlanta’s past, present and future investments in education for underserved youth at the Keep It 100% Luncheon on April 20, 2016. Event chair Cyril Turner, president of Delta Global Services and Delta Private Jets, will present the inaugural Jean Childs Young Individual Leadership in Education Award will be presented to Curley Dossman, president of the Georgia-Pacific Foundation, and the Ann Cramer Corporate Leadership in Education Award will be presented to Georgia Power. The most important civil rights issue facing the United States today is education in underserved communities. Here in Atlanta, activists and … [Read more...] about Future Foundation Celebrates Atlanta Investments in Education for Underserved Youth
This holiday season we reflect on what drives us forward throughout the year, and we extend gratitude for all who invest in us. Fifty-percent. That's how many of the students in East Point and College Park graduate from high school. At Future Foundation, we've doubled that average. In our first decade, we ensured that 100% of our students graduated, despite poorly performing high schools, and went on to post-secondary institutions. That's one way we're bridging gaps between dreams and reality - and combatting daunting statistics through our core programs. To view in entirety, click here. Just as we've improved graduation rates, we're serious about addressing poverty - and … [Read more...] about It’s about connectedness this holiday season – and every day.
In the attached tool kit, you will find messaging to post daily on your favorite social media channels, plus email content for you to personalize and send to your network before and on Georgia Gives Day on 11/12/15. FF Ga Gives Day Social Media Toolkit Images may be downloaded at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3k51sj31lwrpf4l/AACLDuXNBYn42JmsTroI02aAa?dl=0 Thank you for Keeping It 100% and taking action to make Georgia Gives Day a success! … [Read more...] about Future Foundation Ambassador Toolkit for Georgia Gives Day
During the summer, our College 4 Careers (C4C) program presented an innovative program at the Opportunity Hub (OHUB) that stressed to students the importance of creating products that solve actual, real-world problems. We’re very excited that Ariana and Latavia (pictured above in the center), sophomores at Tri Cities High School, reached the finals with their unique jewelry collection. Dismayed by statistics on the number of children who go missing each year, the two students decided to focus on a way to combat the problem by making missing children easier to find. Their solution: jewelry—such as earrings, necklaces and bracelets—equipped with GPS devices that track the child wearing … [Read more...] about Innovation Nurtured: Future Foundation students reach “Future Tank” finals
One in a series of profiles of the people who make our work possible. Where do you live? I currently live in Sandy Springs and have lived in the area for almost 10 years. What is your current job? What does it involve? I am a Management Consultant at KPMG LLP. In my role, I am responsible for working with our large Fortune 500 clients, helping them achieve better organizational performance and growth by solving problems and finding new ways of conducting business. My focus area is strategy development and implementation, and financial management. How did you learn about Future Foundation? I learned of the Foundation through a good friend who mentioned the great work the … [Read more...] about Board Member Spotlight: Cornell S. Hazelton
The Community Foundation is one of the largest community foundations in the country. Together with its donors, it averages more than $75 million in grants annually to an estimated 2,000 nonprofit organizations, encouraging and strengthening multi-sector partnerships and strategic philanthropy as a whole. Here are some of the ways Future Foundation is benefitting from The Community Foundation’s support. Strategic Restructuring Fund Opportunity with Communities in Schools of Atlanta They say that two heads are better than one, and that has certainly proven true in our work with the Communities In Schools of Atlanta Partnership (CIS). Both of our organizations serve students at … [Read more...] about Working for change with Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta – Strategic Philanthropy