On Tuesday 7/15/2014 the teens were invited to participate in Siemens Science Day. George Buchanan, a Future Foundation Board Member, taught the teens all about windmills and how they operate. They learned that “Wind turbines”, the modern equivalent of the windmill, are usually grouped into large collections of units to produce electricity. These are called wind power plants, or wind farms. They are generally located in agricultural areas where large plots of land are available, and agricultural activities are undisturbed by their action. Often located in windy areas of the country, they can also be constructed offshore to make use of winds that sweep over the bodies of water. Wind-powered … [Read more...] about SUMMERTIME STEM @ SIEMENS
It’s been #10Yrs and we’re celebrating youth dreams fulfilled and actualized. Their stories speak for themselves. All proof that a good foundation makes all the difference. To read all about it, check out our 2013 Annual Report here. To our stakeholders, thank you for all of your continued support and dedication to our mission. … [Read more...] about #10Yrs of Impact is Worth Celebrating!
One in a series of profiles of the people who make our work possible. Javana is Program Manager of our Reef House Learning Center. Her recent graduation from Atlanta Technical College with an Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Business Administration helped motivate Future Foundation students to focus on their own high school graduation. Javana also has certification in Child Development from Laney and Merritt College in Oakland, California, and earned her Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential from Spelman College. Where do you live? College Park Describe your current activities at Future Foundation. I serve as the Program Manager of the Reef House Learning Center, where … [Read more...] about Stakeholder Spotlight: Javana Monson-Hodges
Today, United Way of Greater Atlanta announced the winners of its DARE to Forget the Box! prizes. Out of the 80 agencies that applied and 25 finalists, we were one of four collaborative teams addressing critical systemic issues to be selected to receive prizes. We are proud to say that we are a recipient of a $300,000 grant annually, totaling $900,000 over the next three years that will greatly impact the lives of over a hundred youth and families in South Fulton! Along with 6 other community partners (Siemens Corporation, Willie J. Freeman College Park Regional Health Center, Fulton County Office of Workforce Development, Woodland Middle School, Banneker High School, & Youth … [Read more...] about United Way announces FUTURE FOUNDATION as winner of their $300,000 Dare to Forget the Box Prize – to implement the innovative works of the College Park Enrichment Collaboration (CPEC)!
There's nothing quite like the connection made when reading to a child. The connection is even more meaningful when the reader is reading his or her own book. That simple thought drove a new activity for students at our Learning and Teen Centers: writing and illustrating their own books-then reading them to pre-K children at local daycare facilities. The idea was developed by one of our employee innovation program teams called Gift Givers. Because the books can be read over and over, we call it gifts that keep on giving. And the students become heroes to the children they read to. Students are creating more than a dozen books with themes of giving: Gift of Friendship, Gift of Love, … [Read more...] about Making Heroes out of Our Learning and Teen Center Students
Friday's Designing The Future Presentation Day was a great success! Our young ladies presented their inspiration boards on their styles for the first apartments. Their styles ranged from eclectic, modern, to transient. We thank Janet Prioleau for donating her time, enriching the lives of our young women and showing them that visions are attainable. Special thanks to our community partners Federal Home Loan Bank, City of College Park Recreation, Neighbor Newspapers, and Kroger for donating your time and resources. … [Read more...] about Designing Our Future Presentation Day