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)!
On November 11, Future Foundation presented, A Conversation With Our Sons, a panel discussion and film screening designed to equip the audience with skills to successfully raise African American males and provide them with heroes in their lives in the form of mentors. In addition to the film screening, male students at Tri-Cities High School participated in an essay contest where they reflected on what it means to be a successful young man in America, barriers faced, and what it takes to overcome obstacles. Congratulations to our first-prize essay winner, Eugene Teah. He will receive a cash prize. Read his moving essay. … [Read more...] about Post Event Update: American Promise Movie Screening, Panel Discussion, & Essay Contest
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
As a part of our enrichment series, some of our college bound ladies have the opportunity to design inspiration boards of their first apartments and would like to share their experience with you. Our young ladies will take part in a 4 day workshop on July 8-11, 2013 where they will learn about interior design and its best practices by experimenting with design styles, products and furnishings in order to create their own story boards of their first apartments. The instructor, Janet Prioleau, J. Prioleau Interiors, began her interior design business in Kansas. She relocated to Atlanta in order to pursue her goals in a city known for its history, cultural, tradition, and entrepreneurial … [Read more...] about At a Glance: “Designing Our Future” Presentation Day
As a part of our enrichment series, some of our college bound ladies have the opportunity to design inspiration boards of their first apartments and would like to share their experience with you. Please join us in uplifting these future career women! To RSVP, please call 404-766-0510 and ask for Brittany Gray, Executive Administrator, or reply by email [email protected] … [Read more...] about Designing Our Future Presentation Day – July 12, 2013