We had the opportunity to work with J Young Media, an award winning full service video production company. They utilize skilled videographers, producers, production assistants, editors, motion graphic artists, and other contractors. They use their abilities to collaborate with and promote local nonprofits using video (documentaries, PSA’s, video series, etc.) to create awareness and initiate change from the populations these nonprofits serve. J Young Media is currently in pre-production on a youth based series based in Atlanta, GA. The story will consist of a group of at-risk youth that are enduring a variety of social, emotional, and academic issues throughout their adolescent lives. … [Read more...] about J. Young Media’s Helping Our Youth Stand Out!
Summer Brown and Chris Patterson, seventh graders at Woodland Middle School and active participants in our Reef House Learning Center, were selected to take a test for the Duke University Talent Identification Program (DukeTIP). Summer was the only seventh grader in the South Fulton Learning Community who was accepted into the Summer Program. Duke TIP is a global leader in identifying academically gifted students and providing them with opportunities to support their development. As a world leader in gifted and talented education, Duke TIP works with students, their families, and educators to identify, recognize, challenge, engage, and help students reach their highest potential. In … [Read more...] about Future Foundation Students & Duke TIP
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
One in a series of profiles of the people who make our work possible. Where do you live? I live in Duluth, Georgia. What is your current job? What does it involve? I’m currently an Account Executive with Siemens’ Building Performance and Sustainability group. I’m responsible for the growth and development of our energy services and energy management business here in the State of Georgia, specifically in the education and municipal markets segments. How did you learn about Future Foundation? I learned about Future Foundation through its CEO. I reconnected with Qaadirah at the annual South Metro Development Outlook conference about 18 months ago. I was intrigued as she shared … [Read more...] about Board Member Spotlight: George Buchanan
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)!