Dobbs Elementary School’s Playground Building Day

Atlanta Public Schools, South Metro Scholastic Fund, Humana Foundation, KaBOOM! and Hundreds of Volunteers Created Place for All Generations to Gather Atlanta Public Schools, the South Metro Scholastic Fund, the Humana Foundation, KaBOOM! (a national non-profit organization that has built more than 2,300 playgrounds) and volunteers joined forces on Saturday, Nov. 9 to build a... Continue Reading →

Southeast Atlanta Community Designs Playground for All Ages at Dobbs Elementary

On September 6th, Atlanta Public Schools, the South Metro Scholastic Fund, Humana Foundation, and KaBoom! kicked off their design plans for a new one-of-a-kind community garden at Dobbs Elementary School. The customized playground will be funded primarily by the Humana Foundation and will be created with personal drawings and other input from local community members... Continue Reading →

The Atlanta Educator‘s Winter 2010 edition hits the streets

The Winter 2010 issue of the award-winning Atlanta Educator, a product of the Atlanta Public Schools’ Office of Communications, hits the streets this week to celebrate the many business and community partnerships that help our students in their journey to excellence. In this issue, read all about the collaboration with KaBOOM!, which helps schools and... Continue Reading →

Grove Park Elementary partners with The Home Depot Foundation on a KaBOOM! playground

UPDATE: Check out the NPR feature on KaBOOM! here. For the second time in the 2010-11 school year, an APS elementary collaborated with a community partner to bring a KaBOOM! playground. Grove Park Elementary welcomed more than 250 volunteers, who braved the threat of rain and got the job done ahead of schedule. Grove Park Elementary... Continue Reading →

Thomasville Heights Elementary celebrates KaBoom! playground

"It's amazing what can happen when people come together on behalf of students." With those words from Thomasville Heights Elementary Principal Charles Penn, the school celebrated its new KaBooom! playground and outdoor classroom. Foresters, a Toronto-based insurance company, funded the project and provided about 200 volunteers who helped pour concrete, rake mulch and erect a... Continue Reading →

Thomasville Heights Elementary to receive KaBOOM! playground on Saturday

Thomasville Heights Elementary will receive a new playground on Saturday thanks to more than 200 volunteers, including teachers, students and the KaBOOM! organization. The kickoff ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, with the 3,600 square foot community playground expected to be completed by mid-afternoon.  A ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the new playground is... Continue Reading →

Venetian Hills Elementary gets a new playground — and a visit by Ludacris

UPDATE: See photo gallery here. More than 200 volunteers worked on a warm Saturday afternoon to build a playground for Venetian Hills Elementary thanks to the support of KaBOOM! and United Healthcare -- who rewarded those efforts with an appearance by Ludacris. The award-winning hip-artist and actor with deep Atlanta roots was a star attraction... Continue Reading →

Slater Elementary fulfills six-year dream of a KaBOOM! playground

More than 250 volunteers came together with teachers, staff and students on Wednesday to help Slater Elementary School fulfill a six-year dream by installing a playground, thanks to an ongoing partnership with KaBOOM! and Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA). But the renovations didn't stop there. Volunteers also added  an outdoor classroom, picnic tables, a sandbox, an above-ground... Continue Reading →

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