West End Academy: A place at the table

Atlanta Public Schools partners with Communities-In Schools of Atlanta to operate the West End Academy Performance Learning Center. West End Academy is designed to serve over 150 eligible eleventh and twelfth graders attending any of the APS high schools. West End Academy provides  a non-traditional program that addresses the needs of at risk students, who may... Continue Reading →

AFAEE Award recognizes Corendis Hardy for bringing creativity to Douglass students

The local nonprofit Atlanta Families’ Award for Excellence in Education (AFAEE) announced Tuesday that Douglass High School teacher Corendis Hardy was one of 10 Atlanta Public Schools’ educators named 2013 AFAEE winners, an award that recognizes and honors outstanding educators in APS in a way that informs and engages the community. Hardy began her service... Continue Reading →

The Joseph E. Lowery Institute partners with Perkerson Elementary to promote conflict resolution

As a part of the "Violence Initiative in Schools," the Joseph E. Lowery Institute mentors have partnered with Perkerson Elementary School to teach students about peer mediation and conflict resolution. The Joseph E. Lowery Institute has a long-standing tradition of promoting programs and initiatives focused on non-violence, educational opportunities, social justice, community engagement and individual... Continue Reading →

Young Middle School Partners with Fifth Third Bank to Promote Financial Literacy

Jean Childs Young Middle School is excited to announce their school’s new partnership with Fifth Third Bank.  Dr. Kelvin L. Griffin, the principal of Young Middle School, is committed to engaging business and community partners to provide opportunities for students and their families. Fifth Third Bank is committed to building partnerships with communities and schools... Continue Reading →

Cascade Welcomes A New Community Partner

Cascade Elementary School recently partnered with the Paradise Community Development Corporation (PCDC), located in Forest Park, Georgia. The PCDC developed a special interest for Cascade Elementary and has established a community partnership to support the school and students with increasing student achievement. The Paradise Community Development Corporation is a non-profit organization designed to positively impact the youth... Continue Reading →

International Delegates Visit Leadership Academy at King Middle

On November 29th, International delegates and educators from the Global Peace Convention visited King Middle School for a site visit of the Leadership Academy program. The special guests included representatives from Global Peace Foundation, Washington Aid International Teens (WAIT), Department of Human Family Service, Afterschool All stars, teacher leaders from Kenya, Ireland, Iraq, and members... Continue Reading →

Financial Literacy Workshops Take Over Classrooms at Jackson High School

Maynard Jackson Youth Foundation partnered with Bank of America to conduct financial literacy workshops for the entire student population of Maynard Jackson High School on October 30th.  For two class periods, 75 Executives from Bank of America held interactive workshops in each classroom explaining the basics of checking & savings accounts, credit scores, and the... Continue Reading →

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