Gideons Elementary Unveils Newly Renovated Library from Target and The Heart of America Foundation

Atlanta Public Schools’  Charles L. Gideons Elementary unveiled its newly renovated school library and parent center, sponsored by Target Corp. and The Heart of America Foundation September 24. The renovated library features 2,000 new books, new furniture, an aquarium, and technology upgrades, including new iPads. The parent center was also updated with computers and parent... Continue Reading →

Woodson Elementary gets $100k Target Library Makeover from Target and Heart of America Foundation

Target Corporation and The Heart of America Foundation in partnership with H.J. Russell & Company unveiled a $100,000 state-of-the-art library makeover Friday, November 2, 2012 at Carter G. Woodson Primary School. Participating in the ribbon-cutting ceremony were board members Byron Amos and Brenda Muhammad, APS Associate Superintendent Steve Smith, and Target Store Manager Donna Stalter. ... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Civic and Business Leaders Bring Project for a Day to Atlanta Public Schools

Approximately 150 Atlanta business and civic leaders fanned out to public schools across the city recently to participate in our first-ever Project for a Day (formerly Principal for a Day) event. Professionals from Coca-Cola, the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, Georgia-Pacific, IBM, Junior Achievement, Project GRAD Atlanta, Target, Tyler Perry Studios, UPS and other organizations... Continue Reading →

Target grant brings endless possibilities to Grove Park

Thanks to a generous $25,000 grant from Target, Grove Park Intermediate students, teachers and staff will soon find themselves with much needed classroom supplies, new technology, funding for fieldtrips, physical education equipment and more. The one-time, undesignated grant is part of the Give with Target campaign and Target’s Back-to-School celebration.  The company awarded the grant... Continue Reading →

Target invests in student achievement at Thomasville Heights Elementary

Thomasville Heights Elementary School Principal Charles Penn continuously makes the connection between home and school to promote student success. Support from community partners — and a book by President Barack Obama — also keep students motivated. Target recently awarded 60 students with a gift bag, reading certificate and the book “Of Thee, I Sing,” written... Continue Reading →

Principal Shadow Day welcomes community partners to serve as school leaders around APS

UPDATE: Check out photo gallery here. Read speeches by Mays High Eagle Leadership Academy students at the luncheon here. Atlanta Public Schools principals happily switched places with several of our community and business partners Thursday as part of the annual Principal Shadow Day -- one of the best-ever examples of walking in someone else's shoes.... Continue Reading →

2010 Principal Shadow Day luncheon set for Thursday

The 2010 Principal Shadow Day luncheon is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at the Ballroom at Twelve Atlantic Station. Participating in the luncheon will be Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed; Sam A. Williams, president of the Metro Atlanta Chamber; Dr. Beverly L. Hall, Superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools; and Gordon Schmidt, group vice president of... Continue Reading →

Principal for a Day: Toomer Elementary welcomes Valarie Acree, Anthony Jewett

Toomer Elementary's Principal for a Day featured a double-shot of community partners as Valarie Acree, Target Assets Protection Team Leader, and Anthony Jewett, Zeist Foundation Fellow, visited the school in their honarary role. The Principals for a Day began their morning with an inspirational announcement to students, parents, faculty and staff. “I am so excited to be here,... Continue Reading →

Principal for a Day: Jackson Elementary welcomes Target’s Andy Morris

Warren T. Jackson Elementary put its best foot forward in hosting Target Store Team Leader Andy Morris as its Principal for a Day. Principal Lorraine Reich showed off one of the school's biggest assets -- its teachers -- following a video presentation for the community partner. Morris met members of the school's PTA, including Co-Presidents... Continue Reading →

Beecher Hills Elementary unveils media center makeover by Target, Heart of America

Atlanta Public Schools, Beecher Hills Elementary, Target and Heart of America celebrated the opening of Beecher Hills’ renovated media center on Friday morning. The project included 2,000 new books as well as new bookshelves, tables, chairs, carpeting, lighting, a Promethean board and repainted walls with an undersea mural. While much of the pre-planning and design... Continue Reading →

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