Atlanta Falcons, United Way of Greater Atlanta and Atlanta Public Schools Team Up for Hometown Huddle

Today in all cities across the country, for the 17th year, the NFL and United Way celebrated Hometown Huddle. The Atlanta Falcons, other NFL players, coaches and executives, participated in a series of volunteer community projects in seven Atlanta Public Schools campuses – Bethune, Connally, Jones and Venetian Hills Elementary schools; Brown Middle School, KIPP... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Falcons visit Dunbar Elementary and Kennedy Middle for physical education — and fun

Physical education class at Dunbar Elementary was a little more energetic than usual today, as members of the Atlanta Falcons football team helped teacher Samuel Hill challenge students to jump rope, tug-of-war and other fun activities as part of the 12th annual NFL-United Way Hometown Huddle. The entire Falcons roster, including team owner Arthur Blank,... Continue Reading →

Grade Level Reading Initiative launched at forum

The Annie E. Casey Foundation – Atlanta Civic Partners’ Forum on the Grade Level Reading Initiative was held Dec. 9 to launch a pilot literacy initiative. The focus of the public-private initiative is to move APS students from meeting state educational standards to exceeding them. Piloted at Dunbar Elementary School, the initiative also seeks to improve... Continue Reading →

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