Over the past few months, we, as a community, have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in many different ways. At the frontlines of this crisis are nonprofit organizations working day after day to provide financial, emotional, and social support that nurture our communities. Throughout May, in honor of #GivingTuesdayNow, Brownieland featured Atlanta organizations we have partnered with over the years in an effort to spotlight the work they do to help those in need around Georgia. Our goal is to motivate others to come together and give communities a sense of hope.
If you were unable to follow the daily updates on our social media outlets, here is a summary so that you can learn more about the organizations we featured. We are grateful for everything they do for our communities and hope this information inspires you to pitch in and lend a hand. After all, we are in this together!
MAY 1st – 3rd
Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta: Brownieland kicked off May by spotlighting Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta (JFGA), a nonprofit with a mission to transform Jewish values into tangible deeds. Discover how JFGA is assisting community members in their COVID-19 Resource Guide. Watch this video to learn more about this incredible nonprofit organization.
Atlanta Women’s Foundation: The Atlanta Women’s Foundation (AWF) is a nonprofit that strives to ensure that all women and girls in metro Atlanta live safe, economically self-sufficient, successful lives. They have created a COVID-19 Grantee Relief Fund for nonprofit organizations based in AWF’s five-county service area (Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties) that are unable to close their doors during this period of shelter-in-place and are meeting basic needs, including safety, housing, and food.
YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta: The YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta is a nonprofit organization building communities where everyone belongs through programs that build spirit, mind and body for all. At this time, the YMCA of Metro Atlanta is working on initiatives to support their community including childcare support for those working on the front lines of COVID-19, expanded hunger relief programs, and Operation REACH to aid members in high risk groups. Learn more about these important programs and how you can help HERE.
MAY 4th – 10th
Junior Achievement of Georgia: The Junior Achievement of Georgia, a nonprofit that empowers young people to own their economic success. While schools were closed during the pandemic, Junior Achievement offered Free Online Resources for teachers and parents. Check out the JA of Georgia for the latest updates and watch this video we produced in partnership with Junior Achievement to learn more about their incredible program.
Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students (GEEARS) is a nonprofit organization operating to inspire and provide leadership for a statewide movement on quality early learning and healthy development for all children ages birth through five. Explore GEEARS’s latest updates and resources related to COVID-19 to find out how they are supporting early learning during this time. Plus, check out this video we produced in partnership with GEEARS to learn more about this remarkable organization.
Teach On Project: Teach On Project (TOP), a nonprofit that provides resources, grant funding, and support for Metro Atlanta public school teachers and leaders. Check out Teach On Project for the latest updates. Plus, watch this video to learn more about their incredible program and past winners.
Atlanta Speech School: The Atlanta Speech School’s mission is to ensure every child can read, is able to decide their own future, and can make the most difference in the lives of others. While schools closed due to COVID-19, the Atlanta Speech School implemented Pop-Up Early Learning offering virtual learning practices for the remainder of the school year. Check out the Atlanta Speech School to stay updated and watch this video we produced together to demonstrate how small changes in adult behavior can enhance a child’s approach and their ability to learn.
The Children’s School: The mission of The Children’s School is to enrich minds and inspire dreams. The Children’s School’s vibrant community is passionate about unlocking the potential of children from early childhood through eighth grade. Find out more in this video Brownieland Pictures produced in partnership with The Children’s School showcasing their mission to enrich minds and inspire dreams.
The Epstein School: At The Epstein School, students experience an exceptional education led by specialized STEAM and Hebrew language programs. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Epstein School offered free ESA Camp Virtual Clubs featuring cooking, yoga, P.E., and STEAM activities with a focus on K through 4th grades. Check out The Epstein School to keep informed and stay tuned for a video we are producing together to learn more about this remarkable school.
Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta: The mission of the Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta is to promote social change and create positive opportunities for Jewish women and girls. With the current situation changing the way JWFA operates on a daily basis, they have stayed on course with their grant allocations and continue to operate the JWFA Agents of Change Training Program. Find out more about their incredible programs at JWFA.
MAY 11th – 17th
100 Babies Project: The 100 Babies Project is a shared project between Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), Georgia Pathway to Language and Literacy and Georgia Department of Education (DOE). The goal of this project is for all children in Georgia who are deaf or hard of hearing to have a Birth to Literacy Plan, which includes reading on grade level by third grade regardless of language (spoken or American Sign Language). Watch the video we produced in partnership with the Georgia Department of Public Health to learn more about the 100 Babies Project HERE.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta: At Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, you will find doctors, nurses and staff that are specially trained to care for children under the age of twenty-one. The mission of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is to make kids better today and healthier tomorrow. Learn more about Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in this video Brownieland Pictures produced in partnership with CHOA.
Access to Capital for Entrepreneurship (ACE Loans): Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs is a Georgia-based nonprofit organization that specializes in growing small businesses with capital, coaching, and connections. ACE helps underserved businesses that may be considered high risk and less profitable by traditional financial institutions. Stay up-to-date with this incredible organization HERE.
Georgia Tech Graduate Studies: Georgia Tech Graduate Studies helps students at Georgia Tech navigate the campus while understanding the requirements of being a grad student. Find out how the Georgia Tech community is joining the fight against COVID-19 by contributing expertise, innovation, and indomitable spirit to the effort. Brownieland Pictures joined Georgia Tech Graduate Studies to create a series of nine offbeat videos that make learning about the campus fun!
Marcus Jewish Community Center: The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) is committed to strengthening the quality of life in Atlanta and is recognized as one of the most highly-regarded Jewish community centers in the nation. Impacting more than 60,000 people annually, the MJCCA welcomes people of all faiths, ages, and backgrounds. During this time, MJCCA is offering a multitude of activities to stay involved, active, engaged, learning, and playing together, remotely.
Agnes Scott College: Brownieland featured Agnes Scott College to spotlight their virtual celebration in honor of the class of 2020! Since 1889, Agnes Scott has inspired students to discover new opportunities, new challenges and new strengths through a liberal arts education in a setting dedicated to women. Agnes Scott is one of the top liberal arts colleges dedicated to helping students grow as individuals, scholars, professionals and citizens of the world and one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation.
Coxe Curry and Associates: Coxe Curry and Associates provides professional counsel to help greater Atlanta nonprofit organizations attract resources, accomplish their missions and serve the community. They offer a comprehensive range of services at every stage of fundraising development to strengthen clients and help prepare them for long-term success. Learn more about Cox Curry and Associates and their clients HERE.
MAY 18th – 24th
Marietta City Schools: The mission of Marietta City Schools is to prepare each student through academic achievement, for college, career and life success. Marietta City Schools (MCS) serve some 8,800 students at eight elementary choice schools—one of which is a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Magnet—one middle school, one sixth-grade school, and one high school. MCS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School district. Stay up-to-date with Marietta City Schools HERE.
The Galloway School: Established by Elliott Galloway in 1969 as an independent day school, The Galloway School serves a diverse student body of approximately 750 students in preschool through 12th grade. Through innovation, enthusiasm, and high expectations, Galloway draws students joyfully into learning and cultivates the intrinsic curiosity and unrepeatable talents of each one. Find out more about The Galloway HERE.
The Howard School: The Howard School educates students with language-based learning disabilities and differences. Instruction is personalized to complement individual learning styles, to address student needs, and to help each student understand his or her learning process. Watch this video we produced in partnership with The Howard School to learn more about their incredible programs.
The Davis Academy: The Alfred & Adele Davis Academy offers students a balanced curriculum, integrating an exceptional secular education with a comprehensive Jewish studies program. In a nurturing, secure environment, instructed by a faculty dedicated to excellence, children are encouraged to reach their highest potential. The Davis Academy strives to create a community in which children develop a life-long love for learning and commitment to Jewish life founded on morals, values, and ethics, grounded in Torah. Stay up-to-date with The Davis Academy HERE.
Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts: Research and education at the Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts bridge the traditional separation between engineering, science, and computing, and the humanities and social sciences. From this interdisciplinary crossroads, the IAC faculty and students consider the human implications of technologies, policies, and actions, and create sustainable solutions for our world. IAC graduates are distinguished by their ability to navigate both technical and non-technical realms. Learn more in this video we produced in partnership with the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts celebrating their 130-year anniversary.
Sheltering Arms Early Education and Family Centers: The mission of Sheltering Arms Early Education and Family Centers is to transform the lives of children, their families and communities through model early childhood education and leadership in the field. Following the advice of Governor Kemp and public health authorities, Sheltering Arms closed all 14 centers mid-March and shifted their focus to relief efforts, establishing the Sheltering Arms Family Emergency Fund, and collaborating with partners like Helping Mamas to provide necessities to their families. Sheltering Arms has also created Family Support Coaches that are working very closely with the families to connect them to a multitude of resources. Learn more about these remarkable programs HERE.
Literacy Action: Literacy Action is a nonprofit that provides high quality, sustainable literacy programs that break the cycle of intergenerational low-literacy. Literacy Action is now the oldest, largest, and leading adult basic education nonprofit in the Southeastern United States. Their mission is to build better futures for undereducated adults by teaching literacy, life and work skills that empower them to reach their highest potential. To learn more about Literacy Action, watch this video we created together for our #10in10 Volunteer Campaign!
MAY 25th – MAY 31st
ALS Association of Georgia: The ALS Association of Georgia is a nonprofit that empowers, cares for and supports those living with ALS in Georgia, while advocating for a cure. The mission of the ALS Association is to find the cause of the disease and discover a cure through global, cutting-edge research. The ALS Association empowers people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing compassionate care and support. Each year, the Brownieland Pictures Team participates in the Atlanta Walk to Defeat ALS. Stay up-to-date with the ALS Association of Georgia HERE.
Jewish Family and Career Services: The goal of JF&CS Atlanta is to build a community of empowered lives by making hope and opportunity happen. Jewish Family and Career Services Atlanta providse counseling and career supports, and services for older adults and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Additionally, they operate a full-service dental clinic. JF&CS is helping people cope during this time of uncertainty with food, emergency funds, mental health services and support groups. Learn more about JF&CS services HERE.
The Weber School: The Weber School prepares its students for success in college and in life inspiring them to be knowledgeable, thinking, responsible Jewish adults, by weaving together: The pursuit of academic excellence; a commitment to Jewish values, the Jewish people and Israel; and a responsibility to serve the community and improve the world. To learn more about The Weber School, watch this video we created together to learn more about The Weber School.
Jewish HomeLife: Jewish HomeLife is a nonprofit system of nine life care communities and services that provide care and resources for seniors and their families. From long term care, independent and assisted living to rehabilitation, home care and hospice, Jewish Home Life Communities provides care and resources for generations. Find out what Jewish HomeLife is doing to reduce their risk during the COVID-19 epidemic HERE.