For our July Volunteer Project, the Brownieland Team participated in the United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Medlock Trail Restoration with the International Community School in celebration of Back to School Week!
United Way of Greater Atlanta’s mission is to engage and bring together people and resources to drive sustainable improvements in the well-being of children, families, and individuals in the community. To do this, the United Way focuses its investments on the building blocks of our lives and community – education, income, health, and housing. The United Way is the only nonprofit that brings together people and resources from every sector – volunteers, advocates, and donors; partner agencies, counties, and governments to develop and deliver new solutions. The United Way of Greater Atlanta brings together dozens of nonprofits to identify collaborative solutions that lead to positive outcomes for the community, like self-sufficiency and access to healthcare for all individuals and families and academic achievement for all children. This incredible organization invests in more than 200 programs in 13 counties through the United Way Child Well-Being Impact Fund. Trained community volunteers guide United Way’s Child Well-Being Impact Fund investment decisions, and investments are directed toward nonprofits with proven effectiveness in creating sustainable and measurable contributions to community well-being.
From July 26 through the 30th, the United Way of Greater Atlanta is offering multiple opportunities for volunteers to help feed the minds and bellies of students with their Back to School Week initiative. From collecting school supplies to revitalizing teachers’ lounges to creating virtual STEAM content, the United Way is offering various volunteer opportunities to get children ready for school! Find out more about the United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Back to School Week HERE.
The Brownieland Team signed up through the United Way of Greater Atlanta to lend a hand to the International Community School’s Medlock Nature Trail. The International Community School (ICS) is a public charter school in DeKalb County serving students in grades K-5. ICS was strategically designed in 2002 to bring together refugee, immigrant, and local children in an academically challenging and nurturing environment. Today, the school serves more than 400 students annually, representing more than 30 nationalities and speaking 25 languages. We had a fun time getting to know other volunteers while clearing weeds, picking up leaves, and trimming foliage to get the trail ready for daily use once school resumes!
Learn more about how you can get involved with the United Way of Greater Atlanta HERE.