Partners 2016

CDC 2Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the leading national public health institute of the United States. The CDC is a federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services and is headquartered in unincorporated DeKalb County, Georgia, a few miles northeast of the Atlanta.


Task Force for Global Health

Task Force for Global Health
The Task Force for Global Health is an independent, nonprofit organization based in Decatur, Ga., USA, with field offices in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Guatemala City, Guatemala. Since 2013, they have been ranked among the five largest nonprofit organizations in the United States by Forbes, due to significant in-kind contributions of medicines from pharmaceutical companies.The Task Force consists of eight programs and five projects focused on neglected tropical diseases, vaccine-preventable diseases, and health systems strengthening.


Georgia Department of EducationGeorgia Department of Education
The Georgia Department of Education(GaDOE) governs public education in the state of Georgia. The department manages funding and testing for local educational agencies accountable for student achievement.


WABE RadioWABE Radio
WABE 90.1 FM and Public Broadcasting Atlanta (PBA) brings NPR News, music, the arts and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) programming to hundreds of thousands of listeners and viewers each year. As a broadcast service of Atlanta Public Schools in partnership with the Atlanta Educational Telecommunications Collaborative (AETC), PBA has never lost sight of its original mission. Education remains at the core of the company’s operation at every level, from preschoolers to elders.


MedShare is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving healthcare and the environment through the efficient recovery and redistribution of the surplus of medical supplies and equipment to those most in need. The organization collects surplus medical supplies and equipment from hospitals, distributors and manufacturers, and then redistributes it to qualified healthcare facilities in the developing world. MedShare also outfits medical missions and safety net clinics in both the U.S. and abroad.


The Carter CenterThe Carter Center
The Carter Center is a nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn Carter. In partnership withEmory University, The Carter Center works to advance human rights and alleviate human suffering.[5] The Center is governed by a Board of Trustees, consisting of many prominent business persons, educators, former government officials, and eminent philanthropists. The Atlanta-based center has helped to improve the quality of life for people in more than 80 countries


Goshen ValleyGoshen Valley
Goshen Valley Boys Ranch the flagship program of the Goshen Valley Foundation. It is a home for 40 young men, ages 11-18, living in the Georgia state foster care system. Goshen Valley is a family-based model of care. There are 6 homes, and a full-time house parent couple cares for each young man who comes to the Ranch. Young men are surrounded with love and care through intentional relationships and programs that focus on hope and healing.


Fulton County Juvenile Court
Fulton County Juvenile Court
The mission of Fulton County Juvenile Court is: first, to protect children and the community in matters brought before the court, to rehabilitate children, and to restore families; and second, to create opportunities for the community, partners, and stakeholders to actively engage in this mission.

The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center is an innovative nonprofit that gathers and analyzes data, shares it worldwide, and empowers people to understand – and increase – philanthropy’s ability to improve the world. The Center’s strategic priorities are to: connect non-profits to the resources they need to thrive; empower donors with knowledge tools they need to be more strategic; build the global data platform for philanthropy; communicate philanthropy’ s contribution to making a better world; encourage greater foundation transparency and ensure that their technology provides a strong foundation for the Center’s work.


City of Atlanta

City of Atlanta
Atlanta is the capital of and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia. A “world city”, Atlanta exerts significant impact upon commerce, finance, research, technology, education, media, art, and entertainment. The city ranks 36th among world cities and 8th in the United States.


Atlanta Police Department

Atlanta Police Department
The Atlanta Police Department is the law enforcement agency of the city of Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. The mission of the Atlanta Police Department is to create a safer Atlanta by reducing crime, ensuring the safety of our citizens and building trust in partnership with our community.


YMCAAndrew and Walter Young Family YMCA
The Walter Young YMCA is a center that provides wellness for families and individuals by providing the community with opportunities by providing pool facilities, gym coaches, and group fitness activities such as pilates and yoga. Having a wide range of activities for adults as well as youth groups, from baseball to preschool classes, the YMCA community is an active group supporting families.


Tax AssessorFulton County Tax Assessor
The Fulton County Board of Assessors was established to determine aspects of property in the specific county for property tax assessing. Their property tax system is able to measure the ability to pay by the value of the property.  The organization focuses mainly on property identification, appraisal of property, reappraisal of existing property, the appeal process, tax relief, and preparation of the tax digest.


Federal Reserve BankFederal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is one of the twelve reserve federal banks in the United States, covering the Sixth Federal Reserve District. This includes the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. This bank functions by having large roles in the areas monetary policy, bank supervision and regulation, as well as the operation of a nationwide payment system.


CARE International Headquarters
CARE is an organization focused on humanitarian aid to help families and communities in need. Their focus is to work alongside poor women to achieve their mission of creating lasting change by strengthening capacity for self-help. CARE works primarily by providing economic opportunity, delivering relief in emergencies, influencing policy decisions at all levels, and addressing discrimination, to help lift entire communities around the world. With cooperation with local communities, their goal is to create “a world of hope, tolerance and social justice” with healthy, thriving communities spanning that world.


Atlanta City Council

City of Atlanta Office of Innovation, Delivery, and Performance
The Mayor’s Office of Innovation Delivery and Performance is charged with driving meaningful progress and tangible results on the Administration’s top priorities in partnership with City operating departments and external partners. The Office houses the Innovation Delivery Team and Focus On Results (FOR) Atlanta program. The Innovation Delivery Team is a special projects team that drives progress on the Mayor’s top-priority challenges by working collaboratively with staff and partners to identify the best ideas, prioritize them by feasibility and impact, structure implementation plans, and secure the resources and support necessary for successful delivery. The Innovation Delivery Team was initially formed through a grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies. In the past, the Team has worked on reducing homelessness, including connecting over 1,000 of Atlanta’s most vulnerable homeless citizens to permanent housing, and improving customer service, including launching ATL311.


Center for civil and Human rightsCenter for Civil and Human Rights
The Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta is an engaging cultural attraction that connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s Global Human Rights Movements. Our purpose is to create a safe space for visitors to explore the fundamental rights of all human beings so that they leave inspired and empowered to join the ongoing dialogue about human rights in their communities. The Center was first imagined by civil rights legends Evelyn Lowery and former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young and was launched by former Mayor Shirley Franklin. The effort gained broad-based corporate and community support to become one of the few places in the world educating visitors on the bridge between the American Civil Rights Movement and contemporary Human Rights Movements around the world. Established in 2007, The Center’s groundbreaking 43,000-square-foot facility is located on Pemberton Place,® adjacent to the World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium, on land donated by the Coca-Cola Company.

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MLK Center

The Martin Luther King Center was first established in 1968 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King, and has since been a go-to destination in the United States, as there are nearly a million attendants to the historic site to learn, as well as pay respect to Dr. King and the Civil Rights legacy he stood for. With their goals to educate the global community of civil and human rights as we step further into the 21st century, using Dr. King’s words as a beacon of hope.
Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce logo

Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
The Metro Atlanta Chamber provides educational and informative networking opportunities each year. Whether it’s networking, generating business leads or serving on committees that help grow the economy or tackle big issues like transportation, water and public education – MAC provides a unique forum for your company to connect and make Atlanta business contacts.


Hands on AtlantaHands on Atlanta
Hands on Atlanta tackles greater Atlanta’s most pressing needs by igniting a passion for service and creating lifelong community volunteers. Since its founding in 1989, Hands On Atlanta has grown to become one of the largest community-based volunteer service organizations in the United States and a model studied and replicated across dozens of other communities.

Atlanta Beltline


Atlanta Beltline, Inc.

The Atlanta BeltLine is the most comprehensive transportation and economic development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta and among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs currently underway in the United States. The Atlanta BeltLine is a sustainable redevelopment project that will provide a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown and connecting many neighborhoods directly to each other. It is transforming the city with a combination of rail, trail, greenspace, housing and art. It will ultimately connect 45 intown neighborhoods, provide first and last mile connectivity for regional transportation initiatives, and put Atlanta on a path to 21st century economic growth and sustainability. The beauty of the Atlanta BeltLine is that it offers not only modern conveyances and exciting new development, but it is a living, breathing part of our community; not simply a means of getting somewhere, but a destination unto itself. It offers a chance for Atlanta to redefine what it is to be a neighbor, to be a community, to be a region, and to share all that it has to offer.


Coca Cola

Coca Cola Headquarters
Coca-Cola was founded in Atlanta, Georgia in 1886 and has now grown into one of the most recognized brands in the world. As one of the most iconic brands, the Coca-Cola Company is a sponsor is many events from sports through a number of charities. There are more than 1.7 billion Coca-Cola products sold every day. They have involved themselves in times of disaster such as in Haiti, in 2010 when they initiated the Haiti Hope Project, which planned to create a sustainable mango industry in Haiti. In 2011 the company celebrated it 125 year anniversary, continuing the success of such an enduring, iconic brand.

Atlanta Community Food Bank


Atlanta Community Food Bank
The Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) was founded in 1979 and is now a producer of over 60 million pounds of food each year. The ACFB is a large contributor in the community as it distributes the food to more than 600 nonprofit organizations and agencies. With more than 1700 volunteers who are utilized monthly and more than 150 staff members, ACFB is able to distribute their food supplies to a large area from their 129,000 square feet facility to  spread prosperity within the Atlanta area.

The City of Smyrna
Smyrna is located about 10 miles northwest of Atlanta, Georgia and is considered an integral part of the Metro Atlanta area. Known as the “Jonquil City,” it derives this name from the thousands of jonquils that flourish in gardens and along the streets in early spring. The City of Smyrna was incorporated in 1872 and operates under a form of government with Mayor and Council members representing seven wards.  Mayor and Council are elected by the people for four-year terms.  The governing body appoints a City Administrator to serve as the City’s chief administrative officer. Over the years, the City of Smyrna – covering approximately 15 sq. miles – has developed into a vital and active member of the regional landscape.


Youth SparkYouthSpark
YouthSpark is an innovator in transforming the lives of youth at risk for exploitation and abuse, and a thought-leader in reducing child exploitation and sex trafficking rates in Georgia and across the country. It was founded in 2000 as an independent 501(c)3 when juvenile court judges, elected officials, and concerned friends in Atlanta envisioned an independent nonprofit organization with a concentrated focus on vulnerable children and families affected by the court. Today they fully embrace their position within the juvenile court system because it enables them to partner with judges, child advocates, and diverse Atlanta-area service providers to help meet critical needs within the Fulton County Juvenile Court—the largest concentration of at-risk youth and families in the Southeastern United States.


Georgia Department of HealthThe Georgia Department of Public Health
The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is the lead agency in preventing disease, injury and disability; promoting health and well-being; and preparing for and responding to disasters from a health perspective. In 2011, the General Assembly restored DPH to its own state agency after more than 30 years of consolidation with other departments. At the state level, DPH functions through numerous divisions, sections, programs and offices. Locally, DPH funds and collaborates with Georgia’s 159 county health departments and 18 public health districts. Through the changes, the mission has remained constant – to protect the lives of all Georgians. Today, DPH’s main functions include: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Maternal and Child Health, Infectious Disease and Immunization, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Emergency Medical Services, Pharmacy, Nursing, Volunteer Health Care, the Office of Health Equity, Vital Records, and the State Public Health Laboratory.


World Affairs Council of AtlantaThe World Affairs Council
The World Affairs Council of Atlanta is a non-partisan, membership, and grant-supported organization whose mission is to provide a forum for dialogue, a source of expertise, and an engine for research on international affairs and global issues that impact the corporate community, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and the general public. The purpose of the council is to provide a forum for discussion and a source of knowledge and expertise on international and global issues for the corporate community, government leaders and the general public. A further objective is to support the economic development of Atlanta, the state and the region. The council maintains close relationships with corporate leaders, government officials, the diplomatic corps and relevant international organizations. The council will contribute greatly to the community by providing access to high-profile American and international leaders who can deepen our understanding of critical world issues and how our country can best respond to the challenges it faces.


The Governor's Office of Planning and BudgetThe Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget
The Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) exists to serve the Governor and the state in innumerous ways. The office works with the Governor to develop the state’s strategic plan, provide research and analysis, and regulatory services. Additionally, OPB supplys official demographic and statistical data about the state of Georgia.


IBM is a global technology and innovation company. It offers a wide range of technology and consulting services; a broad portfolio of middleware for collaboration, predictive analytics, software development and systems management; and the world’s most advanced servers and supercomputers. Utilizing its business consulting, technology and R&D expertise, IBM helps clients become “smarter” as the planet becomes more digitally interconnected.


Office of the Georgia Capital Defender 
The Georgia Capital Defender was created as a result of the cooperation between the Georgia General Assembly and the Georgia Supreme Court. The Georgia Capital Defender Office serves as a trial resource center for attorneys handling death penalty cases. The Office is available in every capitally charged felony case to serve as a resource and to provide consultation to locally appointed counsel. The Office provides assistance in death penalty cases by: (1) providing training and assistance to attorneys who have been appointed to defend defendants charged with a capital offense; (2) serving as co-counsel to assist local appointed lead counsel in the trial and direct appeal of cases involving defendants facing the death penalty; (3) accepting appointments to provide direct representation as lead counsel in death penalty cases based upon the circumstances of each individual case.