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six months learning professional and technical skills, then earn a six-month corporate
internship. Support the nonprofit by speaking to a class, becoming a mentor or tutor, and more. 730 Peachtree St. NE., Ste. 900. yearup.org
Neighborhood nonprofit East Atlanta Kids Club works to enrich the lives of underserved youth with exciting science, technology, engineering, and math-based recreational and educational projects like LEGO® robotics. Lend a
helping hand by becoming a tutor
DECEMBER 2019 – FEBRUARY 2020
LANDON HILL ENJOYS CODING LEGO® ROBOTS DURING SUMMER CAMP AT EAST ATLANTA KIDS CLUB.
or participating in yearly initiatives like the Holiday Wish List from Nov. 18-Dec. 11. 602 Brownwood Ave. SE. eastatlantakids.org
The United Methodist Committee on Relief works in more than 80 countries to help struggling communities recover from crises including disasters as well as hunger, poverty, international and domestic emergencies. Members of United Methodist churches can pitch in locally by becoming an Early Response Team volunteer or organizing a church group to create relief supply kits. 458 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE. ngumc.org/disasterresponseministry; umcor.org
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YEAR UP GREATER ATLANTA STUDENTS MODEL TEAMWORK AS THEY DEVELOP INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS DURING THE SIX-MONTH LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT PHASE OF THE PROGRAM.
MURAL BY ATLANTA ARTIST YOYO FERRO.
Get creative to spark a conversation about social change by collaborating with Living Walls ATL. This nonprofit revives
neglected urban spaces with thought-provoking murals. See how you can be a part of an upcoming project by joining the Living Walls Volunteers group on Facebook. 132 Mitchell St. SW. livingwallsatl.com
Help end family homelessness with the Atlanta Children’s Shelter. Founded by the Junior League of Atlanta, Inc., this nonprofit offers services like early education
PHOTOS COURTESY OF (TOP) YEAR UP GREATER ATLANTA; (MIDDLE LEFT) EAST ATLANTA KIDS CLUB, PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMECHI OKOH; PHOTOGRAPHY BY (MURAL) ENNA GARKUSHA.
Driven by the notion of “a hand up, not a handout,” Year Up Greater Atlanta provides young adults in need (ages 18 to 24) with an intensive one-year training program to help them have meaningful careers. Students spend
for kids and job placement support for adults.
You can aid others in achieving self-sufficiency by assisting teachers, organizing incoming donations, or working in the administrative office. 607 Peachtree St. NE. acsatl.org/volunteer
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