Atlanta Science Festival

A smartphone, a tasty beer, and a drum concert by a musician with a prosthetic arm: All brought to you by . . . science.

Capitol City Opera

Give them a chance and kids love opera. Really. Capitol City Opera stages performances for as many as 20,000 students at dozens of schools every year.

Culturally Relevant Computing Lab

Students who want to join Kinnis Gosha’s computing lab at Morehouse College can’t just work on their own projects; they must agree to be ambassadors for science and technology on campus and in the community.

The Creatives Project

You don’t need to be a Rockefeller to fund the arts. Founded by photographer Neda Abghari in 2011, the Creatives Project underwrites emerging artists and provides children with arts enrichment missing from schools.

Global Village Project

With girls under siege in many countries, it’s not surprising that some refugee girls come to America with gaps in learning—and limited literacy even in their own languages.

Talk with Me Baby

When you're changing or rocking hat newborn, it's key to be chatty too. Talk with Me Baby, an initiative compromised of several local agencies and lets by the Marcus Autism Center, trains nurses to encourage new moms and moms-to-be to speak to their babies.

MUST Ministries

As unemployment surged during the Great Recession, Marietta-based MUST Ministries responded with nuts-and-bolts job training. MUST is the only nonprofit of its type to have alliances with OSHA and the National Safety Council for certification for specialized jobs like forklift operation.

Massive Open Online Courses

MOOCs (massive open online courses) are free classes offered by universities hoping to provide the general public with access to top professors.

Atlanta Shakespeare Company

Saying they are “saving the world through iambic pentameter,” the Atlanta Shakespeare Company heads to two high schools in the Atlanta Public Schools system each spring, offering intensive after-school performance residencies for eight weeks.

Community Guilds’ STE(A)M truck

With all the focus on STEM education, one piece seems to be missing: training for kids who might not work in labs but want to do something hands-on.

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