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Innovation Index 2014

Kennesaw State University’s Campus Awareness, Resource, & Empowerment Center

Georgia is now one of ten states identified by the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth for having a higher-education network to combat collegiate homelessness.

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.

Atlanta Community Food Bank’s Kids in Need

Kids from lower-income families face a host of struggles at school. Not having supplies to complete assignments is one of the most basic challenges.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Adam Marcus

In his day job, Adam Marcus directs a research laboratory focused on cancer biology at Emory’s Winship Cancer Institute.

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