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.

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.

Green Office Buildings

More than 120 properties in Downtown, Midtown, and Buckhead are enrolled in the Better Buildings Challenge.

Texting in Braille

Georgia Tech researchers developed BrailleTouch, which lets people use a six-key Braille typing system on touchscreens.

Selling Solar Power

Georgia Power’s Advanced Solar Initiative lets homeowners and businesses sell solar-generated energy back to the company to offset the initial investment.
Groundbreakers

Perkins + Will

Perkins + Will—a global architecture firm with hundreds of local employees—focuses on sustainable building.

Caring for Atlantans Before They are Born

Babies born early or at low birth weights (less than 5.5 pounds) often face a lifetime of mental or physical challenges. The Babies Born Healthy network, organized by the United Way, includes a range of projects and partners such as the March of Dimes and the Department of Public Health. One of its efforts is the Strong Start Initiative, launched this spring by Grady Health System and the United Way to help at-risk expectant mothers. Grady, along with New Millennium Obstetrics and Gynecology and Providence Women’s Healthcare, runs a program called Centering Pregnancy that provides prenatal programs in a group setting. In a pilot, 97 percent of participating moms delivered normal-weight babies.
Groundbreakers 2018

Prototype Prime

Prototype Prime is a tech incubator focusing on startups’ early growth in Peachtree Corners. It boasts a Design and Development Lab stocked with 3D printers and electronics manufacturing equipment, audio recording space for podcasts, and regular educational events.

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.

Mount Vernon Presbyterian School

Believing that kids learn best when they’re not stuck behind desks in boring classrooms, Mount Vernon Presbyterian School created $500,000 open-concept flex spaces in the lower school.

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