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.

Green Office Buildings

More than 120 properties in Downtown, Midtown, and Buckhead are enrolled in the Better Buildings Challenge.
Groundbreakers 2018

State Farm Regional HQ

Park Center, State Farm’s new regional headquarters in Dunwoody, has successfully coupled a suburban office location with the intermodal connectivity of an urban core campus.

Playful, Watchful Robot

Yu-Ping Chen, an assistant professor of physical therapy at Georgia State University, and Georgia Tech robotics professor Ayanna Howard are creating a robot that will help children with cerebral palsy improve their muscle control and motor skills.

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.

Healthy City Workers

As part of the City of Atlanta’s Healthier You Wellness Initiative, 500 city employees are taking part in a “Shred” weight-loss challenge.

Prostate Cancer Treatment

Interventional radiologist Dr. Henry Krebs III and Dr. Peter Rossi, medical director of radiation oncology at Saint Joseph’s Hospital, are the first in Georgia to offer the newly FDA-approved Xofigo (RA 223) to help patients with prostate cancer.

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.
Atlanta Magazine Groundbreaker Awards

Atlanta Regional Commission’s Nursing Home Transitions Program

The Atlanta Regional Commission’s Nursing Home Transitions Program helps ease the transition by coordinating rides, arranging for help with bathing or grocery shopping, or even aiding in the search for new housing if necessary.

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.

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