Atlanta’s musicians are known for their generosity—2 Chainz once provided a five-bedroom house for a family of 11 for a year, and Ludacris gifted 20 cars to families in need. Here’s a look at some other hometown heroes:
Usher, Grammy-winning R&B artist who graduated from North Springs High School in Sandy Springs Organization:Usher’s New Look Foundation Cause: Helping underserved youth grow into global youth leaders
CeeLo Green, Atlanta native and Grammy-winning rapper, also a longtime judge on NBC’s The Voice Organization:Greenhouse Foundation Cause: Inspiring children from disadvantaged areas to become good stewards of the environment
Jorel “JFly” Flynn, a drummer from Waycross who has toured or recorded with artists like Peabo Bryson, Jennifer Holliday, and Aretha Franklin Organization:How Big Is Your Dream Foundation Cause: Providing youth with music and arts education
Zac Brown, a Grammy-winning performer, songwriter, and producer, this country singer was born in Atlanta and grew up in Dahlonega. Organization:Camp Southern Ground Cause: Offering camps for children with autism, learning challenges, and other special needs
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