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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.

Fugees Academy

Fugees Academy grew out of the acclaimed soccer program for refugee children. Today, the school enrolls 100 students from more than twenty countries, helping them thrive as they make the transition to a new home. Thanks to donations and sponsors, tuition is free.

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.

Midtown Buzz

A partnership between Georgia Tech and the Midtown Alliance, Buzz brings together residents, businesses, and students to develop community-focused smartphone apps like OneBusAway and CycleAtlanta.

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.

The Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy

Founded in 2007 as the only all-girls unit of Atlanta Public Schools, the academy stresses science, technology, engineering and math courses. The first seniors graduated from the school this spring, and every single one was accepted to college.

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.

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