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READing Paws

Many children are anxious about reading aloud in class. But they relax when asked to read to dogs. Through READing PAWS, specially trained therapy dogs like Echo the Beagle visit schools and libraries throughout metro Atlanta and help make learning to read fun.


Since 2007, the ArtsBridge Foundation has helped more than 240,000 students and teachers from Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and South Carolina experience the performing arts, with free or low-cost performances, field trips, and even Broadway master classes.

Emory and Georgia Tech

For seventeen years, Georgia Tech and Emory have shared a joint biomedical engineering program that produces hundreds of graduates along with promising medical advances. This collaborative effort leverages Tech’s engineering prowess and Emory’s medical expertise.

Vox Teen Communications

Founded in 1993, VOX has evolved from a monthly paper into a multiplatform media enterprise that reaches 35,000 Atlanta teens with an after-school journalism program, website, and writing workshops. One thing stayed the same: giving teens a voice.

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.

IS3D Educational Software

To help students master cell biology, professors at the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine pioneered IS3D, which uses interactive case studies to explain scientific principles. It’s now grown to a suite of programs for high school students.

The Center for Civil and Human Rights

A stunning addition to downtown Atlanta, the Center connects triumphs of the past with today’s global struggles. The Center showcases Atlanta’s civil rights legacy, and also reminds us that, although we have come a long way, we have not yet overcome.

Community Guilds’ STE(A)M truck

With all the focus on STEM education, one piece seems to be missing: training for kids who might not work in labs but want to do something hands-on.


For nine years, Odyssey has been reinventing summer school. Through the program, students from Atlanta Public Schools spend the summer on the campus of Westminster Schools, and participate in programs like forensics and video production.

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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