Awareness

Numbers Too Big To Ignore

The Atlanta Women’s Foundation is the only public foundation in the state of Georgia dedicated wholly to women and girls. AWF supports organizations that lift women and girls out of poverty by providing them with opportunities for advancement. In these troubled times we are living in, women throughout Atlanta and Georgia need our help more…

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Commemorating the 19th Amendment

The ratification of the 19th Amendment on August 18, 1920, represented the culmination of over 70 years of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States. While this was a victory for women’s rights, at the time it was largely a victory for white, middle and upper class women.  Prior to the Civil War, famous…

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How the CARES Act Impacts Women

Thank you to Kim Hartsock, CPA and Megan Randolph, CPA from Warren Averett for helping to breakdown and explain the recently passed federal relief package known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). While men are more likely to be physically and medically affected by COVID-19, much conversation has been had…

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Breaking Barriers

As we close out January and Poverty Awareness Month, AWF’s Executive Vice President of Mission DiShonda Hughes writes about the challenges facing low-income women and girls in our community and how AWF is helping to break the barriers.  “Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.” ― Martin…

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Changing Lives Changing Generations

With May being Mental Health Awareness Month and Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, we wanted to highlight one of our Promoting Women and Girls’ Mental Health & Wellbeing Project grantees, House of Dawn. House of Dawn provides a stable home for pregnant and parenting teen moms and their children under adult supervision. AWF funding supports House…

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Budgeting for Life

This past summer, AWF launched our latest grant program – Breaking Barriers, Building Women: Economic Empowerment Program, which focuses on higher education and asset building for low-income women in Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett counties. One of the current organizations that is a part of the grantee cohort is Buckhead Christian Ministry (BCM). This…

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Asset Building Key to Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

As April is National Financial Literacy Month, we want to talk asset building, as an aspect of financial literacy, and the critical role it plays in helping low-income women become economically self-sufficient. In the five-country metro Atlanta area, there are 320,000 women and girls living in poverty, who lack sufficient resources to avoid living paycheck…

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In His Own Words

By: Mark Wasserman, Managing Partner, Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP; Co-Chief Executive Officer, Eversheds Sutherland Limited To close out this year’s Women’s History Month, AWF Board Member Mark Wasserman shares why he is proud to serve on The Atlanta Women’s Foundation Board of Directors and to be a champion for women and girls in our community.…

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A Mother’s Prayer: Treat My Son as an Individual

Mother and Son

By: Lauretta Farmer May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The primary efforts of Mental Health Awareness Month are to reduce the negative stigma surrounding mental illness and to advocate for equal healthcare options for all people with mental health conditions. Mental health is an important focus area of our work at The Atlanta Women’s Foundation…

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Breaking Cycles of Generational Poverty: Positioning Teen Moms for Success

In recognition of May being Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, we invited current AWF grant recipient Families First to discuss the importance of preventing teenage pregnancy and how it affects the lives of young women and their families.  Families First received funding for their TeenAge Pregnancy and Parenting Program (TAPP) as part of our 2015 Spring…

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