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A Dynamic Duo!

Mother-daughter duo Dr. Shelia Payton and Bethani Payton-Thomas are dedicated AWF volunteers. Dr. Payton, a board certified Chiropractic Physician and founder of Wellspring Health and Wellness, was a member of the inaugural Inspire Atlanta class in 2018. Through her mother’s involvement with AWF, Bethani also became a volunteer and they’ve both been active and avid…

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How COVID-19 is Affecting Domestic Violence Survivors

The Center for Pan Asian Community Services is an AWF Promoting Women’s Mental Health & Wellbeing grantee and a recipient of the first round of COVID-19 Grantee Relief funds. Alnory Gutlay, Programs Director for the Domestic Violence Department and HIV, shares how COVID-19 is impacting CPACS’ clients and how the organization has adapted its services.…

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First Round of COVID-19 Grantee Relief Fund Recipients

This month AWF granted $120,000 to six nonprofit organizations for the first round of grants as part of our COVID-19 Grantee Relief Fund. The six recipients are Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Community Advanced Practice Nurses, Latin American Association, Mercy Care, and Nicholas House. The funds will support the organizations’…

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Finding Inspiration to Fundraise During a Crisis

When the COVID-19 pandemic began significantly impacting the U.S. in March and leaders started issuing shelter-in-place orders, AWF’s current class of Inspire Atlanta participants were in the middle of their six-month program, which includes a personal fundraising campaign. Questions arose if fundraising would even be possible not only during a pandemic, but during a massive…

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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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Our work continues: A message from Kari Love

AWF exists to help women and girls thrive, and together during this unprecedented time, we will continue to do what we can to support the women and girls of Atlanta. To ensure better outcomes for our community at large, AWF is being proactive, considerate, and mindful in our response to COVID-19. Please see the following…

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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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Building Generational Wealth

This month’s guest blogger is Shari Oliver, founder of The Generational Wealth Foundation. Gen Wealth’s mission is to foster wealth principles among socio-economically diverse populations, drive wealth accumulation, and reduce the wealth gap. The ability to earn and accumulate wealth determines whether families can leave poverty and achieve economic security. Wealth building helps women and…

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Communications Internship Spring 2020

We are seeking a dynamic Communications Intern for spring semester 2020. Because AWF is a small, nimble organization, the Communications Intern will gain hands on communications and nonprofit experience and opportunities to work with all staff. Under the supervision of the Director of Communications, the Communications Intern will assist with the development and execution of…

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Growing Small Businesses

This month’s guest blogger is Sandra Font, director of the ACE Women’s Business Center (WBC). Sandra writes about the work Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE) is doing to help business owners and entrepreneurs thrive. ACE is part of AWF’s Women’s Pathway to Success Program and is the 2019 Sue Wieland Embracing Possibility Award honoree.…

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