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A New Way to Support Mothers

A new addition to AWF’s Women’s Pathway to Success grantee cohort is Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta and we’re incredibly excited about their two generational program that is helping girls to continue their education while allowing their mothers to continue to work during the pandemic, even with school closings. Guest contributor Shanita Miller, Director of…

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Amal Yusuf

Continuing with our Women’s History Month theme “Choose to Challenge,” we’re hearing from AWF Inspire Atlanta alumna Amal Yusuf, who is the project manager for the Employee Relations Center of Expertise at Delta Air Lines. Amal’s story is personal, harrowing, and inspiring, and demonstrates the strength women have, especially when they unite and support one…

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The Courage to Sit at the Head of the Table – AND yet…

Ann Cramer

Choosing to challenge any barrier a person faces takes courage. Taking the first step can be the most courageous one of all. AWF Board alumna Ann W. Cramer shares how she found the courage to find her seat at the table as the only woman on a public board and how having the courage to…

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Staff Spotlight: April Castro

This month we are spotlighting the newest member of the AWF staff – April Castro. April joined AWF in December 2020 as the Director of Philanthropic Operations. As Director of Philanthropic Operations, April is responsible for reporting and database management, gift management, donor relations/stewardship, and prospect development. This role provides strategic direction and guidance to…

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Georgia Women Bear the Brunt of COVID-19 Pandemic

In recognition of Poverty Awareness Month, this month’s guest contributor is Taifa Smith Butler, president and CEO of the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI), a grantee of AWF’s Women’s Pathway to Success Program. Last year, GBPI produced AWF’s Women Powered Prosperity in Metro Atlanta report that outlined the economic status of women. The report…

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Together: Our 2020 Word of the Year

As we close out 2020, AWF’s CEO Kari B. Love shares how AWF and our community of supporters helped to make a positive impact for AWF’s grantees and the women and girls they serve during a very challenging year. “To make life a little better for people less fortunate than you, that’s what I think…

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Holiday Volunteering with AWF Grantees

You can show your holiday spirit this season by helping out one of our grantee organizations. We’ve created a list of volunteer opportunities this holiday season with AWF grantees. This list will be updated on an ongoing basis as we receive information about opportunities to give back. Our House Our House is one of our…

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Finding Your Voice Through Volunteer Leadership

Education activist Malala Yousafzai said, “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” This month’s guest writer is a graduate of the 2020 class of Inspire Atlanta, Nicole Hill. Nicole shares how the program helped her to find her voice to inspire positive change in her community and take the bold step…

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2020 Sue Wieland Embracing Possibility Award Honorees

In 2006, Sue Wieland and her husband John made a $1 million gift to AWF. That generosity continues to be honored with the annual Sue Wieland Embracing Possibility Award. The award is a special grant of $20,000 given annually to one of our grantee partner organizations. The selected organization demonstrates an outstanding ability to make…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Tonya Cook & Melodi Ford

This month we’re highlighting two of our wonderful longtime Numbers Luncheon volunteers – Tonya Cook, MS-HRD, CLC and Melodi Ford. Tonya and Melodi have been involved with AWF for at least ten years each. Tonya is a program specialist at The Multicultural Center at Georgia State University. She a native of Atlanta and a class…

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