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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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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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Two-Year Results of Economic Empowerment Program

Two years ago, thanks to a $1 million gift from The Coca-Cola Company, we launched our third collective impact grant cycle – Breaking Barriers, Building Women: Economic Empowerment Program. This funding has allowed us to support eight local nonprofit organizations, focusing on higher education and asset building for low-income women in Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton,…

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Delia Cochran, Inspire Atlanta Facilitator

This month we’re spotlighting AWF volunteer Delia Cochran, who served as facilitator for the 2020 class of Inspire Atlanta. Delia brings a passion and drive to her 30 years of experience, in the fast moving consumer goods industry and the healthcare industry. She has a depth of knowledge and practical application in leadership development and…

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Providing COVID-19 Health Care for Vulnerable Women and Children

This month’s guest contributor is Community Advanced Practice Nurses, Inc.’s (CAPN). CAPN details the impact of COVID-19 and how the clinic is managing. Community Advanced Practice Nurses, Inc. (CAPN) is a grantee of The Atlanta Women’s Foundation’s Promoting Women’s Mental Health & Wellbeing Project and a recipient of the COVID-19 Grantee Relief funds that supports…

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Communications Internship Fall 2020

We are seeking a Communications Intern for fall semester 2020. Under the supervision of the Director of Communications, the Communications Intern will assist with the development and execution of AWF’s digital marketing and communications as well as have opportunities to be involved with AWF fundraising events and mission programming. The Communications Intern will gain hands…

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