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Big Brothers Big Sisters unveils new home

Big Brothers Big Sisters unveils new home

ATLANTA -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta has a new home.

The mentoring program will hold a ribbon cutting Thursday at its new 25,000-square-foot facility in Midtown.

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"This building called us," BBBSMA president and CEO Janice McKenzie-Crayton said Thursday from the building's mentoring room, where children can meet with their adult mentors after school and on Saturdays. "It's a space that speaks to any age."

McKenzie-Crayton said the decision to move the headquarters from Edgewood Avenue to Peachtree Street will make the program more accessible for children in need, as well as adults who wish to work with them.

Jersey Girl Sports kicks off football season with its signature '1st & Flirty' in Atlanta

Jersey Girl Sports kicks off football season with its signature '1st & Flirty' in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- If you have been anticipating the start of football season like many other die-hard fans then you're in for a treat as Jersey Girl Sports (JGS), the number one online multimedia website and lifestyle brand for female sports fans host 

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards searching for top volunteers

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards searching for top volunteers

ATLANTA -- Georgia students in grades 5-12 are encouraged to apply for the 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

The awards program began searching for its next batch of honorees this week. Recipients of the award are young people who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service.

"We have been recognizing youth volunteers since 1995 and still, every year, we're amazed by the stories of exemplary community service," Prudential chairman and CEO John Strangfeld said in a statement. "We look forward to honoring the top youth volunteers of 2013 for their selflessness, their initiative and their dedication to changing communities for the better."

Ludacris Kicks off Luda Day Weekend with Fighting Obesity

Ludacris Kicks off Luda Day Weekend with Fighting Obesity

 

Chris “Ludacris” Bridges kicks off Luda Day weekend with giving back to the community, which he says is the most gratifying component of his five day event.

The 1873 Society Club hosts the 2012 Humane Event to benefit Atlanta Humane Society

The 1873 Society Club hosts the 2012 Humane Event to benefit Atlanta Humane Society

ATLANTA (August 27, 2012) – Atlanta Humane Society’s Junior Board, the 1873 Society Club, hosts the third annual Humane Event benefiting the Howell Mill Animal Awareness Clinic on Thursday, October 18 beginning at 7 p.m. The fundraising fête returns to the Summerour Studio in West Midtown and is led by co-chairs Johanna Ellis, Marian Goldberg and Kitsy Rose. Guests can enjoy cocktails and bites from favorite Atlanta restaurants including Aja, Cruzado, D.B.A. Barbeque, JCT Kitchen, Miso Izakaya, The Optimist, The Shed at Glenwood, Spice Market, Tantra, Yum BunZ and Whiskey Park; bid on silent auction packages; and dance the night away to a live performance by up and coming Atlanta DJ, Kidd Koby Roc.

Performance schedule announced for the 3rd annual Art on the Atlanta BeltLine

Performance schedule announced for the 3rd annual Art on the Atlanta BeltLine

ATLANTA --  Art on the Atlanta Beltline returns this fall as Atlanta’s largest temporary public art exhibition, showcasing the work of new and returning, established and emerging visual artists, performers, and musicians along nine miles of the Atlanta BeltLine on both the east and west sides of town. The third annual Art on the Atlanta BeltLine uses varied and dynamic art installations to draw the public onto some of the most unique public spaces in the City of Atlanta, providing powerful new perspectives on the city and its vibrant neighborhoods. The exhibition will open on Saturday, September 8, kicking off with the Krewe of the Grateful Glutton’s Lantern Parade beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of Lake Avenue / Irwin Street and the Eastside Trail. The two-month long exhibition will feature free outdoor performances over seven weekends beginning Saturday, September 15 through Sunday, November 11.

Eat out, raise money, help kids

Eat out, raise money, help kids

ATLANTA -- You can do your part this week to curb Georgia's high school dropout rate. All you need to do is eat at one of your favorite restaurants.

On Thursday, Aug. 23, proceeds from restaurants across the state will be donated to Communities in Schools of Georgia, an organization that encourages young people to complete their education and succeed in life.

The sixth annual Dine Out for Kids event hopes to exceed last year's total of $30,000 for children in the state.

Communities in Schools, which has chapters across the country, provides mentoring and after-school services, including parent education, literacy programs and youth leadership opportunities.

Participating Dine Out for Kids restaurants in Atlanta and Decatur include:

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* 242 Boulevard SE