Our network

Families

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.

PHOTOS | Big Brothers Big Sisters has a new home

"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.

Action Dash 5K running in 5 Ga. cities

Action Dash 5K running in 5 Ga. cities

ATLANTA -- Become a superhero and run in support of a timely cause this weekend.

The Action Dash will be off and running in five North Georgia cities on Labor Day -- Monday, Sept. 3.

RELATED | Run a holiday race in metro Atlanta

The race, which is presented by Action Ministries, raises money for housing, education solutions and necessities for Georgians in need.

Runners are encouraged to dress in superhero costumes; prizes will be awarded to some of the most innovative getups. Pets, both in and out of costume, are also welcome to join the race. Participants will receive T-shirts.

Learn more about the Action Dash. The race will be held in:

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:

Agave
* 242 Boulevard SE

Slow but steady, Aesop's Fables emerges victorious as the best summer show for kids

Slow but steady, Aesop's Fables emerges victorious as the best summer show for kids

The Tortoise, the Hare and other Aesop’s Fables at the Center for Puppetry Arts is an interactive take on classic fables and poems that will delight audiences of all ages.  Aesop's Fables or the Aesopica is a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave

Goddard Schools of Georgia to hold ‘Stuff the Bus’ drive tomorrow

Goddard Schools of Georgia to hold ‘Stuff the Bus’ drive tomorrow

 

Join The Goddard Schools of Georgia to ‘Stuff the Bus’ Tomorrow and Help Local Families in Need

Children Contribute Backpacks, School Supplies to Children’s Restoration Network

 

Fulton County Announces Family Voting Day

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- On Saturday, July 21, 2012, the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections invites registered voters to participate in Family Voting Day.

Fulton County’s Family Voting Day offers registered voters the opportunity to cast their ballots prior to the General Primary Election and on a day that may be more convenient for their schedules.

Family Voting Day will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at three locations: