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APS Volunteers Turn Out for Empty Stocking Fund/Santa’s Village

(Click here to watch a short video about Atlanta Public Schools volunteers working in Santa’s Village.)  Once again, Atlanta Public Schools students and staff members stepped up to help make Christmas merrier for hundreds of families in Atlanta, Fulton County and DeKalb County through the Empty Stocking Fund and Santa’s Village initiatives. Cadets in the…

APS JROTC Cadets, Employees Help Brighten Holiday Season for Needy Families

Atlanta Public Schools employees and JROTC students made the holiday season a little brighter for hundreds of children and families on Wednesday through their participation in the Atlanta Empty Stocking Fund’s annual Santa’s Village initiative. Nearly 100 APS employees, including Superintendent Dr. Meria J. Carstarphen, and more than 100 JROTC cadets volunteered for several hours…

Gideons Elementary Unveils Newly Renovated Library from Target and The Heart of America Foundation

Atlanta Public Schools’  Charles L. Gideons Elementary unveiled its newly renovated school library and parent center, sponsored by Target Corp. and The Heart of America Foundation September 24. The renovated library features 2,000 new books, new furniture, an aquarium, and technology upgrades, including new iPads. The parent center was also updated with computers and parent…

NEA Outreach to Teach at Thomasville Heights Elementary

Since its inception 16 years ago, Outreach to Teach, sponsored by the National Education Association Student Program, has become an annual celebration that brings educators together to give back to local communities. The first Outreach to Teach was started in Atlanta in June 1996 with 30 student volunteers who were attending the NEA Student Leadership…

South Atlanta HMS volunteer in the Hot Chocolate Run

Students from South Atlanta High School of Health and Medical Sciences recently participated in the Hot Chocolate Run benefiting The Ronald McDonald House.  The Ronald McDonald House provides a “home-away-from-home” so families can live near their hospitalized child at little or no cost.  The students and teachers assisted in setting before the event and handing out water…

Carver High School is a top GivingPoint school

GivingPoint is a nationwide community-based youth development organization started in 2009 that inspires a passion for learning and service through cutting edge technology resources, virtual educational modules, and hands on volunteer opportunities. Students at The New Schools at Carver have participated in GivingPoint to log their volunteer hours, compose projects, apply for grants which go…