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Another APS Partnership Provides Fickett Elementary Students with Glasses

  A partnership between Atlanta Public Schools, the Atlanta Hawks Foundation and Vision to Learn provided prescription eye glasses for more than 60 students at Fickett Elementary School, Wednesday morning. Vision to Learn is a national program that works with companies, non-profit organizations and school systems to provide free eye exams and eye glasses for…

Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Muscala and volunteers renovate Humphries Elementary media center

Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Muscala and former Atlanta Falcons running back Jamal Anderson joined 23 volunteers from Invesco and BNY Mellon at Humphries Elementary on Nov. 13, 2014 to paint the school’s library/media center. The volunteer effort is part of a larger renovation of the library funded by Invesco and BNY Mellon through the Dreambuilders…

Washington Early College gets an assist from Atlanta Hawk Damien Wilkins

Big thanks to Washington High’s Early College for sharing information about the 5-Alive Program presented by D.Y.N.A.2M.I.C. Foundation, Inc., led by president and founder Shena Locke and Atlanta Hawk Damien Wilkins. This program is a developmental program targeting at-risk males that addresses the “5 A’s”: Attitude, Academics, Accountability, Appreciation, and Ambition. The D.Y.N.A.2M.I.C. Foundation offers students…

Celebrity chefs to help APS celebrate National School Lunch Week in district cafeterias

More than 50 celebrity chefs will serve nutritious meals to students in school cafeterias throughout the district from Wednesday-Friday (Oct. 13-15) during National School Lunch Week. At APS, the week will highlight “Fresh Pick” options of locally grown fruits and vegetables that are served on a daily basis to APS students. Below is a schedule…

Atlanta Hawks honor Dr. Hall as African-American leader for Black History Month

As part of this year’s celebration of Black History Month, the Atlanta Hawks are honoring prominent African-American leaders during home games in February for their civic contributions, accomplishments and leadership. During Wednesday’s night game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, APS Superintendent Dr. Beverly L. Hall and her work to tranform the district were recognized. Among her accomplishments…

B.E.S.T. Academy hosts Project Success Fitness For Life Family Fair

The 100 Black Men of Atlanta‘s annual Fitness For Life Family Fair has been rescheduled from earlier this year to Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at B.E.S.T. Academy. The media is invited to attend this event and experience community outreach that combines health education with fun activities. The family health fair is part of…