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Thursday, November 13, 2014

SCAD Atlanta Buzz Bus supplies local nonprofit with donated art materials

ATLANTA, Georgia — Thursday, Nov. 13 The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Buzz Bus program will be making a surprise supply donation to approximately 100 students from three Atlanta area elementary schools at the Carl E. Sanders Family YMCA at Buckhead. The center is located at 1160 Moores Mill Road, Atlanta, Georgia, 30327.

SCAD staff, students and mascot Art the Bee will surprise YMCA staff and attendees with more than $2,000 worth of art supplies provided by Follett, education supplies from the SCAD admissions staff and healthy packaged snacks from Bon App├ętit Management

YMCA staff will also be surprised with SCAD giveaways and art supplies for their after-school enrichment program. Members of the media are welcomed to attend and are encouraged to arrive no later than 3 p.m. 

The event will focus on the importance of studying for college and having good nutritional habits. Each student within the backpack program attending YMCA activities will receive a SCAD messenger bag with supplies and healthy snacks to take home. Good health and fitness will also be emphasized through SCAD’s student-athlete volunteers. The SCAD Atlanta athletics teams have been ranked among the nation's top 25 teams in recent years through the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

The Buzz Bus program, which started in 2010, has positively impacted more than 7,200 children since its inception. The SCAD Buzz Bus makes frequent surprise visits to local elementary and middle schools and other youth-centered organizations to promote art education through one-on-one student workshops, book readings, musical performances and art supply donations.

SCAD: The University for Creative Careers 
The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelor’s and master’s degrees at distinctive locations to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD offers degrees in more than 40 majors, as well as minors in more than 60 disciplines. With over 29,000 alumni worldwide, SCAD demonstrates an exceptional education and unparalleled career preparation. 

At locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia; in Hong Kong; in Lacoste, France; and online through SCAD eLearning, the diverse student body consists of nearly 12,000 students, from across the United States and more than 100 countries. SCAD’s innovative curriculum is enhanced by advanced, professional-level technology, equipment and learning resources. The university, students, faculty and alumni have garnered acclaim from respected organizations and publications worldwide including Time, Vogue Magazine and U.S. News & World Report.  For more information, visit the official SCAD blog or


Holly Elliott
Marketing and PR Manager

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Buckhead/Cascade City Chapter of the Links, Inc. to Host A Community Conversation about a Community Response to Human Trafficking

WHO: The Buckhead/Cascade City Chapter of the Links, Inc.

WHAT: This roundtable discussion will bring together community organizations to develop strategies and alliances in an effort to address the prevention, treatment and elimination of the demand of Human Trafficking in our community.  While human trafficking has been identified as the fastest-growing criminal industry in the world, Atlanta has been identified as a major transportation hub for trafficking young women and one of 14 U.S. cities with the highest levels of sex trafficking of children. This conversation will engage community leaders in a dialogue around eradicating sex trafficking of children in Atlanta and address much-needed efforts to help the survivors.

Representatives from various community and public service organizations including sororities, fraternities, child services and religious groups will engage in conversation to develop a multifaceted approach to addressing the myriad of issues raised by human trafficking in our community. Additionally, opportunities will be identified where these community organizations can form partnerships with entities that are currently working to eradicate human trafficking and leave the discussion with a plan of action.

The dialogue will open with a short performance by Unleashed, an interactive learning experience of the award winning theatrical production, RIMSHOT Urban Musical. This performance brings awareness to human trafficking through a series of dramatic performances including acting, singing, dancing, poetry, and hip-hop.

Featured Speakers include:
·         Camila Wright, State of Georgia Asst. Attorney General, Human Trafficking Prosecutor
·         Sharon Simpson Joseph, Board Member for Circle of Life/Living Water for Girls
·         Jennifer Swain, Executive Director of Youth Spark.
·         Alex Trouteaud, National Center for Human and Civil Rights 
·       John H. Eaves, Ph.D., Chairman, Fulton County Board of Commissioners 
·         Shaunya Chavis, General Manager/Anchor FGTV, (moderator)

WHEN: Saturday, November 15, 2014, 10:00am – 1:00pm

WHERE: The Commons at First Congregational Church, 105 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

ADMISSION: Admission is FREE. For more information call (404) 475-8650

About The Links, Incorporated

The Links, Incorporated celebrates 67 years as a women's volunteer service organization committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the cultural and economic survival of African-Americans and other persons of African ancestry. A premier international service organization with more than 12,000 members in 276 chapters located in 42 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, its legacy of friends providing service that changes lives, established by the original circle of nine friends in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1946, is alive and well. With more than 2 million service hours recorded in the past three years

Thursday, November 06, 2014

With a cape, anything is possible #CapeDayATL

With a cape, anything is possible
On Friday, Nov.7, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta will celebrate Cape Day, a very special day dedicated to honoring some of the world’s tiniest superheroes. At Children's, their superheroes fight some of the world's scariest foes—enemies like cancer, failing organs and brain injuries. 

Be a part of #CapeDayATL
Battles with injury and illness are often long and require help from trusty sidekicks. For Children's kids, those sidekicks include generous supporters like you who give throughout the year. Every day, you help equip their superheroes with the weapons they need to get well—weapons like chemotherapy, surgical equipment and helicopters. 

I hope you will join forces with friends, family and co-workers and wear a cape on Friday, Nov. 7, to commemorate Cape Day.

Our goal is to surprise and delight the hundreds of kids in Children's hospitals with photos that show the Atlanta community wearing capes in their honor. 

Join us by wearing a cape and posting your Cape Day photos using #CapeDayATL on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Thank you for being a part of this incredible day—you help make victories possible every day of the year.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

One More Week for Early Voting in Fulton County!

Monday, October 13 - Friday, October 31 - Weekdays 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturdays October 18 & 25 - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sundays October 19 & 26 - Noon - 5 p.m.
  • Johns Creek Environmental Campus - 8100 Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta, GA 30022
  • Chastain Park Gymnasium - 140 West Wieuca Road, NW, Atlanta, GA 30342
  • Ocee Library - 5090 Abbott Bridge Road, Johns Creek, GA 30005                          
  • North Fulton Service Center - Room 232, 7741 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
  • South Fulton Service Center- 5600 Stonewall Tell Road, Room 108, College Park, GA 30349
  • Adamsville Recreation Center - 3201 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., SW., Atlanta, GA 30311
  • Fulton County Government Center -130 Peachtree Street, Suite 2186, Atlanta, GA 30303
Monday, October 20 - Friday, October 31 - Weekdays 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 25 - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 26 - Noon - 5 p.m.
  • College Park Historical Building - 3675 Auditorium Way, College Park, GA 30337
  • Northeast/Spruill Oaks Library - 9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek, GA 30022
  • Roswell Library - 115 Norcross St, Roswell, GA 30075
  • The Milton Center - 86 School Drive, Alpharetta, GA 30004
  • Sandy Springs Library - 395 Mount Vernon Hwy NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
  • Northside Library - 3295 Northside Parkway NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
  • Washington Park Library - 1116 Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr., Atlanta, GA 30314
  • Welcome All Recreation Center - 4255 Will Lee Road, College Park, Georgia 30349
  • East Point Library - 2757 Main Street, East Point, GA 30344
  • Fairburn Library - 60 Valley View Drive, Fairburn, GA 30213
  • Southwest Arts Center - 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta, GA 30331
  • Georgia Hills Neighborhood Facility - 250 Georgia Avenue, SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
For more information regarding Fulton County Registration and Elections, call 404-612-7020 or visit

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