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Make “Giving Tuesday” your day to support the work of ACEs Connection. Help us meet our matching grant goal of $50K, and your gift will be matched, dollar-for-dollar!

"This Giving Tuesday, and every day, we thank you for your support," said members of the ACEs Connection staff on a recent "all staff Zoom." L-R (top row) Laurie Udesky, Carey Sipp, Gail Kennedy, Lara Kain (second row) Cissy White, Rafael Maravilla, Donielle Prince, Jenna Quinn (third row) Ingrid Cockhren, (off camera) Alison Cebulla, Jane Stevens. Out that day, and grateful all the same, were Karen Clemmer, Dana Brown, Elizabeth Prewitt, Marianne Avari, and Samantha Sangenito Called “the...

Providing Food and Jobs for Atlanta Residents During the Pandemic []

By The Annie E. Casey Founation, November 2, 2020 Over the past several months, thousands of Atlantans have found themselves struggling to afford groceries after the COVID-19 pandemic put them out of work . At the same time, many churches, food pantries and relief organizations have faced difficulties keeping up with requests for food and have seen a dip in volunteers — as many people have stayed home to avoid potential exposure to the novel coronavirus. The Atlanta-based humanitarian...

Families that thrive don't do so alone []

By Tina Bartleson Northwest Georgia News Nov 17, 2020 When I think on the word “thrive,” the vision that comes to mind is that of a vibrant garden where plants grow healthy and strong. The dictionary defines thrive as a “child, animal, or plant growing or developing well or vigorously”; “to prosper or flourish.” Children and families deserve to thrive and I have lately been thinking about the conditions that support growth. Think for a minute about thriving families you have known. What...

How Housing Fared at the Ballot []

By Jared Brey, Next City, November 10, 2020 The presidential election was still far from being decided last week when Ruy Arango, chair of the “No Eviction Without Representation” (NEWR) campaign in Boulder, Colorado, told Boulder Beat that he’d seen enough. Ballot measure 2B, which would levy a tax on landlords to fund legal representation for tenants facing eviction, was ahead by a healthy margin. Arango and the NEWR campaign were “pretty confident” it would pass, and he was going to bed,...

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