Bert’s Big Adventure 
Will Take South Fulton Kids and Others to Walt Disney World

Last month Bert's Big Adventure surprised families with a trip of a lifetime. After careful consideration, as well as sorting through hundreds of applications, the Bert’s Big Adventure selection committee chose 13 children and their families to be a part of this year’s trip. The 2018 families arrived at the Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel to kick off day one of…

Motherless Daughters Foundation Honors Jill Scott and Blues Babe Foundation at Annual Gala

Inspiration filled the air during the fifth annual gala and silent auction of the Motherless Daughters Foundation, a unique organization that mentors young ladies who are growing up without the support of their natural birth mothers. The semi-formal event took place Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park.

Making the Transition

To achieve success, there must first be a vision. Also essential is the belief that, against all odds, success is possible. When Keith Strickland, founder and CEO of Making The Transition Inc., was a child, not only did he lack vision, he had no hope, no expectation, and no one to show him a better way. At the very young…

Atlanta Music Project Helps Kids Make Beautiful Music

The Atlanta Music Project is a nonprofit providing intensive, tuition-free music education for underserved youth right in their neighborhood. The organization was inspired by the El Sistema movement that has its origins in Venezuela. In 1975, Jose Antonio Abreu founded El Sistema (“the system”) in Venezuela to teach Venezuela’s impoverished to play instruments and participate in youth orchestras around the…

Motherless Daughters Foundation Gala Raises Funds For Needy Teens

The Motherless Daughters Foundation’s Fourth-Annual Gala was a semi-formal affair that took place Saturday, October 15, 2016, at the Georgia International Convention Center and featured a silent auction. Atlanta First Lady and affordable housing developer Sarah-Elizabeth Reed serves as brand ambassador for Motherless Daughters. Xernona Clayton, CEO of the Trumpet Awards Foundation, Inc., is honorary mother.

My Sister’s Arms Gala at South Fulton Arts Center

My Sister's Arms is an organization dedicated to serving women who have overcome insurmountable odds. Since 2010, the organization has facilitated programs to support women who are survivors of breast and ovarian cancer and domestic violence.

Sandy Thomas and the Joe Foss Institute

The Joe Foss Institute is all about instilling patriotic values in area youth by visiting local schools. Claude “Sandy” Thomas, local businessman and former Army officer, often accompanied by WWII veteran Hap Chandler, makes it a personal mission to teach children in our community citizenship and civics. In the military, Thomas explains, you take an oath to protect and defend…

I Dare-U Academy Founder and CEO Glenn Ford, Jr. and Julio Jones Answers Some of SFL’s Questions on Food, Fashion and Paying 
it Forward

Glenn Ford, Jr. is the Chairman and CEO of i-DareU Academy, Inc. He has lived in the Cascade area of South Fulton with his wife and kids for the past 15 years. Ford loves living in this part of town. “You have the best of everything! Food, parks, entertainment, and it’s close to downtown and the airport.” In addition to…

Hope on the Hill: The Dwight D. and Sheryl H. Howard Foundation

Homegrown basketball player Dwight Howard, South Fulton’s own, is changing the world one kid at a time. He and his parents are doing good work in our community through the Dwight D. and Sheryl H. Howard Foundation, through counseling and other support programs in our community. In supplying counseling and other support activities, we hope to combat illiteracy by providing…

Chasing Normal

Global Health Innovation’s Mission of Caring for Moms and Babies with HIV Article Lisa Allen | Photos Provided I could pack this article with statistics: approximately 23 million people live with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. Nearly 16 million children under the age of 18 have been orphaned by AIDS in Africa alone. Each day, 6,000 … Continued

Shopping for a CAUSE

C.A.U.S.E. for Elegance is the Jr. Apprentice Training Program of Camp Village, Inc., a non-profit organization. Camp Village has served 2,868 youth in the Metropolitan Atlanta area in 12 years. Three years ago, Camp Village we hired 32 students who were once in the program because they were “too old for camp” and “too young and without skills” to get…