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…