Atlanta Habitat for Humanity will break ground on its new Browns Mill Village on Oct. 9 – a new and innovative venture in affordable home ownership.
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Articles from the Atlanta Business Chronicle
Column: Atlanta nonprofit acquires HQ property: ‘A really big milestone for us’
Southface, an Atlanta-based nonprofit that promotes green building and sustainability practices, had reason to celebrate at its Visionary Dinner on Sept. 19.
Column: Atlanta woman leading campaign to end Target’s use of plastic shopping bags
An Atlanta woman is taking on Target’s use of plastic bags in a “Theresa versus Goliath” campaign.
Column: Housing authority chair makes first comments since death of his children, ex-wife
It’s a time of healing at the Atlanta Housing Authority.
At its Sept. 10 board meeting, the authority unanimously selected Eugene Jones Jr. as its new president and CEO. Jones will begin his post on Oct. 7 after he wraps up being president and CEO of the Chicago Housing Authority on Sept. 27.
Zoo’s Savanna Hall project could be forced to halt construction
Zoo Atlanta’s transformation of Savanna Hall could come to a halt in a matter of days due to inaction on the part of the Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority.
Column: Atlanta set to host Smart City Expo, will explore ‘inclusive economy’
When Aarti Tandon was looking for the right city to anchor an annual “Smart City Expo” in the United States, she settled on Atlanta.
“We felt Atlanta was the ideal market to hold this conference,” said Tandon, co-founder and CEO of Smart City Expo Atlanta, a spin-off of the world-renowned Smart City Expo World Congress that’s been held in Barcelona since 2011.
Studio CEO: Georgia’s movie marquee is ‘on the bubble’
The top executive of one of the largest movie studios in Georgia is making a big bet.
Ryan Millsap, CEO of Blackhall Studios, is planning to triple the size of his existing sound stages – from 210,000 square feet to 600,000 square feet, which would make it the largest purpose-built movie studio in Georgia.
Column: Atlanta Philanthropy: Community Foundation Scholarships; Shaheen’s gift to High Museum
Doris and Shouky Shaheen have donated their entire Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Modernist painting collection – a total of 24 works of art – to the High Museum of Art.
Arthur Blank’s $17.5M Westside Park gift is a sign of things to come
It’s a sign of things to come. The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation’s $17.5 million grant announced Aug. 27 to support the development of the Westside Park at the Bellwood Quarry is the latest indication of Arthur Blank’s intention to give away a significant portion of his wealth.
Column: Metro Atlanta charter school operator lands big grants to fuel ambitious growth plans
KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools is going through a rapid growth period. Already it is the largest charter school operator in the state of Georgia.
And thanks to its relationship with the Atlanta Public Schools and Fulton County, it has ambitious plans to grow even more.
Bud Peterson on 10 years at Georgia Tech: ‘It’s been a great run’
As Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson leaves his post on Aug. 31 after 10½ years, he is proud of the progress the university has enjoyed under his watch – from research, economic development, innovation centers, online degrees, higher academic standards to community outreach.
Column: Honduras mission nonprofit names former Atlanta Falcon its new CEO
From one kindred spirit to another.
After 30 years of leading HOI (formerly Honduras Outreach), Jerry Eickhoff is turning the reigns of the nonprofit to John Burrough, a former Atlanta Falcons defensive end who has involved with international humanitarian missions since 2007.
Why Newell Brands is moving its HQ back to Atlanta
Newell Brands – the Fortune 500 company that on Aug. 2 announced it is moving its headquarters back to Atlanta after three years in Hoboken, N.J. – has been a company in a constant state of change.
Column: Woodruff Arts Center raises $49 million, plants seeds for future
The Woodruff Arts Center was able to raise an impressive total of $49 million during its fiscal year that ended on May 31.
In addition to meeting its $13 million goal for its corporate campaign, the Arts Center also raised almost $14 million in special gifts and bequests during its annual fundraising drive.
Cover Story: Atlanta makes progress in reducing homelessness, but safety concerns worsen downtown
Over the past decade, the city of Atlanta’s homeless population has been cut almost in half — one of the sharpest declines in the country.
But a perception exists that there are more people on the streets of downtown.
Actually, both of those statements are true.
Column: Chronicle of Philanthropy article features Atlanta nonprofit leaders
Several nonprofit leaders from Atlanta are featured in the national publication “Chronicle of Philanthropy” in a July article titled “Leaders of Color Speak Out.”
Column: CHRIS 180 opens new center, doubling services for disadvantaged youth
CHRIS 180 celebrated the grand-opening of its new Center of Excellence for Training, Education and Connections on July 23 at its campus on Fayetteville Road in DeKalb County.
World Cup raises interest in Atlanta pro women’s soccer team
The recent win of the United States National Women’s Soccer Team in the World Cup is reviving interest in Atlanta getting its own professional women’s soccer team.
Column: National nonprofit names founding executive director for Atlanta
The GreenLight Fund, the national nonprofit that recently launched its Atlanta site earlier this year, has selected Joli Cooper as its founding executive director. Atlanta is the eighth city in the GreenLight network.
Column: Atlanta Dream co-owner finds inspiration at Women’s World Cup
Several women leaders with Atlanta ties were part of a presidential delegation attending the final match of the FIFA 2019 Women’s World Cup in Lyon, France, on July 7.