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Poverty & Equity Thought Leadership

The Power of Unity to Connect Our City

Families First

Families First supports clients at various points across the continuum of care including adoption, foster care, parenting, mental and behavioral health, supportive housing, and healthy starts. Our work is a team effort including staff, the board, supporters, and sponsors and donors. 

On June 9 at 9:00 am, Unity for a Difference will bring together our supporters along with next generation voices and top leaders in Atlanta focused on social equity. The event will explore how our city defines Unity and includes creative performances all focused on galvanizing our community to make lasting change. 

What does Unity mean to Atlanta Citizens, Business Leaders and Faith Communities? – YouTube

A common thread throughout is the true power of resilience. Families First believes that resilience is the foundation of building strong families and strong communities. Unity for a Difference will recognize the powerful contributions of key leaders in our city including:

– Pat Upshaw-MonteithLeadership Atlanta President and Chief Executive Officer, with the Community Impact Award 
– Carol B. ToméUPS Chief Executive Officer, with the Social Equity Award 
– Venessa HarrisonAT&T Georgia President, with the Making a Difference Community Service Award 
– Jim Curry, Families First Board Chair Emeritus and Ann Curry, Founder Coxe Curry & Associates, with the Montag Family Volunteerism Award


Our host Ella Dorsey, WGCL/CBS46 Meteorologist, and our chairs Dan Gordon, co-chair and Atlanta Headquarters Lead at Jabian ConsultingVictoria Forbes-Roberts, co-chair and Senior Vice President for Reservations and Customer Care Delta Air Lines and Shan Cooper, honorary chair and Executive Director of the Atlanta Committee for Progress will lead us through an inspiring morning.

Like every great organization serving our community, Families First could not do so without this support. Together, our sponsors are uniting with Families First to bring social equity and unity to the forefront. Thank you to our sponsors: Georgia Power, Cox, Delta, Jabian Consulting and Dan and Jessica Gordon , The Arthur M Blank Family Foundation, Montag, Lucy Carpenter Vance, PNC, Philip and Laura Law, UPS, Publix Super Marketing Charities. BlackRock, AT&T, The Home Depot Foundation, The David & Lynne Homrick Family Fund, Starbucks and UnitedHealthcare. 

This is sponsored content.

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