United Way of Greater Atlanta Impacting the Community

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July 31, 2018

Santrece Harris, Tysheonia Edwards, Kevin Eccles, Janice Robinson, Veronica Mount, Robyn Williams

According to the United Way of Greater Atlanta, nearly half a million children in Greater Atlanta live in communities with low or very low child well-being.  The children that Land of Promise serve have the second lowest child well-being score (39.1%) in the Atlanta 13 county region.  Food insecurity is a contributor to low child well-being scores.

Kevin S. Eccles, the Senior Director Opportunity Zones | Community Engagement and his team (Robyn Williams, Tysheonia Edwards, Santrece Harris) and Janice Robinson, Executive Director of United Way of Atlanta VIP visited Land of Promise on July 30, 2018.  They realize it is going to take the community to improve the children lives.  To enhance our knowledge of food resources in our community we visited Metro Atlanta Urban Farm, a 5-acre farm that was born out of a need to provide low-income families fresh produce. 

 

United Way of Greater Atlanta is the expert in bringing together people and resources to tackle complex issues and drive sustainable positive change to help our community thrive.  We appreciate them for taking time of their busy schedules to visit Land of Promise.

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Tysheonia Edwards, Robyn Williams, Mr. Moses, (Metro Atlanta Urban Farm Manager) Veronica Mount, Santrece Harris, Kevin Eccles