Georgia Perimeter College leads the way in helping nonprofits for the long haul

in Fundraising,News

Yesterday, Feb 15th, the Georgia Perimeter College (enrollment of 25,000 students) opened its brand new Atlanta Center for Civic Engagement & Service Learning

The Center will focus on long-term projects for nonprofits that go beyond one-day (e.g., volunteer to serve in a soup kitchen for a meal) community service type work.   They’ll also work with organizations and nonprofits to find students and faculty members to help with nonprofit programs.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that “College President Anthony Tricoli has long wanted such a center. He said it is one of the first of its kind in the nation and will be able to assist other colleges and nonprofits with service learning projects.”

The Atlanta Center’s four areas of focus are:

  • health (including nutrition, obesity and mental health)
  • the environment
  • overcoming poverty
  • education and literacy

Center offerings include civic engagement and service-learning grants; training, workshops and conferences; and “how to” guides.

Might the Atlanta Center be able to help your nonprofit?  Click here to read more about the Atlanta Center for Civic Engagement & Service Learning.