All you need is passion to make a difference, but a few tools and know-how certainly help make an impact! In partnership with State Farm, the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta is giving an energetic cohort of college students a chance to make a change in their community through a new program launched this summer.
The local State Farm Scholars Philanthropy Program will train 10 rising sophomores at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College in Decatur about the art and science of grantmaking, with a focus on south DeKalb County.
The students are having fun over the summer, learning about community challenges impacting the county and the critical strategies nonprofits use to improve safety, education and community development for all residents. Through this interactive philanthropic workshop series, students will award micro-grants to a set of organizations serving the south DeKalb community through the newly established State Farm Education Assist Fund. As one student said, “It only takes you to start a movement!”
This story originally appeared in The Giving Life, our new printed newsletter.