Spark Opportunity: hyper-local impact

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Since 2016, a dedicated group of Community Foundation donors have been on a journey to learn more about how collective giving can result in greater impact. The Spark Opportunity Giving Circle emerged out of concern for Atlanta’s widening opportunity gaps, and their journey brought them to one of our city’s …

Zip code should not be destiny

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Every child deserves a community where they, and their family, can thrive. Yet in our region, the most supported neighborhoods, schools and job opportunities lie concentrated in the northern and eastern corners of ATL while substandard housing, failing schools, crime and poverty often are overly concentrated in the south. As …

Spark Opportunity announces grants for opportunity in Thomasville Heights

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Thomasville Heights is a small neighborhood in the southeast corner of Atlanta. The tight-knit neighborhood has a colorful and storied past, but the historically African American community has grappled with a lack of access to opportunity and severe levels of crime and poverty. The median household income is $10,480, compared …