The recognition awards high-performing nonprofits that have made a significant impact in the community working in the bank’s priority funding areas of housing, jobs and hunger relief.
“Nonprofits provide much needed services in metro Atlanta, but too often lack the opportunity to invest in their own long-term growth and development,” said Geri Thomas, Georgia president of Bank of America. “By recognizing North Fulton Community Charities and Atlanta Technical College Foundation as Neighborhood Builders, we know that they are poised to make an even greater impact in our community.”
North Fulton Community Charities will use its grant to launch a Mobile Outreach Program to provide emergency assistance services to people living in the Roswell, Mountain Park, Alpharetta, Johns Creek and Milton areas of Fulton County. The charity is purchasing a van equipped with an office, waiting area and storage area for non-perishable food. The Mobile Outreach will travel to accessible locations and provide its assistance services, which include food and financial assistance among others.
“The van will extend our ability to offer critical programs and services that help struggling North Fulton families move toward self-sufficiency,” said Barbara Duffy, executive director of North Fulton Community Charities. “And the van also will serve as a traveling ‘billboard’ to help raise awareness of the growing level of need in our community.”
Atlanta Technical College prepares Georgians for high-demand occupations such as bioscience, nursing, commercial truck driving, aviation maintenance and supply chain management. Funds from the grant will support student success by helping to reduce the financial obstacles students face by helping to pay for tuition, books, supplies and public transportation as well as support student activities.
“Our mission at Atlanta Technical College is workforce development. With the Bank of America grant, we will be able to ensure that more of our students have the support they need to graduate and become successful in the world of work,” said Dr. Alvetta Peterman Thomas, president of Atlanta Technical College.