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Atlanta Children's Shelter holds annual "Holiday House"

Atlanta Children's Shelter holds annual "Holiday House"

In 1986, the Junior League of Atlanta created the Atlanta Children’s Shelter to serve homeless families.

High School Hosts Book Bonanza at Edgewood Barnes and Noble

High School Hosts Book Bonanza at Edgewood Barnes and Noble

Tech High School is hosting a Book Bonanza at the Edgewood Barnes and Noble on Friday, December 10, 2010 from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m.

This Book Bonanza will serve as a fundraiser for the school’s first production of an annual event to showcase the talents of Tech High School students; it will also raise funds for competition spoken word team, the Robotics team, student ambassadors and the Tech High School library.

The school, which was founded in 2003, is engineering, communications and information technology-focused institution located in historic Reynoldstown and it serves about 230 students in grades 9-12.

Barnes and Noble is located at 1217 Caroline Street in Atlanta.

Antwan "Big Boi" Pattons' Big Kidz Foundation Shares The Holidays At The Historic Cyclorama

Antwan "Big Boi" Pattons' Big Kidz Foundation Shares The Holidays At The Historic Cyclorama

Atlanta, GA--  "Big Boi" continues to give back this holiday season via his long-standing charity program, The Big Kidz Foundation.  On December 16th they are hosting their 5th annual special holiday celebration at Atlanta's historic Cyclorama, at 6pm.

Founded by OutKast member Antwan "Big Boi" Patton, the Big Kidz Foundation will spread holiday cheer to over 200 youth, local politicians, socialites and supporters.  The spirit of the season will fill the air with live entertainment from the Big Kidz Foundation's youth participants.  Guests will enjoy special performances by the Jean Childs Young Middle School's Jazz Ensemble, African drummer Sebastian Mensah, Moving in the Spirit and a scholarship presentation by Antwan "Big Boi" Patton.  

Each year the Big Kidz Foundation has hosted a holiday event in Atlanta's most unique locations and this year will be no different.

All Creatures Great and Small CD to benefit the Atlanta Humane Society

The Grant Park Neighborhood Association are urging all residents to purchase the WAG-A-LOT CD, “All Creature Great and Small” which will benefit the Atlanta Humane Society. This CD features donated songs from The Indigo Girls, Francine Reed, Kingsized, Yacht Rock Revue, Stovall, Jennifer Daniels, Soulphonics & Ruby Velle, Gringo Star, Blair Crimmins & the Hookers, Oryx and Crake, Caroline & the Ramblers and songwriter/poet Kodac Harrison.

This one-of-a-kind project will be released on November 26 and will be available through Monday, December 27, 2010. It will be available for download online and available for purchase from metro area BEST BUY locations (Edgewood, Northlake, Buckhead, Cumberland, & Perimeter stores).

Fulton Commissioners Vote to Accept Renewal Grant for Services to Homeless Citizens

As of October 6th, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners approved a one-year grant renewal for services to the homeless. The funds which will be provided by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will be used to provide services to help homeless citizens to overcome substance abuse, to prepare for employment and obtain permanent housing through the Office of Emergency and Transitional Housing. 

The county will add matching grant dollars of $287,571, which will bring the actual funds committed to $974,058.

The grants funds will be used in collaboration with 31 community-based agencies to provide funds to address substance abuse issues for those who are identified as being in need of assistance.

Habitat for Humanity being Honored by City

Atlanta – Please join Atlanta City Councilmember Joyce M. Sheperd at 12:30 p.m. Monday, October 4 for a reception to honor Atlanta Habitat for Humanity and to recognize World Habitat Day.

Over the last 27 years, Atlanta Habitat has built nearly 1,100 houses throughout various neighborhoods in the city.

Following the reception, Councilmember Sheperd and the Atlanta City Council will present proclamations to Atlanta Habitat for Humanity and some of its most committed community partners and volunteers at 1:00 p.m.

Free Standardized Test Prep

According to a report released Monday, the average score for the state’s public, private and home school students fell for the fourth straight year.

To try and intercept this issue, the Atlanta City Council President Ceasar C. Mitchell and Kaplan are offering a free college entrance exam preparation series. This year is the programs 9th year.

This year Georgia saw its largest and most diverse group ever of graduating seniors take the SAT, the most widely used entrance exam for in-state colleges and universities. The SAT participation rate for the Georgia class of 2010 was 74 percent, ranking Georgia among the top 10 in the nation, state officials said.