The United Way of Greater Atlanta – www.unitedwayatlanta.org
The United Way plays a significant role in connecting people with resources in their community, making sustainable investments and empowering thousands of volunteers. Their Child Well-Being Heat Map has been crucial in identifying areas with the greatest need for support based on factors such as literacy and financial stability.
GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students – www.geears.org
GEEARS supports early learning and development by serving as a convening force for statewide organizations, helping leaders across several industries make an impact together. Dedicated to collective action, GEEARS supports multiple aspects of early learning: from research to advocacy to economic impact.
The Department of Early Care and Learning, Bright from the Start – www.decal.ga.gov
Bright from the Start is dedicated to providing high quality early care and education to every young child in Georgia. The department hosts an extensive system of programs, services and other resources for children, families and educators. Available programs range from scholarships to help with the cost of child care, licensing and monitoring for child care learning centers, administering federal nutrition services and supporting the attainment of early learning credentials.
The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy – www.georgiacenterforchildadvocacy.org
The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy serves children and families in DeKalb and Fulton county, however their impact has reached across the state. Focusing on the prevention and intervention of child sexual abuse and physical abuse, the Center collaborates with several other community leaders to promote the safety and wellbeing of children. One of their key collaborators is Darkness to Light and their Stewards of Children program, which provides adult-focused sexual abuse prevention training to help adults feel equipped to protect children and prevent abuse.
Quality Care for Children – www.qualitycareforchildren.org
With over 40 years of experience in the industry, Quality Care for Children assists child care facilities in improving the quality of their programs through on-site consulting, workshops and cost-saving resources. In addition to supporting child care providers, they also provide a free state-wide child care referral service and scholarship opportunities to help fund child care for Georgia families.
Quality Assist, Inc. – www.qassist.com
Through their Quorum learning platform, Quality Assist provides development training for coaches, administrators, teachers and others in the early child care industry. Professionals can utilize this training to obtain their Child Development Associate credential and increase their knowledge-base to provide the best education possible to the young children in their care.
Resilient Georgia – www.resilientga.org
Resilient Georgia is on a mission to develop a united, integrated behavioral health system for Georgians from birth to 26 years-of-age. This work extends to several regional coalitions throughout the state. Their website offers traning and tools for building trauma-informed practices and a common language around adversity and resilience.
Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) – www.liifund.org
LIIF mobilizes capital and its partners to help build and strengthen communities with opportunity, equity and wellbeing in mind. Their projects include impact led-lending, affordable housing and early care and education.
Reinvestment Fund – www.reinvestment.com
The Reinvestment Fund is a community development financial institution (CDFI) that uses its expertise to determine how investments and policy decisions can make the most powerful impact. The fund offers financial aid and tools to ensure communities have access to housing, nutrition, health care, schooling and local business job opportunities.
Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students (GEEARS) – www.geears.org
GEEARS understands the importance of early education in the first five years of a child’s life. This alliance advocates for childcare quality and accessibility by convening and informing stakeholders, championing key policies and supporting Georgia-specific research projects.