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Acclaimed Musician Jonathan Butler Hosts Jazz Assembly at North Atlanta High School

11/29/2013, 6 a.m.
Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Jonathan Butler is holding a jazz assembly from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 ...
Jonathan Butler. Photo by Raj Naik.

In announcing the grant, Buffett stated:

“I am pleased to support promising future leaders from Africa’s Great Lakes region with the hopes that they return home and use what they’ve learned to support the incredible development potential that exists there. The research program will also bring new thinking to ways to support a better quality of life for people living in the region.”

John Silvanus Wilson Jr., president of Morehouse College stated:

“Morehouse is very pleased to accept this generous donation from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation to establish the Rugari Scholarship Fund and to initiate the proposed research program. Morehouse has a tradition of training leaders for the United States and the global community. We look forward to participating in this program that will help to train a new group of leaders for Africa’s Great Lakes region.”

The Howard G. Buffett Foundation’s grant to Morehouse College is part of the Foundation’s 14-year, $140 million Africa Great Lakes Region Peace Initiative, with more than half of that investment made in the last two years in the eastern DRC. The initiative supports efforts to achieve peace, economic development, regional cooperation and increased awareness for long-term solutions that address the sources of a conflict that have contributed to the deaths of more than 5.4 million people in eastern DRC since 1998. The scholarship program is named after a village in North Kivu at the center of the DRC’s most recent active conflict.

CDC makes quarter of a million dollar donation to Georgia Piedmont Technical College

Georgia Piedmont Technical College unveiled equipment donations, valued at $250,000, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Monday, Nov. 25 at its DeKalb Campus.

The General Studies Division of Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) received a donation of state-of-the-art lab equipment that will enable the college to develop and expand its natural sciences department; enhance STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs and course work; and position the college to educate in STEM areas on a level-playing field.

The college was able to acquire the equipment under the Stevenson-Wydler Technology and Innovation Act of 1980, an Act that promotes “technological innovation for the achievement of national economic, environmental, and social goals, and for other purposes” as noted in the statute. The law allows federal laboratories to transfer surplus technology to other non-federal entities for the purpose of promoting technology and innovation in the United States.

CCMA’s fifth anniversary gala honors community champions

The Community Council of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc. (CCMA) celebrated five years of community service to at-risk youth and young inner-city males at its Fifth Anniversary Gala on Saturday, Nov. 16,. The event, held at Helene Mills Center, honored Chick-fil-A as Corporate Champion, Morris Brown College as Community Service Champion, Gammon Theological Seminary as Community Spirit Champion, and the AARP Foundation, Senior Community Service Employment Program as Community Partnership Champion. Two individuals, Emily Morrow and Reverend Paul Ealsey also received Community Service Awards.

For additional information, call 404-935-5859 or 404 221-1222, visit www.communitycouncilma.org, or email info@communitycouncilma.org