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Ga. First Lady Helps Distribute Free Books to Kids

Edited by Titus Falodun | 5/9/2014, 10:48 a.m.
Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal greeted students at Atlanta Public Schools’ Dunbar Elementary, as Athens-based Books for Keeps distributed 12 ...
Dunbar Elementary School Principal Karen Brown-Collier (second from left) and Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal (center) are pictured with Dunbar Elementary teachers and Books for Keeps Executive Director Leslie Hale (second from right), as second grade students show off their new books. Photo by Kimberly Willis Green/APS.

Local HBCUs Win Grant Money

The Home Depot® announced the 2014 winners of Retool Your School Campus Improvement Grant Program, which awards tens of thousands of dollars to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). A total of 58 HBCUs competed for grants totaling $255,000. This year’s top-winning school, Knoxville College, will be awarded the $50,000 Tier 1 Grant. The three Campus Pride Grants of $25,000 each will be awarded to Howard University, Morris Brown College and Oakwood University, and thirteen schools, including Paine College and Spelman College, will be awarded $10,000.

District 5 Board of Education Town Hall Meeting

ATLANTA – Atlanta Board of Education representatives Steven D. Lee and Jason F. Esteves (At-large, Seat 9) will lead a Town Hall meeting for District 5 from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 15 at Towns Elementary School (760 Bolton Road Atlanta, GA 30331). This event is free and open to the public.

Livestream of Atlanta Board of Education Meetings

As of Monday May 5, the Atlanta Board of Education’s Committee of the Whole and Legislative Meetings will be streamed live.  Access the streaming by using the following link: https://new.livestream.com/accounts/7427971.

Fulton County Juvenile Court Celebrates National Foster Care Month

ATLANTA - Fulton County Juvenile Court will begin accepting donations of new and gently used luggage on Thursday, May 1 and end collections on Friday, May 30. Juvenile Court is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays (located in the Romae T. Powell Juvenile Justice Center at 395 Pryor St SW). It will be accepting donations of new or gently used suitcases, duffle bags, and backpacks. Juvenile Court employees and the public are encouraged to donate, sign pledges and learn more about foster care. In Georgia, there are over 7,000 children currently in the foster care system.

Adamsville Regional Health Center Goes Green

Fulton County recently announced its Adamsville Regional Health Center has been awarded LEED® Certification. The LEED rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council is the foremost program for buildings that are designed and constructed for improved environmental and human health performance.
For more information about LEED please visit www.usgbc.org/leed. For more information about the Adamsville Regional Health Center, visit http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/locations- bh/bh-adamsvillerhc.