Today’s Improvements Shape Tomorrow’s Opportunities

Grove Park Foundation is aligning a set of investments in education, housing, and wellness to create a healthy neighborhood environment, and provide economic opportunities for families and children to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty.

Milestones Achieved
    • Secured $18.5 million in funding from Atlanta Public Schools for construction of a new Woodson Park Academy, K–8 school building slated to open in 2020
    • Successfully advocated for the approval of KIPP schools as the designated operator of Woodson Park Academy, beginning in August 2019
    • Secured partnership with the YMCA of Metro Atlanta to construct a new state-of-the-art community wellness and early childhood learning center adjacent to Woodson Park Academy
    • Building a partnership with Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre and the Fox Theatre Institute to bring live theater and an education program into a Depression-era theater located across the street from the Woodson Park Academy/YMCA complex
    • Partnered with Paradise Missionary Baptist Church, Grove Park Neighborhood Association, Greening Youth Foundation and others to build a rain garden on the church site in the Proctor Creek watershed

Building a partnership with Callanwolde Fine Arts Center to provide arts experiences for all of Grove Park’s K-5 students

  • Connected Grove Park residents and organizations with Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer’s Foundation to provide pro-bono legal advice and representation around landlord/tenant disputes, evictions, unpaid wages, domestic violence, and probate issues
  • Linked Soccer in the Streets to the Grove Park neighborhood, bringing soccer and character building programming to Grove Park’s children