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Standing on their Tippi Toes!

Weekly Dance Classes with the Kiddos Since January, we’ve been offering weekly dance lessons in partnership with Tippi Toes East Atlanta, including baby ballet and preschool ballet, tap, and jazz classes. These dance classes for kids create a lively and inclusive space across the Additionally, these dance classes have been a perfect addition to our array of services for our tiny dancers, which already included speech and language therapy, music therapy, occupational therapy, physical education, and more! Benefits of Dance Classes Dance not...

Honoring Our Moms!

Every year, we host our Mother’s Day Luncheon to treat our amazing moms and let them know how celebrated they are! This year’s event was hosted by Weston Cox of the Celebratory Story. The Celebratory Story also sponsored the event with $5,000! Wow! See our list of amazing event features below! Special Gifts for Moms A variety of high quality skincare and self-care products provided by The Celebratory Story and Martin Brower Featured books focusing on motherhood and self-worth provided by the Celebratory...

Our 2024 Legacy Builders Celebration!

We had an incredible night, celebrating Shaquira, our Legacy Honoree along with revealing our new name, our new brand, and our new Strategic Plan! Thank you to our incredible presenting sponsor, KBP Brands! Scroll down to see the photos below of Shaquira with her family, our amazing keynote speaker, Ann Cramer, our wonderful event guests, and so much more! ...

Building a Bright Future–Ebonee’s Story

A year ago, twenty-seven year old Ebonee enrolled in the Atlanta Children’s Shelter (ACS), seeking the resources she need to bring her family to stability. Arriving at ACS, Ebonee felt apprehensive because “I didn’t know what to expect.” However, Ebonee now feels “much more confident,”and with ACS resources, she has felt “strong persevering through the seasons.” Through ACS, Ebonee has accessed many resources including free mental health services as she explains, “ACS has helped me with therapy and healing from my...

Celebrating Young Learners!

Last fall, the Early Childhood Education Program at Atlanta Children’s Shelter (ACS) achieved national accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). This accreditation is a big deal—it means that ACS is committed to providing top-quality education and care for families, ensuring that children thrive in a safe, well-prepared environment that sets them up for success. To honor this commitment and celebrate young learners, teachers, and families, ACS recently observed the “Week of the Young Child,” which...

Lift 2.0, a Housing Initiative

LIFT 2.0, a homeless response initiative aimed at housing 1,500 households by December 31, 2024, was launched in the summer of 2022 in the City of Atlanta. Thanks to investments from private entities, as well as City and State departments, the initiative is currently in progress. So far, over 820 households have been rehoused – over halfway towards the plan’s goal. Partners for Home, a nonprofit, is spearheading the execution of this initiative. In the process, Partners for Home has emphasized the...

Tenacity & Drive: Princess’ Journey

Recently, we welcomed a new parent, Princess, and her three children! Originally hailing from Nigeria, Princess arrived in the United States in 2017, seeking a brighter future for herself and her children. She took advantage of every opportunity offered to her, obtaining her real estate license in 2022 and following up with an insurance license in 2023. Not stopping there, she ventured into the realm of entrepreneurship, becoming a licensed used car dealer. However, even with her incredible tenacity and drive, Princess still came...

Welcome H.O.M.E.

Recently, the City of Atlanta introduced the Welcome H.O.M.E. initiative, a streamlined and transparent system for permitting affordable housing projects. Streamlining the permitting system simplifies the process for developers, which in turn, makes affordable housing a more appealing investment. The City hopes to speed up the permitting process for affordable housing through new features such as a pre-submission program and a dedicated coordination team. For our families at Atlanta Children’s Shelter (ACS), affordable housing is one of the biggest barriers to breaking the cycle of...

Black History Month with the Kiddos!

This month, our Early Childhood Education students dove into Black History, celebrating the remarkable achievements and contributions of Black individuals. They didn’t just learn about the past; they saw themselves reflected in their learning environment, embracing diversity and honoring the experiences of the Black community. In our classrooms, we explored the incredible accomplishments of African Americans despite facing immense challenges. From inventors like Garret Morgan, who gave us the stoplight, to trailblazers like Madame CJ Walker, who revolutionized hair care, and sports icons like Jackie Robinson...