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Looking Back at the Hands On Atlanta 30th Birthday

Over the years, we’ve learned a thing or two about our community. Y’all love volunteering and will go to great lengths to support our work, y’all care about making Atlanta better for all of our citizens, and y’all most definitely know how to party! Take a look back at the Hands On Atlanta 30th Birthday Party!

Atlanta top muralists join forces on MLK Day

Ten Atlanta artists join forces to creating mural at Frederick Douglass High School on Atlanta’s westside during the King Holiday on Monday, January 21, 2019. Organized by Atlanta artist Charmaine Minniefield, the mural is sponsored by Spelman College for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service with Hands On Atlanta.

Introducing the 2019 Class of Civic Fellows

The Hands On Atlanta Civic Leadership Program, powered by Constellation, recently welcomed it’s 10th class of Civic Fellows! 18 changemakers from around metro Atlanta are taking their service to the next level, and will participate in the year long program that features leadership training and mentoring, and an opportunity to build a year long relationship with a dedicated nonprofit partner to manage service projects, recruit volunteers, oversee service days and provide education to volunteers as to the mission of their nonprofit partner.

Now Playing: The Weekly High 5 Podcast

I remember a time when the only question on anyone's mind was, "Is Adnan Sayed innocent or guilty?" In fact, I've been told this was an ice breaker for many first Bumble dates... Anyways, Sarah Koenig and Atlanta's sweetheart Mailkimp brought the world of podcasts out of the basement and into your living room, your car, your commute, and everywhere you went with "Serial." If you don't know what I'm talking about, surely you've heard someone mention "Serial" or maybe you've heard of "This American Life" or even Atlanta's own podcast empire, "How Stuff Works." Atlanta is also home base to one of my faves, Crazy Good Turns. Whatever your interests, guilty pleasures, or preferences to pass the time, chances are, there's a podcast out there waiting for you to press play.

Announcing the Hands On Atlanta Shop

Volunteering, serving your community, being an engaged citizen... these are not things you do on a Saturday morning. These actions are not simply, "scheduled time for good" before carrying on with your weekend. It's a lifestyle. It's a choice you make every morning when you wake up, confirming "Today I'm going to do something good."

To help celebrate you and your lifestyle, we're excited to announce the Hands On Atlanta store! When you shop with Hands On Atlanta, you'll find fun and meaningful swag that helps express your inner changemaker to the world. Sounds good, right? There's more, with every purchase, 100% of profits will go directly to supporting our impact programs! Every shirt you buy can help provide a day of snacks for 1 student OR provide that student with a literacy kit at one of our partner Title 1 schools. With each accessory you pick up, it can provide 2 basic hygiene kits for a child or adult. These are just a few ways in which your purchases have power!