Introducing the 2020 Class of Civic Fellows

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Hands On Atlanta is thrilled to announce the 11th Class of Civic Fellows! 28 dynamic changemakers were recently accepted into our Civic Leadership Program! Over the next 12 months, this class of Fellows will manage service projects at designated nonprofit partner sites by recruiting, engaging, and teaching volunteers about the critical issue; their service project is addressing. The Fellows will be guided by Hands On Atlanta staff who will provide training in volunteer and project management, leadership, and fundraising. We added a new component this year: mentoring. This exciting initiative pairs a current class member with a graduate of the program to further aid in the Fellow’s development as a community leader.

Not only will Fellows learn the importance of direct service in mitigating inequities in the community, but they will also learn the role fundraising plays in sustaining a nonprofit’s ability to provide those critical services. By the end of their year of service, the Civic Fellows will transition to Civic Leaders, having sharpened their skills in issue education, problem-solving, public speaking, and team building.

“I have a strong passion for serving my community, as well as community development in underprivileged communities. I look forward to learning and growing within this program.” - Kassidy Jackson

The Hands On Atlanta Civic Fellows represent the outstanding volunteers of our organization. These are the leaders that exceed their level of service to reach and inspire communities within Metro Atlanta! Please help us welcome the incoming class!

Meet The 2019/20 Hands On Atlanta Civic Fellows


Lauren Ahart

Surveillance Epidemiologist, The Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Nonprofit Partner: Action Ministries

Jacob Awad

Consultant, AwareSoftware

Nonprofit Partner: Partners In Action for a Healthy Living

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Jessica Bradford

Director of Development, St. Jude’s Recovery Center

Nonprofit Partner: Trees Atlanta

Andrea Branch

Educator, Barack Obama Elementary Magnet School of Technology

Nonprofit Partner: Discovery at Scott Elementary

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Kelli Brotman

Graduate Student, Kennesaw State University

Nonprofit Partner: Kate’s Club

Kimberly Chinn

Site Coordinator, Pebblebrook High School

Nonprofit Partner: Discovery at Clay Elementary

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Stephanie Davis

Educator, Cobb County Schools

Nonprofit Partner: Breakthrough Atlanta

Morgan Edge

Structural Engineer, Georgia Department of Transportation

Nonprofit Partner: Open Hand Atlanta

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Angela Galanter

Entrepreneur and Owner, Wisdom Books

Nonprofit Partner: MedShare International

Morgan Gobert

Head of People, Crisp Video Group

Nonprofit Partner: Discovery at UsherCollier Elementary School

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Alisha Henderson

Research Chemist, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Nonprofit Partner: Discovery at Harper Archer Elementary School

Rachel Issac

Marketing Specialist, Deloitte

Nonprofit Partner: InCommunity

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Kassidy Jackson

Program Coordinator, Meals On Wheels Atlanta

Nonprofit Partner: Discovery at Brookview Elementary

Paul Jackson

Communications Specialist, OneDigital

Nonprofit Partner: Discovery at Gideons Elementary School

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Angela King

South Regional Outreach Manager, Young Survival Coalition

Nonprofit Partner: A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab (Wesley Woods)

Tia Lambert

Graduate Student, Georgia State University

Nonprofit Partner: Discovery at Panola Way Elementary School

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Marisa Lazenby

Marketing & Communications Manager, Boys & Girls Club

Nonprofit Partner: Discovery at Belmont Hills Elementary

Tanasha Mahone

Instructional Specialist, Atlanta Public Schools

Nonprofit Partner: Meals On Wheels Atlanta


Chirag Mendpara

Security Consulting Analyst, Accenture

Nonprofit Partner: The Wylde Center

Kaiya Murphy

Graduate Student, Georgia Institute of Technology

Nonprofit Partner: Truly Living Well

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Sharece O’Neal

Interior Designer, Perkins & Will

Nonprofit Partner: Livable Buckhead

Solomon Seaborn

Underwriter, American International Group Inc.

Nonprofit Partner: West Atlanta Watershed Alliance

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Jordan Searcy

Healthcare Professional, Emory

Nonprofit Partner: Discovery at Thomasville Heights Elementary School

Michelle Signorelli

Merchandising Department, RaceTrac

Nonprofit Partner: A.G Rhodes Health & Rehab –(Cobb)

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Sharde Smith

Outreach Coordinator, Mosaic Church

Nonprofit Partner: Southwest Ecumenical Emergency Assistance Center

Tayyeba Steele-Hassan

IT Business Analyst Project Manager, YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta

Nonprofit Partner: Clarkston Community Center

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Tayo Togba

Founder, Selfish Joy

Nonprofit Partner: Atlanta BeltLine Partnership

Kisha Williams

Lead Network Operations Representative, Cigna Healthcare

Nonprofit Partner: Action Ministries

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