The sticky tables at Manuel’s Tavern feel the same today as when a group of 20 and 30-somethings crowded around them in 1989. The 12 friends sipped beers as they talked about their early career moves and life as new parents, but mostly about how to impact Atlanta. They were determined to contribute to their local community and they knew that volunteerism was the secret sauce to success.
Over the years, the mission of Hands On Atlanta grew out from under bar signs into a West Midtown office and a 501(c)3 status. As Hands On Atlanta continued to grow and professionalize, it could have been easy to lose sight of the young, excited spark that founded our organization. But with our recent addition of leaders, that just not in the cards.
In fall of 2017, Hands On Atlanta launched its inaugural Changemakers Board, a group of 18 ambitious millennials hungry to impact our city and bring their friends along in the process. Even though this board just kicked off in September, the Changemakers have already engaged 140 Atlantans in support of Hands On Atlanta and are gunning to involve even more with an upcoming party.
On April 21st from 9:00 pm – 12:00 am, the Changemakers are stepping out with the High Five Late Night Party at The Gathering Spot. This party promises to be a tremendous time with live music, an open bar, tapas and a wine/spirit pull. In the words of Changemakers Board Chair, Everett Steele, “High Five Late Night is a great opportunity to share the impactful mission of Hands On Atlanta in a fun, social environment.”
The Gathering Spot is a far cry from sticky tables, Changemakers Board Vice Chair Rachel Sprecher knows that High Five Late Night has a direct link to the youthful founders of Hands On Atlanta. She feels that “it’s an honor to serve on the Hands On Atlanta Changemakers board and have a part in helping the organization engage millennials and young people in service.”
Join us and meet this amazing line-up of Changemakers excited to host you at High Five Late Night:
Chair: Everett Steele, Chief Of Staff, Atlanta City Council Post 3 At Large
Vice Chair: Rachel Sprecher, Executive Director, Atlanta Public Schools Office of Partnerships and Development
Darrlynn Brister Alston, Marketing & Business Development, Allstate
Kyle Azevedo, Research Engineer, Georgia Tech Research Institute
Jasmine Cato, Community Manager, WeWork Colony Square
Gloria Cox, Giving Leader, Chick-Fil-A Corporate
Madeline Eaton, Brand Communications Marketing Manager, Delta Vacations
Kurt Ford, Pacific Network Planning General Manager, Delta Airlines
Brittany Locke, Human Resources Coordinator, Merchant e-Solutions
Brian Matthews, Management Consultant, North Highland
Jeremiah McWilliams, Internal Communications Director, North Highland
Anirudha 'Rudha' Mididoddi, Strategic Business Development Manager, The Home Depot
Chris O'Connor, Business Development Manager, Clockwise MD
Annalise Peters, Associate, Alston & Bird
Devika Rao, Account Services Vice President, O'Neill Communications
Ashley Rouse, Out of School Time Program Manager, HealthMPowers
Kim Vu, Manager, Deloitte
Ryan Wilson, Co-Founder & CEO, The Gathering Spot
We hope you take this opportunity to come meet Hands On Atlanta’s news group of 20 and 30-somethings drinking beers and making change.