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About CFY-Atlanta

CFY-Atlanta Digital Learning Program Schools

CFY-Atlanta Leadership Team

CFY-Atlanta Local Board

CFY-Atlanta IT Advisory Board

Financial Supporters

In-Kind Supporters

News and Events

Volunteer in Atlanta

Atlanta Strategic Partners

Contact CFY-Atlanta

 

About CFY-Atlanta

CFY successfully launched its Digital Learning Program in Atlanta in May of 2007. Since then, CFY-Atlanta has partnered with 14 high-poverty public middle schools throughout the greater-Atlanta area, reaching 7,000 students, their teachers, and families within four school districts: APS, Clayton, Fulton and Gwinnett County Public Schools. To maximize our impact, CFY-Atlanta focuses on key Atlanta-area school districts and helps them leverage digital learning to transform their low-income school communities, promote educational equity, and improve student achievement so that every child is college and career ready.

The momentum we have built in Atlanta has been tremendous, with many individuals, corporations and foundations providing financial, volunteer, and in-kind resources. Our local board of directors and technology advisory board – comprised of key community leaders within the community – continue to assist us with expertise, awareness-building and fundraising activities.

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Atlanta Partner Schools

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Atlanta Public Schools
  • Martin Luther King Middle School*
  • KIPP STRIVE Academy
  • KIPP VISION Academy
  • KIPP WAYS Academy
  • W. L. Parks Middle School
  • Luther J. Price Middle School
  • Sylvan Hills Middle School
  • Jean Childs Young Middle School
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Clayton County Public Schools
  • North Clayton Middle School
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Fulton County Public Schools
  • KIPP South Fulton Academy
  • McNair Middle School (Fulton)
  • Renaissance Middle School*
  • Sandtown Middle School*
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Gwinnett County Public Schools
  • Louise Radloff Middle School
  • Sweetwater Middle School

*Current partner school for the 2014-2015 academic year.

If you would like to request an application for the next school year, please send your school name and the principal’s email address to CFY-ATL@cfy.org. We will contact you with information about our application process as soon as possible.

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CFY-Atlanta Leadership

Kwame Johnson
CFY-Atlanta Executive Director
Kwame Johnson is the new Executive Director of CFY-Atlanta. Kwame oversees operations, development activities, and CFY’s Digital Learning Program in Atlanta, while strengthening relationships with community partners, school districts, and political leaders. Prior to joining CFY, Kwame was the Director of Corporate Relations for the national non-profit Communities In Schools, which is the nation’s largest drop-out prevention and fifth largest youth serving organization. Kwame also served as the Director of Donor Advised Services for the Charities Aid Foundation of America and the National Director of Programs for the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise. Kwame has been an active member of the non-profit sector for many years and currently serves as the Board Chair for Center for Community Alternatives. Kwame holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland.

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Richard Hicks
Director, Technology & Operations
Richard Hicks is CFY’s Director, Technology & Operations and is responsible for soliciting and acquiring computer equipment at the national level, setting up refurbishing operations in expansion cities, ensuring the quality of CFY’s technical operations in all the cities in which we operate, and directing the technical aspects of developing a new image for CFY’s Home Learning Center each year. Previously, Richard was a Director of Information Technology at Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, Georgia where he was responsible for many initiatives to bring the campuses to the forefront of technological advancement, including providing insight for the technology design of Georgia Military College’s new and existing facilities. Richard holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Systems from Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville and an Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice from Georgia Military College in Milledgeville.

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Courtney Montague
CFY-Atlanta Director of Programs
As the Director of Programs for CFY-Atlanta, Courtney manages CFY’s Digital Learning Program with all of CFY-Atlanta’s partner schools. Prior to joining CFY, Courtney was the Executive Director of Casa de Amistad, an organization that provides education and social services to the Latino Community in Athens, GA to empower the Latino community and provide opportunities for cross-cultural exchange. Previously, Courtney was the School-Based Services Program Manager for Catholic Charities in Oregon for three years, where she oversaw the Schools Uniting Neighborhoods community school programs; academic achievement and case management services; and wraparound mental health services. She began her career as an English as a Second Language Teacher for elementary and middle school students in North Carolina. Courtney recently completed a fellowship with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Center for Creative Leadership as part of the Ladder to Leadership initiative. She earned both her B.A. in English and her Masters of Social Work from the University of Georgia.

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CFY-Atlanta Local Board

Lee Crump
CIO, Rollins, Inc.

Carol Godfrey
VP Marketing & Product Development, Southwire

Dr. Patty Heitmuller
Director, Program Development, Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement

Meredith Hodges
VP of HR & External Affairs, Gas South 

Tom Lowry
New Ventures, Kenzie Lane Innovations

Dan McMillan
Regional Vice President, Broadsoft

Sig Mosley
President, Imlay Investments, Inc.

Hania Poole
VP, Turner Broadcasting

Dan Rivera
Area Director, Intel Americas

Sonia Rodriguez
Business Analyst, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Zandy Wyckoff
Strategic Account Manager, Salesforce.com

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CFY-Atlanta IT Advisory Board

Dr. John Chrisentary, Chair
Technical Support Manager, Given Imaging

Danny Baute
Director of Operations, Kabbage

Pierre Beuret
Client Relationship Manager, Kroll Ontrack

Jason Bowden
Enterprise Business Intelligence Manager, Cox Automotive Group

Roger Fugett
CIO, CareerBuilder

Emily Sato
Analyst, Global Strategic Sourcing, First Data

Martin Schmidler, Vice Chair
VP of IT, UniPro Foodservice

Keith Weller
VP of Infrastructure & Operations, American Cancer Society, Inc.

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Financial Supporters

Champion ($250,000+)

  • SAP America, Inc.

Innovators ($100,000-$249,000)

      • Cisco Systems
      • Solstice Foundation
      • Robert W. Woodruff Foundation
      • Zeist Foundation, Inc.

Leaders ($50,000-$99,999)

  • AT&T
  • Mary Alice and Bennett Brown Foundation
  • Georgia-Pacific Foundation
  • John H. and Wilhelmina D. Harland Charitable Foundation
  • Jackson EMC Foundation
  • U.S. Micro Corporation
  • Verizon Foundation
  • The Wells Fargo Foundation

Benefactors ($25,000-$49,999)

  • Coca-Cola Enterprises
  • Imlay Foundation
  • Newell Rubbermaid
  • PwC
  • The Rich Foundation
  • The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation
  • John & Anne Seral
  • Southern Company Services, Inc.
  • Sprint

Partners ($15,000-$24,999)

  • AGL Resources
  • CDI Computers
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • The Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia
  • GE Energy Foundation
  • Jack & Anne Glenn Charitable Foundation
  • Nordson Corporation Foundation

Mentors ($10,000-$14,999)

  • Gas South
  • Google
  • Graphic Packing International
  • Intel Americas
  • Sigmund Mosley, Jr.
  • The Rich Foundation

Ambassadors ($5,000-$9,999)

  • American Family Insurance
  • Atlanta Foundation
  • BB&T
  • Cbeyond
  • Clarkston Consulting
  • Edible Arrangements-Buckhead
  • Exposition Foundation
  • Georgia Power Company
  • Carol & Gary Godfrey
  • ING Foundation
  • KPMG, LLC
  • Navigant Consulting
  • Northpark Town Center
  • OnX Enterprise Solutions
  • Promethean
  • Rollins, Inc.
  • Southwire
  • The Stahl Family Foundation
  • The Stueve Family
  • Vinings Rotary Club
  • Pam and Ted Woehrle

Friends ($1,000-$4,999)

  • Abacus Solutions, LLC
  • Alert Enterprise
  • David & Margaret Anderson
  • Apex Systems
  • Barcoding, Inc.
  • Bennett Thraser Foundation, Inc.
  • Gerry Benjamin Family Foundation
  • CBRE
  • CCCi
  • Chick-fil-A, Inc.
  • CompTIA
  • Creating IT Futures Foundation
  • Dave & Holly Deckebach
  • Dell, Inc.
  • Fleishman-Hillard
  • Given Imaging
  • Sandra Hofmann
  • ImprovEdge
  • InfraScience
  • Intercontinental Hotel Group
  • Jabian Cares
  • Jones Day
  • Joseph Charitable Trust
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP
  • LaFarge
  • Ann Moceyunas
  • Modo Modo Agency
  • The Mosaic Company
  • National Charity League-Buckhead
  • Newell Recycling, LLC
  • Premier Global Services, Inc.
  • Social Executive Council
  • Software AG
  • Technology Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia
  • Unitiv, Inc.
  • Walmart
  • Waste Management of Metro Atlanta, Inc.

Fans ($500-$999)

  • ICF Macro
  • Serena Software
  • Lithium Technologies
  • Matrix Information Consulting, Inc.
  • Rotary eClub
  • Sago Networks
  • Thompson Technologies

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In-Kind Supporters

      • Aaron Rent, Inc.
      • ACCO Brands
      • American Cancer Society
      • Atlantic Southeast Airlines
      • BlueWave Computing
      • Bottomline Technologies
      • Carter’s, Inc.
      • Cbeyond
      • Cisco Systems
      • City Grid Media
      • Cobb Energy
      • Coca-Cola Enterprises
      • CompuCom
      • Cox Communications
      • Dennis, Corry, Porter & Smith, L.L.P.
      • Earthlink
      • Focus Brands
      • The Folinus Collaborative
      • Georgia Aquarium
      • Georgia-Pacific
      • Given Imaging
      • Global Payments
      • Hawkins and Parnell, LLP
      • The Home Depot
      • InterContinental Hotel Groups
      • Internap
      • Lafarge
      • Lexis Nexis
      • Lloyd Pro Group
      • McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP
      • Nelson & Mullins, LLP
      • Newell Rubbermaid
      • Novelis
      • Purchasing Power
      • Research In Motion
      • Rollins, Inc.
      • SAP America, Inc.
      • Southern Company
      • State Bar of Georgia
      • SunTrust Banks, Inc.
      • Women in Technology
      • Wells Fargo
      • Wells Real Estate Fund
      • US Micro Corp
      • Wendy’s Arby’s Group
      • The Westminster Schools
      • Woodward Academy
      • WorldPay

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News and Events

Strong press coverage has enabled CFY-Atlanta to gain significant visibility within the Atlanta community. To date, we have received coverage from local TV stations (including CBS 46, Fox5, 11 Alive, and WSB-2) and the publications listed below:

09/27/13: The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

03/06/11: WSB-TV

03/05/10: Public Broadcasting Atlanta

03/28/09: The Atlanta Journal Constitution

03/22/09: Gwinnett Daily Post

10/12/08: 11Alive

10/11/08: WAGA-TV Fox5 Atlanta

01/03/08: Rolling Out

12/27/07: Rolling Out

12/13/07: Rolling Out

08/01/07: Georgia Trend

05/18/07: Atlanta Business Chronicle

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Volunteer in Atlanta

CFY-Atlanta continues to build a strong corporate volunteer base to assist families during Saturday Family Learning Workshops as well as assisting CFY-Atlanta’s refurbishing operations in the warehouse. Corporate volunteer groups that have embraced these rewarding community service opportunities include:

      • Accenture
      • AGL Resources
      • Avanade
      • Blue Wolf Consulting
      • Cbeyond
      • CBRE
      • Chattahoochee Technical College
      • Cisco Systems
      • Coca-Cola Company
      • Danballa
      • Deloitte
      • Emory Law
      • Emory Volunteers
      • Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
      • Georgia Gwinnett College
      • Given Imaging
      • Google Atlanta
      • The Home Depot
      • ITT Technical Institute
      • Intel Americas
      • IBM
      • Jabian
      • KPMG
      • National Charity League Inc., Buckhead Chapter
      • Rotoract
      • SAP America, Inc.
      • Southern Company
      • Southern Polytechnic State University
      • Surgical Information Solutions
      • TAG CMS
      • Technology Law Association
      • ThoughtBridge
      • Trinity Presbyterian Church
      • Turner Broadcasting
      • UPS
      • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority

CFY-Atlanta also welcomes individual volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering with us, please fill out our online volunteer form here http://cfy.org/get-involved/volunteer/

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Atlanta Strategic Partners

CFY-Atlanta has developed strong partnerships with other local organizations, including:

      • 3R Inkjets and Toners, LLC
      • Eplanet Ewaste
      • Georgia State Surplus Property Division
      • Hands On Atlanta
      • IMS Electronics Recycling
      • Year Up

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Contact CFY-Atlanta

CFY-Atlanta
1660 Chattahoochee Avenue, Suite E
Atlanta, GA 30318
tel: 404-367-9990
fax: 404-367-9992
email: CFY-ATL@cfy.org

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