Since opening its doors in the fall of 2016, M.R. Hollis Innovation Academy has been a wonder to many. The pre-K through 8th-grade, STEM-based school has year after year defied the odds, making significant strides in educational achievement and doing so while creating a supportive, engaging and enriching environment for its students.
As a pillar of Westside Future Fund’s cradle-to-career education strategy, Hollis has also become an example of the positive impact that can happen with strong support and engagement from the private sector.
Over the last two years, Hollis has been able to better serve its students because of significant investments from companies and organizations like Chick-fil-A, the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, The Coca-Cola Company, Sun Trust, NCR, AT&T and many more.
In addition to providing financial resources, the companies also offer their time and expertise, like Atlanta-based company PwC, who visited and volunteered with Hollis earlier this month. The service day was organized by WFF as an initiative of its Volunteer Corps.
The volunteers visited the 6th and 7th-grade students to teach them about “balancing the bottom lines” (financial, social and environmental) when running a business. Students developed concepts for different companies and worked together to determine operating expenses, social impact, and environmental impact of their products and services.
To see the full photo gallery from the day, click here.
Visit from Leadership Atlanta – “My Soul is Inspired”
The 2019 class of Leadership Atlanta also visited Hollis this month to see the amazing work happening under the leadership of Dr. Diamond Ford, Hollis principal, and her dedicated team of faculty and staff. Check out the video recap below from their visit.
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