Westside Future Fund Launches Westside Volunteer Corps
in Partnership with United Way of Greater Atlanta
Program poised to connect hundreds of volunteers to more than 60 Westside nonprofit agencies in support of community revitalization efforts
ATLANTA – June 2, 2017 – The Westside Future Fund (WFF) announced today the launch of its newest initiative, the Westside Volunteer Corps (WVC) – a year-round program to attract and mobilize volunteers – residents and non-residents, individuals and corporate groups—who are inspired to be part of the revitalization of Atlanta’s historic Westside.
To date, more than 60 Westside non-profit agencies – ranging in size and focus area – have been tapped to join as partners of the Corps, which will recruit, train, match and deploy volunteers based on their individual skill sets, interests and availability.
Much of the immediate focus of the WVC volunteer efforts will be in the areas of education, housing and health and wellness, addressing some of the community’s most immediate needs and coinciding with the Westside Future Fund’s four impact areas and the United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Child Well Being Index.
The Corps will officially kick-off late summer with a “Day of Service,” deploying hundreds of volunteers to service projects throughout the community.
The Westside Volunteer Corps was created by the Westside Future Fund in partnership with United Way of Greater Atlanta (UWGA), execution partner for the program, and the Chick-fil-A Foundation, founding sponsor of the program.
To learn more about the Westside Volunteer Corps, including how to get involved as a volunteer or non-profit partner agency, contact WVC program manager Em Clarke at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 404-527-3557.
Interested individuals may also click here to submit an official volunteer interest form.
About United Way of Greater Atlanta
United Way of Greater Atlanta is one of the largest in the nation, and we focus on ensuring that every child has the opportunity to reach his or her full potential. We have a vision for a Greater Atlanta where all children, individuals, families and communities can thrive, and have babies born healthy, kids who read proficiently by 3rd grade and teens who graduate from high school ready for college and careers. We invest in more than 200 programs in 13 counties through the United Way Impact Fund and work with them to help children succeed in school, improve financial stability of families, provide affordable and accessible healthcare and end homelessness. For more information, visit unitedwayatlanta.org.
About the Chick-fil-A® Foundation
The Chick-fil-A® Foundation is the corporate foundation of Chick-fil-A, Inc. A not-for-profit organization, the Foundation’s purpose is to lead the company’s commitment to support youth and education in Chick-fil-A’s local communities. The Foundation’s work is focused on developing and educating young people so they can build a positive legacy and become all they were created to be. For more information, visit www.chick-fil-afoundation.org.