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Habitat for Humanity Quilt

Habitat for Humanity Quilt

A quilt depicting the building activities of Habitat for Humanity International hangs at the organization's headquarters in Americus. Since 1976 volunteers with Habitat have built affordable housing for families in need throughout the United States and around the world.

Habitat Headquarters

Habitat Headquarters

Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit housing organization, is headquartered in Americus, where it was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller.

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Former Georgia governor and U.S. president Jimmy Carter works with Habitat for Humanity volunteers to construct a home. Carter, who became involved with the organization at the invitation of founder Millard Fuller in 1984, has served as both spokesperson and work crew leader for Habitat.

Courtesy of Gregg Pachkowski and Habitat for Humanity International

Literacy Action, Inc.

Literacy Action, Inc.

Literacy Action, Inc. was founded in Atlanta in 1968 and today is one of the largest private adult literacy providers in the state. Its work is supported in part by the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.

Photograph by Dana Sanabria, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

Beacon of Hope

Beacon of Hope

One of the many organizations supported by the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta is Beacon of Hope, a program that offers educational opportunities for children as part of a comprehensive community revitalization effort.

Photograph by Dana Sanabria, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

Atlanta Youth Initiative

Atlanta Youth Initiative

The Metropolitan Atlanta Youth Opportunities Initiative is administered by the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta. The program seeks to aid children raised in foster homes with the transition to adult life.

Courtesy of Metropolitan Atlanta Youth Opportunities Initiative

Alicia Philipp

Alicia Philipp

Alicia Philipp became the executive director of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta in 1977. During her tenure the foundation established a number of new initiatives and substantially increased the organization's financial assets.

Photograph by Dana Sanabria, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta