ATLANTA—The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Foundation received a grant of $50,000 to the Emergency Response Fund through the Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, a partnership between the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and United Way of Greater Atlanta. The goal of the funding initiative is to support those most vulnerable to the economic and health-related impacts caused by the pandemic.
“With children out of school, businesses temporarily closing, performances shuttered, and workers being laid off, there has never been a time where community support and financial resources have been more badly needed,” said Milton Little, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Atlanta. “United Way and our partners at the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta are proud to provide TCSG students this emergency funding for immediate needs including computers to engage in distance learning.”
Like all educational institutions, the Technical College System of Georgia has adjusted education delivery methods relying on distance learning for its more than 350,000 students. This emergency funding will provide essential computers and equipment for online learning to students in need.
“This pandemic will force many of our students to make critical decisions related to their education,” said Juli Fields, Executive Director of the Technical College System of Georgia Foundation. “With funding from the Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, we can provide immediate support to students who may otherwise not be able to continue their educational goals. We are truly grateful to the United Way of Greater Atlanta, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, and the generous partners who made this support possible.”
About the TCSG Foundation
The TCSG Foundation exists to support the Technical College System of Georgia through marketing, advocacy, and fundraising to benefit college students, programs, and faculty. For more information, visit www.tcsgfoundation.org
About the Technical College System of Georgia
The 22 colleges of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) are Georgia’s top resource for skilled workers. TCSG offers world-class training in 600 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs to students who are trained on state-of-the-art equipment by instructors who are experts in their fields. The system also houses Georgia’s Office of Adult Education, which promotes and provides adult literacy and education programs, including the GED® testing program, throughout the state. In addition, TCSG partners with companies through Quick Start, the nation’s top customized workforce training program, and through its individual colleges, who work with local industry to provide workforce and training solutions. For more information, visit www.TCSG.edu.
About United Way of Greater Atlanta
United Way of Greater Atlanta, the largest United Way chapter in the nation, focuses on ensuring that every child in Atlanta has the opportunity to reach his or her full potential. The organization invests in more than 200 programs in 13 counties through the Child Well-Being Impact Fund and works 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 or Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.
About the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Since 1951, the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta has been leading and inspiring philanthropy to increase the vitality of our region and the well-being of all residents. With nearly 70 years serving the 23-county Atlanta region and a robust team of experts, the Community Foundation expands its philanthropic reach and impact by providing quality services to donors and bold, innovative community leadership. The Community Foundation is a top-20 community foundation among 750 nationally, with approximately $1.2 billion in current assets, and is Georgia’s second largest foundation. For more information, visit cfgreateratlanta.org or connect with the Foundation via Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
Contact: Juli Fields, email@example.com, 706-340-9659