Seasoned Business Leaders and Community Volunteers Champion Atlanta’s 131-Year-Old Family Service Organization ATLANTA – Jan. 28, 2021 –Families First, one of Georgia’s oldest nonprofits serving families and children in crisis with the mission to build resilient families so all children can thrive, announced five new board members including Dan Gordon, Junior Harewood, Brian Mandigo, […]
The Board of Directors of Families First announced today that Paula Moody has agreed to serve as Interim CEO of Families First following the departure of DePriest Waddy, who is leaving the organization to pursue another opportunity. “I am honored and humbled to serve with the Families First team as we make a tremendous impact […]
Families First commissioned Atlanta artist S.A.W. to paint portraits of its 2022 award honorees. (Left to right) Patricia Whatley Showell, past Families First CEO, was recognized with the Legacy Award; Mary Yates was honored with the Montag Family Volunteerism Award; Wendy Stewart, President, Global Commercial Banking, Bank of America was honored with the Community Impact Award; Kevin Greiner, President & CEO, Gas South was honored with the Social Equity Award, and; Dallas Smith, Founder, President & CEO, T. Dallas Smith & Co. was honored with the Making a Difference Community Service Award.
When the Urban League of Greater Atlanta surveyed young fathers who were incarcerated but near their release date about their highest priorities, the expected answers were making money, getting a car, or finding a place to live. But the number one answer was surprising. For these young fathers, their highest priority was wanting to be […]
“I don’t know where we would have turned without Families First, They helped us in getting food and supplies. When there was the toilet paper shortage, they were getting us toilet paper. They helped us a lot.” Victoria Talavera, CHISPA parent In Spanish, “CHISPA’’ means “spark.” CHISPA, specifically for the Spanish-speaking community in Gwinnett County, […]