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Junior League of Atlanta awards $1M to three local organizations

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The Junior League of Atlanta turned 100 years old this year and in celebration of its centennial birthday the organization awarded three local organizations grants totaling $1 million.

The three non-profits to receive grant money from JLA are the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and the Generational Poverty Law Project.

Each grant recipient went through a three-step application process.

Atlanta Community Food Bank

The Atlanta Community Food Bank received a grant for $380,000. The grant will be used to expand the Child Nutrition Program, which focuses on elementary, middle and high school students in Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett counties. The money will help with the implementation of a new school breakfast program, add new summer meal sites, and expand its current school mobile food pantry.

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta received a $240,000 grant. The grant will be utilized to provide training and education to healthcare providers in regards to human tracking.

The Generational Poverty Law Project

The Generational Poverty Law Project received a $380,000 grant. The non-profit is a joint venture between Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Georgia Heirs Property Law Center and Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta. The collaborative approach will help ensure that metro Atlanta clients of all three organizations receive the legal help and social services support that make a significant difference.

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