Students and Faculty of The Art Institute of Atlanta Join Atlanta Habitat Homeowner to Paint Homes.
Two great Atlanta organizations are helping each other out, and do some good for the Atlanta community.
Volunteers from The Art Institute of Atlanta will participate in the Atlanta Habitat for Humanity Brush with Kindness program to help homeowner Catherine Chandler spruce up the exterior of her house on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.
Students and faculty of The Art Institute of Atlanta (AiA) will meet at Chandler’s residence, 3036 Emory Way SE, Atlanta, at 9 a.m., to paint the exterior of her house and perform some minor repairs. Chandler has been an Atlanta Habitat homeowner since 1999, and works at Columbia Residential, where she assists elderly and disabled residents. As a grandmother of 10, her motto is: “Live life to the fullest and show love to as many people as you can.”
The Brush with Kindness program is a critical repair program that provides exterior painting, cosmetic touchups, and other minor repairs for longstanding Atlanta Habitat homeowners who have a history of strong financial stewardship.
The collaboration is the latest part of The Art Institute of Atlanta’s “be the exception” initiative. The college is now non-profit and owned by Dream Center Education Holdings, whose mission is “to connect people and resources by providing an environment where a purposeful and affordable education is the key to transforming lives,” which closely aligns with the mission of The Art Institute of Atlanta. This profound change for AiA has given them the power to play a bigger role in the lives of those who walk through our doors and, in return, unlock new possibilities.
“The Art Institute of Atlanta’s key focus is demonstrating that being exceptional is the rule here,” says AiA’s President Newton Myvett. “The Art Institute of Atlanta now prides itself on being a non-proﬁt institution – and leaving an impact on our community – and the world – it is our driving point.”
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Atlanta Habitat for Humanity has made it a point to transform communities through neighborhood revitalization, education, innovative development and partnerships. As one of the largest affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International, Atlanta Habitat has built more than 1,500 houses—impacting the lives of more than 5,500 family members and 168 neighborhoods—since 1983. In addition to constructing affordable, green, quality homes, the nonprofit homebuilder also rehabs existing structures and performs minor repairs for qualifying homeowners. Houses are sold to first-time homebuyers through zero-interest mortgages in Atlanta and South Fulton County. Visit www.atlantahabitat.org.