Mayson Avenue Cooperative
As 2012 progressed, the Foundation’s focus shifted from housing to education in the Edgewood neighborhood. Support has been provided to the following organizations that provide in-school and out of school educational programming for the children and families in the neighborhood.
|Hands On Vista
||The Wylde Center
|Atlanta Musica Project
||Truly Living Well
|Atlanta Public Schools
||Whitefoord Community Program
Sammye E. Coan Middle School Burgess-Peterson Academy
Fred Toomer Elementary School Whitefoord Elementary School
- The Retreat at Edgewood Opens
After many years of planning and hard work The Retreat at Edgewood has become a reality. These beautiful apartment townhomes are designed and built large enough to accommodate families with children and include washers and dryers as one of the many amenities offered.
- The Retreat at Edgewood Hosts U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan
HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan held a press conference in the courtyard of The Retreat at Edgewood. Secretary Donovan and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed spoke about HUD's Neighborhood Stabilization Project with residents and community leaders. Picture: Noel Kahlil-Columbia Residential, Secretary Donovan, Commissioner Beatty, and Mayor Reed.
- Retreat at Edgewood Groundbreaking
Community leaders and neighbors took part in the groundbreaking Edgewood’s newest affordable housing, The Retreat at Edgewood. Photo: Kappy deButts, Laurel Hart, Larry Johnson,Natalyn Archibong,Nancy Robitaille, Mayor Kasim Reed, Marie Foster, Brad Foster, Jame Shelby, Evelyn Nu'man, Brian Flanagan,Garry Long, , Noel Khalil and son, and Jim Grauley
- Annual Zeist Family Office Service Day
Zeist Foundation and Zeist Company staff and board members spent a day of service in the Edgewood neighborhood. The day of service is dedicated to all the members of the Brumley Family and their commitment to the Whitefoord Community Program and residents of Edgewood. While some worked at the Edgewood Community Learning Garden, others worked on the Whitefoord Community Program campus.
- Edgewood Community Learning Garden Celebration
The Edgewood Community Learning Garden celebrated its one year anniversary as a successful community project embraced by the entire neighborhood. Since inception, the garden has successfully engaged student and adult volunteers, grown fresh produce, and inspired the Coan Edible Schoolyard and the Whitefoord Elementary School Garden.
- The Whitefoord Community Program hosted its 15th Anniversary Celebration on April 18 at the Georgia Freight Depot to commemorate its success and growth. Families of Edgewood enjoyed face painting, storytellers, spin art, games, and a motivational speech by humanitarian and former professional basketball player Dikembe Mutombo. The theme, One Mile. 15 Years. Infinite Possibilities, captured the essence of this wonderful event.