Whitefoord Community Program is a community based organization that strives to engage and empower children and families of Atlanta’s Edgewood community. To help community members thrive and succeed, the organization focuses its services and programs on three key areas: health, education, and family.
To help improve the overall welfare of the community in these three key areas, the Whitefoord Community Program offers residents of Edgewood and surrounding communities:
- Community school-based health clinics staffed with Emory University physicians.
- A Child Development Program for children from six weeks to five years in age, which also includes Georgia Pre-Kindergarten.
- After school and summer programs, including the Intel Computer Clubhouse and Bike Rite.
- GED/adult literacy and job training programs.
The Meridian Education Resource Group, Inc., d/b/a/ Whitefoord Community Program, is a non-profit organization established in July 1995 to address the needs of children and families served by the Whitefoord Elementary School Health Clinic.
Within six months of opening the clinic, the Whitefoord Community Program was developed under the direction of the late Dr. George Brumley, retired Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University, and Dr. Veda Johnson, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University.
Whitefoord Community Program has evolved over the years to address the important issues of increased access to healthcare, early childhood development, quality afterschool and summer programs, and family education and employment.
For more information, visit the Whitefoord Community Program website: www.whitefoord.org