Purpose Built Schools Atlanta is proud to be a lead delivery partner for Start:ME, an organization that strengthens underserved communities in metro Atlanta by empowering entrepreneurs to start and grow resilient microbusinesses.
In 1998, I began my journey as an elementary teacher under the tutelage of my aunt and revered educator, Marva N. Collins. My mother was also a teacher, so I saw firsthand what it meant to be a passionate educator who is deeply committed to students. Their commitment and passion for teaching were the reasons … Continue Reading →
One of the greatest challenges schools and districts face is low parent engagement. Often, the assumption is that parents don’t make time to engage with their child’s learning community or do not care about their student’s academic progress — even if that student is performing poorly or below academic expectations. It is the school’s responsibility … Continue Reading →
Imagine not only waking up to a pandemic, forced into an isolated space without the physical and emotional support you need for learning, but also discovering that the place you call home has been deemed unlivable. This was the reality for many of the students and their families at Luther J. Price Middle School (Price) … Continue Reading →
The Center for Disease Control’s moratorium, which prevented evictions for tenants who cannot pay rent due to the impact of COVID-19, is no longer being enforced due to recent actions by the U.S. Supreme Court. This means tenants can now be evicted by their landlord if they cannot pay rent, regardless of the impact by COVID-19. Purpose Built Schools provides resources for families who may be facing eviction under the current circumstances.
An adage I heard once taught me that there are two types of people. One looks out at a barren, desolate terrain and feels despair and hopelessness. The other looks out at that same landscape and sees endless opportunities and possibilities. The former generally makes excuses about what “could have been,” and how they are cursed by bad luck, while the latter works to create a new reality.
What do Kamala Harris, Colin Kaepernik, John Lewis, George Washington Carver and Barack and Michelle Obama have in common? They are titans of Black excellence in their respective fields. But perhaps most relevant to students in the south Atlanta community: they are the latest additions to a series of inspiring murals at Carver STEAM Academy organized by COR.
Purpose Built Schools Atlanta is offering challenging, fun summer programs to approximately 250 elementary school, middle school and special education students to help close the learning gap for students who have fallen behind due to the pandemic and school closures. The six-week, free, in-person sessions will take place June 7 to July 2 at Price Middle School.
By Greg Giornelli President, Purpose Built Schools Atlanta It’s no secret that we believe in doing things a little differently around here. At Purpose Built Schools, we have the benefit of running Partner Schools. Five years ago, in a first-of-its-kind agreement, Atlanta Public Schools contracted with us to operate Thomasville Heights Elementary School, and subsequently … Continue Reading →