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.
To help ensure no student arrives to school hungry, Purpose Built Schools partners with several organizations to increase food security in south Atlanta. We caught up with Javan Wyche, School Engagement Manager at Carver STEAM, to see how the THES Farm impacts the community.
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The 2020-21 school year faced unprecedented challenges. Our students, like students across the state and nation, inevitably experienced a learning gap due to the pandemic and school closures. For our students, the shuttering of schools has resulted in a slow-moving tragedy, both from an academic standpoint and from a social-emotional health perspective.
We strongly believe that it is safe to return to full in-person learning. Research continues to show low transmission in schools, especially with preventative measures in place. Check out our COVID-19 Safety and Prevention Plan.
Purpose Built Schools Atlanta is pleased to announce that Dr. Nikkita Warfield has accepted the position of Chief Academic Officer. Dr. Warfield recently completed her 22nd year as an educator, having served in both the Dekalb County School System and Newton County School System. The announcement follows a competitive search process, which included excellent candidates … Continue Reading →
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.
Graduation is a time when all the hard work pays off. Every 2021 graduate has overcome challenges, but perhaps no one has overcome more than Carver STEAM Academy’s Shadonna Newsom. Learn more about Shadonna’s success.