Support for APS continues to come from several corporate and civic groups:
· The Kids in Need Foundation pledged 2,800 backpacks that will be distributed in each school reform team across the system.
· Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. donated school supplies to a dozen metro-area agencies and schools, including the Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy and Jean Childs Young Middle School.
· The Home Depot returned to Fain Elementary School to refresh and to make repairs to the KaBOOM! playground the Fortune 100 company helped build in 2007; Publix provided its support to the refresh project this year. (To view a video of the playground project, please visit the district’s online media gallery next week.)
· Dress for Success Atlanta strengthened its partnership with APS by launching a 12-week career-coaching course at the Parents As Partners Academic Center, a districtwide parental resource located on the grounds of Kennedy Middle School.