Georgia Power Foundation Pledges $100,000 To Support Family Resiliency Through the Atlanta-Based Nonprofit ‘Families First’

Provided by Allison Erdman Gregoire, Southern Company’s Senior Public Relations & Communication Specialist. Southern Company ranked No. 20 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2021.


The Georgia Power Foundation recently committed a $100,000 donation to support comprehensive wrap-around services for Families First, the state’s largest family and children’s services organization in metro Atlanta. The organization serves more than 16,000 families each year – approximately 48,000 individuals with stable housing, workforce readiness and training, and mental and physical health services.

With support from Georgia Power, the nonprofit will be able to expand its work by reconnecting fathers within the criminal justice system with their families, providing services to increase the resilience of caregivers with school-age children, and working with community leaders to mitigate gaps in economic empowerment.

This commitment also aligns with Georgia Power’s Social Justice Pillars of increasing economic empowerment by eliminating societal barriers and improving access to gainful employment, supporting community programs that stimulate learning that will lead to high-paying jobs, as well as case management and career advisement for fathers with current or prior involvement in the criminal justice system.

Earlier this year, the company committed $75 million over five years to advance racial equity and social justice in our communities across the state. The social justice funding supports initiatives focused on education equity, criminal justice, and economic empowerment. The company’s investment is a part of the commitment by Southern Company, Georgia Power’s parent company, and its charitable foundations to invest a combined $200 million over five years in community investments to support these efforts.

Latest News

5 Biggest News Stories of the Week: December 1

As the saying goes, the news never stops — but there’s a lot of it out there, and all of it doesn’t always pertain to our readers. In this weekly news roundup, we’ll cover the top news stories that matter most to our diversity focused audience. 1. Bill to Protect…

Medtronic Increases Remote Access to Innovative Technologies and Training

Originally published at Medtronic ranked No. 10 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2022.   Medtronic plc, a global leader in healthcare technology, launched the Medtronic Customer eXperience Center (MCXC) in Singapore, leveraging innovative healthcare technologies across extended reality (XR), augmented and virtual realities and…

PwC on Providing Workplace Skills for Global Youth

Originally published at PwC is a Hall of Fame company.   Take on Tomorrow, the podcast from our management publication strategy+business, brings you Episode 10: “How can we ensure the workers of tomorrow get the skills they need today?” As countries around the world face labor shortages, global youth unemployment…