- Atlanta is the poorest city in the U.S. for children – more children in Atlanta live in poverty than in any other city.
- 48% of all the children in Atlanta in poverty live in families with annual incomes of less than $15,000 a year.
- 40%-60% of homeless people work.
- Minimum wage in Georgia is $5.85 per hour, which yields $12,168 per year, before taxes.
Next week (Jan. 28th- Feb. 1st), we will be collecting winter clothes for the Atlanta Mission, the city’s largest and longest-running provider of services to homeless men, women, and children. Please help us make a difference in our local community!
As we take this “day off” from classes, we ask that you remember the significance of today. Many years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. and many other civil rights activists fought for our equivalence in society; let us never forget. With that said, we hope everyone is making a difference with “A Day on, Not a Day off”. Whether it is with Georgia Tech’s Third Annual MLK Day of Service or another program, take today as any opportunity to give back.
As a global leader of “Greater Service, Greater Progress,” Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. has made another leap to fulfill it’s mission:
“Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority’s aim is to enhance the quality of life within the community. Public service, leadership development and education of youth are the hallmark of the organization’s programs and activities. Sigma Gamma Rho addresses concerns that impact society educationally, civically, and economically.”
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