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Atlanta Habitat for Humanity

Computer Class - August 10, 2013


On Saturday, August 10, Atlanta Habitat Homeowners were the recipients of 9 new Dell Laptop Computers after completing a 4 hour Computer Basic Class. A special thank you to Buckhead Church and North Point Ministries for the generous grant making this possible.

We are also very grateful to the dedicated team of ASTD Technology Volunteers, American Society for Training and Development, who facilitate our Technology class. With the help of generous supporters, and dedicated volunteers we are taking our Technology Program to a new level.

Atlanta Community Food Bank

Product Rescue Center - June 8, 2013

A big thank you to the ASTD volunteers who were a part of a team that processed 15,000 pounds of donated food items, enough to make 10,064 meals. Fun, rewarding and under 3 hours.
You made a difference!

Habitat Computer Basics Class

Feb 9, 2-13

This wonderful group of people taught computer basics to eight Habitat for Humanity homeowners.
Great job everybody! If you want to help too, join us next time. Click Here

From the left: David Adelman, Stacey Yancey, Lashundra Hill, Nora Laughton, Melinda Romanek, Christy Jones, Mary Reynolds, Steve Maul, Louwana Ball, Scott Trowbridge, Christie Young, Larry Brambrut

Planning for Computer Skills Training with GNG Woodstock


ASTD Volunteers and Families First Staff are all smiles after a Vocational Readiness Workshop at Families First!

Goodwill of North Georgia (GNG) Project

GNG has Stores/Donation Centers and it has Career Centers (CCs). Did you know Donation Centers fund the Career Centers? GNG's mission is to put people to work. Our mission is to help them do that! This project is designed to create and teach courses at the Career Centers ... and we have been making progress!

Our project is underway at NE Plaza, and Woodstock Career Centers! This means our volunteer instructors are scheduling and teaching our courses at these centers! Typically, CCs have one evening/week where they are open late and most are open for some Saturdays. Time and availability of volunteers and classes are our biggest hurdles to overcome in this project.

Check out the GNG web page for more information: www.goodwillng.org(Career Centers are located near or in Goodwill Stores. ASTD ATL classes run 2 hours, Intro and Close.

Welcome to: Dave Adelman, Instructor Manager or "Instructor Dude"! Dave oversees Instructor Coordinators, who manage and coordinate scheduling at their specific Career Center. Bob Holtz is at NE Plaza and Julie Padgett is at Woodstock, the two Career Centers where the GNG Project is active.

Want to volunteer and teach courses at a Career Center (CC) near you? Join our fabulous team and have some fun while giving back, building or polishing facilitation skills, or simply getting involved!

Above picture: April 2012 train-the-trainer at Decatur. A great group of volunteers having a good time accomplishing great results for the GNG Project -- thanks, team!

If you are interested in learning more about this volunteer opportunity, please contact Julie Padgett, Project Chair, Goodwill at julie_padgett@homedepot.com

Important: All instructors must be an Atlanta Chapter ASTD member AND must complete and pass a GNG drug/background check (free, quick, & easy). None of this applies to participation on our Course Developer Team.