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!


Listen to the Community Involvement radio show!  Click Here.


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: (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

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.


Community Involvement Video

Check out how much fun Community Involvement is by viewing this video of the volunteers at the Atlanta Community Food Bank and Dec 1, 2011 and the Habit for Humanity Basic Computer Training on Nov 29, 11.

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Habitat for Humanity Computer Basic Training

This is a great program where the Habitat home owners get to take a computer home after completing a 4 hour training class. We teach them introduction to computer, Word and Excel, and Internet and Email.  We need volunteers for facilitators and technology partners.

We need fifteen volunteers to serve as technology partners for each training session. This means you will work one-on-one with the homeowners to assist them as they take the class. 

We need three facilitators for each class for the topics above.  You must attend a Train-the-Trainer and have worked at least one class as a technology partner to be eligible to facilitate.  The next Train-the-Trainer is on Feb 9 9-10:30am at Habitat. You attend the TTT before being a technology partner.

If you are interested in volunteering for this class, email Larry Brambrut or call him at 770-778-9762.

2013 Habitat Dates:

Saturday: 1:00- 5:00

Tuesday 5-9 pm

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