Clarkston High School- Oct 16
Oct
16
4:30 PM16:30

Clarkston High School- Oct 16

Current Needs 

  • Volunteers to assist

  • Volunteer to take photos and write a blog to document the event

The Project 

Paint Love Artist and TCP resident Jessica Caldas is leading this 5-part series with 20 high school students (in grades 9-11) at Clarkston High School. Jessica will be leading projects surrounding themes of civic engagement and art.

The School

Clarkston High School is Clarkston High School students come from more than 54 countries and speak 47 languages. These projects will work with students in the Bright Futures after school program- an academic enrichment program working with refugee students. The program is also a therapeutic intervention program for mental health, that facilitates opportunities to process their stories through art, helping them develop resiliency. They concentrate on getting students to a place where they can thrive in their new community, as well as dream about where they would like their story to go moving forward.

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Wilderness Works City Camp Oct 19
Oct
19
7:45 PM19:45

Wilderness Works City Camp Oct 19

CURRENT NEEDS:

  • Volunteers to assist 
  • Volunteer to write a blog post about the event
  • Volunteer to take photographs at the event

THE PROJECT:

Andrew from TCP will be leading this project! 

During school time months Wilderness Works provides chaperoned overnight stays in comfortable, child-friendly girls and boys dormitory buildings. Fridays are full of activities (one of which we will host as part of this project), while Saturdays are spent doing some kind of outdoorsy excursion. There will be 30-50 kids, ages 8-11 or in 3rd-5th grade. 

THE ORGANIZATION:

Wilderness Works provides at-risk children a place to find caring adults and fun activities that teach and reach. Their mission is to empower and enrich disadvantaged and at-risk children living in urban Atlanta with year-round experiential education, recreation, and outdoor adventure. Wilderness Works is a youth development agency serving homeless and disadvantaged children living primarily in Dekalb and Fulton counties.

Check out a few of our past events with Wilderness Works here

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Clarkston High Civically Engaged Art- Oct 23
Oct
23
4:30 PM16:30

Clarkston High Civically Engaged Art- Oct 23

Current Needs 

  • Volunteers to assist

  • Volunteer to take photos and write a blog to document the event

The Project 

Paint Love Artist and TCP resident Jessica Caldas is leading this 5-part series with 20 high school students (in grades 9-11) at Clarkston High School. Jessica will be leading projects surrounding themes of civic engagement and art.

The School

Clarkston High School is Clarkston High School students come from more than 54 countries and speak 47 languages. These projects will work with students in the Bright Futures after school program- an academic enrichment program working with refugee students. The program is also a therapeutic intervention program for mental health, that facilitates opportunities to process their stories through art, helping them develop resiliency. They concentrate on getting students to a place where they can thrive in their new community, as well as dream about where they would like their story to go moving forward.

Sound like Fun? 

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Cool Girls Club- Oct 24
Oct
24
3:30 PM15:30

Cool Girls Club- Oct 24

CURRENT NEEDS:

  • Volunteers to assist

  • Volunteer to take photographs at the event

THE PROJECT:

Cool Girls Club is a weekly after-school program for girls providing academic support, life-skills development, physical fitness and nutrition programs and exposure to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Students are taught by volunteers, staff and school personnel, on topics impacting girls like puberty, self-esteem and conflict resolution. There will be 45 girls, in 2nd-8th grade, served. 

THE ORGANIZATION:

Cool Girls Club mission is to empower Atlanta girls by breaking the cycle of poverty, low self-esteem and teen pregnancy. Their core programs are offered at our partnering schools in Atlanta Public Schools and DeKalb County Schools. The majority of our students attend Title 1 public schools and live at/or below the poverty line. Girls enrolled at their partner schools may be eligible to participate in the Cool Girls Club.

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Clarkston High Civically Engaged Art- Oct 30
Oct
30
4:30 PM16:30

Clarkston High Civically Engaged Art- Oct 30

Current Needs 

  • Volunteers to assist

  • Volunteer to take photos and write a blog to document the event

The Project 

Paint Love Artist and TCP resident Jessica Caldas is leading this 5-part series with 20 high school students (in grades 9-11) at Clarkston High School. Jessica will be leading projects surrounding themes of civic engagement and art.

The School

Clarkston High School is Clarkston High School students come from more than 54 countries and speak 47 languages. These projects will work with students in the Bright Futures after school program- an academic enrichment program working with refugee students. The program is also a therapeutic intervention program for mental health, that facilitates opportunities to process their stories through art, helping them develop resiliency. They concentrate on getting students to a place where they can thrive in their new community, as well as dream about where they would like their story to go moving forward.

Sound like Fun? 

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Kate's Club - November Session 1- Nov 4
Nov
4
12:00 PM12:00

Kate's Club - November Session 1- Nov 4

CURRENT NEEDS:

  • Volunteers to assist 
  • Volunteer to write a blog post about the event
  • Volunteer to take photographs at the event

THE PROJECT:

Ellen Gadberry will be leading this project! Kate's Club will run two events (Sunday, November 4th, 12-3:30 pm and Saturday, November 17th, 12-3:30 pm).  The same program will go on both dates but with different age groups, so if you can make both, that would be great! 

Theme: What am I grateful for today” feeling gratitude even while grieving.

Projects must also fit within one or more of the Paint Love themes: A) Loving/respecting yourself, B) Loving/respecting others, C) Seeking and strengthening positive relationships, and D) Investing in your community.

THE ORGANIZATION:

Kate's Club's mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling.

INTERESTED IN HELPING?

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS 

  • All volunteers must be 21 years or older (18 in limited circumstances) and must have a background check on file with Paint Love.

  • Volunteers must clear any photos they take during the event with KC staff to make sure all children have a media release.
  • Volunteers may not have any social media contact directly with children.
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Mableton Elementary- "City in a Forest" - Nov 9
Nov
9
1:00 PM13:00

Mableton Elementary- "City in a Forest" - Nov 9

Current Needs 

  • Volunteers to assist!

The Project 

Paint Love Artist and TCP resident Andrew Cantanese will lead third graders at Mableton Elementary in a six-week series called “City in a Forest”

Atlanta is known as “City in a Forest” because of its dense foliage and biodiversity. This program will introduce Atlanta as the forest it is and teach students how to recognize the plants that make up their home while translating this information into creative projects of their own. Initially, it will be a series of sketchbook trips to natural areas such as green school grounds, local parks and/or public areas with high plant variety. After learning about some of the most commonly sighted plants and a few hard-to-find ones, the students translate sketches into an art form of their choice such as paintings, collages, sculptures, poems, or even songs. The students will select their favorite personal projects as inspiration to design a collaborative public art project including work from each student classmate. This experience will equip participants with tools to maintain creative outlets indefinitely and an enhanced understanding and appreciation of their natural surroundings, wherever they go in life.

The School

Mableton Elementary has 1,052 students in grade levels K-5. They are a Title I elementary school with approximately 85% of students receiving free or reduced lunch. Their goal is to provide our students with exposure to as many opportunities that they would not otherwise receive outside of school. Having a STEAM focused curriculum is affording us this chance to engage them with creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking that will, in turn, help them become 21st century learners of the future.

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Blueprint 58 - Nov 10
Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Blueprint 58 - Nov 10

Current Needs

  • Lead artist
  • Volunteers to assist 
  • Volunteer to write a blog post about the event
  • Volunteer to take photographs at the event

The Project

They are open to project ideas.  Their biggest theme behind their events is building self-confidence as well as deepening relationships and trust between mentors and students.  The project idea must also fit within one or more of the Paint Love themes.  Paint Love’s themes are the following:  A) Loving/ respecting yourself, B) Loving/respecting others, C) Seeking and strengthening positive relationships, and D) Investing in your community

They would love to offer their students opportunities to experience new things, particularly in the field of the arts where they don't get a lot of time and energy invested at home or school.

The Organization

Blueprint 58 is a community-based mentoring program in the Adair Park and Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Atlanta. Blueprint 58 is unique in its approach to community development, focusing on both fostering mentoring relationships through the local school, and establishing a healthy and positive presence in the neighborhood. Blueprint 58 was birthed from the realization of the need for lasting relationships as the only context for community transformation. Our mission is to empower youth to grow into community leaders through mutually transformational relationships. 

Volunteer Requirements

All volunteers must be 18 years old and have a background check on file with Paint Love

Interested in Helping? 

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Mableton Elementary- "City in a Forest" - Nov 16
Nov
16
1:00 PM13:00

Mableton Elementary- "City in a Forest" - Nov 16

Current Needs 

  • Volunteers to assist!

The Project 

Paint Love Artist and TCP resident Andrew Cantanese will lead third graders at Mableton Elementary in a six-week series called “City in a Forest”

Atlanta is known as “City in a Forest” because of its dense foliage and biodiversity. This program will introduce Atlanta as the forest it is and teach students how to recognize the plants that make up their home while translating this information into creative projects of their own. Initially, it will be a series of sketchbook trips to natural areas such as green school grounds, local parks and/or public areas with high plant variety. After learning about some of the most commonly sighted plants and a few hard-to-find ones, the students translate sketches into an art form of their choice such as paintings, collages, sculptures, poems, or even songs. The students will select their favorite personal projects as inspiration to design a collaborative public art project including work from each student classmate. This experience will equip participants with tools to maintain creative outlets indefinitely and an enhanced understanding and appreciation of their natural surroundings, wherever they go in life.

The School

Mableton Elementary has 1,052 students in grade levels K-5. They are a Title I elementary school with approximately 85% of students receiving free or reduced lunch. Their goal is to provide our students with exposure to as many opportunities that they would not otherwise receive outside of school. Having a STEAM focused curriculum is affording us this chance to engage them with creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking that will, in turn, help them become 21st century learners of the future.

Sound like Fun? 

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Kate's Club - November Session 2- Nov 17
Nov
17
12:00 PM12:00

Kate's Club - November Session 2- Nov 17

CURRENT NEEDS:

  • Volunteers to assist 
  • Volunteer to write a blog post about the event
  • Volunteer to take photographs at the event

THE PROJECT:

Ellen Gadberry will be leading this project! Kate's Club will run two events (Sunday, November 4th, 12-3:30 pm and Saturday, November 17th, 12-3:30 pm).  The same program will go on both dates but with different age groups, so if you can make both, that would be great! 

Theme: What am I grateful for today” feeling gratitude even while grieving.

Projects must also fit within one or more of the Paint Love themes: A) Loving/respecting yourself, B) Loving/respecting others, C) Seeking and strengthening positive relationships, and D) Investing in your community.

THE ORGANIZATION:

Kate's Club's mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling.

INTERESTED IN HELPING?

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS 

  • All volunteers must be 21 years or older (18 in limited circumstances) and must have a background check on file with Paint Love.

  • Volunteers must clear any photos they take during the event with KC staff to make sure all children have a media release.
  • Volunteers may not have any social media contact directly with children.
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Mableton Elementary- "City in a Forest" - Nov 30
Nov
30
1:00 PM13:00

Mableton Elementary- "City in a Forest" - Nov 30

Current Needs 

  • Volunteers to assist!

The Project 

Paint Love Artist and TCP resident Andrew Cantanese will lead third graders at Mableton Elementary in a six-week series called “City in a Forest”

Atlanta is known as “City in a Forest” because of its dense foliage and biodiversity. This program will introduce Atlanta as the forest it is and teach students how to recognize the plants that make up their home while translating this information into creative projects of their own. Initially, it will be a series of sketchbook trips to natural areas such as green school grounds, local parks and/or public areas with high plant variety. After learning about some of the most commonly sighted plants and a few hard-to-find ones, the students translate sketches into an art form of their choice such as paintings, collages, sculptures, poems, or even songs. The students will select their favorite personal projects as inspiration to design a collaborative public art project including work from each student classmate. This experience will equip participants with tools to maintain creative outlets indefinitely and an enhanced understanding and appreciation of their natural surroundings, wherever they go in life.

The School

Mableton Elementary has 1,052 students in grade levels K-5. They are a Title I elementary school with approximately 85% of students receiving free or reduced lunch. Their goal is to provide our students with exposure to as many opportunities that they would not otherwise receive outside of school. Having a STEAM focused curriculum is affording us this chance to engage them with creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking that will, in turn, help them become 21st century learners of the future.

Sound like Fun? 

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Kate's Club - Dec session
Dec
1
12:00 PM12:00

Kate's Club - Dec session

CURRENT NEEDS:

  • Volunteers to assist 
  • Volunteer to write a blog post about the event
  • Volunteer to take photographs at the event

THE PROJECT:

Travis Write and a team of volunteers from Compassionate Atlanta will be leading this project and doing a mosaic workshop! 

Theme: “Reflecting on my grief journey” where you were and where you are now. 

Projects must also fit within one or more of the Paint Love themes: A) Loving/respecting yourself, B) Loving/respecting others, C) Seeking and strengthening positive relationships, and D) Investing in your community.

THE ORGANIZATION:

Kate's Club's mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling.

INTERESTED IN HELPING?

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS 

  • All volunteers must be 21 years or older (18 in limited circumstances) and must have a background check on file with Paint Love.

  • Volunteers must clear any photos they take during the event with KC staff to make sure all children have a media release.
  • Volunteers may not have any social media contact directly with children.
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Ronald McDonald House- December 4th
Dec
4
7:00 PM19:00

Ronald McDonald House- December 4th

  • Ronald McDonald House near Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

CURRENT NEEDS:

  • Artist to create and lead the project
  • Volunteers to assist 
  • Volunteer to write a blog post about the event
  • Volunteer to take photographs at the event
  • Financial sponsorship for the event - Click below to sponsor this event! 
Donate

THE PROJECT:

We are partnering with The Ronald McDonald House to put on an art night for the children and families staying at the RMH on Peachtree Dunwoody Road.  The students participating will range from elementary to high school students. The parents may or may not participate.  Plan to arrive around 6:30.

This is a partnership with, ForeverWe

THE ORGANIZATION:

Atlanta Ronald McDonald House - Atlanta Ronald McDonald Houses have been called “home” by more than 46,000 families with ill and injured children receiving medical care nearby.

Interested in Helping? Sign the form below.

Name *
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Mableton Elementary- "City in a Forest" - Dec 7
Dec
7
1:00 PM13:00

Mableton Elementary- "City in a Forest" - Dec 7

Current Needs 

  • Volunteers to assist!

The Project 

Paint Love Artist and TCP resident Andrew Cantanese will lead third graders at Mableton Elementary in a six-week series called “City in a Forest”

Atlanta is known as “City in a Forest” because of its dense foliage and biodiversity. This program will introduce Atlanta as the forest it is and teach students how to recognize the plants that make up their home while translating this information into creative projects of their own. Initially, it will be a series of sketchbook trips to natural areas such as green school grounds, local parks and/or public areas with high plant variety. After learning about some of the most commonly sighted plants and a few hard-to-find ones, the students translate sketches into an art form of their choice such as paintings, collages, sculptures, poems, or even songs. The students will select their favorite personal projects as inspiration to design a collaborative public art project including work from each student classmate. This experience will equip participants with tools to maintain creative outlets indefinitely and an enhanced understanding and appreciation of their natural surroundings, wherever they go in life.

The School

Mableton Elementary has 1,052 students in grade levels K-5. They are a Title I elementary school with approximately 85% of students receiving free or reduced lunch. Their goal is to provide our students with exposure to as many opportunities that they would not otherwise receive outside of school. Having a STEAM focused curriculum is affording us this chance to engage them with creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking that will, in turn, help them become 21st century learners of the future.

Sound like Fun? 

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Mableton Elementary- "City in a Forest" - Dec 14
Dec
14
1:00 PM13:00

Mableton Elementary- "City in a Forest" - Dec 14

Current Needs 

  • Volunteers to assist!

The Project 

Paint Love Artist and TCP resident Andrew Cantanese will lead third graders at Mableton Elementary in a six-week series called “City in a Forest”

Atlanta is known as “City in a Forest” because of its dense foliage and biodiversity. This program will introduce Atlanta as the forest it is and teach students how to recognize the plants that make up their home while translating this information into creative projects of their own. Initially, it will be a series of sketchbook trips to natural areas such as green school grounds, local parks and/or public areas with high plant variety. After learning about some of the most commonly sighted plants and a few hard-to-find ones, the students translate sketches into an art form of their choice such as paintings, collages, sculptures, poems, or even songs. The students will select their favorite personal projects as inspiration to design a collaborative public art project including work from each student classmate. This experience will equip participants with tools to maintain creative outlets indefinitely and an enhanced understanding and appreciation of their natural surroundings, wherever they go in life.

The School

Mableton Elementary has 1,052 students in grade levels K-5. They are a Title I elementary school with approximately 85% of students receiving free or reduced lunch. Their goal is to provide our students with exposure to as many opportunities that they would not otherwise receive outside of school. Having a STEAM focused curriculum is affording us this chance to engage them with creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking that will, in turn, help them become 21st century learners of the future.

Sound like Fun? 

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 Cool Girls Club- Jan 23
Jan
23
3:00 PM15:00

Cool Girls Club- Jan 23

CURRENT NEEDS:

  • Lead artist

  • Volunteers to assist

  • Volunteer to write a blog post about the event

  • Volunteer to take photographs at the event

THE PROJECT:

Cool Girls Club is a weekly after-school program for girls providing academic support, life-skills development, physical fitness and nutrition programs and exposure to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Students are taught by volunteers, staff and school personnel, on topics impacting girls like puberty, self-esteem and conflict resolution. There will be 45 girls, in 2nd-8th grade, served. 

They are open to project ideas, but because of their focus, we would like projects to
connect with nature and wilderness AND to fit within one or more of the Paint Love themes. Paint Love’s themes are the following: A) Loving/respecting yourself, B)Loving/respecting others, C) Seeking and strengthening positive relationships, and D) Investing in your community.

THE ORGANIZATION:

Cool Girls Club mission is to empower Atlanta girls by breaking the cycle of poverty, low self-esteem and teen pregnancy. Their core programs are offered at our partnering schools in Atlanta Public Schools and DeKalb County Schools. The majority of our students attend Title 1 public schools and live at/or below the poverty line. Girls enrolled at their partner schools may be eligible to participate in the Cool Girls Club. For more information about enrolling, please visit your school’s main office or contact their office at (404)-420-4362.

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Cool Girls Club- Feb 20
Feb
20
3:00 PM15:00

Cool Girls Club- Feb 20

  • Barack Obama Elementary School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

CURRENT NEEDS:

  • Lead artist

  • Volunteers to assist

  • Volunteer to write a blog post about the event

  • Volunteer to take photographs at the event

THE PROJECT:

Cool Girls Club is a weekly after-school program for girls providing academic support, life-skills development, physical fitness and nutrition programs and exposure to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Students are taught by volunteers, staff and school personnel, on topics impacting girls like puberty, self-esteem and conflict resolution. There will be 45 girls, in 2nd-8th grade, served. 

They are open to project ideas, but because of their focus, we would like projects to
connect with nature and wilderness AND to fit within one or more of the Paint Love themes. Paint Love’s themes are the following: A) Loving/respecting yourself, B)Loving/respecting others, C) Seeking and strengthening positive relationships, and D) Investing in your community.

THE ORGANIZATION:

Cool Girls Club mission is to empower Atlanta girls by breaking the cycle of poverty, low self-esteem and teen pregnancy. Their core programs are offered at our partnering schools in Atlanta Public Schools and DeKalb County Schools. The majority of our students attend Title 1 public schools and live at/or below the poverty line. Girls enrolled at their partner schools may be eligible to participate in the Cool Girls Club. For more information about enrolling, please visit your school’s main office or contact their office at (404)-420-4362.

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Cool Girls Club- Mar 20
Mar
20
3:00 PM15:00

Cool Girls Club- Mar 20

CURRENT NEEDS:

  • Lead artist

  • Volunteers to assist

  • Volunteer to write a blog post about the event

  • Volunteer to take photographs at the event

THE PROJECT:

Cool Girls Club is a weekly after-school program for girls providing academic support, life-skills development, physical fitness and nutrition programs and exposure to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Students are taught by volunteers, staff and school personnel, on topics impacting girls like puberty, self-esteem and conflict resolution. There will be 45 girls, in 2nd-8th grade, served. 

They are open to project ideas, but because of their focus, we would like projects to
connect with nature and wilderness AND to fit within one or more of the Paint Love themes. Paint Love’s themes are the following: A) Loving/respecting yourself, B)Loving/respecting others, C) Seeking and strengthening positive relationships, and D) Investing in your community.

THE ORGANIZATION:

Cool Girls Club mission is to empower Atlanta girls by breaking the cycle of poverty, low self-esteem and teen pregnancy. Their core programs are offered at our partnering schools in Atlanta Public Schools and DeKalb County Schools. The majority of our students attend Title 1 public schools and live at/or below the poverty line. Girls enrolled at their partner schools may be eligible to participate in the Cool Girls Club. For more information about enrolling, please visit your school’s main office or contact their office at (404)-420-4362.

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Fostering Together - October 13th
Oct
13
10:30 AM10:30

Fostering Together - October 13th

CURRENT NEEDS:

  • Lead artist
  • Volunteers to assist 
  • Volunteer to write a blog post about the event
  • Volunteer to take photographs at the event (no photos allowed of the children's faces)

THE PROJECT:

We want to do a fun art project with 25-40 children in foster care from multiple Georgia foster care agencies.  Half the project will be with a  younger age-group (closer to pre-K) and the other half will be with children between 5-10 years old. 

Timeframe: 10:30-11:30 for the younger kids and 11:30-12:30 for the older
 

THE ORGANIZATION:

Fostering Together’s goal is to see all foster families and the children they foster receive extended family-style support.

SOUND LIKE FUN? Fill out the form below.

Name *
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Ronald McDonald House- October 9th
Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

Ronald McDonald House- October 9th

  • Ronald McDonald House near Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

CURRENT NEEDS:

  • Artist to create and lead the project
  • Volunteers to assist 
  • Volunteer to write a blog post about the event
  • Volunteer to take photographs at the event
  • Financial sponsorship for the event - Click below to sponsor this event! 
Donate

THE PROJECT:

We are partnering with The Ronald McDonald House to put on an art night for the children and families staying at the RMH on Peachtree Dunwoody Road.  The students participating will range from elementary to high school students. The parents may or may not participate.  Plan to arrive around 6:30.

This is a partnership with, ForeverWe

THE ORGANIZATION:

Atlanta Ronald McDonald House - Atlanta Ronald McDonald Houses have been called “home” by more than 46,000 families with ill and injured children receiving medical care nearby.

Join the fun!

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Georgia Center for Child Advocacy - Oct. 8th
Oct
8
4:00 PM16:00

Georgia Center for Child Advocacy - Oct. 8th

  • Georgia Center for Child Advocacy (Fulton) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

CURRENT NEEDS:

  • Volunteers to help out

  • Volunteer to blog about the event

THE PROJECT: 

This project will be at the Fulton County location and serve kids ages 8-15 who attend counseling at the Center. Paint Love artist Nikita Raper will lead this project- and we will be creating a clay piece to be glazed and fired in a kiln. 

THE ORGANIZATION:

The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy serves children and their families when there are allegations of child abuse, neglect, or when children are witnesses to violence. They help various agencies such as law enforcement, DFCS, and the DA's office coordinate services for children and families by providing forensic interviews for children, hosting multi-disciplinary team meetings to share information, and providing therapy for children and adolescents ages 3-17 when the abuse or neglect has been substantiated. 

Interested In Helping?

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Wilderness Works City Camp- Sept 21
Sep
21
7:45 PM19:45

Wilderness Works City Camp- Sept 21

CURRENT NEEDS:

  • Lead artist

  • Volunteers to assist

  • Volunteer to write a blog post about the event

  • Volunteer to take photographs at the event

THE PROJECT:

During the academic year, Wilderness Works provides chaperoned overnight stays in comfortable, child-friendly girls and boys dormitory buildings. Fridays are full of activities (one of which we will host as part of this project), while Saturdays are spent doing some kind of outdoorsy excursion. There will be 30-50 kids, ages 8-11 or in 3rd-5th grade. 

They are open to project ideas, but because of their focus, we would like projects to
connect with nature and wilderness AND to fit within one or more of the Paint Love themes. Paint Love’s themes are the following: A) Loving/respecting yourself, B)Loving/respecting others, C) Seeking and strengthening positive relationships, and D) Investing in your community.

THE ORGANIZATION:

Wilderness Works provides at-risk children a place to find caring adults and fun activities that teach and reach. Their mission is to empower and enrich disadvantaged and at-risk children living in urban Atlanta with year-round experiential education, recreation, and outdoor adventure. Wilderness Works is a youth development agency serving homeless and disadvantaged children living primarily in Dekalb and Fulton counties.

Check out a few of our past events with Wilderness Works here

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Paint Love Art Auction
Sep
15
7:00 PM19:00

Paint Love Art Auction

CURRENT NEEDS

  • Volunteers to assist! (for set up earlier in the day, as well as during the event, and to help clean up afterwards) 
  • Artists to donate pieces to be auctioned - email julie@gopaintlove.org if you're interested in donating a piece! 

THE EVENT

Check out the Art Auction page for all the details: http://www.gopaintlove.org/art-auction

In Paint Love’s signature style, our annual Art Auction brings together unique live art experiences with some of Atlanta’s favorite artists and, of course, amazing local art. All of the amazing paintings created live at the Paint Love Artist Challenge (see photos below) will be available for sale! 

JOIN THE FUN! 

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See Beautiful Club- Sept 12
Sep
12
1:00 PM13:00

See Beautiful Club- Sept 12

CURRENT NEEDS:

  • Volunteers to assist

  • Photographer and blogger to document the event

THE PROJECT:

Ellen Gadberry will be leading this project and talking about kindness! We will be doing a pass-it-on scratch board project. 

THE ORGANIZATION:

See Beautiful is an organization that aims to empower young people to see beautiful in themselves, in others, and to create more beautiful in the world.

This See Beautiful club serves about 30 5th grade boys and girls at 4/5 Academy. The greatest challenges for these students is learning to love themselves and respect each other'ʹs differences. They meet twice a week for one hour during the school day to work on activities and have discussions related to these topics.

Sound like fun? 

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS 

 • There is not an age requirement for volunteers, but a background check must be on file with Paint Love for anyone over 18.

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Ronald McDonald House- August 21st
Aug
21
7:00 PM19:00

Ronald McDonald House- August 21st

  • Ronald McDonald House near Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

CURRENT NEEDS:

  • Artist to create and lead the project
  • Volunteers to assist 
  • Volunteer to write a blog post about the event
  • Volunteer to take photographs at the event
  • Financial sponsorship for the event - Click below to sponsor this event! 
Donate

THE PROJECT:

We are partnering with The Ronald McDonald House to put on an art night for the children and families staying at the RMH on Peachtree Dunwoody Road.  The students participating will range from elementary to high school students. The parents may or may not participate.  Plan to arrive around 6:30.

THE ORGANIZATION:

Atlanta Ronald McDonald House - Atlanta Ronald McDonald Houses have been called “home” by more than 46,000 families with ill and injured children receiving medical care nearby.

Interested in Helping? Sign the volunteer form below.

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Kate's Club - August Session 2- August 12
Aug
12
12:00 PM12:00

Kate's Club - August Session 2- August 12

CURRENT NEEDS:

  • Volunteers to assist 
  • Volunteer to write a blog post about the event
  • Volunteer to take photographs at the event
  • Financial sponsorship of this project - Click below if you can help fund this project!
Sponsor this event

THE PROJECT:

Kate's Club will run two events (Saturday, August 4th, 12-3:30 pm and Sunday, August 12th, 12-3:30 pm).  The same program will go on both dates but with different age groups, so if you can make both, that would be great! 

Theme: “The Feelings Rollercoaster

Projects must also fit within one or more of the Paint Love themes: A) Loving/respecting yourself, B) Loving/respecting others, C) Seeking and strengthening positive relationships, and D) Investing in your community.

THE ORGANIZATION:

Kate's Club's mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling.

INTERESTED IN HELPING?

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS 

  • All volunteers must be 21 years or older (18 in limited circumstances) and must have a background check on file with Paint Love.

  • Volunteers must clear any photos they take during the event with KC staff to make sure all children have a media release.
  • Volunteers may not have any social media contact directly with children.
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Kate's Club - August Session 1- August 4
Aug
4
12:00 PM12:00

Kate's Club - August Session 1- August 4

CURRENT NEEDS:

  • Volunteers to assist 
  • Volunteer to write a blog post about the event
  • Volunteer to take photographs at the event
  • Financial sponsorship of this project - Click below if you can help fund this project!
Sponsor this event

THE PROJECT:

Kate's Club will run two events (Saturday, August 4th, 12-3:30 pm and Sunday, August 12th, 12-3:30 pm).  The same program will go on both dates but with different age groups, so if you can make both, that would be great! 

Theme: Feelings Rollercoaster” 

Projects must also fit within one or more of the Paint Love themes: A) Loving/respecting yourself, B) Loving/respecting others, C) Seeking and strengthening positive relationships, and D) Investing in your community.

THE ORGANIZATION:

Kate's Club's mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling.

INTERESTED IN HELPING?

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS 

  • All volunteers must be 21 years or older (18 in limited circumstances) and must have a background check on file with Paint Love.

  • Volunteers must clear any photos they take during the event with KC staff to make sure all children have a media release.
  • Volunteers may not have any social media contact directly with children.
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New American Pathways-  July 26
Jul
26
10:00 AM10:00

New American Pathways- July 26

CURRENT NEEDS

  • Volunteers to assist 

THE PROJECT

Paint Love artist and The Creatives Project fellow, Adam Forrester, Maria Korol, and Kristan Woolford will be leading this event- serving 40 elementary - high school students at the New American Pathways summer program.

THE ORGANIZATION

New American Pathways is a refugee resettlement organization, providing refugees and immigrants services from arrival in the country through 5 years or citizenship. They offer a continuum of services to their clients in order to best serve them along the cultural adjustment journey in the United States. They offer the following services: resettlement, employment, immigration, Parents as Teachers, school liaison, and after school services. They have 4 after school programs for elementary and middle school refugee students. These students are K-8, and most have been in the country for less than 5 years. Their students have a variety of backgrounds, and there is not one explanation that could encompass them all.

SOUND LIKE FUN? JOIN US! 

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Covenant House- mural with Casey O'Connell- July 25
Jul
25
11:00 AM11:00

Covenant House- mural with Casey O'Connell- July 25

Current Needs

  • This project is full!! 

The Project 

  • California-based artist and muralist Casey O'Connell will be working with the youth at Covenant House to design and create a mural for their outdoor space. 

  • They estimate there will be approximately 10-15 youth involved in each Paint Love project, though they have a capacity of 80 youth in the program.

The Organization 

Covenant House Georgia is much more than a shelter. They provide unconditional love and comprehensive support so that their youth can and will realize their fullest potential. In fact, seeing their potential is our greatest motivation. They are optimistic about the power of a stable, loving environment to inspire a fresh start in their lives. It is a privilege to support their youth during some of their most formative years. Covenant House empowers them to finish high school, start college, gain employment, live independently, and ultimately step out into the world knowing they are prepared to be successful.

 Covenant House Georgia serves 18‑21 year old homeless and runaway youth. They have a shelter and independent living program where they provide youth with a bed, meals, vocational and educational programs, mental health care, hygiene and clothing items, and more. Their goal is to support and prepare the youth so they are able to live successful and independent lives. The youth they serve have faced hardship and trauma such as physical or mental abuse, human trafficking, losing a loved one, or having nowhere to go and sleeping on the streets. 

Volunteer Requirements 

  • All volunteers must be 21 years old or older and have a background check on file with Paint Love. If the volunteer will be working with Covenant House on a recurring basis, there will be additional volunteer requirements.

  • They ask that photos are not taken of the youth without their permission (they must be informed of what the photo will be used for and where it will be posted). Volunteers should not share their contact (phone number or email) or social media information with the youh and should  not receive any youth's contact or social media information.


Sponsorship

Gas South logo square.png

Paint Love programming in 2018 with Covenant House is sponsored in full by our community partners at Gas South!

Volunteers from Gas South will be assisting with this event! 

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Covenant House- mural with Casey O'Connell- July 24
Jul
24
11:00 AM11:00

Covenant House- mural with Casey O'Connell- July 24

Current Needs

  • This project is full!! 

    The Project
  • California-based artist and muralist Casey O'Connell will be working with the youth at Covenant House to design and create a mural for their outdoor space. 

  • They estimate there will be approximately 10-15 youth involved in each Paint Love project, though they have a capacity of 80 youth in the program.

The Organization 

Covenant House Georgia is much more than a shelter. They provide unconditional love and comprehensive support so that their youth can and will realize their fullest potential. In fact, seeing their potential is our greatest motivation. They are optimistic about the power of a stable, loving environment to inspire a fresh start in their lives. It is a privilege to support their youth during some of their most formative years. Covenant House empowers them to finish high school, start college, gain employment, live independently, and ultimately step out into the world knowing they are prepared to be successful.

 Covenant House Georgia serves 18‑21 year old homeless and runaway youth. They have a shelter and independent living program where they provide youth with a bed, meals, vocational and educational programs, mental health care, hygiene and clothing items, and more. Their goal is to support and prepare the youth so they are able to live successful and independent lives. The youth they serve have faced hardship and trauma such as physical or mental abuse, human trafficking, losing a loved one, or having nowhere to go and sleeping on the streets. 

Volunteer Requirements 

  • All volunteers must be 21 years old or older and have a background check on file with Paint Love. If the volunteer will be working with Covenant House on a recurring basis, there will be additional volunteer requirements.

  • They ask that photos are not taken of the youth without their permission (they must be informed of what the photo will be used for and where it will be posted). Volunteers should not share their contact (phone number or email) or social media information with the youh and should  not receive any youth's contact or social media information.


Sponsorship

Gas South logo square.png

Paint Love programming in 2018 with Covenant House is sponsored in full by our community partners at Gas South!

Volunteers from Gas South will be assisting with this event! 

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Our House ATL- July 23
Jul
23
10:00 AM10:00

Our House ATL- July 23

Current Needs

  • Volunteers to assist 

About the Project 

Lauren Phillips is leading this project! They are interested in working with clay, sculpting, or other arts and craft project appropriate for pre-school aged children.

There will be approximately 14-22 students per program

They suggest the project theme: “To learn to work together with friends and show respect for one another.” The project must also fit within one or more of the Paint Love themes:  A) Loving/respecting yourself, B) Loving/respecting others, C) Seeking and strengthening positive relationships, and D) Investing in your community.

About the Organization 

Our House breaks the chains of homelessness by providing quality early childhood education and comprehensive support services for families who are experiencing homelessness. Through housing support, family services, employment training, and early childhood education for infants through pre-school, Our House offers children and families experiencing homelessness the tools, support, and education they need to thrive. By tackling homelessness at its source, they help the generation experiencing homelessness today, and break the cycle for those most likely to experience it tomorrow. They serve Pre-K students aged 4‑5 who are experiencing homelessness or transitioning from homelessness. 

Volunteer Requirements 

Volunteers must be at least 14 years old (high school students must volunteer with an adult), have a background check on file with Paint Love and completed background check/application through Our House (application is on the Our House website)

Our House has some children who cannot be photographed. Unless there is explicit permission granted from Our House staff, volunteers may not take or post photos of the students’ faces or names.

Join the fun!

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New American Pathways-  July 23
Jul
23
10:00 AM10:00

New American Pathways- July 23

CURRENT NEEDS

  • Volunteers to assist 

THE PROJECT

Paint Love artist and The Creatives Project fellow, Adam Forrester, Maria Korol, and Kristan Woolford will be leading this event- serving 40 elementary - high school students at the New American Pathways summer program. This art project will be focused on literacy.

THE ORGANIZATION

New American Pathways is a refugee resettlement organization, providing refugees and immigrants services from arrival in the country through 5 years or citizenship. They offer a continuum of services to their clients in order to best serve them along the cultural adjustment journey in the United States. They offer the following services: resettlement, employment, immigration, Parents as Teachers, school liaison, and after school services. They have 4 after school programs for elementary and middle school refugee students. These students are K-8, and most have been in the country for less than 5 years. Their students have a variety of backgrounds, and there is not one explanation that could encompass them all.

SOUND LIKE FUN? JOIN US! 

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Camp PEACE - July 20
Jul
20
1:30 PM13:30

Camp PEACE - July 20

Current Needs

  • Volunteers to assist

The Project

During camp they serve approximately 50 children between the ages of 5-14. All of the children have at one point lived at the Women’s Resource Center safe house as a result of domestic violence. This project will be lead by Paint Love artist Nikita Raper.

They would like Paint Love to provide their children opportunities to explore their creative side and give them opportunities to experience success. One of their main goals is to help children build resilience after the trauma they have experienced.  They would like us to provide their students a creative outlet and positive relationships.

They would like a project for their club around the themes of “resiliency, self love and self esteem.” The project must also fit within one or more of the Paint Love themes:  A) Loving/respecting yourself, B) Loving/respecting others, C) Seeking and strengthening positive relationships, and D) Investing in your community.

Check out our past summers with Camp PEACE! 

The Organization 

Camp PEACE  is the summer program by the Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence for kids whose lives have been affected by domestic violence. All of the children have at one point lived at the Women’s Resource Center safe house as a result of domestic violence. The Women's Resource Center's mission is to create a society in which domestic violence no longer exists. They strive to meet the immediate and long-term needs of the diverse community of battered women and their children with programs that promote safety, compassion, connection, advocacy, and prevention.

The mission of Camp PEACE is to bring children exposed to domestic violence together for a month of activities that facilitate Peace Education, Action, Compassion and Empathy. Based on principles of Peace Education and Cognitively-Based Compassion Training, Camp PEACE will help children learn alternatives to violence while promoting tolerance, impartiality, affection, self-compassion and compassion for others. 

Volunteer Requirements 

  • Volunteers must be 16 years or older, and have a  background check on file with Paint Love

  • They would like the volunteers to have a basic understanding of how trauma affects children and how it may affect how the children interact with the volunteers and artists.

  • Due to the confidential nature of the children Camp PEACE works with, they do not allow photos unless the parents give permission which would be for Paint Love use only and ask the volunteers not to take pictures or post things on social media.

Want to help make it happen?

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New American Pathways-  July 19
Jul
19
10:00 AM10:00

New American Pathways- July 19

CURRENT NEEDS

  • Volunteers to assist 

THE PROJECT

Paint Love artist and The Creatives Project fellows, Adam Forrester, Maria Korol, and Kristan Woolford will be leading this event- serving 40 elementary - high school students at the New American Pathways summer program.

THE ORGANIZATION

New American Pathways is a refugee resettlement organization, providing refugees and immigrants services from arrival in the country through 5 years or citizenship. They offer a continuum of services to their clients in order to best serve them along the cultural adjustment journey in the United States. They offer the following services: resettlement, employment, immigration, Parents as Teachers, school liaison, and after school services. They have 4 after school programs for elementary and middle school refugee students. These students are K-8, and most have been in the country for less than 5 years. Their students have a variety of backgrounds, and there is not one explanation that could encompass them all.

SOUND LIKE FUN? JOIN US! 

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Name
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Covenant House- mural with Casey O'Connell- July 17
Jul
17
3:30 PM15:30

Covenant House- mural with Casey O'Connell- July 17

Current Needs

  • Volunteers to assist
  • Volunteer to take photos and write a blog post to document the event 

The Project 

  • California-based artist and muralist Casey O'Connell will be working with the youth at Covenant House to design and create a mural for their outdoor space. This will be a planning meeting to design the mural.

  • They estimate there will be approximately 10-15 youth involved in each Paint Love project, though they have a capacity of 80 youth in the program.

The Organization 

Covenant House Georgia is much more than a shelter. They provide unconditional love and comprehensive support so that their youth can and will realize their fullest potential. In fact, seeing their potential is our greatest motivation. They are optimistic about the power of a stable, loving environment to inspire a fresh start in their lives. It is a privilege to support their youth during some of their most formative years. Covenant House empowers them to finish high school, start college, gain employment, live independently, and ultimately step out into the world knowing they are prepared to be successful.

 Covenant House Georgia serves 18‑21 year old homeless and runaway youth. They have a shelter and independent living program where they provide youth with a bed, meals, vocational and educational programs, mental health care, hygiene and clothing items, and more. Their goal is to support and prepare the youth so they are able to live successful and independent lives. The youth they serve have faced hardship and trauma such as physical or mental abuse, human trafficking, losing a loved one, or having nowhere to go and sleeping on the streets. 

Volunteer Requirements 

  • All volunteers must be 21 years old or older and have a background check on file with Paint Love. If the volunteer will be working with Covenant House on a recurring basis, there will be additional volunteer requirements.

  • They ask that photos are not taken of the youth without their permission (they must be informed of what the photo will be used for and where it will be posted). Volunteers should not share their contact (phone number or email) or social media information with the youh and should  not receive any youth's contact or social media information.

Join the fun!!

Name *
Name

Sponsorship

Gas South logo square.png

Paint Love programming in 2018 with Covenant House is sponsored in full by our community partners at Gas South!

Volunteers from Gas South will be assisting with this event! 

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Our House ATL- July 16
Jul
16
10:00 AM10:00

Our House ATL- July 16

Current Needs  

  • Volunteers to assist 

About the Project 

Lauren Phillips will lead this event! 

They suggest the project theme: “To learn to work together with friends and show respect for one another.” The project must also fit within one or more of the Paint Love themes:  A) Loving/respecting yourself, B) Loving/respecting others, C) Seeking and strengthening positive relationships, and D) Investing in your community.

About the Organization 

Our House breaks the chains of homelessness by providing quality early childhood education and comprehensive support services for families who are experiencing homelessness. Through housing support, family services, employment training, and early childhood education for infants through pre-school, Our House offers children and families experiencing homelessness the tools, support, and education they need to thrive. By tackling homelessness at its source, they help the generation experiencing homelessness today, and break the cycle for those most likely to experience it tomorrow. They serve Pre-K students aged 4‑5 who are experiencing homelessness or transitioning from homelessness. 

Volunteer Requirements 

Volunteers must be at least 14 years old (high school students must volunteer with an adult), have a background check on file with Paint Love and completed background check/application through Our House (application is on the Our House website)

Our House has some children who cannot be photographed. Unless there is explicit permission granted from Our House staff, volunteers may not take or post photos of the students’ faces or names.

Join the fun!

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Name
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Camp PEACE - July 13
Jul
13
1:30 PM13:30

Camp PEACE - July 13

Current Needs 

  • Volunteers to help out! 

The Project

Adam from The Creatives Project will be leading this event and volunteers from GSU will be assisting! 

During camp they serve approximately 50 children between the ages of 5-14. All of the children have at one point lived at the Women’s Resource Center safe house as a result of domestic violence.

They would like Paint Love to provide their children opportunities to explore their creative side and give them opportunities to experience success. One of their main goals is to help children build resilience after the trauma they have experienced.  They would like us to provide their students a creative outlet and positive relationships.

They would like a project for their club around the themes of “resiliency, self love and self esteem.” The project must also fit within one or more of the Paint Love themes:  A) Loving/respecting yourself, B) Loving/respecting others, C) Seeking and strengthening positive relationships, and D) Investing in your community.

Check out our past summers with Camp PEACE! 

The Organization 

Camp PEACE  is the summer program by the Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence for kids whose lives have been affected by domestic violence. All of the children have at one point lived at the Women’s Resource Center safe house as a result of domestic violence. The Women's Resource Center's mission is to create a society in which domestic violence no longer exists. They strive to meet the immediate and long-term needs of the diverse community of battered women and their children with programs that promote safety, compassion, connection, advocacy, and prevention.

The mission of Camp PEACE is to bring children exposed to domestic violence together for a month of activities that facilitate Peace Education, Action, Compassion and Empathy. Based on principles of Peace Education and Cognitively-Based Compassion Training, Camp PEACE will help children learn alternatives to violence while promoting tolerance, impartiality, affection, self-compassion and compassion for others. 

Volunteer Requirements 

  • Volunteers must be 16 years or older, and have a  background check on file with Paint Love

  • They would like the volunteers to have a basic understanding of how trauma affects children and how it may affect how the children interact with the volunteers and artists.

  • Due to the confidential nature of the children Camp PEACE works with, they do not allow photos unless the parents give permission which would be for Paint Love use only and ask the volunteers not to take pictures or post things on social media.

Want to help make it happen?? Join us!!

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New American Pathways July 12
Jul
12
10:30 AM10:30

New American Pathways July 12

CURRENT NEEDS

  • Volunteers to assist 
  • Volunteer to write a blog post about the event
  • Volunteer to take photographs at the event

THE PROJECT

Paint Love artists from TCP will be leading this event- serving 50 middle and high school students, ages 11-18 at the New American Pathways summer program at the International Student Center. 

THE ORGANIZATION

New American Pathways is a refugee resettlement organization, providing refugees and immigrants services from arrival in the country through 5 years or citizenship. They offer a continuum of services to their clients in order to best serve them along the cultural adjustment journey in the United States. They offer the following services: resettlement, employment, immigration, Parents as Teachers, school liaison, and after school services. They have 4 after school programs for elementary and middle school refugee students. These students are K-8, and most have been in the country for less than 5 years. Their students have a variety of backgrounds, and there is not one explanation that could encompass them all.

SOUND LIKE FUN? JOIN US! 

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Name
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Our House ATL- July 9
Jul
9
10:00 AM10:00

Our House ATL- July 9

Current Needs

  • Volunteers to assist 

About the Project

Nikita Raper will be leading a sculpture project! There will be approximately 13 students. 

They suggest the project theme: “To learn to work together with friends and show respect for one another.” The project must also fit within one or more of the Paint Love themes:  A) Loving/respecting yourself, B) Loving/respecting others, C) Seeking and strengthening positive relationships, and D) Investing in your community.

About the Organization 

Our House breaks the chains of homelessness by providing quality early childhood education and comprehensive support services for families who are experiencing homelessness. Through housing support, family services, employment training, and early childhood education for infants through pre-school, Our House offers children and families experiencing homelessness the tools, support, and education they need to thrive. By tackling homelessness at its source, they help the generation experiencing homelessness today, and break the cycle for those most likely to experience it tomorrow. They serve Pre-K students aged 4‑5 who are experiencing homelessness or transitioning from homelessness. 

Volunteer Requirements 

Volunteers must be at least 14 years old (high school students must volunteer with an adult), have a background check on file with Paint Love and completed background check/application through Our House (application is on the Our House website)

Our House has some children who cannot be photographed. Unless there is explicit permission granted from Our House staff, volunteers may not take or post photos of the students’ faces or names.

Join the fun!

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Name
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Camp PEACE - July 6
Jul
6
1:30 PM13:30

Camp PEACE - July 6

Current Needs

  • This project is FULL! Join us for the next one!

The Project

Adam from TCP will be leading this project and volunteering from GSU will be assisting!

During camp they serve approximately 50 children between the ages of 5-14. All of the children have at one point lived at the Women’s Resource Center safe house as a result of domestic violence.

They would like Paint Love to provide their children opportunities to explore their creative side and give them opportunities to experience success. One of their main goals is to help children build resilience after the trauma they have experienced.  They would like us to provide their students a creative outlet and positive relationships.

They would like a project for their club around the themes of “resiliency, self love and self esteem.” The project must also fit within one or more of the Paint Love themes:  A) Loving/respecting yourself, B) Loving/respecting others, C) Seeking and strengthening positive relationships, and D) Investing in your community.

Check out our past summers with Camp PEACE! 

The Organization 

Camp PEACE  is the summer program by the Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence for kids whose lives have been affected by domestic violence. All of the children have at one point lived at the Women’s Resource Center safe house as a result of domestic violence. The Women's Resource Center's mission is to create a society in which domestic violence no longer exists. They strive to meet the immediate and long-term needs of the diverse community of battered women and their children with programs that promote safety, compassion, connection, advocacy, and prevention.

The mission of Camp PEACE is to bring children exposed to domestic violence together for a month of activities that facilitate Peace Education, Action, Compassion and Empathy. Based on principles of Peace Education and Cognitively-Based Compassion Training, Camp PEACE will help children learn alternatives to violence while promoting tolerance, impartiality, affection, self-compassion and compassion for others. 

Volunteer Requirements 

  • Volunteers must be 16 years or older, and have a  background check on file with Paint Love

  • They would like the volunteers to have a basic understanding of how trauma affects children and how it may affect how the children interact with the volunteers and artists.

  • Due to the confidential nature of the children Camp PEACE works with, they do not allow photos unless the parents give permission which would be for Paint Love use only and ask the volunteers not to take pictures or post things on social media.

Want to help make it happen?

Name *
Name
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New American Pathways-  July 5
Jul
5
10:00 AM10:00

New American Pathways- July 5

CURRENT NEEDS

  • Volunteers to assist 

THE PROJECT

Paint Love artist and The Creatives Project fellows, Adam Forrester & Kristan Woolford will be leading this event- serving 40 elementary - high school-aged boys at the New American Pathways summer program.

THE ORGANIZATION

New American Pathways is a refugee resettlement organization, providing refugees and immigrants services from arrival in the country through 5 years or citizenship. They offer a continuum of services to their clients in order to best serve them along the cultural adjustment journey in the United States. They offer the following services: resettlement, employment, immigration, Parents as Teachers, school liaison, and after school services. They have 4 after school programs for elementary and middle school refugee students. These students are K-8, and most have been in the country for less than 5 years. Their students have a variety of backgrounds, and there is not one explanation that could encompass them all.

SOUND LIKE FUN? JOIN US! 

Name *
Name
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Young Women's Leadership Program - July 5
Jul
5
10:00 AM10:00

Young Women's Leadership Program - July 5

CURRENT NEEDS:

  • Volunteers to assist Lead Artist
  • Volunteer to blog about the event + take photos 
  • Financial sponsorship of this event.  Click below if you can help make this project happen:

THE PROJECT: 

The YWLP works to foster creativity and self-expression through artwork. On July 5th from 10:00 – 11:00 am at Clarkston Public Library, 951 N Indian Creek Dr, Clarkston, GA 30021, they would like an artist to lead an art project with their young women.  The Creatives Project fellow, Maria Korol will be leading a project and we are looking for additional volunteers to help! 

This will be a time that the mentors at the YWLP and students get to know each other and learn about each other. The YWLP teens are interested in female empowerment, being advocates against domestic violence, love all forms of art, and sharing their culture.

THE ORGANIZATION: 

The Young Women’s Leadership Program (YWLP) prepares 21 high school refugee girls from Clarkston, GA for success through adult mentoring and educational programming. 

Interested? Let us know how you want to be involved:

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Name
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Our House ATL- July 2
Jul
2
10:00 AM10:00

Our House ATL- July 2

Current Needs 

  • Lead Artist 
  • Volunteers to assist 
  • Blogger to write about the event 

About the Project 

They are interested in working with clay, sculpting, or other arts and craft project appropriate for pre-school aged children.

There will be approximately 14-22 students per program

They suggest the project theme: “To learn to work together with friends and show respect for one another.” The project must also fit within one or more of the Paint Love themes:  A) Loving/respecting yourself, B) Loving/respecting others, C) Seeking and strengthening positive relationships, and D) Investing in your community.

About the Organization 

Our House breaks the chains of homelessness by providing quality early childhood education and comprehensive support services for families who are experiencing homelessness. Through housing support, family services, employment training, and early childhood education for infants through pre-school, Our House offers children and families experiencing homelessness the tools, support, and education they need to thrive. By tackling homelessness at its source, they help the generation experiencing homelessness today, and break the cycle for those most likely to experience it tomorrow. They serve Pre-K students aged 4‑5 who are experiencing homelessness or transitioning from homelessness. 

Volunteer Requirements 

Volunteers must be at least 14 years old (high school students must volunteer with an adult), have a background check on file with Paint Love and completed background check/application through Our House (application is on the Our House website)

Our House has some children who cannot be photographed. Unless there is explicit permission granted from Our House staff, volunteers may not take or post photos of the students’ faces or names.

Join the fun!

Name *
Name
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Camp PEACE - June 29
Jun
29
1:30 PM13:30

Camp PEACE - June 29

Current Needs

  • Lead Volunteer to coordinate the event 

The Project

Lauren Phillips will be the lead artist on this event and volunteers from GSU will be assisting with this project!

During camp they serve approximately 50 children between the ages of 5-14. All of the children have at one point lived at the Women’s Resource Center safe house as a result of domestic violence.

They would like Paint Love to provide their children opportunities to explore their creative side and give them opportunities to experience success. One of their main goals is to help children build resilience after the trauma they have experienced.  They would like us to provide their students a creative outlet and positive relationships.

They would like a project for their club around the themes of “resiliency, self love and self esteem.” The project must also fit within one or more of the Paint Love themes:  A) Loving/respecting yourself, B) Loving/respecting others, C) Seeking and strengthening positive relationships, and D) Investing in your community.

Check out our past summers with Camp PEACE! 

The Organization 

Camp PEACE  is the summer program by the Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence for kids whose lives have been affected by domestic violence. All of the children have at one point lived at the Women’s Resource Center safe house as a result of domestic violence. The Women's Resource Center's mission is to create a society in which domestic violence no longer exists. They strive to meet the immediate and long-term needs of the diverse community of battered women and their children with programs that promote safety, compassion, connection, advocacy, and prevention.

The mission of Camp PEACE is to bring children exposed to domestic violence together for a month of activities that facilitate Peace Education, Action, Compassion and Empathy. Based on principles of Peace Education and Cognitively-Based Compassion Training, Camp PEACE will help children learn alternatives to violence while promoting tolerance, impartiality, affection, self-compassion and compassion for others. 

Volunteer Requirements 

  • Volunteers must be 16 years or older, and have a  background check on file with Paint Love

  • They would like the volunteers to have a basic understanding of how trauma affects children and how it may affect how the children interact with the volunteers and artists.

  • Due to the confidential nature of the children Camp PEACE works with, they do not allow photos unless the parents give permission which would be for Paint Love use only and ask the volunteers not to take pictures or post things on social media.

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New American Pathways-  June 28
Jun
28
10:00 AM10:00

New American Pathways- June 28

CURRENT NEEDS

  • Volunteers to assist 

THE PROJECT

Paint Love artist and The Creatives Project fellows, Maria Korol & Adam Forrester will be leading this event- serving 40 elementary - high school students at the New American Pathways summer program.

THE ORGANIZATION

New American Pathways is a refugee resettlement organization, providing refugees and immigrants services from arrival in the country through 5 years or citizenship. They offer a continuum of services to their clients in order to best serve them along the cultural adjustment journey in the United States. They offer the following services: resettlement, employment, immigration, Parents as Teachers, school liaison, and after school services. They have 4 after school programs for elementary and middle school refugee students. These students are K-8, and most have been in the country for less than 5 years. Their students have a variety of backgrounds, and there is not one explanation that could encompass them all.

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New American Pathways w/ TCP - June 26
Jun
26
10:00 AM10:00

New American Pathways w/ TCP - June 26

CURRENT NEEDS

  • Volunteers to assist 

THE PROJECT

Paint Love artist and The Creatives Project fellow, Adam Forrester will be leading this event- serving 40 elementary - high school boys at the New American Pathways summer program. This project will be STEM-focused.

THE ORGANIZATION

New American Pathways is a refugee resettlement organization, providing refugees and immigrants services from arrival in the country through 5 years or citizenship. They offer a continuum of services to their clients in order to best serve them along the cultural adjustment journey in the United States. They offer the following services: resettlement, employment, immigration, Parents as Teachers, school liaison, and after school services. They have 4 after school programs for elementary and middle school refugee students. These students are K-8, and most have been in the country for less than 5 years. Their students have a variety of backgrounds, and there is not one explanation that could encompass them all.

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Our House Decatur- June 25
Jun
25
9:30 AM09:30

Our House Decatur- June 25

Current Needs 

  • Volunteers to assist 
  • Blogger to write about the event 

About the Project 

They are interested in working with sculpting or painting a ceramic tile or object or other arts and craft project appropriate for pre-school aged children.

There will be approximately 16 students per program

They request the project themes: “all about me and friendship. All about Me means learning what makes you special, while friendship focuses on respecting others and how to be a friend. The project must also fit within one or more of the Paint Love themes:  A) Loving/respecting yourself, B) Loving/respecting others, C) Seeking and strengthening positive relationships, and D) Investing in your community.

About the Organization 

Our House breaks the chains of homelessness by providing quality early childhood education and comprehensive support services for families who are experiencing homelessness. Through housing support, family services, employment training, and early childhood education for infants through pre-school, Our House offers children and families experiencing homelessness the tools, support, and education they need to thrive. By tackling homelessness at its source, they help the generation experiencing homelessness today, and break the cycle for those most likely to experience it tomorrow. They serve Pre-K students aged 4‑5 who are experiencing homelessness or transitioning from homelessness. 

 

Volunteer Requirements 

Volunteers must be at least 14 years old (high school students must volunteer with an adult), have a background check on file with Paint Love and completed background check/application through Our House (application is on the Our House website)

Our House has some children who cannot be photographed. Unless there is explicit permission granted from Our House staff, volunteers may not take or post photos of the students’ faces or names.

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