Georgia Alliance for Children is widely recognized as
Georgia's leading "cutting edge" child advocacy organization.
We stand up for needy and powerless children by protecting
children's interests when government or the community
is either unwilling or unable to do so. Our mission is
to change the way people think and act about issues that
affect children's lives.
The Alliance is a private, nonprofit organization. To
maintain our independence, we do not accept any government
funding. Instead, we are supported by more than 500 corporations,
60 private foundations, and thousands of individuals.
Some of that funding has been for specific legislative
campaigns and demonstration projects, but most has been
in support of keeping the Alliance an independent, informed
and effective voice for children.
By independently assessing the state of children in Georgia,
we are able to create an environment for change that influences
legislation, promotes community involvement in children's
issues, and generally improves the lives of children across
the state. We do whatever is necessary to provoke those
who can act to act - from the governor to your neighbor.
Since 1979, the Georgia Alliance for Children has served
as a powerful voice for our state's neediest children.
We were the impetus behind programs as diverse as Permanent
Homes for Children, the Georgia Commission on Juvenile
Justice, the Georgia Business Forum for Gifted and Talented
Children, and the Georgia Commission on Healthy Adolescents.
In 1997, we held the first annual Great
Atlanta Youth Walk, an inspirational event that brings
the community together to affirm that we each have the
power - and the responsibility - to make a difference
in the lives of children.
Rick McDevitt, President
Cheryl Odeleye, Sr. VP & General Mgr
Georgia Alliance for Children,
30 Haygood Avenue SW
Atlanta, GA 30315
Ph. - 404-588-0708
Fax - 404-524-2850