"Powerless Children Need Powerful Friends"
The 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.

GAC Staff
Rick McDevitt, President
Cheryl Odeleye, Sr. VP & General Mgr 

Georgia Alliance for Children, Inc.
30 Haygood Avenue SW
Atlanta, GA 30315
Ph. - 404-588-0708
Fax - 404-524-2850
E-mail: alliance@gac.org


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