The Gathering 2018 #wearecor Event Recap

City of Refuge hosted its annual fall event The Gathering Thursday evening sharing news of the new apartment community with over 450 guests and volunteers. The event showcased first-hand stories of life transformation shared by corporate partners, graduates, volunteers, and staff and garnered over $1 million in pledges from supporters during the event to help build and furnish the new beloved, inspired community right outside their gates.

City of Refuge named Beloved Benefit Beneficiary

The Beloved Benefit celebrates and supports local nonprofits that are actively making positive change through sustainable growth and development on the Westside. Following the event, the Beloved Benefit team will distribute proceeds to the following inaugural beneficiaries: The At-Promise Youth and Community Center, City of Refuge, Grove Park Foundation, The Westside Future Fund and Westside Works.

The Tech Academy, City of Refuge’s newest vocation offered by its Workforce Innovation Hub

The Tech Academy launched in September 2018 and is a 6-month training program offering coding skills, using a program developed by Interapt, to the Atlanta community at large preparing individuals as junior software developers. Participants receive full tuition, supplies, and a $125 weekly stipend along with daily meals. We are seeking employment partners who are willing to hire candidates from our Tech Academy.

2018 Shine The Light Capital Campaign Update

The Shining the Light campaign will allow COR to expand current job training programs and build a Workforce Innovation Hub, inviting non-residents to participate in COR’s training programs. These increased opportunities will allow COR residents to work alongside individuals from the surrounding community. By significantly improving housing opportunities outside the gate, COR will lead the way in the continued transformation of 30314.