KIPP Woodson Park Academy and new YMCA Early Learning Center open in Grove Park

The new KIPP Woodson Park Academy school welcomed its first students back to in-person learning in a brand-new building that was the result of a community-driven partnership that includes some of Atlanta’s premiere organizations. The completion of the revitalized campus of educational and health services facilities in the Grove Park neighborhood is the culmination of … Continue Reading →


A Conversation with Debra Edleson, Executive Director, Grove Park Foundation

When crisis hits, it is critical to have the ability to assess the landscape and identify the trauma. Residents in the Grove Park neighborhood on Atlanta’s westside have been hit particularly hard by the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, leaving an estimated 75 percent of residents unemployed. In this episode, we hear what is transpiring on the ground and how the Grove Park Foundation pivoted for a swift crisis response. Listen


Grove Park Community Marks the Beginning of a New Chapter for Children and Families

A community of partners came together in 2019 to break ground for the KIPP Woodson Park Academy, a YMCA Early Learning Center and a school-based health clinic. This historic, $51 million investment in the Grove Park neighborhood represents the first major step in a series of investments in the health, arts and affordability in the Grove Park neighborhood intended to boost health, equity, affordability, and economic mobility. As part of this new campus, the YMCA of Metro Atlanta is investing in both the education and the health of the neighborhood by building a new early learning center that will serve 65-90 students ages 0-6. A co-located, school-based health care center, funded by both the YMCA and Grove Park Foundation, will ensure that the children served on the campus and their families receive critical services that will support their ability to achieve their highest potential. … Continue Reading →


The Grove Park Foundation – Partnerships for Equity

A partnership is taking root in the Grove Park neighborhood of Atlanta to create equity and good health for the community and its residents. Beginning in 2015 through dialogue with Grove Park residents, the Grove Park Foundation has been working with partners like the Atlanta Public Schools, KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools, the YMCA of Metro Atlanta, Columbia Residential, and others to bring holistic transformation to a part of the city that has suffered disproportionately from disinvestment for far too long. Watch