The Atlanta Police Foundation | New At-Promise Center Breaks Ground in South Atlanta
More than 140 civic and business leaders, including Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, APD Chief of Police Erika Shields, City Council members including Joyce Sheperd, as well as Georgia Power’s Bentina Terry, Carter’s Bob Peterson, and Coca-Cola’s Helen Smith Price attended the groundbreaking ceremony.
They were joined by neighborhood leaders Johnny Floyd and Columbus Ward, nearly a dozen youth enrollees of the Westside At-Promise Center, as well as leaders of the social service agencies who provide services to the At-Promise enrollees.
APF has raised more than $7 million in its current capital campaign earmarked for the At-Promise Initiative. Located in the heart of the Pittsburgh community on Metropolitan Parkway, At-Promise Southside, is scheduled to open in 3Q 2020.
Carter’s construction team is donating its services to manage the project, which received principal support from Georgia Power, Chick-fil-A, The Coca-Cola Company, and many other donors.
APF’s At-Promise initiative is focused on reducing youth crime by providing customized social services, including therapy, counseling, mentoring, tutoring and enrichment programs to youth whose transgressions have exposed them to the juvenile justice system. At-Promise seeks to divert them to a pathway to productive lives, away from recidivism.
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