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East Atlanta Kids Club Inc

Overview

East Atlanta Kids Club is a nonprofit after-school mentoring and enrichment program for youth ages 7 to 17.

Mission

Our mission is building a promising future for the children of southeast Atlanta.

Kids Club’s overarching goal is that the youth in our program will regularly engage in healthy and stimulating educational, recreational and social activities that will help them to develop their bodies, minds and spirits.

History

East Atlanta Kids Club started 10 years ago in response to gentrification in a local neighborhood. A grassroots effort developed to give under-resourced kids a free, positive and active place to go after-school and on Saturdays. Kids choose to come to Kids Club because they enjoy their experience with us. Many of our kids have been with us for several years. After high school, our kids go on to college and trade schools, knowing that they have the skills to build a positive life for themselves. Now in our 11th year, we serve more than 100 kids a year with the support of more than 150 volunteers.

Program

East Atlanta Kids Club Provides…
• Supportive Adult Mentors
• Healthy Development Opportunities
• A Safe Space to Learn and Play
• After-School Enrichment
• One-on-One Mentoring
• Tutoring & Vocational Education
• Recreation & Fitness Activities
• Healthy Eating Program
• Arts & Crafts
• Field Trips – cultural and outdoor experiences
• Community Service

Impact

We engage the youth in rich variety of educational, cultural and recreational activities; helping them to build quality relationships with caring adults; and to develop character, self-esteem, and respect for others in their community. Youth who are regularly involved in our program show improved academic performance and have above-average school attendance rates. They express an increased interest in and aptitude for learning, self-expression, fitness activities, healthy eating habits, and community service.

Goals 

East Atlanta Kids Club’s 2009 Goals include:
• In-depth tutoring program for each child
• 2 mini-buses to transport the children
• Additional computers and laptops to meet the kids' technology needs
• More male mentors participating in our one-on-one mentoring program

 

CEO

Jill Sieder started the East Atlanta Kids Club in 1998 with other neighborhood residents. She has led its growth from a small, all-volunteer group serving a dozen kids to a nonprofit organization with a paid staff, an expanding board of directors and a growing volunteer corps (150 in 2008) serving more than 100 children a year. Sieder splits her time between program and administrative duties for EAKC. She has received both the Service Entrepreneur Award and the Community Service Award from Hands On Atlanta. In 2002, President George W. Bush and the USA Freedom Corps honored her for outstanding community service. In 2004, she was chosen as a “Woman of Distinction” by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, and named by Georgia Trend Magazine as one of the state’s “40 Under 40” outstanding citizens. Sieder grew up in Atlanta, attended Chamblee High School and Yale University, where she received a B.A. in English Literature, and played varsity soccer. Also an award-winning freelance journalist for the past 20 years, her original claim to fame came at age 8, when she was the first girl in metro Atlanta to register for Little League baseball.

Board

Dawud Ansari, Board Chair
Senior Sales Manager at Johnson & Johnson

Gary Lucero
Senior Manager, Honeybaked Ham

Sequana Blondell- Manager, Enterprise Applications, Deloitte Consulting

Amanda Comer, Secretary- Manager, Ad Sales Marketing, TNT & TBS Networks (Turner Broadcasting)

Ann Evangelista- Psy.D., MBA, Executive Consultant, Talent Quest

Gretchen Kelly- Network Senior Engineer, Cbeyond Communications

Darren Silver, IT Director, Alternative Apparel

Fran Goscinski, Director, Product Analyst, Cbeyond

 

Countries 

United States

States 

Georgia

Contact

659 A GRESHAM AVE SE
ATLANTA, GA 30316-3840
Phone: (404) 635-0795
www.eastatlantakids.org
EIN: 91-2130691


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