Georgia Tech’s Christian Campus Fellowship (CCF) recently came to Gateway for a day of games and fun with the children in our Women and Childrens’ Center (photos above). Tonight, they will be focusing on the Gateway Center during their Global Prayer spotlight. Thanks, GT CCF, for supporting the Gateway Center in so many different ways!
One Love Generation (OLG) is an Atlanta based nonprofit that empowers youth to inspire social change through art, service and awareness. OLG’s focus program is the Mentor Program, which matches gifted teen artists with professional artist mentors to create studio art projects focusing on specific environmental, socio-economic or philanthropic issues facing our world. Each year the students in the program host a Gallery Show to display their art and each student chooses an organization to which they donate 10% of their proceeds from the exhibit. One young man in the program recently experienced the tragedy of foreclosure and has grown to be extremely passionate about the social issue of homelessness. This passion for homelessness led him to choose the Gateway Center as his recipient organization! Our young artist donor will display the Gateway Center vision and mission beneath all of his art pieces at the Gallery Show and donate his proceeds directly to Gateway programs.
The Gallery Show will be held on Thursday September 15th from 6:30-9:30 pm at the Goat Farm Studio B-11 (1200 Foster Street NW). I have attached a flier with some more specific information. You can also visit them on the web at www.onelovegeneration.org
In addition to the Gallery Show collaboration, Gateway will be working with OLG this fall to educate all of their young artists about poverty and homelessness in metro Atlanta. We are also tentatively planning on having a temporary installation of some of the students’ artwork at Gateway in the late fall! Stay tuned for photos of the Gallery Show and more information on this unique and wonderful collaboration!