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Strengthening Atlanta Arts Organizations With Over 11.7 Million Dollars in Grants Strengthening Atlanta Arts Organizations With Over 11.7 Million Dollars in Grants

By Allison Wilson

The "Arts Fund," created by the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta in 1993, has served as an incubator of innovative programs to strengthen nonprofits, many of which have since been implemented foundation-wide and opened to more than just arts organizations.

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See Life Under the Sea See Life Under the Sea

By Allison Wilson

From African penguins and whale sharks to sea otters and sea horses, the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta has more than 100 exhibits and thousands of animals for visitors to learn about. It's the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere with 10 million gallons of fresh and marine water, and its mission includes research, rescue and rehabilitation, and conservation.

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Long-Standing Fine Art Gallery Moves to Miami Circle Long-Standing Fine Art Gallery Moves to Miami Circle

By Allison Wilson

Atlanta's oldest continually owned and operated fine art gallery, Lagerquist Gallery, has a new location, which will bring more even more attention to the 50 emerging and established artists it represents.

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Breaking the Poverty Cycle in Cobb County Breaking the Poverty Cycle in Cobb County

By Allison Wilson

The Center for Family Resources provides services for struggling families by removing barriers such as limited access to affordable transportation, childcare, and housing.

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Some Like it Hot: Bikram Yoga Marietta Some Like it Hot: Bikram Yoga Marietta

By Allison Wilson

Bikram Yoga Marietta offers classes and private lessons in a heated room. The heat increases circulation and calories burned, has a detoxing effect, and prevents injury by making the muscles more malleable.

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No Longer Bound: An Addiction Recovery Program Redefines Rehab No Longer Bound: An Addiction Recovery Program Redefines Rehab

By Allison Wilson

More than 80 men enter No Longer Bound's 12-month inpatient "regeneration" program every year, with a 75 percent graduation rate. The real benchmark, however, focuses on success after completion of the program.

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Oconee County High School: Preparing Students for Success Oconee County High School: Preparing Students for Success

By Allison Wilson

Oconee County High School Principal Ben Wiggins' favorite part of his job is watching students evolve from ninth graders on their first day of school to the 12th graders he sees walk across the stage during the annual graduation ceremony at Stegeman Coliseum on the University of Georgia campus.

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Rape Response: More Than a Crisis Line Rape Response: More Than a Crisis Line

By Allison Wilson

One in 6 females and one in 33 males will be sexually assaulted in their lifetimes. In Northeast Georgia, Rape Response works to provide free, confidential services for survivors, including emergency room response, court accompaniment, and crisis intervention.

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George Walton Academy: A Leader in Local Education George Walton Academy: A Leader in Local Education

By Allison Wilson

George Walton Academy is a small private K4-12 school in Monroe, GA. Its mission is to provide an academically challenging learning environment, grounded in Judeo-Christian values.

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Allison Wilson is a Staff Writer at Georgia State Homes.

Allison Wilson is an award-winning writer and communications professional whose editorial background includes full-time and freelance work at city/regional lifestyle and shelter magazines, as well as corporate, academic, and alumni publications for major universities and health systems. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of Central Florida and a Master's degree in Mass Communications from the University of Florida.