The Atlanta Police Foundation’s innovative At-Promise Youth Initiative continues to receive national acclaim. Earlier this month, Sharecare, the Atlanta-based health and wellness company, bestowed its prestigious Founder’s Award on the program, calling out its success at improving public and community health in Atlanta’s West Side English Avenue/Vince City neighborhoods.
The At-Promise Initiative was also honored at the first annual “Beloved” event, which awarded a grant of $1 million to the program. “Beloved” honors non-profits that provide substantial support to their communities and conduct themselves according to the tenets of Dr. Martin Luther King who called for communities of justice, equal opportunity and love of our fellow human beings.
At Promise was the evening’s highlight presentation. Some 1,700 community business, civic and philanthropic leaders were invited to this unique celebration in Mercedes Benz Stadium, organized by the Chick-fil-A Foundation and the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation.
Steve Harvey served as Master of Ceremonies and Bruno Mars gave a special private concert to the invited guests and non-profit award winners.
We know that it is your support that helped us to create the At-Promise Initiative. Our success has promoted a citywide expansion of the program to a second At-Promise center on the city’s Southside.
The Atlanta Police Foundation will be further recognized next month with FBI’s prestigious Community Leadership Award, which recognizes organizations that demonstrate consistent progress in combatting crime, drugs and violence in their local communities.