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Serving the Westside
Partner for good to bring positive, lasting change
The neighborhoods nestled on Atlanta’s Westside possess deep historical significance. Once incubators for the civil rights movement, these culturally rich communities—Vine City, English Avenue, the Atlanta University Center, and Ashview Heights—are now home to some of the nation’s most prestigious historically black colleges and universities.
Due to years of disinvestment and poor management, families and local businesses today struggle to survive. Truett Cathy once said there is a solution to every problem. Atlanta is Chick-fil-A’s hometown. These are our communities, and these are our children. Our hope to shape the future begins here.
That’s why the Chick-fil-A Foundation is proud to work hand-in-hand with local community members, civic and non-profit organizations, and corporations to restore and revitalize these historic communities. Together, we believe we can bring about positive, lasting change for the children and families who call the Westside home.
Atlanta’s Westside was once a thriving part of the city, and we believe it can be again.
Affordable Housing for Legacy Renters
51 New Units Available to At-risk Residents
On February 2, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced another step forward in mitigating the displacement of legacy renters in Atlanta’s Historic Westside. In support of her $1 billion public-private Affordable Housing Initiative, Mayor Bottoms, with the Westside Future Fund, announced that 51 new and soon-to-be renovated housing units will be available to legacy renters, particularly those who are most at-risk and currently underserved in the market – such as senior citizens on fixed-incomes and full-time low wage earners.
Westside Volunteer Corps
We believe in the Westside
The Westside Volunteer Corps unites residents, community members and business leaders who are committed to investing personally in the future of this historic community. Working with more than 60 Westside non-profit agencies, the immediate focus of the Corps is in the areas of education, housing, and health and wellness. If you live in the Atlanta area and want to help make a difference, get involved today!
We're coming together as a community to take good care of our neighbors. This is the Atlanta way.
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