Clarkston-based organization CDF Action is a model for community-driven change.

With partners like United Way of Greater Atlanta, Georgia Piedmont Technical College, and Scottdale Early Learning, CDF Action focuses on asset-based community development. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting Clarkston, you know that it’s earned its title as “the Ellis Island of the south.” Since the 1990s — when refugee resettlement programs designated […]

ComfiArt and United Way collaboration emphasizes the importance of community

At United Way of Greater Atlanta, we aim to promote equity by investing in our community. Because ComfiArt shares our goal of community enrichment through financial stability, our collaboration seemed inevitable.  Founded by Dionna Collins in 2016, ComfiArt provides resources for artists — particularly artists of color — to monetize their work. A 2019 study […]