YPL Member Spotlight: Jessica Gibbs

“Working in Metro-Atlanta public schools, I’ve witnessed first hand just how many students struggle academically and the impact these challenges can have long-term on their educational journey and the overall trajectory of their lives. Increasing access to early learning provide students with more equitable educational experiences that can set them up for success when they enter in school.” – Jessica Gibbs, Elementary Math Specialist, SchoolKit Group

YPL Member Spotlight Will Godwin

“After living in Atlanta for four years and becoming familiar with community around me, I wanted to support and serve an organization like United Way that provides solutions on issues affecting child, family, and community well-being. I was sold after attending a Saturday of Service and experiencing the mission on display.” – Will Godwin, Client Advisor, Sterling Seacrest Partners 

A Letter From Keonda M. Banks, 2022-2023 YPL Chair

After serving seven years with United Way of Greater Atlanta Linc and Young Professional Leaders, it is my absolute joy and privilege to step up as the 2022-2023 Young Professional Leaders Chair, carrying out our mission of uniting and equipping young leaders to build a greater Atlanta. I have always had a strong passion for […]

Influencing change and improving communities

Everyone’s eyes were on the political landscape in Georgia a few short months ago. There was a lot of focus on how we could make an impact on a much larger scale. But how do we continue this momentum and the discussion of issues that directly affect Georgians? How do we transition this to a […]

Financial stability impacts the health of a community

Laura Salvatore Adams is passionate about public health work. But, more recently, she’s seen how the importance a community places on the health of its citizens can impact a family’s ability to grow its wealth. Adams is one of many United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Young Professional Leaders who volunteered in the LINC and YPL […]

‘We have to continue these conversations’

Jacob Ethel remembers the initial feeling of anger that swept over him when he first watched the video of George Floyd. He says he saw the “callousness” of the police officer who knelt on Floyd’s neck and the surrounding officers who stood by and did nothing. “It was eye-opening for me,” he says. “Especially being […]

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