Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have a rich heritage thousands of years old and have both shaped the history of the United States and had their lives dramatically influenced by moments in its history. Every May during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and throughout the year, it’s an opportunity to share those histories and the continuing culture thriving communities today.
Join our AAPI Facebook Live event for a live conversation with AAPI leaders sharing how their organizations are being resilient amid the pandemic and social injustice.
Since 1988, Athens Area Habitat for Humanity has been creating affordable housing for low-income residents of Clarke, Oglethorpe and Oconee counties.
Outdoor Garden at the Athens Zoo
Athens Chapter Citizens of Georgia Power members built an outdoor garden at the Athens Zoo in memory of Georgia Power employee and former chapter president, Katie Mobley. Katie, who passed away in April, frequently visited the zoo with her two children
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity
Transforming neighborhoods through development, training, volunteerism and homeowner education programs.
Fort Gordon Christmas House
The Augusta Citizens Chapter partnered with Ft. Gordon Christmas House to brighten up the holidays for over 350 families and 600 children of non-commissioned officers.
In conjunction with Make-A-Wish Georgia, employees hosted a “Welcome Back” party for Robert, who has battled surgery and chemo. The donation enabled Robert and his family to enjoy a dream vacation to Disney World.
Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta
Georgia Power partnered with Desmond Trufant and the Atlanta Falcons to surprise children from the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta with a shopping spree for the holiday season
Georgia Power presented a donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Valdosta to support its continued efforts in academic and personal enrichment programs.
Carrollton Toys for Tots
Carrollton Citizens Chapter members colllected toys for Toys for Tots.
Cherokee FOCUS works to strengthen the economic development of Cherokee County.
City of Refuge serves as an avenue for women, children and families in need. The organization’s latest campaign, Workforce Innovation Hub, which is supported by the Georgia Power Foundation, Inc., will provide a comprehensive approach to employment.
Customer Care Center
On June 30th the
CCC held an event at A Friend’s House providing breakfast, lunch and
dinner for 13 kids and 4 staff members in Henry County.
Dublin Citizen’s members partnered with Alzheimer’s Care at the Lighthouse Adult Daycare for outdoor renovations.
Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center
Savannah Generation Chapter provided funding for materials and repaired fences at Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center.
Metro West Community
The Metro West chapter supply-filled back packs to Give a Kid a Chance, Inc. The back packs will benefit Cherokee County students in need.
rebuilt the deck at Hospice of the Golden Isles' outdoor space. The
project was dedicated to former employees who lost their battles to
Jefferson Street Citizens chapter donated to support the Fulton Leadership Academy Legacy Project. The funds will help expand and enhance the academy’s computer lab for STEM activities.
The Athens Citizens chapter honored Earth Day by planting flower beds at the Katie Mobley Memorial Garden at Bear Hollow Zoo.
Latin American Association
Empowering Latino middle and high school students year-round.
General Office Citizens Chapter wrote inspirational letters to deployed soldiers for Thanksgiving.
Metro West chapter completed their first legacy project of 2019 at the liveSAFE Resources' transitional housing program. Employees helped paint the new home for women and children.
Citizens of Georgia Jefferson Street Chapter participated in fundraising efforts for the Lupus Foundation and the Lupus Walk.
Carrolton - March of Dimes Walk for Healthier Babies
Volunteers came out in force for the March of Dimes Walk for Healthier Babies. Their efforts raised over $2,000 in support of the cause.
Metro South Citizens of Georgia Power members collected hygiene items and accessories for Family Life.
Middle Georgia Food Bank
Plant Scherer Citizens Chapter held a can food drive for the Middle Georgia Food Bank
Military Veterans in Power
Georgia Power MVPs donate a much-needed van to the Veterans Empowerment Organization.
We teamed up with the Family YMCA of Greater Augusta to help kids with special needs play softball.
completed beautification projects at the Murphy Hapst Children’s Center
by planting herbs and bushes, installing a patio, and painting the art
Working with NFOAAY
Neighborhoods Focused on African-American Youth supports pre-K to middle school students through Community Study Hall.
Georgia Power presented a donation to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s Butterfly Fund in honor of Columbus lineman Bryan Richmond’s daughter, who passed away from a brain tumor in 2016. The Butterfly Fund provides emergency financial assistance to families of children in treatment at partnering medical facilities.
Citizens chapter held its annual Back to School Music Fest and Supply Giveaway, which provided 430 book bags with school supplies to students. The chapter also provided free haircuts and styling.
Employees designed and decorated pallets for the Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter Bed Race, raising more than $2,500.
Georgia Power introduced the Preston Arkwright Award in 2016 to recognize a top volunteer that lives out the company’s standard of being “A Citizen Wherever We Serve.” Denise Hamrick, Northeast Region energy services team lead, was honored as the 2018 recipient.
Georgia Power has partnered with Purposity, a revolutionary social charitable giving platform. Employees across the state helped students start the year off on the right foot with the donation of 2,550 backpacks purchased through Purposity.
The Citizens of Georgia Power – Albany chapter members in partnership with the Cuthbert Rotary began working on a volunteer project to restore the baseball park at Randolph County Recreation Center.
The Citizens Metro South chapter helped weed the garden and plant flowers at the Reynolds Nature Preserve in honor of Earth Day.
The Citizens of Georgia Power - Conyers chapter donated 4,000 pounds of fresh vegetables to Rockdale Emergency Relief.
Run for the reason
Salvation Army Angel Tree Giving
Plant Scherer Citizens Chapter supported Salvation Army Angel Tree Giving. Their efforts helped 125 children have a brighter holiday season.
Sara J. Gonzalez Park gets a makeover
Georgia Power funded the outdoor classroom that will be used for after-school tutoring. The space will have permanent tables, chairs, and access to power for interactive activities. The program will lead by Jose Osorio, Atlanta Public Schools “Teacher of the Year” and will be free to students
of Georgia Power Savannah Generation Chapter was the presenting sponsor
for the March of Dimes March for Babies held at Daffin Park, which
Savannah Team Up Clean Up
The Savannah Citizens Chapter partnered with the United Way for a “Team Up, Clean Up” event to help spruce up Kennedy Park in Savannah by replacing playground equipment, painting benches and clearing debris.
The Gainesville Citizens prepared lunches for “Smart Lunches, Smart Kids”.
McDonough hosted their first Sporting Clays tournament at Foxhall
Resort in Douglasville, GA. Thirty teams came out to support the event
which benefitted the Atlanta Children’s Shelter.
Fifty members of the Citizens of Georgia Power – Plant Vogtle and Augusta chapters partner to serve their neighbors on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
Atlanta – Instilling confidence in students through the grace of ballet
The Georgia Power Foundation is a proud sponsor of Atlanta Ballet's AileyCamp. The six-week program allows for 100 to develop critical-thinking skills and use dance as a vehicle for self-esteem and creative expression.
The Georgia Historical Society creates educational materials needed to have an impact across the state.
Morgan County Crossroads School Art Program provides art outreach to students in rural and middle Georgia.
Plant Scherer transformed into NASA for Neil Armstrong biopic
Plant Scherer was transformed into NASA for the filming of “First Man”, the Neil Armstrong biopic starring Ryan Gosling
The Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.’s support of Telfair Museum of Art’s Free Family Days program brings thousands of Georgia students and their families into the museum space for free professional art workshops and world-class exhibitions each year.
Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre
True Colors Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition is open to all Georgia high school students with a focus on Wilson’s American Century Cycle plays.
The Tubman Museum
Welcoming visitors to celebrate African American arts, history and culture.
Tybee Post Theatre
Providing community theatre, concerts, movies and educational programming to the residents of Tybee Island.
Woodruff Arts STEAM Program
High Museum of Art offers a two-hour STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) program for K-8th grade students focused on creative problem solving.
Augusta Citizen Chapter members partnered with the Family Y to help children with disabilities play a season of softball and kickball
Augusta Heart Walk
Augusta and Thomson Citizens Chapters participated in the Heart
Association’s CSRA Heart Walk, raising awareness for heart disease and
Bringing Mobility to Those In Need
Wendell Harvey brings mobility to the elderly and disabled by building ramps.
Camp Twin Lakes
An intentionally designed, year-round camp adapted to meet the needs of children with disabilities.
Golden Isles Ambassadors
Volunteer Toni Metz delivers supplies to families of recovering patients.
Relay for Life
Crystal Godfrey rallies support in her community to raise money for cancer research.
Georgia Power has been a partner to Second Harvest of South Georgia to help the food bank serve families in 30 counties.
Vision to Learn
Georgia Power donates $15,000 to purchase eyeglasses for kids in need.
100 Black Men of Atlanta
more than 30 years, 100 Black Men of Atlanta (BMOA) has dedicated
itself to empowering young people from underserved communities to gain
educational and career opportunities.
Georgia Power teamed up with Atlanta Braves and EverFi to address summer learning loss among students through Summer Slugger, an academic math and reading interactive program.
Atlanta Science Festival
Atlanta Science Festival – Attendees through augmented reality viewed a Smart City, Smart Neighborhood, Smart Home and other highlights to learn how we use energy to build the future.
Augusta Check to Support STEM
The Augusta Citizens Chapter presented a $5,000 Legacy Project check to Columbia County School District. The chapter assisted with the extension of the Euchee Creek Elementary School’s nature trail and installation of a weather station to support the district’s STEM education program.
Bainbridge STEM events
The Bainbridge Citizens Chapter volunteered at local STEM events.
Georgia Power distribute 250 backpacks to Dunbar students, which were donated by their employees through Purposity
is a charitable giving platform founded on the simple theory that “if
you knew your neighbor was in need, you’d help them.” Purposity’s
platform was used so employees could see a need in a community for
Forest Park High School students work with Georgia Power volunteers to build bridges.
Helping Students Build Robots
FIRST Robotics competition challenges students to design and build their own robots.
Since 2017, the Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. has supported University of Georgia (UGA) students with need-based scholarships through the Georgia Commitment Scholarship Program.
Power, the nonprofit organization Voices for Georgia's Children, and
other notable Georgia businesses partnered to support the ninth annual
Georgia Pre-K Week across the state from Oct. 7-11.
Plant Bowen – Get Into Energy Camp
Plant Bowen hosted a week long GIE (Get into Energy) Camp at Cartersville Middle School.
Junior Achievement’s (JA) 3DE program at Banneker High School in Atlanta presented a case study on Georgia Power’s Marketplace. The students presented their findings to company judges and also toured the company’s Network Underground facility.
As part of the Vogtle Community Alliance Project, The Neighborhood Renewal Program awards college scholarships to four incoming students.
Charlotte, North Carolina-based Profound Gentleman recently expanded into Atlanta with the financial support of the Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. The program helps retain and develop black male teachers.
21st Century Leaders EarthCare
students a chance to participate in environmental and leadership
challenges through workshops with Georgia Power business leaders.
Georgia Power employees in Atlanta celebrated Earth Day by building bat boxes and birdhouses for community organizations.
The Tifton Citizens chapter celebrated Earth Day by planting a bee garden to attract vital pollinators to the area.
Brunswick Seedling Handout
cooperation with GPC forestry, the Brunswick Citizens Chapter handed
out seedling trees to attendees at the Woodbine Tree Care Seminar for
Working to protect and provide stewardship for the middle Chattahoochee River basin.
The Citizens of Georgia Power - Metro East chapter celebrated Arbor Day by handing out seedling trees to residents.
Albany – Earth Day
Volunteers from the Albany chapter picked up trash along the Cox Landing Trail as part of Earth Day.
Elachee Nature Science Center
Providing environmental education and conservation programs for students.
The Fernbank Museum of Natural History provides educational exhibits, experience films and curriculum-based programs on science and the natural world.
Georgia’s largest youth leadership organization, encouraging students to become better citizens and grow into responsible adults.
The Carrollton chapter participated in the Great Greenbelt Cleanup in honor of Earth Day.
Georgia Power and the Georgia Power Foundation Inc. have long been supporters of the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership with an employee from the company’s Environmental & Natural Resources team participating every year.
The Environmental and Natural Resources department celebrated Earth Day by clearing trash and debris, planting flowers and weeding at Lake Jackson.
Providing students with educational programs on nature and gardening.
New: Our Own Batman
Jeff Pajor helps protect the bat population around Plant Bowen.
Georgia Power is dedicated to giving back to the communities we serve. That's why certain 501(c)(3) organizations can apply for a Georgia Power grant. Preference is given to Georgia-based organizations with goals to improve the quality of life of Georgia's residents. Find out if you qualify.
Georgia Power Energy Efficiency and External Affairs partnered with six food banks across the state, providing them with 37,500 customer kits that include a 4-Pack of ENERGY STAR*® LED bulbs, a residential Energy Efficiency educational flyer, and a Georgia Power branded re-useable grocery shopping bag to pair with food & produce distribution across their various food distribution locations.
*For more information about ENERGY STAR® LEDs, visit energystar.gov. ENERGY STAR is a registered mark of the US EPA.