By: Amanda Innes, VISTA Development Assistant With nearly 10 years of higher education administration experience under my belt and two post-graduate degrees, I was confident coming into my role as VISTA Development Assistant at the Athens Land Trust that I would be more than capable of mastering the responsibilities listed on my job description (and […]
“Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On Monday, January 16th, Athens […]
By: Dave Chamberlin, VISTA Volunteer Coordinator After starting as a volunteer myself in the summer of 2015 I’ve had an interesting 9 months of helping others get involved with the variety of opportunities that we have at Athens Land Trust. Whether someone is asking about volunteer opportunities through a posting I made to a website, […]
BikeAthens Delivers Holiday Cheer! BikeAthens just delivered the first load of bicycles which will be donated to the families in our Affordable Housing program! Over 25 kids that live in our homes will receive a new bicycle this holiday season! We are so grateful to have such incredible community partners to help us bring […]
Athens Land Trust is excited to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the MAXIMUS Foundation for our innovative work to support local citizens and foster growth and development within our community. The MAXIMUS Foundation is the charitable arm of MAXIMUS, a leading operator of government health and human services programs throughout the nation […]
I started my year-long VISTA service as the Outreach Coordinator on November 9, 2015. I joined the VISTA program because I wanted to make a difference in my community and because I wanted to further develop my professional skills. During my service, my role was to develop a sustainable marketing program for the West Broad […]
On Saturday, November 5th, the West Broad Farmers Market hosted its 4th Annual Athens Heritage and Urban Agriculture Festival in conjunction with the Athens Area Black History Committee. The event celebrated African American history and traditions, particularly those surrounding the West Broad School and urban agriculture. Keynote speaker, Christina Hylton, spoke about the intersection of agriculture […]
Over 300 guests attended the 2016 Fall Festival, which included trick or treating, cooking demos, live music, and a kid’s costume contest! For the second year running, Mrs. Famborough was the winner of the Sweet Potato Pie Contest!