April 2021
Join us Friday for Good Apple: Amplified!

Join us this Friday, April 23, 2021, for an amazing livestreamed event that will include:
  • Keynote guest Dr. Beverly D. Tatum,
  • Sally Yates, former Deputy Attorney General of the United States,
  • Ambassador Andrew Young,
  • BJay Pak, former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia and legislator,
  • Representative Sharon Cooper,
  • Musical guest Delfeayo Marsalis, and more!

Tickets are complimentary, although you'll have a chance to make a gift in support when you reserve your spot. Your support is critical to advancing our advocacy and policy work for Georgia’s children throughout the year.

Register for tickets: https://bit.ly/GoodApple2021

Need help? Take a look at our quick How to Register video.

Questions? Contact Eloise Holland at eholland@gaappleseed.org
Thank you, Good Apple Sponsors!

We are so grateful for those who have stood up for Georgia’s children by becoming Good Apple sponsors.
Fair Housing Event: April 20

On April 20, 2021, Executive Director Michael Waller will present on Georgia Appleseed’s efforts to break down barriers to stable, healthy housing for low-income Georgians by harnessing the power of diverse coalitions.

Michael’s presentation is part of the Metro Fair Housing Services and Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity event, “Fair Housing Justice - A Force for Creating Racial, Economic, and Social Equity For All”, in celebration of April, National Fair Housing Month, and the 53rd Anniversary of the Passage of the Federal Fair Housing Act (FHA).  
Restorative Justice Conference: April 22 & 23

Georgia Appleseed is serving as a sponsor and presenter for the Restorative Practices in GA Schools Free Virtual Conference April 22 and 23, 2021.

Legal and Policy Director Caroline Durham and Staff Attorney Lashawnda Woods-Roberts will present on the importance and potential of School Justice Partnerships as a collaborative effort to keep kids in school and out of the criminal justice system. Find out more about the conference here.
Mental Health Awareness Day: May 6

May 6, 2021, is National Children's Mental Health
Awareness Day, shining a spotlight on the importance of caring for every child's mental health and reinforcing that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development. 
Georgia Appleseed is excited to join with Georgia’s Parent Support Network, Georgia's Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health, and Voices for Georgia's Children, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities,to present a special virtual edition of Children's Mental Health Day at the Capitol.

Please join us for this free event. Register here.
Additional Resources

Below are a handful of links that we hope will help connect people to the resources they need at this time:
  • Help Guides for Children with Behavior and Learning ChallengesEasy-to-read guides on school-based topics including discipline, learning disabilities, and more. Las Guías de ayuda de Georgia Appleseed para niños con problemas de comportamiento y aprendizaje ya están
  • Tribunal Representation—Caseworkers and caregivers can request pro bono representation for kids in care who are facing school disciplinary hearings.
  • (866) 399-8938—This COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline is available to all Georgians from 8:00 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
  • 211—Calling 211 or searching the website can help you find food, pay housing bills, access childcare, and more.
  • Atlanta Legal Aid—This resource list includes information about court closings, emergency food help, and more.
  • Georgia Department of Education—This DOE site includes links to school closure information and online learning resources.
  • Voices for Georgia’s Children—Voices has put together a robust list of news and resources around COVID-19, including financial resources, food assistance, closures, guidance on talking to children about the pandemic, and more.
  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta—CHOA's Strong4Life resource page provides parenting guidance for the COVID-19 era, including how to talk about social distancing with kids, avoiding injuries during isolation, and much more.
  • Deepen Your Work by Engaging in Meditation for Change Agents: Caroline Durham, our Legal and Policy Director, has been leading meditation programs for lawyers, activists, and change agents for more than 10 years. Her meditation practice began more than 15 years ago while serving as a public defender. Take a moment to ground and strengthen your work life by joining us. No experience necessary. For more information, contact Caroline at cdurham@gaappleseed.org.
  • CoxCampus.org—This site provides excellent resources for teachers and parents on language skills and literacy.
Georgia Appleseed Needs Your Support

At Georgia Appleseed, we focus on dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline and advocating for healthy housing because we believe these areas are powerful leverage points for meaningful, systemic change.

If you would like to join us in creating systemic change, please make a donation today.
If you are interested in volunteering with us, please fill out our pro bono interest form

If you would like to attend Good Apple: Amplified! on April 23, get your ticket today!