A Back-to-School Meeting of the Minds
As the school year kicks off, Georgia Appleseed continues to bring people together to tackle the difficult issues that face Georgia's children.
On August 20, Georgia Appleseed Executive Director Talley Wells and Director of Projects Michael Waller met with Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria Carstarphen, APS Police Chief Ronald Applin, and Fulton Juvenile Judge Renata Turner to discuss our new
Help Guides for Children with Behavior and Learning Challenges
and Judge Turner’s Pathways Committee. Pathways is a partnership between the juvenile court, APS, and Fulton Schools. A key focus of the discussion was the number of children who change schools or miss school due to housing instability and unhealthy housing.
Also present were Assistant Superintendent Katika Lovett, APS Executive Director of the Office of Partnerships and Development Rachel Sprecher, attorney and Georgia Appleseed volunteer Caroline Durham, and APS Partnership Manager of the Office of Partnerships and Development Upenda Dubose.