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Atlanta, GA 30319
Originating from a kitchen table in Athens, Greece, The NO Project now operates globally, from Bulgaria to New Zealand, Turkey to the U.S., Romania to the Philippines. Their presentation shows that slavery is often much closer than the average person and consumer realizes, connecting slavery to objects that we use in our everyday lives, such as chocolate, shrimp cocktails and electronics.
Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe University is a leading liberal arts and sciences university with 1,100 students representing 34 states and 28 countries. Oglethorpe has been named among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Liberal Arts Colleges, Forbes’ America’s Best Colleges, and Princeton Review’s Best Southeastern College. Oglethorpe is a member of the Annapolis Group, an organization of America’s most selective liberal arts institutions. For seven consecutive years, Oglethorpe has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for commitment to and achievement in community service. Oglethorpe’s Turner Lynch Campus Center, a $16M project, opened in fall 2013 and is home to the new Atlanta Laboratory for Learning (A_LAB), which provides students with a cohesive approach to experiential learning (study abroad, volunteering, internships, and research.) In 2012, Oglethorpe launched two strategic partnerships with Global LEAD, a provider of study abroad experiences, and with EF (Education First), the world’s largest provider of international education. EF’s Atlanta office is located on the Oglethorpe campus. Oglethorpe is also home to the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art and to Georgia Shakespeare, a professional theatre-in-residence. The Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels compete in the NCAA Division III Southern Athletic Association.
Oglethorpe Women’s Network (OWN) is composed of Oglethorpe faculty, staff, alumni and community volunteers who are interested in joining Oglethorpe women and women from the community to explore jointly issues of concern to women. OWN sponsors events for the educational, social, and personal development of women, both on and off the campus, with the goal of creating programs and gatherings where women can learn and share their experiences.
Global LEAD is an innovative, purpose-driven organization, focused on leading transformative experiences at home and abroad. Rather than abiding by the status quo, we believe students should be able to combine the benefits of a studying abroad, international service and backpacking adventures into a holistic experience that truly changes their lives. Through our academic partnership with Oglethorpe University, we create, organize and lead adventures abroad to three continents, where we challenge participants to stretch beyond their comfort zone, engage in dialogue with cutting-edge leaders, explore education outside the classroom, experience the adrenaline rush of extreme adventures and serve local communities.
The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc. (JLA) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Last year, the JLA contributed more than 190,000 volunteer hours, valued at nearly $2 million dollars, to community agencies and programs that support empowering women and children to become self-sufficient. Funds raised through the efforts of the JLA are used to aid and support projects and programs of our community partners. In addition, funds are utilized to train and develop our membership to become future leaders of the Atlanta community. Combined, our volunteers and funding have impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of women and children in the communities in which we serve.
MyForce is a complete personal security system you keep on your smartphone. MyForce provides you the ability to instantaneously notify a live response team of a crisis simply by pushing a button. MyForce security agents coordinate emergency response with local authorities who are able to provide help faster because they know who you are, where you are, and what is going on.