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May 22 2013

Why We Celebrate

By | May 22nd, 2013|Voices|0 Comments

By: Jason Back in October I walked into our training room here at Gateway Center to find something in the ballpark of 50 orange jack-o-lanterns filled to the brim with candy and there were stickers everywhere and streamers too. I had the distinct feeling that a party was brewing.  In fact, someone had made a [...]

May 20 2013

Book Review: More or Less (Choosing a Lifestyle of Excessive Generosity)

By | May 20th, 2013|Info, Partners|0 Comments

By: Jason What is enough? Author and Atlanta local Jeff Shinabarger explores this question through an engaging read on the principals of applied generosity.  Shinabarger takes us into the lifestyle of someone who resolves to expand the reach of their personal community to those who have both more and less than them in the efforts [...]

May 15 2013

Knowing Gateway Center

By | May 15th, 2013|Info|0 Comments

By: Jason In the time that I've worked at Gateway I have happily tried to explain what our organization is to an endless stream of curious family and friends.  This works for me because I love to talk as authoritatively as I can on any subject that I’m allowed. One of the many things that I love [...]

May 14 2013

A Christmas Story

By | May 14th, 2013|Voices|0 Comments

By: Jason I have worked here at Gateway Center for about nine months now.  Not much of a span of time to be working somewhere, I know.  Stories are accumulated, one way or another, wherever it is that you make your bacon to bring home at the end of the week.  Yet Gateway Center presents [...]

May 9 2013

Street Feedings: Thoughts on Volunteerism and Partnership

By | May 9th, 2013|Issues, Partners, Voices|3 Comments

By: Jason About a decade ago I was reading a book that changed my life.  It was a young man’s reflections on his past and how he came to understand people, his family, his faith, and the entire world around him.  It was my kind of book, perfect for the young college mind that is [...]

May 6 2013

Here’s What’s Fun: Volunteering with Gateway Center

By | May 6th, 2013|Events, Partners|2 Comments

By: Jason Back in my college days I was part of a community of students that got together for all kinds of fun and shenanigans.  Looking back, I’m proud to say that sometimes there was even a purpose to our gatherings. Sure, most of our time was spent at Waffle House at 2 in the [...]

May 1 2013

The State of Homelessness in America

By | May 1st, 2013|Voices|0 Comments

By: Jason Last month the National Alliance to End Homeless released their annual report on the state of homelessness in America for 2013.  The study presents the statistical trends that have been analysed by gathering data through various methods such as HMIS databases and point-in-time census counts.  After reading the report, I went through and [...]

Apr 29 2013

Partnering with Saint Joseph’s Hospital

By | April 29th, 2013|Partners|1 Comment

By: Jason If you read our blog often then you are probably more than a little familiar with the phrase "community collaboration".  This is so much more than hollow lip-service  to our neighbors.  We believe that building and sustaining strong partnerships with other agencies, communities, faith-based groups, businesses, academic institutions, and everything else you can think of is [...]

Apr 25 2013

Good Neighbors

By | April 25th, 2013|Events, News|0 Comments

By: Jason When I was a child I lived in this little 1950’s era street just by Atlanta’s airport.  It was me and my grandparents and my mother, before she got married.  They had lived there basically forever, and they knew every single person on the street.  These were still the old days of borrowing [...]

Apr 23 2013

Meet Al

By | April 23rd, 2013|Partners, Voices|0 Comments

Today's post is by Tiffany Brennaman, who works with one of our core partners, Back on My Feet.  If you hangout around our blog/Facebook long enough then you will no doubt see how much we love working with BoMF.  Find related posts here and here, among many other references and mentions on our social media channels.  We [...]