Jul 22 2014

Why Volunteer with Gateway?

By | July 22nd, 2014|Info, Partners, Voices, Volunteers|1 Comment

By: Sophie Beal Gateway Center hosts 70-100 volunteers weekly--each providing valuable help for us and our clients by painting dorms, making sandwiches, installing bike racks, serving meals, planting flower beds, giving manicures, sorting donations, editing resumes, singing karaoke . . . and the list goes on. Working with partners in our community is central to [...]

Jul 17 2014

Donny’s Story: From Homeless to Lead Cook

By | July 17th, 2014|Featured Story 2, Success Stories, Voices|0 Comments

By: Staci Wright When I was first introduced to Donny Hampton, I could tell that he was the kind of person I could sit and talk with all day long. So when he agreed to an interview with me, that is exactly what we did. Donny grew up in Miami, Florida and shared stories of [...]

Jul 10 2014

July Employee of the Month: Megan Tolbert

By | July 10th, 2014|Info, Staff, Voices|0 Comments

By Sophie Beal Gateway's staff-nominated Employee of the Month this July is Megan Tolbert, our 2nd Floor CSA (Client Service Aid)! On any given day at GWC you can find Megan at her desk on the 2nd Floor answering questions for clients and staff, assisting with program intake, helping clients find the resources they need [...]

Jul 1 2014

“Redefining Homelessness”: Students Feature Gateway Center in Documentary Film Project

By | July 1st, 2014|Art, Info, Partners, Voices|0 Comments

This winter, Clark Atlanta students Leslie Strong and Terrance Mack filmed a documentary project at the Gateway Center titled "Redefining Homelessness." This short film interviews both residents and employees of GWC in an attempt to cultivate a deeper understanding of homelessness as a social justice issue and to spark a larger conversation about how we can work [...]

Jun 23 2014

June Volunteer Spotlight: Charles Storne

By | June 23rd, 2014|Info, Voices, Volunteers|1 Comment

By Bec Cranford Every Saturday, rain or shine, Charles Storne and his team gather early to prepare breakfast for hundreds of people experiencing homelessness. Getting up at 4 or 5 am on a weekend to make grits and eggs isn't everyone’s favorite thing to do, but for Charles and his team it’s a passion and [...]

Jun 10 2014

Second Chances: James’ Story

By | June 10th, 2014|Success Stories, Voices|1 Comment

By Staci Wright When I first met James Kinard he was 15 minutes early to our meeting and he was alive with energy and soul - even at 8:45 a.m. He had just graduated from Atlanta Area Tech College on May 17 for Heating and Air-Conditioning. I could tell he was so proud and I [...]

May 8 2014

Road to Success

By | May 8th, 2014|Success Stories, Voices|0 Comments

Below is an email one of our staff members received from a previous client. This gentleman came to the Gateway Center experiencing homelessness and jobless and is now in the midst of training to become a truck driver and on the 'road' to self-sufficiency. We continue to strive to change lives and end homelessness - [...]

Mar 25 2014

March Employee of the Month: Edward Tave

By | March 25th, 2014|Staff, Voices|1 Comment

Congratulations to Ed on winning Employee of the Month for the month of March. Ed is the computer lab coach and does a great job of helping our clients learn computer skills, build resumes, apply for jobs and so much more. Read on to learn a little more about Ed and his passion for the [...]

Mar 12 2014

Zach’s Story

By | March 12th, 2014|Success Stories, Voices|1 Comment

By Emily Emshoff We are happy to be sharing the success story of Zachary Leach, a previous client at the Gateway Center who was a part of the Veteran's Program and is now stably housed and self-sufficient. Zachary Leach came from Philadelphia to Atlanta in 2009 with the hopes of finding a job as a [...]

Mar 4 2014

February Employee(s) of the Month: Greg Callihan and Amanda van Dalen

By | March 4th, 2014|Staff, Voices|1 Comment

For the month of February, we named two staff members as co-employees of the month. Greg Callihan and Amanda van Dalen went above and beyond their duties during Atlanta's Snowpocalypse and we are very grateful for them. Read on to learn a little bit more about Greg and Amanda. [GREG]: Where are you from?  I [...]