Jul 18 2016

Meet Phyllis! Our Longest Serving Individual Volunteer

By | July 18th, 2016|Volunteers|0 Comments

Phyllis Rowe is a retired government employee and refugee center worker. A self-proclaimed full time volunteer, she has experience working with the Gateway Center and other organizations on a regular basis. She has made a lifelong commitment to serving others in the community. Hi Phyllis, can you tell me about your background? I'm from New [...]

Jul 5 2016

Meet Tenzin! Gateway’s Summer Intern

By | July 5th, 2016|Voices, Volunteers|0 Comments

This summer, Gateway is lucky to have two amazing interns from Emory University. First, meet Tenzin!  Our Awesome Interns Bonding (aw!) What city where you born in? Describe your childhood home. T: I was born in a South Indian town called Mundgod (may be spelling this wrong). My childhood was nice. First born [...]

Aug 11 2015

Meet Lilly Grella, who served at GWC June – July

By | August 11th, 2015|Volunteers|0 Comments

Article penned by Kristian Munroe, GWC Intern. Lilly, 19, is a rising sophomore at Washington and Lee University. She is interning at Gateway Center for the summer, and let’s peek into Lilly’s day to day experience. Lilly looking sharp, standing up for #changinglives and #endinghomelessness -Where is home? I am from Yorktown but [...]

Jul 16 2015

Meet Tyra Jones, Gateway Center Summer Intern

By | July 16th, 2015|Voices, Volunteers|0 Comments

Tyra tours historic and artsy Old Fourth Ward Tyra Jones always knew that she wanted to make a difference in the lives of others. Born and raised in Cincinnati, her placement here at the Gateway Center has opened her eyes to new perspectives on homelessness, and it’s sparked a fire within her to [...]

Jul 8 2015

Volunteer Spotlight: Mamie Releford & Workhouse of Faith Baptist Church

By | July 8th, 2015|Partners, Voices, Volunteers|0 Comments

Mamie smiles big. She is serving with Julius and her friend from church. Mamie Releford is a regular volunteer here at Gateway. She is affiliated with Workhouse of Faith Missionary Baptist Church and often brings fellow church members to volunteer with her. Once per month, Mamie serves dinner to our clients in the [...]

Apr 22 2015

Volunteer Spotlight: Cynthia Barron

By | April 22nd, 2015|Voices, Volunteers|0 Comments

By: Bec Cranford-Smith I sat down with Cynthia Barron who is our April Volunteer Spotlight. She has been at the Gateway Center for almost two years. Get to know Cynthia ... Have you been in Georgia all your life? I was born in Charleston, SC and resided there until I was 5 yrs old. My Daddy [...]

Feb 4 2015

Service in Partnership: Why “Takin’ It To The Streets” Isn’t Always Effective

By | February 4th, 2015|Issues, Voices, Volunteers|0 Comments

For almost five years, various members of the Peachtree City Seventh-day Adventist church in Sharpsburg, Georgia have come to Gateway on the first Saturday of each month with delicious hot lunches for the residents (and any staff who happen to be working on those days). Last month, we talked with Laurie Allgood, one of the [...]

Dec 30 2014

December Volunteer Spotlight: Reverend Mary Wetzel

By | December 30th, 2014|Info, Issues, Partners, Voices, Volunteers|0 Comments

By: Sophie Beal I had the pleasure of interviewing Reverend Mary Wetzel on December 15th during her Church of the Common Ground's weekly foot clinic for people experiencing homelessness held at Gateway during the winter months. Mary and her church community have being coming to Gateway to serve for over five years and have been [...]

Dec 10 2014

How Can I Help Those Experiencing Homelessness This Holiday Season?

By | December 10th, 2014|Info, Issues, Voices, Volunteers|0 Comments

By: Bec Cranford   Many of us think about those less fortunate more-so around the holidays. As soon as the coffee shops roll out their peppermint latte, we instinctively want to connect with others. Our holiday traditions make us remember that we are community and family--that we are all connected. Some of us who work in [...]

Nov 24 2014

What Does It Mean to Serve?

By | November 24th, 2014|Issues, Voices, Volunteers|0 Comments

By: Sophie Beal We have a lot of pre-conceived notions about what it means to be homeless and at least as many ideas about what it means to serve the homeless. I’ve always felt awkward telling people that I work at a homeless shelter because I can almost see whoever I’m talking with painting a [...]

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