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Georgia STAND-UP Continues to Close Resources Gaps for Black Youth and Students at Georgia HBCUs

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April 19, 2023


Atlanta, GA - Georgia STAND-UP, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating economic opportunities for working families in Georgia, continues its efforts to donate resources to black youth and college students at local HBCUs. On January 31st, over 500 students were displaced from a female freshman dormitory at Clark Atlanta University. STAND-UP stepped in to help student leaders and campus organizations mobilize and organize resources for the students.


Together with other community partners, Georgia STAND-UP provided over 500 meals and hundreds of supplies to the students in need. Since then, the organization has continued to fill gaps for students in need by donating over 300 outstanding resources, including hygiene products, clothing items, and snacks. STAND-UP is thankful for partnerships with Mimi's Pantry, where they are able to set up and distribute the products, accessible for all students of the Atlanta University Center.


The work that Georgia STAND-UP is doing is critical in light of the challenges that black youth and college students have been facing in recent years. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated economic disparities and inequalities, leaving many students struggling to make ends meet. This is particularly true for students attending HBCUs, which are often under-resourced and underfunded.


By providing resources and support to these students, Georgia STAND-UP is helping to ensure that they have the tools they need to succeed in their academic and personal lives. The organization's work also helps to build stronger communities by empowering young people and creating economic opportunities for working families.


"We are committed to supporting the needs of black youth and college students, particularly those attending HBCUs," said Deborah Scott, Executive Director of Georgia STAND-UP. "We know that our efforts can make a real difference in their lives and we are grateful for the partnerships and support of our community in this important work."

Georgia STAND-UP's continued efforts to donate resources to black youth and college students at local HBCUs is a testament to the power of community and the importance of creating opportunities for those who need them most. The organization encourages anyone who wants to support this work to reach out and get involved.


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For more information on this effort, please contact Hannah Risman at (404) 239-3735 or hannah.risman@georgiastandup.org.

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