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Compassionate Atlanta is a grassroots community-building non-profit seeking to raise awareness about the benefits of compassionate action throughout Greater Atlanta. We do this by teaching and encouraging people of every persuasion and walk of life to channel their concern for the well-being of others into tangible action. The goal is to build healthier, more connected, abundant, and thriving communities.
We advance and shift the local and global culture by centering compassion with everyone we connect with and everything that we do.
We have a proven track record of using the elements of compassion to support and build thriving and robust communities where every person has access to equitable health outcomes. The Social Determinants of Health, those conditions in the environments where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affects a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks must be addressed with a compassionate and inclusive lens.
We practice and model mindfulness with proven models such as Compassionate Integrity Training, anti-racism education, and through partnerships that support the development of compassion in children and youth.
We build networks with our charter partners through collaborations and community conversations to yield compassionate impact throughout our city.
We promote living compassionately in a diverse world through our advocacy and civic engagement as we address racial and economic justice issues locally.
Compassionate Atlanta is founded on the values of compassion, equity, respect, and inclusion. We model how to share power through our Co-Director leadership model and by including the voices of everyone throughout the organization: Blacks, immigrants, women, and people of various faiths, including the non-religious. Our staff and board include people of color, immigrants, individuals with disabilities, various religious backgrounds, genders, and sexual orientations.
We ensure that our partnerships are equally as diverse. We grow our network based on Asset Based Community Development concepts, knowing that our partners are the ones best suited to serve their own communities.
We support our consortium of partners in community engagement as we educate on compassion and support them to come out of silos and cross-pollinate with other stakeholders to collaborate for stronger services for their targeted populations.
We are dedicated to greater diversity and inclusion and provide equal opportunity to people of all races, ethnicities, cultures, religions, class, genders, sexual orientations, gender identifications/expressions, range of abilities, socio-economic background, educational status, ages, geographic locations, philosophies, and veteran statuses at all levels of staff and governance as well as within the communities we serve. We aim to lead by example with our own practices, encouraging our communities and partners to engage in diversity likewise as diversity and inclusion are the true expressions of compassion.
Did you know that you can help create a more compassionate Atlanta every time you go to the supermarket?
If you have a registered Kroger Plus Card (available for free at the Customer Service desk in every Kroger store) and a Kroger Community Rewards online account, and choose us as your designated non-profit organization, your purchases will begin earning rewards for Compassionate Atlanta within 7 to 10 business days!