Programs and Services

 

The Foundation's Philanthropic Successes

Since it's inception, The Twenty Pearls Foundation has awarded over $200,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors in the East Point/College Park and Fulton County school districts.

The Foundation has also donated over $13,000 to National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Education Advancement Foundation (EAF), United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and National Council of Negro Women (NCNW).

2017 Planned Giving:
Tri-Cities High School - $1,000
Educational Advancement Foundation - $ 2,000
2017 Mini Grants:
Camp Creek Middle School - $500 - to support academic enrichment camp field trips for outgoing 8th grade students
College Bound Program - $1,500 - book awards for graduating seniors

Foundation Programs

Annually, The Twenty Pearls Foundation provides service projects that improve the lives of individuals in the communities of East Point/College Park and South Fulton County through in-kind donations, volunteerism, and financial contributions. Some of the programs the Foundation supports include:

  • College Bound - College preparatory program for high school students

College Bound targets students in the East Point/College Park and Fulton County school districts with academic courses, enrichment activities, test preparation, college tours, tutoring, and much more so they can attend college.The Foundation helps students in 9th-12th grades prepare academically and navigate the college application and enrollment process. Graduating seniors also receive a book scholarship.

In 2011, the first graduating class of the College Bound Program resulted in all 6 seniors being accepted to 4 year colleges.
Breyana Bennett - Bannker High School attending Spelman College
Essodonda Telou - Bannker High School attending Georgia State University
Minkah Thomas - Langston Hughes High School attending Georgia Gwinnett College
Joh-Vonnie Morris - Westlake High School attending Georgia Gwinnett College
Ebony Pounds - Langston Hughes High School  attending Savannah State University
Frankie Jones - Westlake High School attending Georgia Southern University

  • AKAdettes - Mentoring program for middle school girls

This signature program impacts the lives of girls in grades 6 through 8 by providing leadership development, civic engagement, enhanced academic preparation and character building. The increasing demands of the twenty-first century mandate our youth to be better leaders at a younger age making smart choices with positive consequences.

  • National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - Free HIV testing and AIDS awareness program.

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a national community mobilization HIV testing and treatment effort designed to increase awareness in the African American communities across the United States. In the past eight years, the NBHAAD has provided testing for over 400 people!!

The NBHAAD observance focuses on the following four areas: Get educated – presenting a variety of speakers to discuss prevention strategies; Get tested – providing free HIV rapid response tests and same day status; Get treated – giving access to agencies to provide ongoing support; and Get involved – mobilizing other organizations and the community to help spread HIV awareness.

  • Robbie Clark Academic Scholarship Program - Financial assistance to deserving high school students who are seeking secondary education opportunities.

Each year scholarships are awarded to five local high school students to attend a 4-year accredited college or university of their choice.  Recipients are required to have a minimum numeric grade average of 90, provide service to the community and demonstrate leadership skills. They must submit an essay and participate in an interview process.

  • Pauline Wright Culinary Arts Scholarship Program - Financial assistance to a student seeking a degree or certificate in the area of Culinary Arts.

Each year a one time scholarship is awarded to a student currently enrolled in a culinary arts degree program and residing in Metropolitan Atlanta. Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, materials, fees, housing, or books.

Support for Non-profit Organizations

The Foundation provides support to the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, Heifer International, the American Red Cross, United Negro College Fund and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Join Us As a Community Partner

The Foundation welcomes the opportunity to partner with other organizations to provide programs that can improve our community and match our mission. The Twenty Pearls Foundation continues to seek community partners in large and small corporations, health and human services agencies as well as other charitable foundations and organizations.

For more information on our programs or becoming a partner, contact our Program Chairman, Retina Burton, at programs@the20pearlsfoundation.org.