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Typical American Families | One Region Atlanta Ideas Challenge Finalist

Original Posting from One Region Atlanta Blog at

Original Posting from One Region Atlanta Blog at

On behalf of One Region Atlanta, an initiative of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, we want to thank the semi-finalists, community experts, judges and volunteers who participated in the Ideas Workshop! We received nearly 200 ideas from across the metro Atlanta area – all from individuals who want to make a difference in their community to build bridges across cultures and faiths. We are now proud to announce the top six (6) finalists that stood out to the judges as those that had the most potential for impact, sustainability and bridge-building:

*        Casey Jones, Bridging Collegiate Interfaith Communities

*        Shannon Willow, Clarkston Art Collaboration

*        Aleathia Muhammad, Let’s Go Fly a Kite

*        Carlton Mackey, Typical American Families

*        Babba Jaden, Faiths Enlightened

*        Jody Leonard, Celebrating Culture through the Arts- for local public school children

ALL the ideas submitted were great and truly reflective of the heart and dedication of Greater Atlanta to make our region a better place! We hope you all will continue to follow the progress of the Ideas Challenge and vote for the top six (6) videos when they are posted in late June. Thank you so much for your participation and support of this community wide effort to make Atlanta a place where race, culture, and faith are embrace and valued!