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Georgia Avenue Community Ministry
December 1, 2011

The Georgia Avenue Community Ministry continues to be an organization that provides individual and families with support that empowers and reminds members of their intrinsic worth. The programs of GACM create partnerships between volunteers, staff, and members that highlights the gifts, strenghts and talents of every individual involved and creates a mutually supportive environment where everyone has something to offer. No only have the organization faithfully served the Atlanta community for well over 20 years, but is now having an increased impact around the country as organizations are beginning to learn of their work and replicate the GACM Model. I look forward to seeing the ways the influence of the organization continues to tranform the way many individuals and organizations serve their communities.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field

Georgia Avenue Community Ministry
November 30, 2010

I was introduced to the work of Georgia Avenue Community Ministry while working as a social worker in Atlanta. It was immediately evident to me that this organization used a model of support extremely unique in regards to addressing hunger. The Food Cooperative model of GACM provides food security, community building, and participant empowerment and dignity through a process that holistically supports individuals and families. The members of GACM are not only provided with food, but are also provided space to use their gifts, talents, and resources for the betterment of other participants, the group at large, and the organization. This model breaks down the helper/helped paradigm and allows everyone to give and everyone to receive.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

After moving to another state, I have worked with GACM to train local organizations to start groups using the GACM model. Participants and organizations in our community have been transformed through this process. We constantly receive calls from new organizations interested in this model.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

more funding to allow GCAM to expand the model to other communities in various parts of the country

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & I spoke to a coop group as a representative of another organization.