Community Service Agencies

The following is a listing of domestic and international community service organizations that have either worked with Kennesaw State University in the past, or have expressed interest in providing service opportunities to KSU students.

Students who need to complete a service learning project to qualify for Global Engagement Certification can consider contacting one of these organizations.

This list is provided by Volunteer Kennesaw.

  • Organization Name
    Contact Information
    Mission / Purpose
  • Catholic Charities
    2401 Lake Park Drive SE
    Smyrna, Ga. 30080

    404-920-7725
    Margaret Prickett,
    Volunteer Coordinator

    The mission is to provide service to people in need, to advocate for justice in social structures, and to call the entire church and other people of good will to do the same.
  • Center for Pan Asian Community Services
    770-936-0969
    Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Inc. (CPACS) is a private nonprofit located in Atlanta, Georgia. Our mission is to promote self-sufficiency and equity for immigrants, refugees, and the underprivileged through comprehensive health and social services, capacity building, and advocacy.
  • Global Growers
    Sara Mosser Communications & Outreach Manager
    www.globalgrowers.net
    Global Growers Network connects Int'l farmers who live in Georgia to agriculture, by growing good food, training farmers, and creating economic opportunities. We work primarily with metro-Atlanta's refugee community, made up of people who have been forced to flee their home countries due to war, genocide and persecution.
  • International Rescue Committee (IRC)
    2305 Parklake Drive, Ste. 100
    Atlanta, Ga. 30345
    404-292-7731
    Jason Phillips
    Deputy Vice President,
    International Programs
    IRC provides opportunities for regugees to thrive in America. Each year, thousands of regugees are invited by the U.S. Government to seek safety and freedom. Forced to flee conflict or persecution, many have survived for years against incredible odds. They step off the plane with next to nothing but their dignity, hope and determination. In Atlanta and many other regional offices across the country, the IRC helps them rebuild their lives.
  • Istanbul Center
    404-254-4884
    Mustafa Nural Veysi
    Assistant Prog. Coordinator
    mvnural@istanbulcenter.org
    The mission is to achieve their Vision by procatively contributing to solving educational, cultural, environmental, social and humanitarian issues. They aim to be the premiere representative organization of the local Turkish-American population by promoting Turkish culture through exposing people of all backgrounds in the Southeastern United States to the language, history, education and social life of Turkiye (Turkey). The corner-stone of their work is to create opportunities for dialogue between communities and individuals to build bridges between cultures.
  • New American Pathways
    2300 Henderson Mill Road NE
    Suite 200
    Atlanta 30345
    404-299-6099
    Danielle Bass
    volunteer engagement@
    newanericanpathways.org



    The vision is to promote safety, stability, success, and service for individual refugees and refugee families in Georgia. They offer five distinct program areas that focus on jobs, education. Cultural integration, individual and female empowerment. And building strong families. All of these programs are enhanced through the service of a 15 member AmeriCorps team amd dozens of volunteers.
  • Refugee Family Literacy Center
    740-490-5183.
    Dana Geller
    danamaslekoff@gmail.com
    A family literacy program serving refugee women and their young children (0-5 years old). The program is unique in that it offers women, who would not otherwise have the opportunity to attend classes due to childcare needs, the chance to learn English and life skills.
  • MedShare International
    3240 Clifton Springs Road
    Decatur, Georgia
    404-941-1108
    Alvaro McRae
    amcrae@medshare.org
    MedShare is dedicated to recycling surplus medical supplies and equipment for use by health-care institutions in developing countries. To achieve this mission, MedShare collects quality medical supplies and equipment that are still valuable but no longer in demand in the U.S. due to procedural excess, technological change, regulatory requirements, or production overage, and distributes them to healthcare facilities in targeted developing countries.
  • Stop Hunger Now
    1000 Williams Drive, Suite 1022
    Marietta, GA 30066
    770-354-3621
    Ben Francis
    bfrancis@
    stophungernow.com
    Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief agency that has been fulfilling its commitment to end hunger for more than 15 years. Since 1998, the organization has coordinated the distribution of food and other lifesaving aid to children and families in countries all over world.
  • Alliance for International
    Restoration, Inc.
    AIR's mission is to implement educational programs and agro-forestry methods in Central America in order to protect water resources, prevent mudslides, reduce erosion, and provide more nutritious crops while protecting the Earth.
  • CARE
    404-681-2552
    Atlanta Corporate Office
    www.care.org/work
    CARE USA Headquarters is located in Atlanta. Care works in 84 countries around the world to support nearly 1000 poverty-fighting development and emerging projects.
  • Carribean Lifetime Missions
    678-574-3818
    Caribbean Lifetime Mission is an Indigenous Missions agency hosting short term mission teams since 1991. We provide opportunities
    for short term mission trips to churches, youth groups as well as adult and family
    groups. Our all inclusive costs are the most affordable prices you will find anywhere, and each of our mission trips are 100% customizable. Our indigenous staff will provide your group with the most qualified expertise as well as provide all the necessary prep-work and follow up. You will be in charge of your daily itinerary but we will provide your logistical needs.
  • CHANCE Afrika
    770-256-2280
    CHANCE Afrika was designed and crafted in 2004 by Eric Mwangi with the ultimate goal of helping support high potential kids in Africa by providing the chance to excel in life by helping them compete at the highest level anywhere in the world with the best.
  • Culture Connect
    4151 Memorial Drive, Suite 207E
    Decatur 30032
    404-292-8457 (tel.)
    404-292-8458 (fax)
    info@cultureconnectinc.org (email)
    Marge Curtis, Education Projects Manager
    Culture Connect envisions a world welcoming to all people where cultural exchange connects individuals and enables communities to achieve their full potential.
    Cultural connect fosters cultural fluency between immigrants and the community at large. The core purpose is to help people thrive by bridging language and culture.
  • Family Heritage Foundation
    404-299-7766
    Bennet Ekandem
    bekandem@fhfi.org
    www.fhfi.org
    The mission of Family Heritage Foundation is to help under-privileged children and their families by providing enrichment and outreach programs that meet their needs. Family Heritage Foundation is a Christian Ministry focused on serving At-Risk Children, underprivileged children, and refugee families.
  • Foundation for the Promising Children of Haiti, Inc.
    770-885-3047
    To create an environment that promotes self-reliance andd encourages self-worth for the children of Haiti.
  • Friends of Internationals
    678-699-4312
    Pat and Barb Pieters
    ppieters@bellsouth.net
    Friends of Internatonals (FOI) is a partnership of community churches in the northwest part of Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Our purpose is to engage international students and scholars
    with Americans that will establish cross-cultural friendships and encourage the open exchange of spiritual and non-spiritual ideas. The sponsored events and activities are from
    volunteers of FOI and are made available to international students, scholars, and their families regardless of race, nationality or religious preferences.
  • Friends of Refugee
    3700 Market Street, Suite B
    Clarkston, Georgia
    404-292-8818
    770-222-6622
    The organization's mission is to empower refugees through opportunities that provide for their well-being.
    The vision is for refrgees to experience abundant life in flourishing communities.
  • Friendship Force International
    404-522-9490
    Provides opportunites to explore new countries and cultures from the inside
    bringing people together at a personal level. Local hosts welcome international visitors into their culture, sharing meals, conversation and the best insights and experiences of their region.
  • Fugees Family
    678-358-0547
    Courtney Tucker
    Program Coordinator
    volunteer@fugeesfamily.org
    A non-profit organization devoted to working with child survivors of war. The organization builds upon the power of soccer to galvanize program participant by giving them the support and structure they need to realize their vast potential.
  • Global Health Action
    404-634-5748
    Contact: Christy Moore
    Located in Decatur. The mission is to provide the health and well-being of individuals and communities
    underserved parts of the world through community-based programs and livelihood opportunities. Ninety- five percent of the work will be for residents of Haiti.
  • Jewish Family Services
    4549 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd.
    Atlanta 30338
    770-677-9300
    Guided by the wisdom and values of the tradition, Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta provides
    health, career and human services to support and enhance the well-being of individuals anf families across all ages, faith, culltures and lifestyles. Their
    vision is to be Greater Atlanta's premier health, career and human service provider for the Jewish & broader community through professionally delivered services and responsiveness to evolving community needs.
  • Lutheran Services of Georgia
    100 Edgewood Avenue
    Suite Northeast 1800
    Atlanta 30303
    Phone: 404-875-0201 or 800-875-5645
    Fax: 404-591-1031
    Contact: Melanie
    Specializes in individual and family services by helping them transform their loss, grief, need and trauma into restored hope, transform lives, and healthy tomorrows. They serve those in need because of resources so generously provided by people.
  • Not for Sale in Georgia
    Sign-up online
    Ethan Batstone
    Director of Engagement
    Not for Sale is a movement to spark local interest in the fight to end modern-day slavery and human trafficking.
  • Operation Christmas Child
    770-777-9342
    Contact: Erica Spence
    espence@samaritan.org
    Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have received simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan's Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ.
  • Out of Darkness
    404-817-3502
    This is anti-trafficking ministry of Atlanta Dream Center, Inc. is a tax-exempt organization.
    Their mission is to reach, rescue and restore all victims of commercial sexual exploitation, so that the glory of God may be known. And the vision is a world where the ruins are rebuilt, the breach is repaired and the streets are restored.
  • Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services of Atlanta (RRISA)
    404-622-2235, Ext. 250
    Cathy Hogan-Davies
    404-879-5412 (tel.)
    404-581-5901 (fax)
    Sean Williams, Program Consultant
    678-608-2199
    swilliams@techbridge.org
    RRISA is changing the world on refugee at a time. It helps refugees along the path to self-sufficiency in their new homeland by acting as a bridge between local resources, the community and the refugees.
  • Tapestri
    PMB 362
    3939 Lavista Rd., Suite E
    Tucker 30084
    404-299-2185
    laura@tapestri.com
    Tapestri, Inc. is dedicated to ending violence and oppression in refugee and immigrant communities, using culturally competent and appropriate methods. It is committed to using education, community organizing, direct services
    and advocacy to improve the lives of those it serves. The name symbolizes the different threads of society coming together to form a safe cover to protect its many colored communities.
  • The Latin American Association
    2750 Buford Hwy, Atlanta 30324
    128 Lawrence St, Norcross 30071
    Atlanta - 404-638-1800
    Norcross - 678-205-1018
    Julia 404-248-2238
    Their mission is to help Latino families achieve their aspirations for their academic social and economic advancement. This is accomplished through direct programs and integrated
    community partnerships tht focus on youth academic achievement, education, and prevention, and services to families with urgent needs. They seeks to further the full integration of all Latino immigrants into American society as workers, family members, students and
    leaders into a community that welcomes them and value their contributions.
  • World Relief Atlanta
    404-294-4352, Ext. 248
    www.worldreliefatlanta.org
    Empowers the local church to serve the most vulnerable. Many volunteer opportunities

 

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