CHRIS Kids Celebrates 30 Years, Gets A New Home
An inside look at the much-deserved, multi-million dollar project
This morning, community leaders, government officials and philanthropic Atlantans gathered to celebrate the 30 years of positive change CHRIS Kids has made in the lives of young people and the unveiling of the nonprofit’s new facility known as The Graham Circle Project—a $12.1 million permanent counseling and education center as well as supportive housing for 17-24 year old youth who are aging out of foster care, homeless and/or parenting.
The apartment community (called Summit Trail) is EarthCraft certified, while the services building and CHRIS Counseling & Education Center are both LEED certified.
The keynote speaker was Georgia’s First Lady, Sandra Deal. A proclamation and Phoenix Award was awarded to CHRIS Kids by City Council president Ceasar Mitchell, and CHRIS Kids CEO Kathy Colbenson thanked the many folks who helped make this multi-million project possible.
We spoke with the key players and watched the move-in process in action. Take a look!