About Atlanta Children’s Foundation
Kevin and Robert Willis form Atlanta Children’s Foundation (ACF) to improve and support positive outcomes for children in foster care.
Atlanta Children’s Foundation creates a service-delivery platform with assistance from the University of Georgia, naming it “THE Village.”
THE Village hosts its first therapeutic residential summer camp for foster children 6 to 12 years of age.
Develops year-round residential services for foster youth 12 to 21 years of age; sponsored in part by the Atlanta Hawks and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA).
In partnership with American Express and the National Basketball Association (NBA), ACF launches the Crisis Card; a program that provides foster youth (18-21 years of age) with emergency access to finances needed for food, clothing, and shelter.
Acquisition of adjacent property (100 acres) to THE Village. The site will be developed into an Intergenerational Community, with the goal of providing foster youth (18+) with experiential learning and employment opportunities in the delivery of services to the 65+ senior community.
Partners with Youth Entrepreneurs (YE) and Tarkenton Companies to secure entrepreneurial curriculum (YE) and support (Tarkenton). Curriculum is integrated into North Georgia Technical College programming and delivered to foster youth living at THE Village.
In partnership with YE and Tarkenton Companies, ACF sets out to develop the YE Cooperative; programming and support to “bring business to life” through entrepreneurship.