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Congressman Johnson announces 2014 winners of CBCF scholarships

Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced the winners of the 2014 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Spouses Education Scholarships. The five winners hail from across the Fourth Congressional Dis


KaBOOM!, volunteers to build new playground at Fairington Park

More than 200 DeKalb County volunteers will join forces on May 14 at 8:30 a.m. to build a new playground at Fairington Park , 2831 Fairington Parkway, Lithonia.
Volunteer organizations include DeKalb County Parks and Recreation, Charity Parity, Healing Hearts of Families USA, organizers from KaBOOM! and residents of the Atlanta-metropolitan area community.  The final product will be based on children’s drawings created at a special design event in March.
“It’s the children who live in this area who drew their dream playgrounds,” said Interim CEO Lee May.  “Now the community will come together to turn these dreams into a reality.”  
The playground is the first built by Charity Parity and KaBOOM!  Through this partnership, the new playground will bring more than 2,868 kids in the metro Atlanta area a safe and vibrant area of recreation.  This playground is a commitment started by campaign volunteer leaders of President Obama.  In 2009, the President asked volunteer leaders to champion change in their communities. DeKalb County and Healing Hearts rose to the challenge by developing a safe and accessible place to play and congregate.

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