THE STORY

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Corners Outreach is a 501c3 that strives to increase high school graduation rates and improve career opportunities for families.


A study from Northeastern University found that high school dropouts cost taxpayers $292,000 over the course of their lives. In the communities where we focus, the Board of Education in DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties states that High School graduation rates are 70% Caucasians, 64% African American, 55% Hispanics, and 35% ESOL. 


A recent study shows that students who do not read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to leave high school without a diploma than proficient readers.  So we can be most effective in decreasing the dropout rate by tutoring elementary age students and showing parents the value of education.


In 2012, we partnered with Berkeley Lake Elementary to begin an education focused program, Corners Academy, which provides after school tutoring as well as a summer camp in Norcross, GA. Soon after we partnered with two other elementary schools, Hightower Elementary and Beaver Ridge Elementary.


While building relationships with the parents of our students, we found that many had more than two jobs. In 2017, we started Corners Industries, a career initiative which exists to break cycles of poverty.

eDUCATION IS POWERFUL

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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

- Nelson Mandela

vision

  Corners Outreach exists to transform students,

parents and neighbors to reach God-given

potential, break cycles of poverty

and improve our community.

mission

Using a two-generational focus, Corners Outreach

is a catalyst for 100% high school graduation

for students and improved career opportunities

for underemployed parents.

strategy

STUDENTS

Corners Academy is an intentional space

where staff & volunteers connect with 

students to influence them to learn, grow &

& reach their potential in life.   In addition, 

Corners Summer Camp is a 9-week program where

weekly volunteer groups can engage with children

through education,  games, crafts and free lunch.


PARENTS

Corners Industries is a jobs program that will help break

cycles of poverty.  We strive for our parents to have

opportunities to be educated, financially independent,

and to know that there will always be someone

in their corner, fighting for the success of their

children and an improved standard of living.


COMMUNITY

Community involvement is a quintessential part of who we are.

By partnering with local schools and teachers, we better serve our

students by building an individualized plan of action. By partnering

with churches, organizations, and individuals, volunteers can provide

a personalized experience for each child while at Corners Academy.

new to corners?

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Volunteers are integral to our program.  

We strive to see you to leverage this time to connect with students. 

We are glad you are here!


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