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Corners Outreach Provides Much Needed Services for Families in Gwinnett

On March 14, Corners Outreach, a community non-profit celebrated the opening of its new facility located in Norcross, Georgia.

According to The United Way of Greater Atlanta’s recent Child Well-Being report, Gwinnett is the county with the most at-risk census tracts in Greater Atlanta comprising 28% of the total communities at risk in the region.

“We started Corners Outreach 11 years ago to walk alongside families experiencing poverty in our community,” said Corners Outreach CEO, Larry Campbell.

“The population of Norcross, Duluth and other surrounding cities is over 65% Black, Latino, and other people of color, making this area one of the most diverse counties in the nation. We provide services that affirm every individual’s potential, regardless of background,” he explained.

“Our new community center enables us to provide much needed tutoring, early learning classes, high school mentorship and GED classes, workforce and staffing, lawn care jobs and more in a way that honors Gwinnett County’s diverse cultures,” he added.

Corners Outreach utilizes a multigeneration approach to helping families rise out of poverty. It has assisted students since 2012 through Corners Academy, an afterschool and summer learning enrichment program.

The community center, located in Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Meadowcreek cluster, is poised to increase the number of K-12 grade students in the Academy from 700 to 1,100.  Additionally, Corners’ commitment to offering dual language learning aims to bolster the reading and math proficiency of the over 75% Latino children that participate in its programs.

Corners Industries, launched in 2018 and Corners Workforce and Staffing, launched in 2021 underscore the organization’s commitment to uplifting families.

By offering parents of Corners’ students and community members access to stable, living wage employment, the organization not only fosters economic stability but also a sense of purpose and dignity.

In 2023, approximately $5,000,000 in wages were disbursed or earned through the industries and staffing initiatives, enabling socioeconomic mobility and breaking generational poverty cycles.

The Norcross facility will promote increased service integration in Gwinnett County allowing the organization to increase its impact on communities in most need of support and transformative change.

Photo caption: Corners Outreach ribbon-cutting

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