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Community Partners

The Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education (ARCHE) is honored to have the following corporations and non-profit organizations as Community Partner members.

Association County Commissioners of Georgia

The Association County Commissioners of Georgia is a nonprofit instrumentality of Georgia’s county governments. Formed on 1914 with 19 charter county members, today ACCG serves as the consensus building, training, and legislative organization for all 159 county governments in the state. With this primary charge, ACCG works to ensure that Georgia counties can provide the necessary leadership, services and programs to meet the health, safety and welfare needs of their citizens.

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Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau

Established in 1913, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau is a private, nonprofit organization created to favorably impact the Atlanta economy through conventions and tourism.

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Atlanta History Center

One of the southeast’s largest history museums, the Atlanta History Center houses one of the nation’s premier assemblages of Civil War artifacts, award-winning exhibitions, two historic houses, the Kenan Research Center, and a series of gardens unique in both design and horticultural presentation. The History Center provides year-round programming, including adult and family educational programs, school tours, staff development workshops for teachers, adult enrichment seminars, music series and summer camps.

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Communities in Schools

Communities In Schools of Georgia helps school systems across the state to create learning-centered environments. Working closely with the Georgia Department of Education, Communities in Schools of Georgia provides training, consultation and technical assistance to 52 school systems in 48 counties of the state.

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Georgia Aquarium

The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is the world’s largest, with more than eight million gallons of water and the largest collection of aquatic animals. The mission of the Georgia Aquarium is to be an entertaining, educational and scientific institution featuring exhibits and programs of the highest standards, offering engaging and exciting guest experiences and promoting the conservation of aquatic biodiversity throughout the world. The Aquarium offers unpaid internships and volunteer opportunities.

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Georgia Power Company

Georgia Power, the largest subsidiary of Southern Company, has been providing electricity to Georgia for more than a century. The company services more than 2.3 million customers throughout the state. Georgia Power is well known for economic development innovation and environmental stewardship. The company also is widely respected for its support of initiatives that promote the improvement of educational opportunity throughout the state.

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Georgia Public Broadcasting

The mission of Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) is to create, produce and distribute high quality programs and services that educate, inform and entertain audiences and enrich the quality of their lives. GPB’s nine public television stations and 18-station public radio network deliver quality programming to Georgia and surrounding states. GPB's education service provides educators with multiple media educational products and services and delivers educational video programming via satellite, the Web and open-air broadcasts.

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Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

The Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce – with 4,000 member companies that collectively employ more than 700,000 workers – is a catalyst for a vibrant metro region. For 150 years, the Chamber has been bringing the region’s leaders together to tackle the issues that matter most to the business community: creating jobs and boosting the region’s quality of life by finding solutions in the areas of transportation, education and the environment.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site

Part of the National Park Service, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site provides information about the life and work of civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. The site encompasses an information center, the Ebenezer Baptist Church, Dr. King's birth home, and other locations in "Sweet Auburn."

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The University Financing Foundation

The University Financing Foundation (TUFF) is an independent 501(c)(3) organization created specifically to provide development and financing expertise and execution ability to institutions of education and research –- primarily colleges and universities. Established in 1982, TUFF has evolved and is evolving into a cutting edge solution provider for real estate development on and around campuses across the country.   Located in Atlanta, TUFF’s primary work environment is the public and private colleges in Atlanta and Georgia – including Georgia Tech, Georgia State, Georgia Gwinnett, Georgia, Kennesaw State, Morehouse, Clark Atlanta, Spelman, and Clayton State. As a 501(c)(3), TUFF’s access to tax-exempt financing and a private-sector delivery model produces the lowest annual cost to an institution.

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Woodruff Arts Center

The Woodruff Arts Center is the heart of Atlanta's thriving arts community. Located in Midtown, the Center includes the Alliance Theater Company, High Museum of Art, 14th Street Playhouse, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The High Museum of Art offers several family and adult educational programs centered on the arts and music.

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Zoo Atlanta

An accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Zoo Atlanta inspires value and preservation of wildlife through a mix of education and outdoor family fun. From well-known native wildlife to critically endangered species on the brink of extinction, the Zoo offers close encounters with more than 1,000 animals from around the world. Zoo Atlanta is the home of Xi Lan, the only giant panda cub born in the U.S. in 2008. Other highlights include the nation’s largest collection of great apes and a global center of excellence for the care and reproduction of vanishing amphibians and reptiles.

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