History, Highlights, and Accomplishments Include:
- Transitioned from a non-profit organization to a public charity, enhancing its fund-raising capacity
- Receives unqualified audit from an independent audit firm
- Instituted the Pass on Blessings Awards
- Implemented a class on Social and Political Change in the 20th Century and Leadership Forum Series at Morehouse College
- Developed programs with Jean Childs Young Middle School and installed a projector to enhance educational experiences
- Ensured the Andrew Young Presents documentary series was sustained
- Launched the Making of Modern Atlanta Project in partnership with Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies with a book, documentary and archives of more than 60 influential Atlantans
- Revisited Ambassador Young’s groundbreaking work on the status of African America Men and Boys with presentations at Harvard University Conference and the National Association of Black Journalists Annual Conference — Repairing the Breach
- Organized and hosted Teacher Appreciation luncheon at the Jean Childs Young Middle School.
- Planned and organized Maya Angelou portrait presentation at the National Portrait Gallery
- Completed a Proof of concept for Rural Development project- viability of Duckweed as a cash crop for the production of organic protein and ethanol
- Launched leadership initiatives in Northern California; held stakeholder meetings in Richmond, California.
- Held Morehouse Leadership Forums annually. Recent topic – Leadership: Responsibility, Sexuality and Gender panel discussion held at Morehouse College as part of Andrew Young Leadership Forum Series which continued its five-year run.
- Made significant progress on Making of Modern Atlanta– script development, research, filming, editing and production work of documentary. Book proposal developed and accepted by publisher- Mercer University Press.
Organizations that instill good character and promote civic responsibility were instrumental in Andrew Young’s early development. Each year, the Foundation makes a small number of targeted grants to educational and community organizations espousing the principles that contributed to Ambassador Young’s successful life and career.
The Andrew J. Foundation has awarded strategic grants to the following institutions:
Clark Atlanta University
Nutrition Plus (Ethiopia)
United Negro College Fund
National Center for Civil and Human Rights
University of Georgia
PROMETRA International (Senegal)