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More than a dozen sports-related nonprofits are getting money to work with children on Atlanta's Westside. They'll be in neighborhoods near Mercedes-Benz Stadium where local businesses and charities have been focusing their efforts in recent years.

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Wednesday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes":

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Conventional wisdom says for-profit employees work for paychecks, and nonprofit employees want to make a difference.

Two Atlanta companies have turned that wisdom on its head. They made philanthropy a part of their business model and found it has paid off.


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Many theater companies routinely take on new leadership — a new artistic director here, a change in management there. One Atlanta theater group is turning over completely.

The Weird Sisters Theatre Project has announced that they have brought on five new producers to replace the original co-founders of the group.

Speaking with producer Myke Johns, founding member Tiffany Porter explains that the Weird Sisters was originally an informal group of theater artists.

The new center is housed in a former elementary school in Washington Park.
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One of Georgia’s largest family services agencies returned to its roots Thursday.

Families First, a nonprofit organization that provides adoption, foster care and mental health services, moved its headquarters from Midtown Atlanta to a new, $13 million facility in Washington Park. The organization was Georgia’s first licensed adoption agency when it first opened its doors on the campus of Spelman College in 1890.