Second Helpings Atlanta

Second Helpings Atlanta

Working with Atlanta printmaker Jamaal Barber, Emory students created a series of prints emphasizing Second Helpings Atlanta‘s message of love and compassion for the hungry. Read more about the project here.

Below, explore a selection of the 100+ prints made for Second Helpings.

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First Step Staffing: Final Project

First Step Staffing: Final Project

Emory students partnered with Atlanta photographer and filmmaker Melissa Alexander to create a video that captured First Step Staffing‘s mission to employ the homeless, the recently incarcerated and veterans, as well as showing the impact of the nonprofit’s work on individuals. Read more about the how this project came to be, here.

Below, view the group’s final project.

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G.E.E.A.R.S.: Final Project

G.E.E.A.R.S.: Final Project

Artist Tara Olayeye, Emory graduate and filmmaker, partnered with Emory students to create a film that G.E.E.A.R.S. (Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students) could use as promotional material, and that demonstrated the importance of early education. Read more about how the project came to be, here.

Below, view the final project.

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First Step: Final Thoughts

First Step: Final Thoughts

(Carly Besser) We’re two out of the five students that created this project and it was such a pleasure working with both Melissa Alexander and First Step Staffing to make our short documentary. The filmmaking experience was relatively new to all of us on our team. Some of us came into this class with photography experience and minor editing skills, but we were able to pick up the skills needed to execute this project with the help of our amazing mentor and artistic guide, Melissa. I learned so much about how important it is to embrace the unexpected when creating a film and to be open to hearing the stories around us to gain new perspectives. We heard many incredible stories from First Step employees and clients that challenged all of our perceptions of what we identified with homelessness. We hope our film did the same for you all.

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(Edward Hernandez) Our goal with this project was to tell a story that explained what homelessness is, what the common misconceptions of homelessness is, and how First Step Staffing is impacting homelessness in Atlanta and other cities. We decided to approach this goal by showcasing the experiences of one of First Step’s clients, Dale, and intermixing it with interviews from First Step employees. As a group, we felt that it was important to build an overarching story around Dale’s life because his experiences challenges common notions of homelessness, it shows the ups and downs of someone transitioning out of homelessness, and it shows the impact of First Step.

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2018 Final Project Unveiling

2018 Final Project Unveiling

Monday, April 30 was the grand unveiling of this year’s final projects! Held at the Center for Ethics, the event was a great success. After a half-hour of mingling and viewing the poster exhibit, each student group and artist presented their final works and reflected on their experiences over the semester. Representatives from each nonprofit were also in attendance, and shared their hopes for how these projects will help promote their work in the future.

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Documentary Group: Madelon Morford, Vivien Yang, Anne Pizzini, and Will Rogers

Group One: First Step Staffing & Melissa Alexander


Group Two: Second Helpings Atlanta & Jamaal Barber

Group Three: GEEARS & Tara Olayeye


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